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

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 primarily due to the fact that of things like its approach angle being simply 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 manage to discover a couple embezzled in the brilliant adaptive LED headlight housings.

Getting into the Grand Wagoneer is easy, almost as easy to access to the roomy 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 area with the proper high-end visits that flow elegantly throughout the cabin. Its great 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.

The layout of the interior and dashboard 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 ways of managing everything. The large 12-inch infotainment touchscreen running the new Uconnect 5 system is easy to use with a brief learning curve and a natural voice recognition that can be triggered by saying the timely words, such as saying “Hey Jeep.” The only issue here is there seem a couple of system problems that emerged during my week that prevented the performance of the system and remarkably-sounding 23-speaker McIntosh sound system. Its possible that the problems may be repaired with an over-the-air software application update. Otherwise, when the system did work my iPhone 13 Pro linked up seamlessly through wireless Apple CarPlay. Theres also Android Auto integration and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

To quickly chart the primary distinctions in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep basically positioned the Wagoneer as a more inexpensive option thats still the 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 an overall of 392 horse power and 404 lb-ft of torque. You can almost 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– though, I did handle to discover a couple embezzled in the bright adaptive LED headlight housings.

The styling of the brand-new Grand Wagoneer is a different technique that might mesmerize some with a few cues that harken back to the original 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 option, one that gets all the anticipated comforts that you anticipate in a high-end body-on-frame big SUV in addition to a variety of details and entertainment screens. You can almost believe of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being just like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade.

Theres a great level of classiness, luxury, and subtle off-road expertise to make the brand-new Grand Wagoneer something attractive and unique to those who want something fresh and various encased in an authentic high-end bundle. My almost-loaded Grand Wagoneer Series III 4 × 4 test automobile comes to the rate of $106,990, which is ideal in line with competitors from something like the new Cadillac Escalade Luxury/Sport Platinum.

After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have returned to keep up the huge kids 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 essentials for the Jeep brand that seem to branch off into a new Wagoneer line thats matched for high-end duties.
To quickly chart the main differences in the brand-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep essentially positioned the Wagoneer as a more cost effective choice thats still the exact same size and design 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 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a couple of notches by having the more substantial powertrain, the brands 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 rating of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capability).

The styling of the new Grand Wagoneer is a different approach 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.

Having the new Grand Wagoneer in my possession this week, theres a lot to take in. Fundamentally, the brand-new Grand Wagoneer remarkably handles itself well out on the road and gets up and moves when you need it to. The Grand Wagoneer drinks copious amounts 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 minor depart from much of its competition.

Seating locations are big and there are no cutting corners for offering the second and 3rd * row travelers with an inviting space. The second-row captains chairs on my test lorry (you can go with a 3-passenger second-row bench seat) are heated and ventilated and have an excellent quantity of assistance. The third-row seats are broad and have enough area for a few adults to delight in a minimum of on a journey enough time to clear the big 26.5-gallon fuel tank.

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