Reinterpreting The Grand Wagoneer Legacy


October 13, 2022

Words by: Tom Sedens

Taking the premium full-size SUV into uncharted territory

The iconic Grand Wagoneer nameplate is back – but it has nothing in common with the Grand Wagoneer of old. The all-new Grand Wagoneer is a highly sophisticated, luxurious full-size SUV, chock-full of the latest technology, utility and capability. 

There is little that makes the Wagoneer recognizable as a Jeep product save for perhaps the 7-bar grille. The Grand Wagoneer’s handsome squared-off profile is quietly elegant, muscular and confident all at once, sporting striking details from front to back. 

Stepping up into the spacious cabin reveals a thoughtful and modern take on the SUV cockpit, full of world-class materials, nicely integrated technology and all the amenities one could dream of. You’ll find heated, ventilated and massaging seats upholstered in sumptuous stitched leather and stunning genuine wood trim edged with chiselled metal bevels. 

A configurable digital instrument cluster allows the driver a wealth of information. The dash is home to two touchscreens – a huge 12-inch central screen and an additional touchscreen for the passenger. Both are notable for their exceptional responsiveness, ease of use and sharp, bright graphics. The available McIntosh Reference Entertainment System’s 23 speakers offer a harmonic richness and depth that will please even the most ardent audiophile. 

When it comes to driver assistance technology, the Grand Wagoneer does not miss a beat. From the 360-degree cameras with parking sensors to all manner of collision avoidance systems, the vehicle uses the most advanced technologies to keep its occupants and those on the outside safe. 

The Grand Wagoneer is available with 7- or 8-passenger seating and has the most overall passenger volume in its class. Both second and third rows offer comfortable seating with plenty of storage and device charging options, separate climate controls and ample space for all back passengers. A second rear sunroof makes the rear seating feel even airier. Second row passengers get delightful 10-inch entertainment touchscreens that even allow for streaming content.

The cargo space, accessible by the hands-free liftgate, is enormous. You’ll find thoughtful details here as well, such as storage for the roof rails. And if you need more space, a long wheelbase Grand Wagoneer is available, adding 12 inches of overall length and significantly more storage volume. 

The Grand Wagoneer’s motivation comes from a 6.4L V8 that churns out 471HP and 455 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a buttery smooth 8-speed automatic transmission and the Quadra-Trac II 4WD system with a terrain management control, the powertrain makes easy work of both city and highway driving and boasts best-in-class towing capability. 

The suspension is a master class, balancing extraordinary comfort and outstanding handling and road dynamics, thanks to the advanced Quadra-Lift air suspension and the adaptive dampers. Road and wind noise is virtually non-existent, making the Grand Wagoneer the ultimate road trip partner. 

The Grand Wagoneer offers everything a full-size luxury SUV shopper would be looking for – luxurious materials, comfort and convenience, the latest technology and safety features, colossal towing and utility capability and stylish good looks. The icon has returned!

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