This is how the new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer go up against the world’s best

The all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are approaching production and first availability at dealers. What kind of animal is this new luxury three-wheeled SUV in full size? Let’s take a closer look at Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer and their competitors.

Although these two new models live under the Jeep brand, they are actually part of their own sub-brand. If you go to – there is a separate section for the new Wagoneer SUVs. The story will be similar when you go to a Jeep dealer. There will be a separate area of ​​the dealer (if qualified) – where Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer owners and potential customers can go.

2022 Wagoneer

Wagoneer is based on the Ram 1500 chassis and is built on the same Warren Truck Plant in Michigan as its pickup siblings. Although the frame may be similar, the Wagoneer has a very unique quadrilateral independent suspension. This SUV has no solid rear axle. This is done for a smooth ride on the road and better interior space for passengers or cargo.

Wagoneer comes standard with a 5.7-liter eTorque gas V8 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Yes, this is a very similar setup that is also found on the Ram 1500. But in the Wagoneer, the power is 392 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. The eTorque mild-hybrid system is designed to provide automatic stop / start function and make acceleration pleasant and smooth. The eTorque system includes a 0.390 kWh battery.

2022 Wagoneer has a starting price of $ 67,995 before destination charges. When the hefty $ 2,000 destination fee is added, the 2022 Wagoneer Series II 2WD launches for $ 69,995. Wagoneer 4 × 4 starts for $ 72,995 by destination.

These starting prices mean that Wagoneer is positioned as a premium SUV. It makes it not compete directly against the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada or Toyota Sequoia. Wagoneer is focused on SUVs such as the Infiniti QX80 and the GMC Yukon Denali line. The base models of the BMW X7 xDrive40i and Mercedes-Benz GLS450 are also in this similar price range for between- $ 70,000.

Actually, there are not many full-size SUVs with a starting price of $ 70K- $ 72K. Many other simpler SUVs start in the low price range of $ 50,000. Other luxury SUVs are in the $ 77K- $ 100K + price range. This may be a good place for Wagoneer, but we’ll have to wait and see how well it is received in the market.

This is how these “base” luxury 4 × 4 SUVs stand against each other.

2022 Wagoneer 4WD Infiniti QX80 4WD GMC Yukon Denali 4WD
Starting price $ 72,995 $ 73,645 $ 71,670
Force 5.7L gas V8 5.6L gas V8 3.0 diesel I6
HP 392 hp at 5,600 rpm 400 hp at 5,800 rpm 277 hp at 3,750 rpm
Torque 404 lb-ft @ 3,950 rpm 413 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm 460 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
Fuel (recommended) 89 octane 91 octane low-sulfur diesel
Transfer 8-speed auto 7-speed auto 10-speed auto
EPA MPG TBD 14 city / 20 hwy 20 city / 26 hwy
Fuel tank 26.5 liters 26 liters 24 liters
Max towing 10,000 lbs 8,500 lbs 7,800 pounds

2022 Grand Wagoneer

2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III

While the Grand Wagoneer runs on the same chassis and wheelbase as the Wagoneer, it takes luxury to the next level and brings a very powerful 6.4-liter V8 gas into the mix. You will recognize this large 6.4L HEMI V8 from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Dodge Durango SRT. This large engine produces 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.

Grand Wagoneer starts at $ 86,995 before fare and for $ 88,995 after the destination fee. A fully optional Grand Wagoneer Series III can reach a price of over $ 110,575. This places it in the middle of a very competitive segment for large ultra-premium SUVs. This one competes directly against the likes of Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX570, BMW X7 xDrive50i, Mercedes-Benz GLS580 and Land Rover Range Rover (just to name a few).

2022 Grand Wagoneer Cadillac Escalade Lincoln Navigator Ranger Rover
Starting price $ 88,995 (4WD) $ 80,790 (4WD) 81 315 $ (4WD) 93 350 $ (4WD)
Force 6.4L gas V8 6.2L gas V8 3.5L gas V6 3.0L gas V6
HP 471 hp @ 6,000 420 hp @ 5 600 450 hp @ 5 500 355 hp @ 5,500
Torque 455 lb-ft @ 4,400 460 lb-ft @ 4,100 510 lb-ft @ 3,000 365 lb-ft @ 2,000
Fuel (Recom.) 91 octane 91 octane 91 octane
Transfer 8-speed auto 10-speed auto 10-speed auto 8-speed auto
EPA MPG 13 city / 18 hwy 14 city / 19 hwy 16 city / 20 hwy 18 city / 23 hwy
Fuel tank 26.5 liters 24 liters 23 liters 27.5 liters
Max towing 9,850 lbs 8,000 lbs 8 300 lbs 7 716 lbs
Ground Clear. 10 inches 11.6 inches
Approach 25.0 degrees 34.7 degrees
Breakover 22.0 degrees 28.2 degrees
Departure 24.0 degrees 29.0 degrees

Here’s a look under the hood of the new 2022 Grand Wagoneer.

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