The evolution of the Jeep continues. Hot on the heels of the Gladiator Jeep Pickup the 2022 Wagoneer hopes to be a competitive answer to Detroit’s other full-size SUVs, the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition.
The next Jeeps to join the automaker’s lineup of SUVs are the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer: powerful three-row, body-on-frame SUVs. And, while both trace their lineage back to the last Jeep Wagoneer, neither one will wear a single Jeep badge.
Instead, Jeep is creating the Wagoneer sub-brand — similar to Hyundai’s Genesis brand — that Jeep says will develop into “a portfolio of vehicles that redefines ‘American premium.’” The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will open that portfolio, with the Wagoneer targeting less-premium three-row SUVs while the Grand Wagoneer (pictured in the gallery below) will try to live up to the “Grand” billing and go after luxury SUVs.
What’s the Difference Between the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer?
Both SUVs will share the same frame, eight-speed automatic transmission, maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, dimensions and, aside from minor differences in exterior materials and badging, very nearly the same look. One key difference is under the hood, where the Wagoneer will be powered by a mild-hybrid 5.7-liter eTorque V-8 that produces 392 horsepower and 404 pounds-feet of torque. The Grand Wagoneer, meanwhile, will use a 6.4-liter V-8 with a substantial 471 hp and 455 pounds-feet. Jeep says the Grand Wagoneer will sprint from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds flat. The Wagoneer is available in rear- or four-wheel drive, while the Grand Wagoneer comes standard with 4WD.