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The most powerful global brand in the vehicle group FCA (now Stellantis), Jeep, celebrated its 80th anniversary this year with the launch of several brand new products, including the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are the two largest models in the Jeep line, offering standard 3-row seats and V8 engines, giving Jeep entry into the large, luxury SUV segment. This segment offers healthy sales and even healthier profit margins, which means that these models can further improve Jeep’s financial health. A push into this segment also makes it possible for the brand to retain customers who have grown out of their capacity for 2-row SUVs.

Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer use the same chassis and body, both run on a frame made entirely of steel and with an independent front and rear suspension. Jeep engineers emphasized the complete integration between the suspension brackets and the frame architecture, an integration that lowered the profile of both components and enabled a lower cabin floor. The latter offers many benefits, including a lower entry height to facilitate entry and exit, a lower center of gravity to improve handling and a larger overall cabin, giving both vehicles the best interior volume, cargo volume and best legroom in the front and rear class.

Additional chassis features include a standard, fully integrated Class 4 receiver connector that is welded into all Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer frames during assembly. This allows up to £ 10,000 towing for both models. Jeep says that the Wagoneer is intended for the heart of the large SUV segment, while the Grand Wagoneer is for the premium part, so things are starting to differ with the models’ drivelines. A 5.7-liter, 392-horsepower V8 and 3.21 rear-axle ratio are standard in the Wagoneer, while a 6.4-liter, 471-horsepower V8 with a 3.92 rear-axle ratio and electronic locking differential are standard in the Grand Wagoneer (Wagoneer buyers can opt for the upgraded 3.92 rear axle). Wagons are available with 2- or 4-wheel drive; Grand Wagoneer comes with standard 4-wheel drive.

Further differentiation takes place between Wagoneer’s and Grand Wagoneer’s suspension designs. A coil spring suspension with load balancing rear shock absorbers is standard on the Wagoneer, while Jeeps Quadra Lift air suspension is standard on the Grand Wagoneer (and is optional on the Wagoneer). Quadra Lift enables a 2-inch lift during off-road driving and a 1.5-inch drop to facilitate entry and exit, for a total of 3.5 inches in ride height shift in five different driving positions. The latest version of the Quadra Lift now has semi-active damping, with variable damping shocks that adjust their compression ratios based on driving position and driving conditions.

Jeep knew that a combination of uncompromising off-road capability and first-class driving quality was crucial for the luxury buyers it sought with the Grand Wagoneer. The large SUV’s standard air suspension smooths out broken pavement and controls the body’s rolling through corners, rinsing passengers with a complex and confident driving dynamics that is further enhanced by a variable-power, variable-ratio power steering system. The system matches the steering wheel input to the vehicle’s speed and driving position. The coordinated sophistication of the steering and suspension systems effectively masks the size and weight of the large 3-row SUV, making it run like a much smaller and lighter vehicle.

Our experience on the road was followed by taking on an aggressive terrain course to validate the Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers terrain pedigree, which includes up to 10 inches of ground clearance, 24 inches of water wading and a 48-to-1 creep ratio. Three 4×4 systems are offered across the two models. In the Wagoneer, a standard Quadra Trac single-speed gearbox, with auto mode, is standard 60 percent rear / 40 percent front torque distribution. The optional Quadra Trac II system adds a two-speed gearbox, while the Quadra Drive II, standard in Grand Wagoneer and optional in Wagoneer, includes an electronic differential with limited slip.

Wagoneer’s and and Grand Wagoneer’s strong chassis, spacious interior and skilled driving dynamics (on the road and outside) form a solid foundation for a modern, large SUV. But in this extremely competitive segment, the battle is won and lost in the finer details of cabin design, material quality and functional content. And given Jeep’s standard role as a mainstream – versus luxury – brand, Grand Wagoneer’s specific mission to capture premium buyers means going beyond meeting target buyers’ expectations. Jeep must hand over if it is to change perceptions.

A scan of Grand Wagoneer’s standard and optional features confirms that Jeep recognizes and intends to overcome this challenge. Advanced features range from head-up display and night vision technology to an automatic parking system, full Amazon Alexa and Fire TV integration, two levels of ambient interior lighting, heated and cooled rear seats, a McIntosh audio system with 23 speakers and illuminated “Grand Wagoneer ”emblem. The material quality of the cabin is also outstanding, with genuine walnut wood and brushed metal details accented by piano black surfaces and lush leather in shades of black, gray, brown or blue.

If there is a trump card in Grand Wagoneer’s premium hand, it is the large amount of digital real estate that is in the three-row interior. These bright high-resolution screens come in the form of a 12.3-inch cluster, a 12-inch touch screen in the middle and a first of its kind 10.25-inch passenger screen, plus a 10.25-inch lower center stack screen. , for a total of 44.9 inches of front seat screen space. Add the dual 10.1-inch second-row entertainment screens and a 10.25 rear control screen (mounted on the back of the center console) and you have a total of 75 inches of screen space spread across the entire cabin. This much digital real estate can scare some buyers, but Jeep’s Uconnect interface, now in its fifth generation, allows users to easily customize the type and amount of information displayed on each screen.

So much technology, combined with Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer size, capacity and feature list (both standard and optional) is not cheap. A base, the Series I Wagoneer with 2-wheel drive starts at $ 59,995, with the Series II costing $ 69,995 and the Series III requiring $ 75,995. Grand Wagoners start at $ 88,995 and go as high as $ 105,995 for a top-of-the-line Series III model. The top features 22-inch wheels, the 23-speaker McIntosh sound system and these 75-inch total screen space, plus interior and exterior cameras to monitor your family and terrain, and a host of advanced safety and driver assistance technologies.

It’s easy to get caught up in the wide range of screens and features, but the real story of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer is how Jeep brought together so many different needs and desires in a single model. The spacious and comfortable family skier with extreme terrain characteristics. The ultra-premium features and cabin materials of a traditional American brand. The advanced technology has a simple, intuitive user interface. This is how Jeep will appeal to regular, large SUV buyers with Wagoneer. And how it will convince traditional luxury shoppers to give Grand Wagoneer a chance. We expect both groups to be as impressed as we are.

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