Having the new Grand Wagoneer in my ownership today, theres a lot to take in. When I state a lot, theres a great deal of automobile here that suggestions the scale at 6,420 pounds but it does not feel so heavy when you have 471 horsepower at your beckon. Fundamentally, the new Grand Wagoneer remarkably handles itself well out on the road and gets up and moves when you require it to. No to 60 miles per hour happens in just 5.4 seconds, which is just over a 2nd faster than the regular Wagoneer with its mild-hybrid 5.7-liter V8 setup and practically a half-second quicker than the new Cadillac Escalade. Naturally, when you begin to keep rate with other traffic or listen to that roaring V8 rumble theres going to be a cost to be paid at the pump. The Grand Wagoneer beverages generous 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 minor leave from much of its competitors.
The styling of the brand-new Grand Wagoneer is a different 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 function.
Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more glamorous choice, one that gets all the expected comforts that you expect in a luxury body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a wide variety of info and home entertainment screens. You can nearly believe of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being just like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade.
Overall, Jeep has done marvels fresh out of eviction to complete in the high-end space that was mainly ruled by only a handful of body-on-frame SUVs. Theres a great level of classiness, high-end, and subtle off-road prowess to make the new Grand Wagoneer something unique and appealing to those who want something fresh and different framed in an authentic high-end package. The prices scale is considerable for the Grand Wagoneer starting at $88,440 for the Series I and rising to $103,995 for the Series III, which includes a long list of basic high-end features and features together with a bunch of your anticipated active safety functions. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test car pertains to the price of $106,990, which is right in line with competition from something like the brand-new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum. Which American luxury brute will it be for you?
After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have gone back to run with the big young boys of luxury and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even together with the offerings of Chevrolets Tahoe and GMCs Yukon. The brand new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are new pillars for the Jeep brand name that seem to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats matched for luxury tasks.
To quickly chart the primary differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally positioned the Wagoneer as a more affordable choice 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 a total of 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. 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 ranking of 9,850 pounds and a Gross vehicle weight rating of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capability).
Seating locations are big and there are no cutting corners for supplying the 2nd and third * row guests with an inviting space. The second-row captains chairs on my test lorry (you can choose a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and ventilated and have an excellent amount of support. The third-row seats are wide and have sufficient space for a couple of grownups to enjoy a minimum of on a journey enough time to clear the big 26.5-gallon fuel tank.
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 original Grand Wagoneer. In all, the Grand Wagoneer looks … “Grand,” and thats on purpose.
The design of the interior and control panel is well done and theres much idea into the positioning of controls and a welcomed redundancy of controls, whether it be the environment control system, seat convenience, or the audio system, there are multiple methods of managing all of it. The large 12-inch infotainment touchscreen running the new Uconnect 5 system is user-friendly with a short knowing curve and a natural voice recognition that can be triggered by saying the timely words, such as stating “Hey Jeep.” The only concern here is there appear to be a few system problems that occurred during my week that hindered the performance of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh sound system. Its possible that the problems might be fixed with an over-the-air software update. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro connected flawlessly by means of cordless Apple CarPlay. Theres also Android Auto integration and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
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 mainly since 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 find any Jeep logo designs on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did handle to discover a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight real estates.
To rapidly chart the primary differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep generally placed the Wagoneer as a more cost effective choice 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 an overall of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can nearly think 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 logos on the Grand Wagoneer– however, I did manage to discover a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight housings.
Getting into the Grand Wagoneer is easy, practically as easy to access to the roomy 3rd row of seats at the touch of a button. Within the Grand Wagoneer in its top-tier Series III trim is a welcoming space with the correct high-end consultations that flow 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 remarkably comfy in advance with 20-way power modifications, heating, ventilation, power headrest, several lumbar and boost changes, and a good multifunction massage function 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 individuals. Adjusting it to the highest point is still too low for me at 6-feet 3-inches tall. Additionally, the color heads-up display needs more of a height modification to accommodate taller folks, too. Nevertheless, its great 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.