The long wait for the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer is over. Which one should you get if you are considering a full-size truck-based three-row SUV? After spending several hours behind the wheel of the new Grand Wagoneer – the answer is clear.
While the 2022 Wagoneer is the new entry into this giant SUV segment for Jeep – the one to get is the Grand Wagoneer. Why? It comes down to two things – the luxurious and spacious interior & the power plant! The Grand Wagoneer comes standard with a 6.4-liter V8 that is rated at 471 horsepower. It produces a classicly great sound from its dual exhaust system and brisk acceleration – when needed. The Wagoneer offers a 5.7-liter V8.
While the Wagoneer also has a spacious interior, the Grand Wagoneer piles on the luxury with a new twist on the classic American theme. The interior really makes you feel special.
This giant luxury liner (the 2022 Grand Wagoneer) actually feels likes a much smaller SUV once you get it on the road. It is still based on a ladder frame (similar to the Ram 1500), but it offers a four-corner independent suspension with height-adjustable air springs. The powerful engine helps make it feel smaller as well.
I had an opportunity to tow a 7,000 lbs horse trailer at the event, and the big SUV handled it in stride. While I was not able to get up to highway speeds with the trailer on my drive route, the Grand Wagoneer provided the stability and confidence when pulling a trailer. At times, it didn’t even feel like I was towing anything. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are rated to tow up to 10,000 lbs – mainly thanks to a standard hitch received that is welded into every Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer frame.
There is a price for all of this power and luxury. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer starts at $87,590 (before destination charges). A fully optioned Grand Wagoneer will sticker at around $106,000.
Is it really better than the competition from Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX, and others? I definitely feel like the interior of the Grand Wagoneer is more welcoming than most. It also offers the addicting power of the 6.4-liter V8. I would have to spend more time on the new Wagoneer lineup and test them back to back to show you all the pros and cons.