The Courageous New 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep’s new three-row SUV hits the beach with luxury, technology and strong V8 power.

The Courageous New 2022 Jeep Wagoneer
The Courageous New 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

The “Jeep” (G.I. slang for “General Purpose” vehicle), has become one of America’s most recognized and endeared Icons. It began as a battle-hardened hero of WW II and became the original SUV.  It’s been revered for its reliability and toughness since the first “Jeep” rolled off the assembly line to answer the call during the war effort.  (By the way, the official name of the vehicle was the “Willys-Overland MB”.)  Whatever the name, it’s always been ready to rumble.


Today, The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer take the battle to the world’s finest SUV manufacturers.  We were very impressed — this is a dignified giant.  The introduction of this vehicle is somewhat risky — it’s entering a very crowded market sector — but Jeep is counting on a successful resurrection of a famous name from its past.

The Wagoneer— It’s not your dad’s Jeep.
We found that this large SUV supremely easy to drive — on the highway and on surface streets. Solid and comfortable, the Grand Wagoneer feels supple, with just a hint of the V8 growl coming through. Comfortable? With three rows of seating available for up to eight passengers, outstanding second-and third-row spaciousness and customizable features, the Grand Wagoneer delivers versatility and comfort big time.


“The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer has a real chance of taking the top spot in our large SUV rankings right out of the gate.”


Surprising luxurious interior!  An astounding 75 inches of pixel-perfect screens are available throughout the first and second rows. Each display offers a unique way to enhance your connection with your vehicle. From viewing trip information and controlling different comfort levels to accessing in-vehicle entertainment, Grand Wagoneer offers incredible ways to engage with the journey.


American walnut and authentic metal surfaces deliver an inviting style, the cool contrast of deeply grained wood and flawlessly finished metal.

Enzo Ferrari said about the Jeep, “Jeep is America’s only real sports car.”  He understood that our enduring love affair with the Jeep is as complex as the vehicle’s turbulent history. That history, fitting for any novel, features a young country gearing up to fight in a world war, military leadership that believed in creativity as a means of problem-solving — all with a sense of adventure. By the way, the Grand Wagoneer can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, which is impressive considering its size.


Before you buy an Explorer, Tahoe, Navigator, Suburban, Yukon, Armada, Land Rover or Escalade!  In fact, before you by any full size SUV…

Set to take on the likes of the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, the Ford Expedition, the Nissan Armada and others, the 2022 Wagoneer boasts a screaming 392-hp 5.7-liter V-8 engine which is supported by a 48-volt hybrid system and offers a fuel-saving cylinder deactivation feature.  The Wagoneer uses the newest version of Jeep’s infotainment interface powered by Uconnect 5.

Jeep's UCONNECT 5 System
Jeep’s UCONNECT 5 System

An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard power, 10,000 pounds of towing capacity, and a deluxe interior.  Speaking of the interior, it’s heavy on tech, with up to five available displays, including one that’s dedicated to the front passenger.  Rear-wheel drive is standard, but we figure most buyers will upgrade to one of the Wagoneer’s available four-wheel drive systems; an optional air suspension is also offered and gives the big Jeep even more off-road capability.


The Wagoneer is new for Jeep for 2022, but it’s hardly a new name for the brand.  The Wagoneer name badge first appeared in 1963 alongside that of the luxurious Grand Wagoneer SUV.  It was also used on a trim level for versions of the brand’s Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models in the 1990s.


The past.

The Willys-Overland MB was the vehicle that eventually saw the battle field, and it was the most versatile automobile the military had ever experienced. The MB is credited with modernizing warfare, thus inspiring General Dwight D. Eisenhower to conclude that “America could not have won World War II without it.” Reporter Ernie Pyle summed up the MB’s ample functionality as “It did everything. It went everywhere. Was as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule, as agile as a goat.”

Classic Jeep Wagoneer
Classic Jeep Wagoneer
Classic Jeep Wagoneer
Classic Jeep Wagoneer

The future.

The Grand Wagoneer exterior demonstrates the dramatic impact made by fine detail. Featuring an intricately designed grille and meticulously crafted finishes, this is a vehicle that revels in refinement.

Grand Wagoneer offers a wealth of features that deeply connect you to your vehicle. Artfully designed and simply intuitive, each piece of technology is an achievement in both style and performance.



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.

All-new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer: A Premium American Icon Is Reborn as the New Standard of Sophistication, Authenticity and Modern Mobility

Legendary 4×4 Capability, On-road Refinement and a Modern Design That Exudes American Craftsmanship and Heritage While Offering a Host of Leading-edge Safety and Technology Features

  • Wagoneer returns as a premium extension of the Jeep® brand and marks the rebirth of a premium American icon
  • Rooted in Jeep brand heritage, Wagoneer will become a portfolio of vehicles that redefines “American premium” while delivering a unique customer experience
  • Legendary capability with three 4×4 systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with active low range and rear electronic limited slip differential:
    • Crawl ratio of 48:1
    • Selec-Terrain traction management system
    • Up to 24 inches of water fording
    • Quadra-Lift air suspension delivers a smooth ride and up to 10 inches of ground clearance
    • Best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 lbs.
  • Exterior styling boasts a confident and elegant design with a timeless silhouette and embodies American authenticity with artisan-levels of craftsmanship
  • Pinnacle of premium SUV interiors with elegant American style, meticulously crafted finishes and modern-day appointments
  • Interiors are designed to support active customers’ lifestyles:
    • Best-in-class overall passenger volume, total volume, best-in-class third-row headroom, and second- and third-row legroom with the most cargo volume behind the third row
  • Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer offer a standard third row with available seating for up to eight passengers, available on all trims
  • Highly advanced user-friendly technology:
    • Up to 75 inches of total screen display area on available on Grand Wagoneer
    • Nearly 45 inches of screens along the front instrument panel
      • 10.1- and 12-inch reconfigurable center stack touchscreen displays feature split-screen capability for dual-application operation
        • All-new Uconnect 5 system is standard, five times faster and features Wi-Fi capability
        • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment
        • Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones
      • First Fire TV for Auto integration with Alexa, and access to hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, and apps
      • Available first-in-segment 10.25-inch passenger screen has four major functions: Co-Pilot (navigation, device management), entertainment (via HDMI or Rear Seat Entertainment control), the ability to view the exterior vehicle cameras and Fire TV for Auto
      • Grand Wagoneer features a four-zone HVAC system with a 10.25-inch articulating front comfort display and a 10.25-inch fixed rear comfort screen
    • Available 360-degree Surround View and Night Vision with Pedestrian and Animal Detection camera
    • Wireless charge pad
    • Digital rearview mirror
  • Autonomous vehicle capabilities, including Hands-free Active Driving Assist (late availability) and ParkSense Automated Parking System
  • All-new high-strength steel frame uses advanced materials and engineering to be lightweight yet stiff and durable
  • New body-on-frame design features premium on-road ride and handling characteristics with enhanced body torsional stiffness
  • Electronically controlled suspension system delivers greater on-road handling and comfort
  • Refined and proven V-8 power offers premium performance:
    • 2022 Wagoneer features a 5.7-liter V-8 engine – rated at 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft. of torque – fitted with the next generation of eTorque 48-volt hybrid with fuel-saving technologies, including cylinder deactivation and Variable Cam Timing (VCT) as standard equipment
    • 2022 Grand Wagoneer features 6.4-liter V-8 power with cylinder deactivation and VCT that delivers 471 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque
      • Each engine mates to the robust TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Trailer Hitch Line-up Assist with active grid lines and camera zoom allows for a seamless connection to a trailer
  • Industry-first McIntosh 1,375-watt premium audio system featuring 23 speakers, including a 12-inch subwoofer with 3D Surround System, provides an immersive audio experience
  • Packed with more than 120 standard and available advanced safety and security features
  • Available driver-assist technologies include head-up display, adaptive cruise control, Active Driving Assist, Hands-free Active Driving Assist, night vision, drowsy driver detection and Traffic Sign Recognition
  • 2022 Wagoneer is available in Series I (late availability), Series II and Series III. Grand Wagoneer is available in Series I, Series II, Series III and Obsidian
  • Grand Wagoneer Obsidian (summer 2021) includes 22-inch black wheels, Black Oynx grille and badging, Gloss Black exterior mirrors, body-color wheel and door flares, Dark Onyx chiseled metal instrument panel trim, Global Black instrument panel and doors, Piano Black appliques and a McIntosh 1,375-watt premium audio system
  • 10 Customer Promises designed to build the highest level of confidence in both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer and the overall vehicle purchase process, including Wagoneer Client Services
  • Standard Wagoneer Client Service program offers unique and premium customer experience, including:
    • Five years of worry-free dealership maintenance, including oil changes and tire rotations
    • 24/7 concierge support and roadside assistance via phone or online chat
    • Vehicle pickup/delivery for service and equivalent loaner

A technology-rich interior for drivers and passengers alike
The most technologically advanced Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer ever feature next-generation innovations, including the new advanced Uconnect 5 system, digital rearview mirror, exclusive Rear Seat Monitoring Camera, head-up display, frameless digital cluster and a premium McIntosh audio system for a vehicle.

All-new Uconnect 5 system
The 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer feature the latest, most advanced Uconnect system ever, with a 10.1- or 12-inch digital display and intuitive user experience. The all-new Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that allows the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features and services.

The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for unmatched ease of use. The suite of system highlights includes:

  • 10.1- and 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen displays featuring split-screen capability for dual-application operation
  • 10.25-inch passenger screen with four major functions: Co-Pilot (navigation, device management), entertainment (via HDMI or Rear Seat Entertainment control) and the ability to view the exterior vehicle cameras and Fire TV for Auto
  • Alexa “Home to Car” functionality to include in-vehicle Alexa virtual assistant with natural voice capability and “Car to Home” features
  • Five user profiles plus a valet mode – customizable music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
  • Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation
  • Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Expanded connected services (Uconnect Market, Uconnect mobile app)
  • SiriusXM 360L platform and new Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora
  • TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speak and live traffic updates
  • Maps over-the-air (OTA) updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices



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