Jeep Wagoneer

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer comes in three basic 4x4 trims, Series I, Series II and Series III. The Grand Wagoneer is powered by a 6.4L V8 with 471 horsepower mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The Grand Wagoneer is a full-size three-row SUV that has seating for 7 passengers, a power third-row seat and plenty of storage space. The Series I trim is loaded with plenty of standard features including 20-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, daytime running lights and fog lights, heated and ventilated power front seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate controls with separate rear controls, an HD satellite radio, a 19-speaker premium sound system, a 12-inch touchscreen, voice activated navigation, cruise control with stop and go, and 11 USB ports.

The Series II features wireless device charging, rain sensing wipers, a towing capacity of 8260 lbs., 22-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and ambient lighting. The Series III features heated rear seats, a power third-row, head-up display, and auto high-beams.

The Wagoneer also features an available Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof, wireless connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Next-Gen Uconnect 5 Nav system, a Class-Exclusive available Passenger Interactive Display which is seamlessly mounted on the passenger dash, the 10.25-inch passenger interactive display is connected to the driver screen. The front passenger can use this screen to participate in the journey, update the GPS coordinates and relay important trip information through the Uconnect 5 system. A rear entertainment system is also available with two 10.1-inch screens mounted to the back of the front seats. The system is equipped with an available Amazon Fire TV built-in, each second-row passenger can also choose their own entertainment or share in the same program.

Safety features are abundant with 8 airbags including driver and passenger knee airbags, automated parking sensors, blind spot warning, an active lane departure system, front and rear collision mitigation and pedestrian detection. In addition to the standard safety features the Wagoneer also features several optional safety systems including ParkSense Automated Parking System, Pedestrian and Cyclist Emergency Braking, 360-degree Surround View Camera, a Night Vision Camera, Intersection Collision Assist, Drowsy Driver Detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Editors' First Take

Jeep is finally getting into the three-row SUV space with the revamp of its Wagoneer nameplate. But what's a full-size SUV without a fancy-pants companion? Nothing, which is why Jeep is also resurrecting the Grand Wagoneer. Originally launched in 1962, the Grand Wagoneer is often considered the first true luxury SUV, complete with its iconic woodgrain exterior trim. For 2022, the wood paneling might be gone, but the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer both look to be solid contenders in this big-time segment.

The Grand Wagoneer is like the standard Wagoneer, but with a little extra. The Wagoneer is available in Series I, II and III trims; the Grand Wagoneer gets all those plus a high-level Obsidian model. Both Jeeps have LED lighting all around, but the Grand Wagoneer also gets a black roof, unique hood and different grille. Similarly, the Grand Wagoneer is available in three additional exterior colors and comes with black trim and badging, as well as body-colored wheel and door flares. Both Jeeps can be had with 20- or 22-inch wheels.

Having said all that, I really like the way both SUVs look, at least from certain angles. I'm not a fan of the slab-sided profile view, but overall the Wagoneer is a handsome rig, with futuristic-looking sequential turn signals and a handsome rear fascia.

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