The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is one of the popular models that should be back soon. We already read rumors about the return and late in 2019, FCA announced that the company is working on the comeback. However, the COVID-19 outburst slowed down the development and the SUV is not debuting as the 2021 YM. Besides the Grand Wagoneer, Jeep will add the Wagoneer as well. Most fans are sure these two will be matches to the Ford Expedition and Expedition MAX, and Chevy Tahoe and Suburban. Wagoneer is going to be a full-size SUV, while the Grand Wagoneer is its LWB version.
There are a few certain things about the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. First of all, the SUV is going to take some standard features we can find in every model of this carmaker. A seven-slot grille is the standard option. A boxy look will enhance the appearance. Also, FCA has engines powerful enough to provide enough energy for a smooth ride. A full-size SUV will be pretty heavy. The focus will be on the towing capacity and high outputs, rather than gas mileage and agility.
2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: Engines
If some company is predictable in this segment, that is Jeep. Well, the full-size SUV will need power. Like most other models in the class, the perfect solution is going to be a V8. A 5.7-liter seems to be a good starter with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. It is slightly less than the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia. On the other hand, US big rigs are also competitive, especially Chevy and GMC SUVs. A 5.3-liter V8 can do 355 hp. On the other hand, Ford is an exemption with a twin-turbo V6 and even more energy, 450 ponies.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be after the record in towing capacity. Again, Expedition holds the #1 position here with 9,300 pounds. A 6.4-liter Hemi unit is going to help Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer achieve similar results. In this case, the SUV might get up to 500 horsepower, after the engineers retune the powerplant.
Still, these are not all the options. An oil-burner is also in FCA’s portfolio. It is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel mill with 260 hp and 450 lb-ft that can make the Grand Wagoneer tow more than 10k pounds. Ram 1500 can do 11,500 lbs. Finally, more models will be available with the Hellcat engine. It is a 6.2-liter supercharged drivetrain, that makes Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango the most powerful SUVs in the market, with more than 700 ponies under the hood.
Wagoneer and Long-Wheelbase Grand Wagoneer
FCA is one of the leaders in the market. The mid-size Grand Cherokee is the best-seller. On the other hand, the company is missing a vehicle for the full-size class, although the abovementioned model can compete with big rigs thanks to its powerful V8 units. But, the size matters and the number of seats. Grand Cherokee remains a five-seater, although many sources claimed that it will become a three-row SUV.
If we got it right, the 2022 Wagoneer is going to be a full-size model, at least 205 inches long. On the other hand, the Grand Wagoneer is coming with an extended wheelbase and extra space. The biggest haulers in the market are coming with 220 inches of overall length and 120 inches of cargo space. Expect a similar offer by the FCA.
When Will 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer be Available?
It is not the first time we can read rumors about the comeback of the old-school SUV. But, Jeep could give it a shot. Both fans and experts are sure the carmaker will bring back the trademark feature – a wooden trim on doors and side skirts. Still, the first prototypes are yet to unveil details, even the smallest ones. One of the secrets is the release date of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The SUV is definitely in development. Spy photos are showing something similar to Grand Cherokee. Some enthusiasts don’t want to rush with conclusions, if the company is testing a seven-seat mid-size model, or it is the new Wagoneer.
All in all, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is on the way. It is already a bit late for the 2021 season, so we can expect the debut at some of the big car shows when the situation with the COVID-19 outburst calms down. Detroit would be a perfect spot for such a premiere, with no other big arrivals expected in the FCA lineup.
The price of the Wagoneer is going to be around $50,000. Its long-wheelbase alternative is going to add at least $5,000 only for the body upgrade. Larger engines and additional options will cost extra. The market is crowded, but some companies are about to give up on the full-size class. Slow sales might kill Sequoia and Armada. This is probably one of the main reasons for hesitation. Otherwise, we would already see Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer at dealerships.