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News 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Launched as Premium Extensions of Jeep Brand

2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Launched as Premium Extensions of Jeep Brand

More than just a three-row SUV, Wagoneer is a new, premium brand

  • New 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will launch in the second half of 2021

  • Premium and customized service await buyers

  • 10,000-pound towing capacity announced


The name Wagoneer has always been associated with luxury and refinement, and the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will follow the same path.

Not only is the Wagoneer name attached to two new premium three-row SUVs, but it is also a new brand. Described as a premium extension of the Jeep Brand, Wagoneer will offer two models: the 2022 Wagoneer and the 2022 Grand Wagoneer.

These two models expand into segments not currently served by any Jeep model, the three-row full-size SUV category and the premium SUV segment.

In specific terms, the 2022 Wagoneer will compete with the likes of the GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, and Nissan Armada. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer will take on the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, BMW X7, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and Range Rover.

The 2022 Wagoneer will start at $57,995 in the US and $69,995 in Canada. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer starts at $86,995 in the US and $100,995 in Canada.

2022 Wagoneer
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

2022 Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

Luxury is the Name of the Game

Both Wagoneer models strive to offer class-leading luxury, and you can tell Stellantis really went all out with their new premium SUVs. There’s a lot going on with the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

A dedicated concierge will connect buyers who placed a deposit with their dealership, and will remain after the purchase as well with 24/7 support and roadside assistance by call or chat. Owners can have their vehicles picked up and returned for service and buyers in the US get 5 years of “worry-free” dealership maintenance that includes oil changes. Canadian buyers get three years.

Each model will have its own distinct interior with the Grand Wagoneer obviously being the most luxurious of the two. The first thing you notice is that the Grand Wagoneer has more screens than the Wagoneer, a lot more. Both have a central display although the Grand Wagoneer’s is bigger (12.0 inches vs 10.1 inches), but that is just the beginning.

2022 Wagoneer Interior
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

2022 Grand Wagoneer interior
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

Grand Wagoneer features up to 75 inches of total screen area including a 10.25-inch display just for the passenger that controls navigation and phone pairings as well as rear seat entertainment controls. There’s a second screen below the Grand Wagoneer’s main display that measures 10.25 inches as well. Rear passengers get an other 30 inches of screens that includes a centre 10.25-inch screen and two 10.1-inch entertainment screens.

So what are all these screens used for? Well, a lot of different things. The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer come with a range of different connectivity functions such as Alexa virtual assistant, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM 360L, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Tom-Tom navigation, and Fire TV for Auto that offers access to hundreds of tv shows and movies.

The new Uconnect5 system is called upon to handle all of these functions. And when you park the vehicle, there’s something Wagoneer calls the Relax Mode that apparently uses the ridiculous amount of screens to help you kick back using the magic of ambient lighting and the visuals on the screens.

2022 Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

A McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System with 19 speakers is available in the top-of-the-line Wagoneer trim and most Grand Wagoneer trims. Grand Wagoneer buyers can opt for a 1,375-watt amplifier

A third row is standard and the 2022 Wagoneer and 2022 Grand Wagoneer can sit up to 8 passengers. Second-row captain’s chairs are available.

Driver and passenger can also keep an eye on what is going on in the back thanks a rear-seat monitoring system that offers “zoom-to-seat” and split-view display. These are two features you won’t find elsewhere in the segment.

Honestly, you could fill a small book with all of the features Stellantis highlighted during their presentation of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. A few more features include:

  • 360-degree Surround View
  • Night Vision with pedestrian and animal detection
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Hands-free Active Driving Assist (late availability), ParkSense Automated Parking, Active Driving Assist
  • 120 standard safety features that include automatic braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go, blind spot monitoring, Intersection Collision Assist, and Active Lane Management

Essentially, Stellantis is aiming for the highest level of luxury, especially in the Grand Wagoneer although the Wagoneer isn’t left out.

2022 Wagoneer
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

2022 Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

Two V8 Engines and 10,000 Pounds of Towing Capacity

The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will set the bar for luxury within the Stellantis model lineup. Quite simply, we’ve never seen anything like this from Jeep or any other brand within the group. The powertrain options and off-road features, however, will be recognizable to any Jeep enthusiast.

Powering the 2022 Wagoneer is a 5.7-litre V8 that delivers 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque. This system is equipped with eTorque, a 48-volt battery pack that assists in a variety of functions and adds 130 pound-feet of torque on initial throttle tip-in.

The 2022 Grand Wagoneer gets a mightier 6.4-litre V8 that delivers 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to power the massive thing to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.0 seconds, Stellantis says.

More impressive than that is the towing capability of this engine, rated at 10,000 pounds. No premium SUV comes close right now.

Part of that impressive capability comes from the fact that both SUVs ride on a body-on-frame structure, although the architecture is all-new and designed for the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. This isn’t a luxury SUV built on a Ram 1500 frame.

2022 Wagoneer
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

2022 Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

High-strength steel and aluminium were used to lower the weight and improve rigidity. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have an independent suspension front and rear.

Selec-Terrain will offer its traditional modes: Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Sand/Mud. The Quadra-Lift air suspension (available on Wagoneer, standard on Grand Wagoneer) can increase ride height by 3.6 inches.

Both Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will come standard with 4×4 in Canada. Three systems are offered, the Quadra-Trac I Full-time system, Quadra-Trac II with a two-speed transfer case, and Quadra-Drive II with a rear limited slip differential.

The US will offer 4×2 versions of the Wagoneer while the Grand Wagoneer is 4×4 only.

2022 Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

Wagoneer
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Versions

There are three versions of the 2022 Wagoneer and four versions of the 2022 Grand Wagoneer. Pricing breaks down as follows:

2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Pricing Canada
Wagoneer Series I (Late availability)$69,995
Wagoneer Series II$79,995
Wagoneer Series III$85,995
Grand Wagoneer Series I$100,995
Grand Wagoneer Series II$106,995
Grand Wagoneer Obsidian (Summer 2021)$113,995
Grand Wagoneer Series III$120,995

 

2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Pricing US
Wagoneer Series I (4×2 (Late availability)$57,995
Wagoneer Series II (4×2)

Wagoneer Series II (4×4)

$67,995

$70,995

Wagoneer Series III  (4×2)

Wagoneer Series II (4×4)

$70,995

$72,995

Grand Wagoneer Series I$86,995
Grand Wagoneer Series II$93,995
Grand Wagoneer Obsidian (Summer 2021)$98,995
Grand Wagoneer Series III$103,995

 

Grand Wagoneer
2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III | Photo: FCA

Wagonneer
2022 Wagoneer Series II | Photo: FCA

Final Thoughts

The Wagoneer name is the stuff of legends in the industry and it’s great to see it back. It’s also great to see that Stellantis went all out to give the name the recognition it deserves.

The 2022 Wagoneer and especially the Grand Wagoneer aren’t luxurious by Jeep or Chrysler standards, they are serious contenders to not just the Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade, but also the Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7, and Range Rover. They go toe-to-toe and even surpass these established names in terms of features and specs.

Obviously, how the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer behave on the road will be the determining factor in whether they are worth their hefty price tag, but on paper the value seems to be there.

2022 Wagoneer Picture Gallery

2022 Grand Wagoneer Gallery

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