Jeep Resurrects the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer with 2022 Models

by Matthew Wilson
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What’s old is new again. Jeep is bringing back an old favorite with a modern twist. The car brand is resurrecting its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer lines.

You can party like it’s 1963 again or 1983 or 1993 for that matter. Jeep introduced the Grand Wagoneer as its top-of-the-line model in the 1990s. But shortly after, the brand killed the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer lineup seemingly for good. The Jeep Grand Cherokee remained its top-of-the-line model instead. Well, as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

After nearly 30 years, the car brand is introducing both lines for its 2022 sales. The brand intends is catering its newest models for the wealthy and upper-middle classes. For its new lineup, Jeep chose not to go for a retro design, preferring a stripped-back modern update.

For one, neither vehicle has the word Jeep on it. The company is opting to treat the Wagoneer addition as its own luxury sub-brand. And it also has luxury brand prices to match. They are selling the suped-up Grand Wagoneer for $88,995. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to save money, you can buy the Wagoneer for $59,995.

According to Fox News, the company intends to compete against other top-of-the-line competitors such as the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, or Chevrolet Tahoe. Throw the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator in there as well, and you have a battle for consumer attention as the premiere luxury ride.

Jeep Wagoneer: Bringing Back the Old Lineup

So what exactly are you getting for your money? Check out the video below for all the bells and whistles. But the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will have all of the brand’s premier features. For instance, the rides will have independent rear suspensions. That will most importantly help the vehicle perform a smoother ride even when driving across rocky terrain as Jeep demonstrated.

Both vehicles feature a V8 engine (a 392 hp 5.7 liter in the Jeep Wagoneer and a 471 hp 6.4 liter in the Grand). They have eight-speed automatic transmissions, and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive as well. Both of the Jeep models are similar in appearance. But they also feature subtle differences. For instance, the Grand has a different grill shape on its hood and also a different tailgate design. Additionally, the Grand features a leather interior to the Wagoneer’s synthetic approach. But both vehicles come in one-size-fits-all.

The Grand Wagoneer will also offer seven digital displays for its navigation, air conditioning, gauge cluster, and others. The vehicle will feature options for the passengers to watch movies and other entertainment with TV displays.

Jeep made the choice to bring back both models after several decades. But the company is completely redefining what both of the lineups mean. According to Fox, the company wanted a model that could compete against its competitors in the luxury ride SUV space.