The release date of the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is not official yet, but we know a lot about the upcoming SUV. Well, the FCA made it official a few months ago, leaving a lot of room for speculations. Meanwhile, test mules have been spotted. However, that doesn’t mean much. The production model will update all the details before it comes out.
The SUV is taking place in the full-size segment. The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be larger than Grand Cherokee. The most popular SUV in the lineup is missing again on the three-row model because of its larger sibling. Well, there are a lot of other changes coming for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the fans of midsize SUV won’t be disappointed.
But, let’s get back to the new model in the lineup. The Grand Wagoneer is an important project since the FCA is finally entering the full-size market. Well, the vehicle will have engines that can produce a lot of power. However, some things are still unknown, such as release date and the availability of the Trackhawk version.
There are no doubts that V8 will be under the bonnet of the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The US carmaker has a few options. The entry-level favorite is a 5.7-liter displacement. Engineers tune this powerplant to produce 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. It is already available at higher trim levels of Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. A power router is an eight-speed automatic transmission. It sends power to rear wheels and the company makes all-wheel drive optional.
If this is not enough for you, a 6.4-liter Hemi is another V8 available in FCA’s lineup. In this case, the SUV will get at least 450 hp. We can hear that engineers are working on the enhancement which will result in a 500-hp output. Lighter vehicles can sprint to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. However, Grand Wagoneer will be larger and heavier, and we doubt it will stop the clock under this mark.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk
The top of the line model for the upcoming SUV should get the most powerful engine in the market. the Hellcat drivetrain is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which can explode for 707 horsepower. This version should be the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk. Well, the FCA indicated that all performance-oriented models will wear this badge, including the SRT, Dodge’s trademark. On the other hand, Grand Cherokee is the only big rig with such drivetrain and even the more popular Ram 1500 truck is not offering it, although the company gave us some hints it can happen.
There won’t be surprises on the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer design. The new SUV is not look like its discontinued predecessor. Still, designers will use a few details to bring the classic moments. A seven-slot radiator grille is a safe bet. The SUV will probably appear with the extended body, which should be Grand Wagoneer and the regular length is Wagoneer.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Interior
A longer body will make the SUV more aggressive, but it also brings more space inside the cabin. Expect more than 100 cubic feet of the cargo space and three rows of seats. Seven spots are guaranteed, while the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be even an eight-seater. The carmaker is developing a new infotainment system. Uconnect is already one of the best services you can find in the market. The center of its is an 8-inch touchscreen display, while the large SUV could get an even bigger screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Higher-end models will come with navigation and more speakers in the audio system.
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2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date and Price
The new model is official and we can expect it by the end of this season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is slowing everything down, especially in the automotive industry. So, do not be surprised if the FCA postpone the launch for the first quarter of 2021. As every full-size vehicle, the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will cost over $50,000. If the Wagoneer is the base, and Grand Wagoneer extended model, you will have to add around $3,000. Top of the lineup Trackhawk might reach a six-digit price.
The FCA is producing the best-selling mid-size SUV and the carmaker is competitive in the compact tier with the Compass. Of course, there is also a famous Wrangler off-roader. So, with so many class-leading vehicles, why there is no a full-size model? The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will finally stand against Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe/Suburban. Well, there are also competitors from Japanese carmakers. The extended version offers additional option. Also, the FCA is missing on the three-row model, although we could hear a lot of rumors about the Grand Cherokee becoming such a vehicle.