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How We’d Spec It: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will go on sale this summer with starting prices reaching up to $105,995, and the base Wagoneer, which starts at $59,995, won’t arrive until later. The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer look similar, but the latter has a slightly more upscale exterior and interior, a more powerful 6.4-liter V-8 engine, and standard four-wheel drive. The Wagoneer comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a 5.7-liter V-8 and a 48-volt hybrid assist that Jeep calls eTorque. The Wagoneer will compete with the likes of the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, or Ford Expedition, and the Grand Wagoneer with more luxurious full-size SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator. If Car and Driver editors bought either of the two new three-rowers from Jeep, this is how we would spec them:

Drew Dorian’s $81,375 Jeep Wagoneer Series II

No Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer is what I would consider affordable, but luckily all versions are nicely outfitted with luxuries. Even the entry-level Wagoneer Series II looked fairly well-equipped to me, so I chose that one and went with a four-wheel-drive model. From there I added the $3995 Convenience Group package which adds several high-end features including an air suspension, a head-up display, heated second-row seats, a self-parking feature, and a few additional driver-assists. I also splurged on the $2995 Premium Group package, which includes 22-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, roof-rail cross bars, and a cargo-area tonneau cover. I prefer captain’s chairs in the second row to make the third row of seats a little more accessible, so I also added the 2nd Row Seating Group package for $795. The Wagoneer comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 versus the 6.4-liter mill that runs under the hood of the Grand Wagoneer, but that’s fine by me and I’m sure it still provides more than enough power and towing capacity for what I’d need. Jeep’s available exterior colors are limited and I would have loved a nice rich dark green. Instead, I went with the bright Velvet Red Pearl-Coat paint ($595) which pairs well with the two-tone Sea Salt (tan) and black Nappa leather interior scheme. My red Wagoneer Series II offers a hell of a lot of good kit and nearly as much cache as one of its Grand siblings but with a relatively low price tag of $81,375. –Drew Dorian

Joey Capparella’s $84,680 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series III

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I opted for the lower-spec Wagoneer because I like the idea of the 5.7-liter V-8 engine with its eTorque 48-volt hybrid system. Sure, the 6.4-liter engine in the Grand Wagoneer is more powerful, but I wouldn’t be able to stomach its fuel-economy penalty. Plus, the Wagoneer offers many of the same appealing features as the Grand Wagoneer and looks nearly the same. The Series III version starts at $75,590 and includes a head-up display, an air suspension, heated and cooled front seats, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The first option I added was the $3000 four-wheel-drive system, because it’s a Jeep after all. I then opted for the $595 silver paint (there aren’t many good color options available) and the $595 second-row captain’s chairs that replace the second-row bench and reduce seating capacity from eight to seven. My only big-ticket item was the $5495 Premium package that includes an upgraded audio system, a panoramic sunroof, 22-inch wheels, and power-retractable running boards, among other things. This all adds to a pretty well-equipped full-size SUV, and given that the Grand Wagoneer can easily go into six-figure territory, my $84,680 total price looks somewhat reasonable. –Joey Capparella

Connor Hoffman’s $101,985 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Obsidian

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There are no good colors for the Grand Wagoneer, so I decided to go with a blacked-out Obsidian model, which starts at $100,995. The Diamond Black paint costs $595, but you can get Bright White as a no-cost option. The only package I’d add is the interior protection package, which includes all-season floor mats to keep my $100k-plus SUV clean during Michigan’s winter, and a cargo tray. Other than those two options, my Grand Wagoneer comes standard with four-wheel drive, the more powerful 6.4-liter V-8 engine that provides 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, and the cool front passenger display screen. This price might seem ridiculous for a Jeep, but this loaded three-row SUV is in Cadillac Escalade territory, and it’ll cost me $101,985. –Connor Hoffman

Maxwell Mortimer’s $108,380 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Series III

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I’m not a huge fan of massive utes, but who doesn’t like to occasionally price out an expensive luxo-barge for fun? I chose to skip the Jeep Wagoneer and go straight for the Grand Wagoneer to see how it stacks up against vehicles like the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. For my build, I started with a Series III trim Grand Wagoneer in Baltic Gray metallic ($595.) Starting at $105,995, the Series III trim comes loaded with just about every option and has standard features such as upgraded leather massaging seats, night vision, a center-console beverage cooler, and many driver-assist features. I really liked the Blue Agave interior color, so I stuck with that and added the embossed-metal interior accents to replace the wood trim for $795. To that I would add only the heavy-duty trailer-tow package for $995 because it’d be foolish to spend this much and not check that box. When it’s all said and done, my Series III Grand Wagoneer came out to an exorbitant $108,380, but that’s the price of entry when you’re playing in the big leagues. –Maxwell Mortimer

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