2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III 4×4 Review & Test Drive

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have gone back to keep up the big boys of high-end and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even alongside the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The brand new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are brand-new mainstays for the Jeep brand that appear to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats fit for high-end tasks.
To quickly chart the main differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially placed the Wagoneer as a more affordable alternative thats still the exact same size and design as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer however makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for a total of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. Towing capability is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a few notches by having the more substantial powertrain, the brands 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow rating of 9,850 pounds and a Gross vehicle weight ranking of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity). Both automobiles have an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Apart from the engine distinctions, the Grand Wagoneer is the more elegant choice, one that gets all the expected conveniences that you anticipate in a high-end body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a wide variety of info and home entertainment screens. You can nearly consider the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being simply like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. The Grand Wagoneer likewise somewhat prides itself is the number of screens you can enter of the mammoth-proportioned automobile. In my Series III test automobile, there are five screens plus you can get another 2 as an alternative for home entertainment screens installed on the back of the front seats. The front guests touchscreen thats amazingly blocked from the chauffeurs view, is a good addition for seeing movies via HDMI or USB connection.

To rapidly chart the primary differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally placed the Wagoneer as a more affordable option thats still the exact same size and style as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer however makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for a total of 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can almost believe of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being just like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to discover any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did handle to find a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight real estates.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a different method that might mesmerize some with a few hints that harken back to the initial Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on purpose.

Thanks to the technique air suspension, 2-speed on-demand transfer case, electronic rear limited-slip differential, front-axle differential with disconnect, a Selec-terrain management system, and a Selec-speed controls system, the Grand Wagoneer is promoted as one of the most off-road capable full-size body-on-frame SUVs, due to the fact that JEEP! The Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep primarily since of things like its approach angle being just 25 degrees even though you can ford 24 inches of water with the air suspension in its highest position. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to find any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– though, I did manage to discover a couple embezzled in the intense adaptive LED headlight housings.

Getting into the Grand Wagoneer is easy, nearly as simple to access to the spacious 3rd row of seats at the touch of a button. Inside of the Grand Wagoneer in its top-tier Series III trim is a welcoming space with the correct luxury consultations that flow elegantly throughout the cabin. Its nice to have the seat manages installed on the door trim along with a cool touch capacitive button with haptic feedback for the seat memory for both front seats.

Having the brand-new Grand Wagoneer in my belongings this week, theres a lot to take in. Essentially, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer surprisingly handles itself well out on the roadway and gets up and moves when you require it to. The Grand Wagoneer beverages generous quantities of fuel to the tune of its EPA estimates that fall in line with my real-world observation at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg integrated, which is a slight leave from much of its competitors.

Theres a great level of classiness, high-end, and subtle off-road expertise to make the brand-new Grand Wagoneer something special and appealing to those who desire something fresh and different framed in a genuine high-end plan. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test vehicle comes to the price of $106,990, which is best in line with competition from something like the brand-new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a various approach that might mesmerize some with a couple of cues that harken back to the initial Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on purpose.

Seating areas are large and there are no cutting corners for providing the 2nd and third * row passengers with an inviting area. The second-row captains chairs on my test vehicle (you can select a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and aerated and have an excellent quantity of support. The third-row seats are broad and have sufficient space for a few grownups to delight in a minimum of on a trip long enough to empty the large 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

The design of the interior and control panel is well done and theres much idea into the positioning of controls and an invited redundancy of controls, whether it be the climate control system, seat convenience, or the audio system, there are numerous methods of controlling everything. The big 12-inch infotainment touchscreen running the brand-new Uconnect 5 system is user-friendly with a brief knowing curve and a natural voice acknowledgment that can be prompted by saying the prompt words, such as saying “Hey Jeep.” The only issue here is there seem a few system problems that occurred throughout my week that hindered the efficiency of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh stereo. Its possible that the glitches might be repaired with an over-the-air software application upgrade. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro connected effortlessly through wireless Apple CarPlay. Theres also Android Auto combination and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

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