The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Squares Up With the Competition
Although the Jeep Wagoneer is relatively new on the market, it’s taking the Ford Expedition head-on. While the Expedition has been a leading-class SUV for years, it falls short when it squares up with the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer. In fact, when it comes to towing capacity, the Ford Expedition can’t even hold a candle to the Jeep Wagoneer. With the ability to pull up to 10,000 pounds, the Jeep Wagoneer currently offers the highest towing capacity in its segment. For reference, the Ford Expedition taps out at 9,000 pounds.
Readers may be wondering where all this strength is coming from and the answer is very simple–there’s a 5.7-liter V8 engine under the hood providing 392 horsepower and up to 404 lb-ft of torque. For 2023, the Wagoneer is slated to be powered by a refined and re-tuned twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 engine with 420 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque. While the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds, the 2023 model is expected to be even faster. On the 2022 Ford Expedition, buyers can expect a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that generates 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to acceleration, the Expedition goes from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.6 seconds. Of course, it’s not that much slower than the Wagoneer, but it does feature an 8-speed automatic transmission that’s less clunky than the Expedition’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
As for fuel efficiency, the Wagoneer gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city and up to 22 mpg on the highway. Engine changes for the 2023 model are expected to make the vehicle much more fuel efficient. Although the Expedition has better fuel efficiency, it’s only by a mile as it’s EPA-rated at 17 mpg in the city and up to 23 mpg on the highway. Another instance in which the two models differ from one another is their respective entry prices. While the Wagoneer is a little more expensive starting at $58,995, it offers buyers state-of-the-art features Expedition owners can only dream of. Besides, the entry-level Expedition offers seating for only five people, as opposed to the Wagoneer that can comfortably accommodate up to eight passengers.
Available in two trims: Series I and Series II, the Wagoneer comes in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Standard seating is spread over three rows and fits up to eight passengers, but Jeep does offer captain’s chairs for the second row that bring seating down to seven. Like its bigger and grander sibling the Grand Wagoneer, this Wagoneer model features less of the traditional rustic design, and laps up the luxury-like amenities instead.
Buyers can expect a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment screen, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, Uconnect 5 with Navigation, and a nine-speaker Alpine Audio system. Buyers can also expect a host of advanced safety tech, such as Blind Spot Warning, Rear-Cross Traffic Alerts, and an Active Lane Management system.
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