The new Jeep Wagoneer is a classic Jeep nameplate that has been adapted to a three-row SUV, with eight seats and a spacious interior. The Wagoneer’s four-wheel drive gives it more off-road capabilities than other competitors. However, it is also much more expensive.
The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer marks a return to the market for this iconic SUV and fills a void in the Jeep lineup. The Jeep Wagoneer finally offers a three-row option that can seat up to eight people in a spacious, comfortable interior. The Wagoneer also offers a generous dose of luxury, with standard Nappa leather seats as well as a 10.1 inch infotainment touchscreen. The Wagoneer’s base trim offers a luxurious experience. The standard V8 engine makes the Wagoneer a great tow vehicle option. It is also a Jeep and offers three four-wheel drive systems with different levels of capability.
Pricing and Trims
There are three levels of the Jeep Wagoneer: Series I, Series II and Series III. All models include rear-wheel drive as standard. For an additional $3,000., four-wheel drive is available across the entire lineup.
The Series I entry-level trim starts at $57,995 with a $2,000 destination charge. Jeep has not yet released details about the standard and available features for this model, but it will arrive in 2021.
The standard features of this vehicle start at $69,995 and include a powerliftgate, heated side mirrors and 20-inch wheels, trizone automatic climate control and perforated Nappa leather seating, heated and ventilated 12-way power adjustable front seats and a leather-wrapped heated steering column. A 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a nine speaker premium Alpine audio system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, active brake, full-speed forward collision warning with activebraking, and front and rear parking systems are some other features.
The Series III’s starting price is $74,995. The Series III adds hill-descent control, rear load-leveling and automatic high beams. You can also choose from a McIntosh premium audio system with 19 speakers and an in-vehicle lock.
Performance and Engine
The Jeep Wagoneer’s 5.7-liter V8 engine produces 392 horsepower and 404 pounds-feet torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a powerful engine that can easily move this SUV up to highway speeds. It is responsive and aggressive, with enough power to pass slower vehicles. The Jeep is a large SUV and drivers will feel its weight, but it doesn’t seem slow. With seamless, well-timed shifts, the transmission makes full use of the engine’s power. Smooth ride means that potholes and imperfections on roads are not noticed. This luxury SUV can be used off-road with confidence to tackle rocks, loose gravel and muddy roads. This SUV has all the luxury features of a luxury SUV, but the off-road capabilities of an off-road vehicle.
The Jeep Wagoneer’s luxurious interior is all about luxury. There are eight seats, and the second and third rows can easily fit tall adults. Third-row passengers can still stretch out and remain comfortable even on longer drives. The second row can be equipped with captain’s chairs, which reduces the capacity to seven people. The materials are of high quality with premium leather and standard 12-way, heated-ventilated, power-adjustable front chairs. Sound insulation keeps road and wind noise out of the cabin. This makes it easy to have a conversation among all three rows.
Luxury SUVs can be measured by their cargo volume, and the Jeep Wagoneer has a huge 27.4 cubic foot behind the third row. With the third row folded down, that number increases to 70.8 cubic feet and 116.7 cubic yards with only the front seats used. The Wagoneer can tow up 10,000 pounds. These are some impressive numbers and slightly more than the Grand Wagoneer, which is the Jeep’s top-of-the-line model.