The Jeep brand of Stellantis, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, is launching its all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer premium SUVs that the automaker says marks the “rebirth of a premium American icon.”
Built at Stellantis’ Warren Truck Assembly Plant, the 2022 Wagoneer will be available in U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2021 in Series I, Series II, and Series III trim levels. Grand Wagoneer will be available in Series I, Series II, Series III, and Obsidian trim levels.
As a premium extension of the Jeep brand, Wagoneer launches with a portfolio of vehicles that includes two models: Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. While the Jeep brand broadly covers the North American mainstream SUV market from the compact to full-size segments, Wagoneer will significantly expand into the large SUV segment while Grand Wagoneer competes in the premium segment.
Wagoneer pricing will start at $57,995 for a Series I model and increase to $86,665 for a Series III Off-road model. Grand Wagoneer pricing begins at $86,995 for a Series I and ramps up to $98,995-$105,980 for an Obsidian package and $107,980 for a Series III Premium package.
Ordering opens with 12 available pre-configured models. Customers can place a reservation through Wagoneer.com, select a dealer and place a $500 deposit. They will then be connected with a concierge at the new Wagoneer Client Services to ensure the entire purchase process runs seamlessly.
“We are ready to start a new exciting adventure with a model that wrote some of the most iconic pages in the history of the American automobile,” says Christian Meunier, CEO of the Jeep brand for Stellantis. “Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are born from the Jeep brand, but they have a flair of their own, building on a rich heritage of craftsmanship and refinement, while offering new levels of sophistication, comfort and legendary 4×4 capability, as well as a new level of customer service.”
Wagoneer is designed and engineered to compete in the heart of the large SUV segment. It has the ability to seat up to eight passengers and carry everything that comes with them. A best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds allows for almost any toy to be towed. Grand Wagoneer will compete in the premium, large SUV segment.
Inspired by the original SUV, the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are a modern interpretation of American success that creates a new timeless, iconic design, according to Jeep. The seven-slot grille hints at family ties to the Jeep brand and, on Grand Wagoneer models, features paint-over-chrome laser-etched grille rings, similar to a knurled finish seen on fine watches. Grand Wagoneer Series III models feature raised aluminum badging with two-piece copperchino-accented letters that add to the refinement and highlight the attention to detail.
Exterior features differentiate the two models. Wagoneer models feature LED headlamps, fog lamps, accent badging, and a standard sidestep. Grand Wagoneer models feature a two-tone black accent roof, distinctive hood, front end, grille, unique premium LED lighting, fender flares and power retractable side steps as standard equipment. Front tow hooks are incorporated into both models’ front end when equipped with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package.
Wagoneer models feature four steel skid plates that protect the front axle, transfer case, fuel tank and rear stabilizer bushing (with Advanced All-Terrain Group).
Premium LED lighting with signature daytime running lamps (DRLs) flank the grille and provide a premium appearance with a Gloss Black background to accent its jewel-like appearance. The LED DRLs form an elegant outline of the grille, help emphasize the width and overall front end of the vehicle. A full suite of exterior LED lights with Dynamic Turn Signal, including premium LED headlamps, fog lamps and taillamps, amplifies the new aesthetic. Upon remote start, Grand Wagoneer’s exterior LED lights engage with an available full welcome sequence.
Exterior color options include Diamond Black, Bright White, Luxury White, Silver Zynith, Baltic Gray, Velvet Red and River Rock Blue. Grand Wagoneer models are also available in Midnight Sky Blue, Rocky Mountain Green and Ember Red.
Inside, Wagoneer features a one-piece instrument panel while Grand Wagoneer features a two-piece design, with an optional Piano Black mid-bolster that integrates advanced technology and connectivity. The mid-bolster appears to float above a structural wing crafted from aluminum and cradles the sculpted Satin American Walnut wood with “Grand Wagoneer” inlaid in metal on the passenger side of the instrument panel.
All models offer leather trimmed seats as standard equipment. Wagoneer models feature Nappa leather trimmed seats, including 12-way power front seats with memory settings, power lumbar support and four-way manual headrest. Grand Wagoneer Series I models offer premium Nappa leather-trimmed seats as standard equipment while Grand Wagoneer Series II and Series III models offer Palermo leather-trimmed seating option with quilting and leather-wrapped instrument panel, consoles, and door panels with accent stitching.
Grand Wagoneer comes with 24-way power front seats, including memory settings and massage, power lumbar support, and four-way powered headrests. Passenger memory seats also are standard on Grand Wagoneer.
Other interior and some of the more than 120 safety features include:
- All-new Uconnect 5 system
- 25-inch passenger screen
- Fire TV for Auto
- Alexa “Home to Car” functionality
- SiriusXM 360L platform and new personalized Pandora stations
- TomTom navigation
- Maps over-the-air (OTA) updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices
- Windshield head-up display
- Available fully digital rearview mirror
- Lane Keep Assist
- McIntosh sound system
- Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Active Lane Management
- Blind-spot Monitoring
- Rear Cross Path detection
- Rear park assist sensors with stop
- Switch-activated electric park brake
Wagoneer offers three available 4×4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II), an available Quadra-Lift air suspension, and Selec-Terrain traction management system.
An electric power steering system has been calibrated to deliver a natural steering feel and enhance fuel economy. The electric motor works with an adaptive engine control unit to monitor steering speed, steering wheel angle, and vehicle speed. This allows for variable amounts of steering assistance to be applied, for example, when more is needed at low speeds maneuvering through a parking lot, or less when at highway speeds to enhance vehicle stability. The EPS system uses a variable rate ratio to improve maneuverability while maintaining on-center stability in all driving conditions.
The 2022 Wagoneer is equipped with a 5.7-liter V-8 engine fitted with the next-generation 48-volt eTorque hybrid as standard equipment. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer is powered by the potent and smooth 6.4-liter V-8 engine. Both engines deliver performance, drivability and, when equipped properly, best-in-class towing capabilities of up to 10,000 pounds.
The Wagoneer is the first vehicle with the next-generation eTorque hybrid system, which features enhancements to several fuel-saving features.
The eTorque hybrid system replaces the traditional engine-mounted alternator with a belt-driven motor generator unit. The motor generator unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to provide quick and seamless engine start/stop, torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations and brake energy regeneration, which improves responsiveness and efficiency.