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Family-Friendly Utility and Over-the-Top Luxury Highlight the All-New 2022 Grand Wagoneer

So you’re searching for a luxury SUV, but not another cookie-cutter repeat of the previous year’s best seller. You want unbridled luxury – a vehicle that delivers over-the-top glam features in a package that is unmistakably elegant. When it comes to new vehicles of this caliber, we can always find these features in the usual suspects, like the German-engineered threesome of BMW, Mercedes, and Audi, but what if you want something that’s a little less ubiquitous? If that sounds like you, we recommend previewing the 2022 Grand Wagoneer.

The Grand Wagoneer name may sound familiar because it once held a spot in the Jeep lineup, but today’s Grand Wagoneer is something else entirely. In fact, nowhere on the vehicle will you find the Jeep name, and that’s also by design. The Grand Wagoneer is a standalone brand and vehicle that sits outside the existing Jeep lineup, not unlike the relationship between Nissan and Infiniti. When put in those terms, it starts to make sense why this vehicle is completely different.

When luxury buyers set their sights on an SUV, it often means they’re looking for a vehicle suitable for families. In the past, that criteria meant settling for a bedazzled lower-end brand that took a shot at infusing refinement and luxury in the cabin but couldn’t quite pull it off. The Grand Wagoneer is designed for unparalleled luxury at its core. It’s not a knock-off of a more standard model; it is its own model.

If you want a family SUV and you’re a luxury buyer who is looking for something different that doesn’t leave any luxury feature out, then the 2022 Grand Wagoneer was made just for you. Discover the Grand Wagoneer from bumper to glorious bumper. It’s a standalone luxury powerhouse with the goods to provide all the space and utility your family needs.

Refined Styling at a Premium Price

The 2022 Grand Wagoneer encapsulates a lot of words, like luxurious, over-the-top, high-end, and elite. Visit the Grand Wagoneer’s preview website, and you’re greeted with the phrase “Anticipate Greatness.” It’s an apt teaser for an SUV that is poised to give the usual suspects a serious run for their money.

Speaking of money, the Grand Wagoneer carries an equally impressive price tag, starting at nearly $90,000 and climbing up north of $100,000 in the upper trim range. The moniker American Premium headlines the narrative describing the new Grand Wagoneer, but what does it mean? It’s a comprehensive array of ultra-high-end finishes and technologies, both exterior and interior, that combine to deliver a proudly American-made option.

The boxy, truck-like exterior softens its capability-focused features with plenty of chrome accents, along with just enough of an homage to Grand Wagoneers of the past to remind us why we loved it in the first place. The Grand Wagoneer is elegantly rugged, if such a dichotomy is possible. Infused with futuristic LED headlights, taillights, and fog lights, and a selection of intricately designed wheels, it finds a balance that few other luxury SUVs have managed to accomplish.

A dark blue 2022 Grand Wagoneer is parked next to a river, beside the vehicle there is a man fishing.

Interior and Next-Level Infotainment and Technology

On the inside, the driver and passengers are surrounded by technology in the form of multiple touchscreens and displays. Settle into the 24-way power seats covered in supple Palermo leather, and stream your favorite playlist through the available McIntosh audio system that features 23 speakers and 1375-watts of audio listening nirvana.

Fully-loaded Grand Wagoneers receive a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen located above another 10.3-inch touchscreen that exists solely to control the cabin temperature. The lucky front seat passenger gets their own 10.3-inch touchscreen to stave off road trip boredom and easily interface with rear-seat passengers without ever uttering a word. Though, those rear-seat passengers may not answer because they’ll be busy streaming Amazon Fire television on the available dual 10.1-inch touchscreen entertainment system. In addition, second-row passengers have a 10.3-inch touchscreen nestled between the captain’s chairs. Three rows of seats are standard, and the Grand Wagoneer can be outfitted to seat either 7 or 8 passengers.

Other interior features unique to the Grand Wagoneer include a fully digital driver’s gauge cluster, sized at a generous 12.3 inches. There is also customizable interior ambient lighting, including a rest mode on the touchscreen that lets you dial in a babbling brook or crackling fire while you’re waiting for the kids in the carpool line. There’s also a head-up display and a full complement of interior and exterior cameras that allow full views of the vehicle, inside and out.

Advanced Safety Systems for Peace-of-Mind Traveling

Semi-autonomous is the new buzzword coursing through automakers’ design studios. It’s a term that encompasses the systems we already see on a lot of newer vehicles. These include safety features designed to aid the driver in avoiding collisions and keeping the vehicle otherwise free from potential hazards. Starting with the 360 Surround View Camera, the Grand Wagoneer is wired for safety and security.

In addition to its high-strength steel construction, the 2022 Grand Wagoneer is loaded with other electronic driver-assist safety systems, including a few we haven’t seen on other vehicles before. These include a very clever night vision mode that can detect pedestrians or animals before the driver’s naked eye can, thus providing a potentially life-saving extra few seconds to maneuver, stop, or otherwise avoid what lies ahead.

The Grand Wagoneer also incorporates an intelligent adaptive cruise control function that will eventually morph into hands-free driving on connected roads and highways. In fact, the Grand Wagoneer boasts over 120 safety features, all designed to keep occupants, drivers, and pedestrians around the vehicle safe. We love the Intersection Collision Assist feature, which anticipates potential issues as the vehicle approaches an intersection, taking the guesswork out of a typically stressful situation.

The available Active Driving Assist uses sensors to automate acceleration and braking, as well as help to keep the Grand Wagoneer centered in its intended lane of travel. Some surprising available safety features that fall more under the security subheading include a center console-located vehicle safe with a touchpad for access. The safe is cleverly concealed within the console, providing a spot to stash electronics and other valuables.

A white 2022 Grand Wagoneer is shown from the side parked in a field at sunset.

Capability You Want

We’d be remiss if we didn’t at least mention capability. After all, this is a full-size four-wheel drive SUV. Equip your luxurious 2022 Grand Wagoneer with the available All-Terrain Group, and it doubles as an extreme off-roader. Equipment like Selec-Terrain Traction Management, an Air Suspension System, and special skid plates and tow hooks make the transition from Park Avenue to backcountry mountain trail seamless.

The Grand Wagoneer offers up to 10,000 pounds of towing capability, so you can haul the family boat or RV right along with you. Integrated trailer brakes and a specially-designed ParkView backup camera with a zoom feature let you find the hitch the first time. The Grand Wagoneer uses this advanced trailering technology to make the trailer essentially an extension of the vehicle, delivering seamless and stress-free trailering capability.

The Luxury You Want In the Family Vehicle You Need

We ended with capability because, with a vehicle of this caliber, it’s actually an afterthought. There’s something about knowing your ultra-luxurious SUV has the grit and utility to haul anything just about anywhere that actually makes it even fancier. That’s the essence of the 2022 Grand Wagoneer: luxury meets utility in an uncompromising package designed for buyers who want literally the best of everything for themselves and their families.