The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is a new full-size SUV with three rows of seating for passengers. To avoid any confusion, let's clarify first that the Wagoneer is not the Grand Wagoneer. Essentially, the Wagoneer is the standard model and the Grand Wagoneer is the ritzy version with additional standard and optional features, a more powerful standard engine and some exterior cosmetic differences.
2022 Jeep Wagoneer
At launch, the Wagoneer will get a 5.7-liter V8 (392 horsepower, 404 lb-ft of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 48-volt mild hybrid system called eTorque. Unlike more traditional hybrid setups where a battery alone can power the vehicle, the Wagoneer's mild hybrid system fills in the gaps between shifts, helps with the stop-start system and slightly improves overall fuel economy.
Spacious and packed with modern features, the Wagoneer should be an excellent place to spend some time. Interior materials seem to be high-quality. While the high-dollar Grand Wagoneer will get big-budget items such as a four-screen control center across the dashboard, the standard Wagoneer will still get quite a bit of screen real estate, including a 10-inch center display. Cargo space is abundant, but it falls slightly behind class leaders. The Wagoneer, once you fold the second and third row flat, has 116.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The Chevy Tahoe, for comparison, provides 122.9 cubes.
The Wagoneer will use the newest version of Jeep's infotainment interface powered by Uconnect 5. It will also offer a 10.1-inch center screen and a 10.25-inch screen for the driver's gauge cluster. We've praised earlier Uconnect systems — they're quick to respond to commands and easy to use from the moment you get in the driver's seat. This new Android-powered Uconnect 5 system will operate more like a mobile device. It can process information five times quicker than previous iterations, allows for over-the-air updates of firmware and maps, has Amazon Alexa integration and enables two wireless phone connections simultaneously. (Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity is supported.)
Ford and Chevrolet currently dominate the large SUV market, but the reborn Wagoneer will give you a compelling alternative. It offers class-leading towing capability and a number of attractive design features. An expected comfortable ride and user-friendly tech round out the overall appeal. The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer has a real chance of taking the top spot in our large SUV rankings right out of the gate.