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 run with the big young 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 all-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 matched for high-end responsibilities.
To rapidly chart the primary distinctions in the brand-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally placed the Wagoneer as a more inexpensive alternative thats still the same size and style as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer however uses 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 capacity is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a couple of notches by having the more considerable powertrain, the brand names 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horse power and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow rating of 9,850 pounds and a Gross automobile weight ranking of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity). Both automobiles have an 8-speed automated transmission.

In general, Jeep has done wonders fresh out of the gate to contend in the luxury area that was mainly ruled by only a handful of body-on-frame SUVs. Theres a good level of classiness, luxury, and subtle off-road expertise to make the new Grand Wagoneer something special and appealing to those who want something fresh and different framed in a genuine luxury package. The pricing scale is considerable for the Grand Wagoneer beginning at $88,440 for the Series I and rising to $103,995 for the Series III, that includes a long list of basic high-end functions and features in addition to a bunch of your expected active safety functions. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test automobile pertains to the price of $106,990, which is best in line with competition from something like the new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum. Which American high-end brute will it be for you?

Seating areas are big and there are no cutting corners for offering the 2nd and third * row passengers with an inviting space. The second-row captains chairs on my test automobile (you can select a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and aerated and have a good quantity of assistance. The third-row seats are wide and have adequate area for a couple of adults to delight in at least on a trip long enough to clear the large 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

The design of the interior and dashboard is well done and theres much idea into the positioning of controls and an invited redundancy of controls, whether it be the environment control system, seat comfort, or the audio system, there are several methods of managing it all. The only concern here is there appear to be a couple of system problems that arose throughout my week that impeded the performance of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh sound system. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro linked up effortlessly through cordless Apple CarPlay.

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, since JEEP! The Grand Wagoneer isnt a trail-rated Jeep mostly 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 highest position. Speaking of “Jeep,” you d be hard-pressed to discover any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– though, I did manage to discover a couple embezzled in the intense adaptive LED headlight real estates.

Entering into the Grand Wagoneer is easy, nearly as easy to access to the large 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 high-end appointments that stream elegantly throughout the cabin. Theres an abundance of wood inlaid throughout the control panel streaming into the door trim surrounded by piano black plastics, a leather-wrapped control panel, and accented stitching. The seats are incredibly comfy up front with 20-way power modifications, heating, ventilation, power headrest, several lumbar and boost changes, and a decent multifunction massage function that can be separated to massage your bottom, back, or both. The only fault I find with the front seats is that the power-adjustable headrest is too low for taller people. Adjusting it to the acme is still too low for me at 6-feet 3-inches tall. Furthermore, the color heads-up display screen needs more of a height modification to accommodate taller folks, too. However, its nice to have the seat controls mounted on the door trim together with a cool touch capacitive button with haptic feedback for the seat memory for both front seats.

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

Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more luxurious choice, one that gets all the anticipated conveniences that you expect in a high-end body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a myriad of details and home entertainment screens. You can nearly consider 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 the number of screens you can enter of the mammoth-proportioned lorry. In my Series III test automobile, there are 5 screens plus you can get another 2 as a choice for entertainment screens mounted on the back of the front seats. The front guests touchscreen thats amazingly obstructed from the chauffeurs view, is a great addition for seeing movies via HDMI or USB connection.

Having the brand-new Grand Wagoneer in my belongings this week, theres a lot to take in. When I say a lot, theres a great deal of car here that suggestions the scale at 6,420 pounds but it doesnt feel so heavy when you have 471 horsepower at your beckon. Basically, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer remarkably handles itself well out on the roadway and gets up and moves when you require it to. Zero to 60 mph occurs in just 5.4 seconds, which is simply over a second faster than the routine Wagoneer with its mild-hybrid 5.7-liter V8 setup and practically a half-second quicker than the new Cadillac Escalade. Obviously, when you start to equal other traffic or listen to that grumbling V8 rumble theres going to be a price to be paid at the pump. The Grand Wagoneer drinks copious 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 combined, which is a slight depart from much of its competition.

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

To rapidly chart the primary differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep basically positioned the Wagoneer as a more affordable alternative 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 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can almost 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 find any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did manage to discover a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight real estates.

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