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

Having the brand-new Grand Wagoneer in my ownership this week, theres a lot to take in. Basically, the new Grand Wagoneer remarkably manages itself well out on the road and gets up and moves when you need it to. The Grand Wagoneer beverages massive amounts of fuel to the tune of its EPA approximates that fall in line with my real-world observation at 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 15 mpg integrated, which is a slight depart from much of its competition.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a various approach that may captivate some with a couple of hints that harken back to the original Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on purpose.

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a various method that may mesmerize some with a couple of hints that harken back to the initial Grand Wagoneer. When looking at the vehicle from a range, the side windows have an upright framing that looks decent up close but somehow doesnt stream as well. Otherwise, other small traits that admire the wood siding-clade Wagoneer of the past can be found in the front grille along with a retained Jeep characterization. The Grand Wagoneer is so big that even the 22-inch wheels begin to look a bit too little for its tall and upright stature. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” whichs on function.

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have returned to run with the huge kids of luxury and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even alongside the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are new mainstays for the Jeep brand that appear to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats suited for high-end duties.
To quickly chart the primary distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep basically placed the Wagoneer as a more cost effective option thats still the 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. Towing capability is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a few notches by having the more substantial powertrain, the brand names 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 lorry weight ranking of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity). Both lorries have an 8-speed automated transmission.

The layout of the interior and dashboard is well done and theres much thought into the positioning of controls and a welcomed redundancy of controls, whether it be the climate control system, seat comfort, or the audio system, there are multiple methods of controlling it all. The only issue here is there appear to be a few system glitches that emerged during my week that hindered the efficiency of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh sound system. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro linked up perfectly via cordless Apple CarPlay.

Theres a great deal of mass to keep in check and you feel it if you ever take a dogleg at speed, but the new Grand Wagoneer does “okay” for handling where the air suspension system automatically lowers at highway speeds for a more aerodynamic profile and lower center of mass. Of course, youre never ever going to want to press the Grand Wagoneer near its limits as you can easily discover them without trying too difficult and end up at the mercy of stability control keeping you out of the closest ditch. The quadra-lift air suspension succeeds with the adaptive dampers to smooth out road flaws and raise the car by 1.7-inches for approximately 10 inches of ground clearance for off-roading adventures or lower the car for a simple entry/exit height aided by the power-retractable side actions. Thanks to the trick 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 touted as one of the most off-road capable full-size body-on-frame SUVs, due to the fact that JEEP! However, the Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep mainly because of things like its method angle being just 25 degrees even though you can ford 24 inches of water with the air suspension in its greatest position. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to discover any Jeep logos on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did handle to find a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight housings.

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

Theres a good level of classiness, high-end, and subtle off-road prowess to make the new Grand Wagoneer something enticing and special to those who want something fresh and various encased in an authentic luxury package. 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.

Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more elegant option, one that gets all the expected conveniences that you anticipate in a luxury body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a huge selection of info and entertainment screens. You can almost think of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being similar to the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. The Grand Wagoneer also rather prides itself is how lots of screens you can get in of the mammoth-proportioned car. In my Series III test vehicle, there are five screens plus you can get another two as an option for home entertainment screens installed on the back of the front seats. The front passengers touchscreen thats amazingly blocked from the motorists view, is a nice addition for viewing films via HDMI or USB connection.

To quickly chart the primary distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more cost effective alternative thats still the exact same size and style as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer but makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for an overall of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can nearly believe of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being simply like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to discover any Jeep logos on the Grand Wagoneer– though, I did handle to find a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight real estates.

Entering the Grand Wagoneer is easy, practically as easy to access to the roomy third row of seats at the touch of a button. Within the Grand Wagoneer in its top-tier Series III trim is an inviting space with the correct luxury appointments that stream elegantly throughout the cabin. Theres an abundance of wood inlaid throughout the control panel flowing into the door trim surrounded by piano black plastics, a leather-wrapped control panel, and accented stitching. The seats are remarkably comfy up front with 20-way power modifications, heating, ventilation, power headrest, a number of lumbar and bolster modifications, and a decent multifunction massage feature that can be separated to massage your bottom, back, or both. The only fault I discover with the front seats is that the power-adjustable headrest is too low for taller people. Adjusting it to the highest point is still too low for me at 6-feet 3-inches high. Moreover, the color heads-up display screen needs more of a height change to accommodate taller folks, too. Its great to have the seat controls installed on the door trim along with a cool touch capacitive button with haptic feedback for the seat memory for both front seats.

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