We are here to remove the key differences between the two large Jeeps and decide which one is best for you. And just in time – orders for the new Wagoneer family, which will go on sale this summer, are now being accepted. For reference, both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are the same size (and both have long wheelbase versions coming later) and have the same interior for seven or eight passengers. Think of them as similar to Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Cadillac’s Escalade: mechanically and structurally the same, but you’re nicer and more expensive.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: design
At first glance, the Jeep Wagoneer 2022 and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer 2022 don’t differ too much. They’re pretty much the same size and both have U-shaped shed windows, roof racks and nameplates in bold on the front, back and sides. However, the Grand Wagoneer has a more nifty grille design, chrome on the windows, a black-painted roof, copper-tinted windows, and higher quality LED lighting that turns into a welcome dance sequence when started remotely.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: The big screen (or the big screen – plural)
Big difference: The Grand Wagoneer has a maximum display area of approx. 30 cm, which is divided into up to seven screens. All these models are standard equipment in the upper Series III. These include the driver’s digital cluster, the center infotainment screen, the front passenger screen, two rear screens for entertainment and comfort control screens in the first two rows for climate and seat adjustment.
The Wagoneer only has the standard for cluster and main center touchscreens. The other three entertainment screens are optional. So if you are looking for that LCD slip … the Grand Wagoneer is your Jeep.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: V-8 engines for everyone!
Every full-size Jeep SUV will come out with a V-8 under the hood – just not the same one. The Jeep Wagoneer 2022 has a 5.7-liter V-8 with the 48-volt mild hybrid system eTorque. It has a whopping 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque and can tow 10,000 pounds.
Upgrade to the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and the 5.7 will be swapped out for a 6.4-liter V-8 at launch, producing 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough engine to get the big jeep from zero to 60 mph in 6 seconds and tow barely 10,000 pounds. We expect more engines, including a plug-in hybrid for the 4xe model.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: Suspension and 4×4 systems
The Wagoneer is a body SUV with standard rear-wheel drive and three available all-wheel drive systems. It has a standard steel coil spring suspension that holds the SUV 8.0 inches off the ground. Opt for Quadra-Lift air suspension and the ground clearance swells up to 10 inches.
The Grand Wagoneer is equipped with all-wheel drive as standard and has Quadra-Lift suspension with which the vehicle can be lowered when getting in and out or for better aerodynamics on the road. Aside from the differences between all-wheel drive and suspension, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are essentially the same bodywork SUVs below.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: bikes
Wagoneers are equipped with 20-inch wheels as standard. Optionally, 18-inch off-road wheels and tires or more eye-catching 22s are available. The Grand Wagoneer models have standard 20- or 22-inch aluminum wheels with four different surfaces and a three-dimensional wheel c with a Wagoneer logo suspended in acrylic. The Grand Wagoneer Obsidian model features polished 22-inch wheels with black inserts.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: materials
There is a price difference of $ 30,000 between the two Wagoneer models. This means the leather in the Grand Wagoneer is smoother, the trim is more expensive and the instrument panel has an optional Piano Black center pad.
And then there is the wood talk. The Grand Wagoneer has American walnut on the dashboard, doors and center console. There is no wood in the Wagoneer and no wood grain on the outside, as was the case with the original models at the time. Stitch patterns run horizontally across the Wagoneer, but vertically across the leather line of the Grand Wagoneer.
What about that obsidian version?
Both Wagoneer models have Series I, II and III trim levels, but the Grand Wagoneer adds one more: Obsidian, named for black glass made from molten lava. This spec will be available sometime after the Grand Wagoneer’s launch, starting at $ 100,995. Since it’s only available on the GW, it has all-wheel drive, a 6.4-liter V-8, and a ton of content. The color scheme is described as black on black on black with black accents, wheels and onyx interior.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: Audio systems
The Grand Wagoneer is introducing a McIntosh stereo system in a vehicle with 950 watts and 23 loudspeakers for the first time and offers the opportunity to see the receiver’s digitized status pins dancing on the infotainment screen.
Meanwhile. The basic stereo system in the Wagoneer is an Alpine brand system with nine speakers. Customers can opt for a 19-speaker, lower watt McIntosh system.
Wagoneer versus Grand Wagoneer: Comfort and seating
The Wagoneer has a three-zone air conditioning system. Grand Wagoneers will receive a four-zone HVAC system with touchscreens in the first two rows to control the air conditioning.
Wagoneer has 12-way seats with Npa leather upholstery and the Grand Wagoneer with supple Palermo leather on the upper panels for its 24-way adjustable front seats. The second row chairs are standard with Grand Wagoneer and optional with Wagoneer.
Wagoneer vs. Grand Wagoneer: Price
The cheaper of the two large three-row SUVs, the Wagoneer starts at $ 59,995 for a Series I rear-wheel drive model that won’t be available until later this year. The Series II starts at $ 69,995, the Series III costs $ 74,995 and can be offered as an option up to $ 100,000.
As mentioned earlier, the Grand Wagoneer starts at $ 88,995, nearly $ 30,000 higher than the Wagoneer. The Grand Wagoneer Series II is priced at $ 95,995, the Obsidian is $ 100,995, and the Top-Trim Series III starts at $ 105,995 and can be topped up to $ 113,000.
|2022 Jeep Wagoneer||2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer|
|PRICE||$ 59,995||$ 88,995|
|LAYOUT||Front engine, RWD / AWD / 4WD, 7-8 pass, 4-door SUV|
|ENGINE||5.7 l / 392 hp / 404 lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8 plus 16 hp / 130 lb-ft electric motor, 392 hp / 404 lb-ft comb||6.4 l / 471 hp / 455 lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8|
|CURB WEIGHT||5,950-6,250 lb (mfr)||6,350-6,450 lb (mfr)|
|L x W x H.||214.7 x 83.6 x 75.0-77.6 in|
|0-60 MPH||6.5-6.8 seconds (MT East)||6.0 s (mfr est)|
|EPA FUEL ECON||Not yet rated|
|ON OFFER||Summer 2021|