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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a full size, three row SUV designed to transport the entire family in luxury. It takes the Grand Cherokee and builds on it in every way.

It’s a big vehicle and feels it, but in a good way. It’s spacious, imposing and luxurious but also surprisingly easy to drive.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer design

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a big SUV. It’s 5.4m long (18ft) and weighs 2,888kg.

The design is still very Jeep, with a tall front end, the signature grille and lights either side. This version has a lot going on under the grill with a lower fascia and a lower, lower fascia under that.

Panels are smooth, edges are rounded and the design is simple yet elegant. It has a flat roof, which provides superb interior space and a large window at the back for excellent visibility.

There’s also a large overhang at the rear that offers plenty of trunk space. That’s ideal for carrying the family and all their luggage!

Wagoneer interior

The interior of the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is cavernous. It has three proper rows to fit 7 or 8 passengers in comfort. There is lots of glass so the feeling of light and space is exaggerated.

The driving position is superb, with digital instruments, a 12” large touchscreen and a smaller 10.3” touchscreen with a series of comfort controls underneath. There’s also a screen for the front passenger and optional screens for both back rows.

The Wagoneer also comes with a WiFi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, multiple USB ports and McIntosh audio with up to 23 speakers.

The build quality is excellent as you’d expect. Materials are top notch, finishing is great and there are no rattles or shakes as you move.

Everything seems very well put together.

Engine and drivetrain

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer comes with a 6.4-litre V8 engine that produces 471 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to an eight speed automatic transmission that powers all four wheels.

The engine is very quiet and very smooth. Leave it in idle and you’ll hardly hear it. It’s a very competent engine, more than up to the task of driving such a substantial vehicle.

The motor proves there is life in the V8 yet and while it is becoming an endangered species, it’s well placed here.

It’s a Hemi V8 with cylinder deactivation technology to help save gas. That’s a smart addition to a vehicle that would most often be driven with a single passenger.

With Quadra-Drive II AWD system and the Quadra-Lift air suspension big wheels and switchable driving modes, the Wagoneer is a pleasure to drive. It is a big SUV, but doesn’t feel like a big SUV once you’re on the road.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer can come with adaptive cruise control, self-parking, night vision with pedestrian and animal detection, heads-up display, forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist.

A semi-autonomous upgrade will soon be available too.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is available at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8.

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