What's old is new again. Just as Chevrolet and Ford have done with their Blazer and Bronco SUVs, Jeep is resurrecting an old nameplate for the new millennium. This time it's the Grand Wagoneer, a four-wheel-drive wagon-like SUV last seen for the 1991 model year. Doesn't ring a bell? The most distinctive styling element was its wood side paneling, if that helps.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
At launch, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will get a 6.4-liter V8 that produces 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. Jeep hinted at other powertrains during the launch of the Grand Wagoneer but nothing is official yet. We'd guess that a diesel, a hybrid or even future electrified versions could be coming. Who knows, maybe we'll even get a Hellcat engine stuffed under that hood somehow. Every Grand Wagoneer comes standard with a Class IV integrated trailer hitch.
The new Grand Wagoneer has a long, wide dashboard enhanced with premium materials including wood and aluminum. There is eye-catching detail to just about everything, including the air vents and metal rotary shifter. The leather seats have diamond-pattern stitching and perforation. The deluxe elements extend also to the doors, dashboard, and all buttons and controls.
In the front row of seating alone, there's the potential for 44 inches of total screen space. There's a 12-inch digital cluster display, a 12-inch center touchscreen, a 10-inch lower touchscreen to control the seats and climate control, and a 10.25-inch front passenger screen that can be used for entertainment. The passenger can even search for directions and send them to the driver. An optional McIntosh stereo offers 23 speakers and 1,375 watts of power. Jeep has said that hands-free active driving assist will be available later in the model year as well.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer has instantly recognizable styling, a gorgeous interior and at least the promise of paramount capability. Jeep says it's going for all-out luxury and we're inclined to believe that it has succeeded. At the very least this new three-row SUV is evocative and has quite a bit of potential. We give Jeep credit for thinking creatively and adding some enticing next-generation features. Check back in the coming months for new updates and our full testing evaluation.