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5 Questions About The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is taking its place at the top of the Jeep lineup

  • New Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be most luxurious Jeep model yet

  • Pricing could top $100k in the top trim

  • Will be joined by new Jeep Wagoneer

The new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer models were unveiled last week in concept form, giving us a good first look at Jeep’s upcoming flagship SUV.

Rumored since spy shots of the Wagoneer started to surface last year, the new Jeep SUV will be a body on frame architecture based on the Ram 1500 offering three-row capability.

Both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will have three rows of seats, but details on how they will differ remain vague. For now, the Jeep Wagoneer will be the most accessible version with less luxury while the Grand Wagoneer will be the high-end trim with all the goodies.

Think Ford Expedition/Lincoln Navigator, or Chevrolet Suburban/Cadillac Escalade.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

It’s a little early to scope out all of the details on the upcoming 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, but here’s what we know so far.

What’s New About The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer?

Bringing back old nameplates is all the rage right now in the industry and the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the modern take on a past Jeep classic. It’s also going to be the three-row option in the Jeep lineup which can’t accommodate more than five passengers as of right now.

Along with the Jeep Wagoneer, the Grand Wagoneer will offer multiple engine options. The concept unveiled last week has a plug-in hybrid and Jeep has said every model in its lineup will have such an engine by 2022. This plug-in hybrid will likely pair the 3.6-litre V6 with a hybrid system.

Other engine options are sure to include the 5.7-litre HEMI V8 with eTorque, and maybe a base 3.6-litre Pentastar without the hybrid. Jeep could decide to offer a 3.0-litre V6 diesel as well, depending on how the new Cadillac Escalade does with its diesel engine option.

An air suspension will provide comfort, but a solid rear axle will provide the ruggedness to tow what Jeep says is the best towing capability in the segment.

Inside, the Grand Wagoneer concept showed an impressive two-spoke steering wheel inspired by the original model. It also featured ambient lighting, multiple touchscreens (12.1-inch centre, 10.3-inch HVAC screen, 12.1-inch instrument cluster) including a passenger screen (10.3 inches), and a range of high-end materials.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

There are two 10.3-inch screens in the back as well.

Jeep says technology will be plentiful including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi, and a 23-speaker McIntosh system.

Expect all of the advanced driver assistance technologies as well including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and prevention, and automatic braking.

What’s The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s Price?

Pricing hasn’t been announced. However, Jeep’s president suggested that the price could top $100k in the US with the top-of-the-line Grand Wagoneer model while the Wagoneer will start at roughly $60,000 in the US.

In Canada, pricing will likely start at around $60,000 as well for the Wagoneer while the Grand Wagoneer could start in the mid $80,000 range.

Ultimately, we expect the Jeep Wagoneer to follow the pricing structure of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition while the Grand Wagoneer pricing structure will be aligned with the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept
Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

When Will The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Arrive On The Market?

The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are expected to go on sale in the first half of next year.

What Models Will Compete With The New Grand Wagoneer?

As discussed previously throughout the article, the Grand Wagoneer will aim for the upscale, three-row luxury SUV segment.

That means that in terms of features and pricing, the Grand Wagoneer should compete directly with the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer will aim at the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, and GMC Yukon.

What Do We Think About The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer?

It looks amazing in concept form, that’s for sure. Better yet, the concept doesn’t look like it’s far from production. The idea of a plug-in hybrid option in a segment that isn’t big on that is appealing as well.

The interior is gorgeous, even prettier than the BMW X7 or Navigator cockpits.

We have to learn more about pricing, engine options, and see the actual production model to form a complete option. Still, we hope Jeep stays close to the concept and delivers a Grand Wagoneer that preserve’s the original’s aura while also taking its place as Jeep’s true flagship.

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept | Photo: Jeep

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