Jeep Grand Wagoneer Obsidian has black theme

Exclusive SUV that can keep up with many of the class leaders

Roseville, California – If black happens to be an attractive color when shopping for a large luxury sport utility vehicle, the 2022 Grand Wagoneer Obsidian is a must-have.

This is an SUV dressed in black. Its huge 22-inch wheels come with black inserts. There’s also black badging, black exterior mirrors and window moldings, plus an appealing — you guessed it — black grille. And that’s just the exterior. The Wagoneer Obsidian features a black interior that includes a metallic instrument panel and decorative piano black appliqués.


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Of course, the Obsidian trim model can be purchased with an all-black exterior. But if the overall black theme is a bit too much, the stylish SUV is also available in white, gray and silver. Note that buying the Grand Wagoneer Obsidian (starting price around $101,900) will put one’s finances in the red, not the black.

Trim levels

Although Jeep says the Obsidian is one of four available trims (other three are Series I, Series II, Series III), it primarily adapts to a Series II rather than standing alone. It’s a Series II that includes a blacked-out roof, wheels, and interior and exterior black accents.

The name Grand Wagoneer is familiar. Jeep debuted the original Grand Wagoneer in 1983 and pulled the plug in 1993. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer reappeared late last year. It has some heavyweight competition, notably the BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX 600 and Cadillac Escalade.

Work & Play

The Jeep SUV uses the body-on-frame underpinnings of the Ram 1500 pickup truck. The Obsidian and all Grand Wagoneers share the same engine, a powerful 6.4-liter V8 that generates 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. It does 0-60 mph in a very quick 6.0 seconds, which is great acceleration for an SUV that weighs 6,358 pounds. It has a maximum towing capacity of 9,860 pounds, but the downside is that it only gets 13-18 mpg.

It’s a Jeep product, which usually means there’s some serious off-roading to be done. The Grand Wagoneer has five adjustable ride heights and an off-road setting with a maximum ground clearance of 10 inches. Although not made for climbing over large boulders, the Grand Wagoneer can do well in the backcountry.

AWAY – 2022 GRAND WAGONEER OBSIDIAN

  • Performance: 6.4-liter, V8, 471 horsepower
  • Estimated mileage: 13-18 mpg
  • Price estimate: $101,900 starting price
  • Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles; Powertrain: 5 years/60,000 miles; Roadside assistance: 4 years/36,000; Corrosion: 3 years/unlimited

Being truck based, the Obsidian has been known to lean and sway through turns. Unlike some large SUVs, it doesn’t feel clumsy on the road. Standard driver safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keep assist.

Interior

Obsidian and Series III models are equipped with upgraded upholstery, a quilted Palermo leather that provides more comfort than a standard Grand Wagoneer. All Grand Wagoneers feature a long, wide cabin reinforced with exclusive wood and aluminum materials. The seats have cool diamond pattern stitching and perforation.

If you like screens, this is the luxury SUV for you. The interior has a 12-inch center touchscreen, 12-inch digital cluster display and a 10-inch lower touchscreen to control the seats and climate control. That’s not all, there’s a 10.25-inch screen for entertainment in the second row. There’s also a pair of 10.1-inch second-row tablets that can stream videos, movies and live TV via Amazon Fire TV.

The Obsidian has massive cargo space, measuring 27.4 cubic feet behind the third-row seats. Storage space grows to 70.8 cubic feet with the third row folded down and increases to a whopping 116.7 cubes with both rows to the floor.

Imagine playing “Paint it, Black” by the Rolling Stones while cruising down the highway in the new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Obsidian. It would be the perfect tune for this exclusive black themed SUV that can hang with many of the class leaders. It’s definitely something to consider.

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