After a long 30-year hiatus, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have returned to run with the big boys of luxury and excess, such as the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Land Rover, and even alongside the offerings of Chevrolet’s Tahoe and GMC’s Yukon. The all-new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are new mainstays for the Jeep brand that seem to branch off into a new Wagoneer line that’s suited for luxury duties.
To quickly chart the main differences in the new 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, Jeep basically positioned the Wagoneer as a more affordable option that’s still the same size and design as the more-expensive Grand Wagoneer but makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and an eTorque 48-volt mild-hybrid system for a total of 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is at 10,000 pounds. The Grand Wagoneer takes things up a few notches by having the more substantial powertrain, the brand’s 6.4-liter 392 V8 with 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque with a nearly-matching tow rating of 9,850 pounds and a Gross vehicle weight rating of 7,400 pounds (1,360 pound payload capacity). Both vehicles have an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Apart from the engine differences, the Grand Wagoneer is the more luxurious choice, one that gets all the expected comforts that you expect in a luxury body-on-frame large SUV in addition to a plethora of information and entertainment screens. You can almost think of the Wagoneer vs. the Grand Wagoneer being just like the GMC Yukon Denali vs. the Cadillac Escalade. The Grand Wagoneer also somewhat prides itself is how many screens you can get inside of the mammoth-proportioned vehicle. In my Series III test vehicle, there are five screens plus you can get another two as an option for entertainment screens mounted on the back of the front seats. The front passenger’s touchscreen that’s magically blocked from the driver’s view, is a nice addition for viewing movies via HDMI or USB connection.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III 4×4 Review & Test Drive
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/76809/2022-jeep-grand-wagoneer-series-iii-4×4-review-test-drive
Published Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 13:01:26 +0000
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