Five Things To Love About the Wagoneer
Jeep was one of the very first automakers to introduce full-size vehicles to the masses with the launch of the Wagoneer model in the 1960s. As the vehicle evolved over the years, it slowly earned its place as one of the first luxury SUVs out there. In retrospect, it feels off that Jeep tapped out of the large luxury segment by 1990 just as it was taking off. In fact, automakers all over the world stepped in to fill the gap Jeep left behind at the time. These days, the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are on their way to dealerships nationwide, marking the return of the nameplate. The all-new Wagoneer lineup goes head-to-head against heavy players such as the Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, while the Grand Wagoneer takes luxury to new heights and staunchly competes against rival models from Cadillac, Lincoln, and most importantly even Range Rover. Read on to find out five things we love about the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models.
Handling and Performance
Powered by HEMI engines beneath their individual hoods, both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer provide more than capable acceleration that’s accented with the familiar HEMI rumble. The Wagoneer is powered by a 5.7-liter, 392 horsepower powerplant, while the Grand Wagoneer gets an even larger 6.4-liter HEMI V8 that can generate up to 471 horsepower. Larger than the average Jeep vehicle, both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer handle themselves remarkably well despite their size, not only thanks to the potent engines but also because of their responsive steering and impressive body control that clearly make the models appear and feel smaller than they actually are.
The Wagoneer lineup of vehicles offers buyers high-tech features never before seen on vehicles, complete with a massive 10.25-inch screen that’s only visible to the front passenger as a safety measure. Passengers can enjoy Amazon Fire TV, backseat entertainment controls in which they can control what’s watched in the rear of the vehicle, and even a camera that helps them keep an eye on the family.
Long considered one of the best infotainment systems in the automotive realm, the latest Uconnect 5 boosts intuitive menus, overall ease of use, and offers even better and clearer graphics. Not only does Uconnect 5 retain all the features that made it an initial success, but the system also adds even more capability and customization than ever before.
Smaller windows had their moment in automotive design, but these days Jeep is bucking those trends and improving visibility. Not only do the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have a lot of glass throughout, but they’re also helped by a low beltline and an upright profile. The design itself improves visibility and makes for an open and airy atmosphere in the cabin, especially for those buyers who opt for the large, multipanel moonroof.
Jeep has made great strides towards improving its interior quality over the decades, but the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer take matters into another dimension. Soft-touch surfaces, smooth and streamlined visual appeal, upscale materials, real wood, metal trims, as well as groundbreaking levels of new technology (including some industry firsts) make the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer standouts.
Prospective buyers of the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer can visit Wagoneer.com and learn more about placing an order. A $500 deposit is necessary to hold your reservation.
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