Automobile enthusiasts have waited a long time for the return of the Jeep Wagoneer, the vehicle that broke new ground in the SUV segment. In the Wagoneer’s first debut in 1963, drivers enjoyed Jeep’s trusted 4×4 capability, yet in a deluxe package rivaling any luxury vehicle on the market.
In addition, the Wagoneer had full-size passenger volume and impressive cargo space. Families loved the Wagoneer and at that time, other manufacturers could only look on with awe. Unfortunately, Jeep stopped manufacturing the Wagoneer in 1991 as demand fell. Now, after a 30-year hiatus, the 2022 Wagoneer makes its triumphant second debut. By all accounts, it appears it will regain its former glory.
2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series II & III Features
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You can get the Wagoneer in two versions, the base model Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer. The Grand Wagoneer isn’t a larger version of the Wagoneer, it just has more options. The base model comes with premium features to rival most luxury SUVs today. Moving to the Grand Wagoneer, you find all the top-tier touches that outpace the competition.
The Grand Wagoneer comes in three trim levels, Series II, Series III and Obsidian. As you might expect, you get more features as you move up the trim levels, but we’ll compare the Grand Wagoneer Series II and Series III models here to help you make an informed decision.
Series II and Series III Powertrain Options
Jeep uses a straight combustion 6.4-liter V-8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission standard on every Grand Wagoneer. This engine has enough power to conquer the harshest road and weather conditions you’ll find anywhere. Jeep rates this engine at 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. In addition, with this powertrain, you can tow up to 8,260 pounds.
You can opt for the 3.0-liter Hurricane inline six-cylinder turbocharged 510 engine. Engineers created this engine to run in two distinct variants. A standard output variant optimized for efficiency utilizes cooled exhaust gas circulation technology to run more efficiently while producing 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque.
The high output variation taps into the power of the Hurricane’s twin turbochargers. Each turbocharger powers three cylinders, which spin up more quickly and at a lower RPM than a single larger turbine could. As a result, in the high-output mode, you get 510 horsepower, 500 pound-feet of torque, and a 9,750-pound maximum towing capacity.
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You have three legendary 4×4 systems available from Jeep on the Series II and Series III trims. Quadra-Trac I let you operate in 4×4 full-time and works with the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System to deliver impressive capability under various conditions. The Quadra-Trac II introduces a two-speed low transfer case that improves performance while traveling at low speeds, a useful feature for off-road excursions. The Quadra-Drive II engages 4×4 capability automatically when conditions get challenging.
Jeep’s Selec-Terrain Traction Management System uses advanced technology to acclimate your Grand Wagoneer to the road and weather conditions. The system adjusts throttle, suspension, and transmission shift points. Selectable modes include Sand/Mud, Snow, Auto, Sport, and Rock.
Jeep has its Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System available on the Series II and standard on the Series III. Quadra-Lift adds 3.6-inches of travel to your suspension. In addition, you can activate it to raise your Grand Wagoneer’s ground clearance to 10 inches to clear obstacles. Or, you can lower it to make entry and egress easier when stopped or improve your fuel economy at highway speeds.
Jeep includes some impressive towing technology to assist in trailering with your Grand Wagoneer Series II and Series III SUVs. A ParkView rear backup camera system consists of a Trailer Hitch Zoom with Line-up Assist system. These systems provide a clear view of your hitch with dynamic gridlines to help guide you. Adding the Trailer Brake Control system gives you more control by syncing the trailer brakes with your Grand Wagoneer’s brakes.
It wouldn’t be a Jeep if it didn’t have rugged equipment designed for off-road excursions. Tow hooks, skid plates, and all-terrain tires add style, performance, and protection to both Series II and Series III models.
Jeep kept it simple with the Grand Wagoneer’s exterior. Staying true to the original while adding modern touches gives it true Jeep character in a contemporary design. Blending soft curves and sweeping lines, the Grand Wagoneer looks like it belongs on the prairie. At 214.7 inches long, 83.6 inches wide, and 75.6 inches tall, it’s fit to roam the prairie.
Other exterior features include LED headlights and taillights, a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, and 22-inch wheels that vary in style from Series II to Series III. Jeep offers the Grand Wagoneer in seven elegant colors, including Velvet Red, Diamond Black Crystal, River Rock, and Luxury White.
Interior Comfort and Convenience
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You get a best-in-class passenger and cargo volume on every Grand Wagoneer. Eight people are pampered in elegant comfort, with front-row passengers enjoying heated and ventilated 12-way power-adjustable seats in both models. In the second row, you get best-in-class legroom and ventilated seats, available on Series II and standard on Series III. Behind the third-row seats, you have best-in-class cargo space.
A 10.1-inch touch-screen display powers your infotainment system in both models. It features built-in navigation and uses Jeep’s Next-Gen UConnect 5 operating system. In addition, you get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth technology standard, keeping you connected no matter where you drive. A front passenger interactive display comes standard on Series III and is available as an option for Series II.
Even your second-row passengers get a touchscreen, a massive 10.25-inch version with the same connectivity. In addition, you get a rear entertainment system with dual 10.25-inch touchscreens mounted to the front seat headrests. Amazon Fire TV comes pre-loaded, and you can sync them or operate them independently if the kids can’t agree on a show. The interior features for the Jeep Wagoneer include many more features.
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