2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer- The Full Scoop
Posted on April 24, 2021
For Jeep lovers who are looking for the perfect new #JeepLife ride for the year ahead, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer just might be your solution. With a focus on off-road capability and technology, the Grand Wagoneer is a newly announced addition alongside the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer to the Jeep family and the latest premium SUV offering from the classic all-American automaker.
History of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is in fact being resurrected for the 2022 model year, and is being brought back in all its shining, new and improved glory.
A premium vehicle to begin with, the Grand Wagoneer has returned new, refreshed and improved for the model year ahead.
If you previously have thought of SUVs as the sole domain of tired, suburban parents, you may be pleasantly surprised by the new Grand Wagoneer.
It is set to revolutionize the luxury SUV market and to provide upscale features such as large windows, LED lighting, a seven-slot grille and side-steps for convenience and ease. You’ll also get the added benefit of a modernized powertrain that is a plug-in hybrid.
On top of all these innovations, the Grand Wagoneer also brings us a Macintosh as a car sound system equipped with a 10-inch screen and screens for front and rear passengers as well. You’ll recline in comfort with seats with Italian premium leather, and you’ll embrace an interior with natural wood and chrome finishes. The Grand Wagoneer also comes with a Hemi V8 engine, an air ride suspension, large rims and a variety of safety options- which we explain later in this article!
The first ever Grand Wagoneer made a splash on the automotive market in 1963. At the time, it was referred to as the Full-Size Jeep- which is fitting given this beast’s impressive large size! It was followed up by the Super Wagoneer in 1966, and was continued to be produced by AMC in the 1970s. Fast forward to 1984, when the Jeep Grand Wagoneer that led us to today’s revival made its grand debut.
The luxury interior of the Grand Wagoneer promises to be both sumptuous and comfortable, with 24-way adjustable seats that are faced with quilted Palermo leather. Known for its sumptuous nature, Palermo leather is thick, high quality and boasts a fine grain. The leather is then vacuumed, and complete with a subtle sheer finish. Quilted Palermo brings the sophistication to new heights.
The seating also offers massage capability, with 5 different modes to offer individualized comfort to your body. Other than the seats, the interiors also offer storage options that are located behind the third row, so you can safely haul your camping gear or kids’ sports equipment to your destination. Other features include a vehicle safe with a touchpad component, which is hidden beneath the first-row console. For the cabin itself, you have a choice between Global Black, Tupelo and Blue Agave as colour options.
Also, size does matter! If you prefer bigger and better, you’ll be pleased to know that the Grand Wagoneer is much larger than the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.
For those who have a keen visual sense and want a vehicle exterior that shines just as much as the interior, the Grand Wagoneer certainly lives up to expectations.
The exterior aesthetic itself features a sloped, contoured look (as opposed to straight and streamlined). You also have the added benefit of 22-inch aluminum wheels to help you drive in style, and colour-tinted windows that offer protection from the sun’s rays and a discrete look. But if you choose to soak up those rays anyways, never fear- there’s a tri-pane panoramic sunroof which comes included and will surely let you catch some sunlight on your next road trip.
You may think of an SUV as a family hauler to drag the kids to school, appointments and activities, but the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is actually a vehicle that’s ready to take you to your next out of town adventure. That’s right- this beauty comes with an unparalleled off-road capability! It offers the custom Jeep Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, which is an advanced 4x4 system that comes with different drive modes. These modes include Auto, Snow, Sport and Mud/Sand (with the heavy-duty Rock mode typically offered on the Jeep Trailhawk trim levels).
Tech and Infotainment Features:
With the Grand Wagoneer, you’re going to have an entertaining ride home, as it boasts a 75-inch LCD display screen. Bigger is certainly better! You also get four separate screens for passengers (both front seats and back seats) and a screen for the driver, along with UConnect, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability. Looking to blast your tunes? Check out the McIntosh MX1375 Reference Entertainment System, which comes boosted with 23 speakers and offers up to 1,375 watts.
Looking to tow your trailer or camper van? Fortunately, the towing capacity of the Wagoneer will not disappoint, as this beast can tow up to 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms). It also comes with an integrated trailer brake and a backup camera equipped with Trailer Hitch Zoom for safe and easy movement and maneuvering while on the roads.
You won’t have to worry about staying safe in the Grand Wagoneer, as it comes with over 120 standard and additional safety features to keep you secure on your next road trip. These features include Intersection Collision Assist (which will help you scope out a potentially dangerous intersection, by automatically braking), Active Lane Management which uses sensor technology to keep you in place, a 360-degree Surround View Camera and Blind-Spot Monitoring.
Difference Between Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer:
The Grand Wagoneer and the Wagoneer come in separate trim levels and models, with the Grand Wagoneer offering premium features and finishes.
The Wagoneer comes with a 5.7L V8 engine, along with 4x4 capability for the Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. It is built with a standard steel suspension, with an optional Quadra-Lift Air Suspension. Meanwhile, other features include a body-coloured roof, an available tri-pane panoramic sunroof and wheels which range from the 18” to 22” in size. You also get fixed side steps as a standard offering, or power side steps as an option. The Wagoneer does not come with the premium colour-tinted glass, which is available for the Grand Wagoneer.
Speaking of Grand Wagoneer, we are certainly excited about this sweet ride. It’s got a powerful 6.4L V8 engine, with Quadra-Drive II as the 4x4 system. The air suspension is standard on this baby, while the roof comes with a standard, accented black roof option or an optional body colour. The panoramic sunroof is standard, while the wheels take it to the next level with their 20”- 22” sizes. You get power side steps for maximum ease and comfort, and of course the added bonus of tinted glass which is available. Also, check out our comparison of Jeep Wagoneer with Chevy Tahoe.