2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: Examine SUVs

With its new full-size 2022 Wagoneer and 2022 Grand Wagoneer SUVs, Jeep has successfully drawn a line between the premium and luxurious lessons.

The closest Jeep needed to a premium automobile was the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which simply added a 3rd row within the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. That makes three three-row SUVs launched inside a yr from a model that hasn’t had one in many years, regardless of defining the SUV section.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series I 4x4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Collection I 4×4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series I 4x4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Collection I 4×4

The variations between the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer comply with the same logic because the Ford Expedition to the Lincoln Navigator and the Chevrolet Tahoe to the Cadillac Escalade. Ford’s high Platinum and Chevy’s high Excessive Nation trims encroach on the territory of their luxurious siblings. Jeep’s full-size SUVs are bought in Collection I, Collection II and Collection III and are much less distinguishable. The rear-wheel drive Collection I cannot be provided till subsequent yr. I examined a 2022 Wagoneer Collection II, which began at $71,845 however topped out with $11,000 in choices. It closed the hole with the $91,735 2022 Grand Wagoneer Collection I examined the next week.

Excluding the choices, what follows right here is the $20,000 query. The massive distinction between the 2 Wagoneers comes right down to how a lot you need versus how a lot you want.

The sibling shares some legs with the Ram 1500 pickup, similar to different full-sizes. From the skin, the large, blocky Wagoneer falls between the Chevy Tahoe and the Suburban. The one slight factor about it’s the seven-slot grille that stamps it as a Jeep product, with the Grand Wagoneer sporting a chrome-trimmed sample. The Grand Wagoneer provides chrome accents alongside the expansive greenhouse, a black-painted roof that has no slimming impact, bigger fenders, barely slimmer LED headlights and highly effective retractable operating boards. Each the Wagoneer Collection II and Grand Wagoneer Collection I roll on 20-inch alloy wheels as customary.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series I 4x4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Collection I 4×4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series I 4x4

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Collection I 4×4

Inside and outdoors

The large, sq. rear finish with giant, sq. home windows opens up the inside to 179.2 cubic toes of passenger area, which looks like probably the most spacious within the section.

Each automobiles comfortably match two giant adults within the third row, with the Wagoneer seating eight and the Grand Wagoneer swapping the second-row bench for captain’s chairs for seven. Both means, second-row riders get 42.7 inches of legroom, and 36.6 inches of third-row legroom is roomier than the again seats of many crossover SUVs. Ample head and hip room enhances outboard armrests, cup holders, vents, USB ports and within the Grand Wagoneer, energy recline controls. Greater than 27 cubic toes of cargo can match behind the third row, too. Each fashions get electrical folding headrests within the third row. The Wagoneer requires handbook folding of the third row of seats. That 60/40-split third row is the roomiest and best-executed within the full-size section, and justifies the awkward rear. An prolonged wheelbase mannequin is coming, promising much more area. Energy seats within the second row make getting out and in of the Grand Wagoneer simpler than navigating most Christmas tables.

Up entrance, the motive force and passenger are wrapped in luxurious. Each fashions get nappa leather-based seats which are heated and cooled, however the Wagoneer’s 12-way energy entrance seats with lumbar adjustment are upgraded to 24-way energy with customary massagers within the Grand Wagoneer.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Means

Which will tip the scales towards the Grand Wagoneer Collection I greater than its different promoting level: a breezy 6.4-liter V-8 shared with the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT fashions. The Wagoneer has a 5.7-liter V-8 that makes 391 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque, aided by a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that helps with beginning and in addition handles a lot of {the electrical} load. It is a lot highly effective, however 471 hp and 455 lb-ft from the Grand Wagoneer’s V-8 is next-level. It launches the 6,340-lb SUV to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds; in a automobile this massive, it is nothing in need of a contemporary marvel. The one factor extra breathtaking is the dropping gas financial system gauge; it will get an EPA-rated 15 mpg mixed, in comparison with the Wagoneer’s 17 mpg. Good factor they each have a 26.5 liter gas tank.

The Grand Wagoneer will get an air suspension and adaptive dampers to higher management the large weight, however there is no avoiding physics right here: it leans into turns and corners like a bakery. Not less than the cabin absorbs a bit from the street, protecting it an oasis of calm. 5 journey modes robotically increase or decrease the suspension from its customary 8.0 inches of floor clearance. It lowers 1.6 inches for simpler entry and exit, which can be facilitated by customary powered operating boards, or it raises 2.0 inches to 10 inches for good off-roading within the Jeep custom. Additionally customary on the Grand Wagoneer (and obtainable on the Wagoneer) is a 2-speed transmission to ease sticky off-road conditions or for extra grunt when hauling a heavy load.

All-wheel drive is customary on each fashions, for now, and towing capability is maxed out at 9,850 lb within the Grand Wagoneer and 10,000 lb within the Wagoneer. The latter rides on metal springs however has load equalizing rear shocks to even ends.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Capabilities

The usual options are the opposite main distinction, though lots of the Grand Wagoneer’s customary tools are discovered on the Wagoneer Collection II. The Wagoneer will get a ten.1-inch touchscreen, whereas the Grand Wagoneer has a 12.0-inch touchscreen. Likewise, GW’s digital instrument cluster is a lot larger. In each pre-production automobiles, wi-fi Apple CarPlay dropped with out sample, and the telephone remained unpaired by way of Bluetooth. Jeep reps instructed me a pending software program replace ought to repair the bugs.

A local weather management panel hides the usual wi-fi smartphone charger, making it very simple to overlook your telephone behind. GW’s customary second-row captain’s chairs (obtainable on the Wagoneer Collection II) have an extra 10.1-inch local weather display screen that protrudes from the console and can’t be retracted or stowed, limiting among the usable area in row two.

Different notable customary options of the Grand Wagoneer embody a 19-speaker McIntosh sound system that cancels out the skin world; computerized power-folding aspect mirrors; four-zone local weather management; actual wooden trim; and a crystal clear head-up show.

Each of Jeep’s full-size SUVs come well-equipped. If transporting passengers and tools in probably the most spacious cabin is the primary concern, the Wagoneer Collection II matches the invoice. However so lots of the additional customary options on the Grand Wagoneer entice the subsequent stage of consolation, comfort and functionality. If the street forward requires journey as a lot as utility, the Grand Wagoneer earns the additional $20,000.

Anyway, the siblings conspire for one TCC ranking of seven.2 out of 10; when the crash take a look at outcomes are in, it can probably match Lincoln Navigator as our top-rated full-size SUV. If examined individually, the Grand Wagoneer would obtain the next ranking.

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