2022 Marks The Return Of The Jeep Wagoneer
In 1963, Jeep broke new ground with the release of the Wagoneer. It was a new vehicle that could handle the off-road environment but offered occupants a more stylish and comfortable adventure. In 1984, the Grand Wagoneer turned it up a notch and set the bar for American made luxury SUVs. Now fast forward to 2022, and Jeep will once again be redefining how Americans view luxury and creature comforts in an SUV.
A First Glance
The look of the new Wagoneer is classic. It offers a nod to the Jeep line’s traditional grille, but the overall shape and focal points are all very refined. The LED headlamps are no longer the giant globes of the past. Instead, they have evolved into intelligent LED lights with a 180-degree lateral rotation that hugs the road as you steer. The boxy shape has also been smoothed to create softer lines and a sportier look for this on or off-road wonder. Finally, a view from above reveals the single-pane glass roof that provides a panoramic view of the sky, both day and night.
Entering A New World
The interior of the new Wagoneer is nothing short of stunning. We Americans like our technology. And we also have a flair for the gritty, sleek industrial look that built our country. The team at Jeep created a formula that blends both of these passions into the Wagoneer. Rich leather, hand and heat-treated lace-wood, brushed metal, and recessed lighting create a SoHo loft ambiance. This image is further intensified by the music drifting from the exclusive McIntosh sound system. The only thing more enthralling than the first visual of the interior is when you first sink into this remarkably well-appointed cabin and experience total comfort.
No Retro Tech
There is nothing in the Wagoneer tech package that was even a thought back in this vehicle’s early days. A total of 45 inches of display surface have been artfully incorporated into the new Wagoneer. This includes a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a 12.1-inch center touchscreen, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the front seat passenger. Literally, everything is right at your fingertips when you are in the driver’s seat.
And the technology goes far beyond the apps, entertainment, and navigation systems. Selec-Terrain Traction Management System offers five modes, Quadra-Drive® II 4×4 system with active two-speed transfer case and Quadra-Lift® Air suspension all make this the easiest to drive off-road vehicle you will ever experience.
An Amazing Collaboration
The Wagoneer body is rumored to be modeled after the Ram 1500, and it is also suggested that the 3.6L V6 engine used in the Ram will find its way to this SUV. That also gives enthusiasts hope that the beefier 5.7L HEMI V8 will also be an optional upgrade. And the door is also open for a 3.0L V6 diesel to make an appearance. All of this is speculation right now, but Jeep confirms that the Grand Wagoneer will offer “unmatched” towing capacity for its class.