The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Beats Everything But its Luxury Competition
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the newest addition to the full-size SUV segment, and it’s a really nice one at that. It’s got all the bells and whistles that someone looking to spend close to a hundred grand on a vehicle would expect, and it’s competitive with other large luxury SUVs. While everything great about the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer propels it past nearly every luxury SUV in U.S. News’ list of the best SUVs, it isn’t quite enough to push it to the top. What keeps the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer from reaching the coveted number one spot?
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the number two luxury large SUV
U.S. News puts the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer at number two on its list of the top luxury large SUVs. That super special number one spot goes to the also really nice 2021 Lincoln Navigator. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is number two “thanks to its impressive all-around quality.” U.S. News touts the 2022 Grand Wagoneer’s nice interior, calling it “swanky, comfortable, spacious, and easy to drive.”
The 2022 Grand Wagoneer is also number two in the luxury SUVs with 3 rows categories. The Grand Wagoneer takes the three-row SUV to a whole new level, and it does so with a nostalgic luxury that separates it from other SUVs in this category. However, it isn’t quite enough to make it number one, as the 2021 Lincoln Navigator just does things better.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is the number one SUV
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is number one in both the luxury large SUV category and the luxury SUVs with 3 Rows category. That’s in part thanks to its three spacious rows which are roomy enough for adults. U.S. News calls it “posh and powerful” and loves that it’s even bigger than other three-row SUVs in these categories.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is a little bit cheaper than the Grand Wagoneer, ranging in price from $76,705 to $101,855. It has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
How much is the Grand Wagoneer?
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer price starts at $86,995. The 2022 Grand Wagoneer base model is the Series I, and that starts at $88,995. The Grand Wagoneer comes with a 6.4-liter V8 engine that makes 471 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. The Grand Wagoneer is more powerful than its cheaper counterpart, the Wagoneer. That Wagoneer model has a 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 392 hp. However, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer only gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway for a combined 15 mpg.
There are several additional 2022 Grand Wagoneer trim levels, including the Series II, which starts at $95,440. Then there’s the 2022 Grand Wagoneer Obsidian for $100,440. The most expensive 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that you can buy is the Series III, and it starts at $104,845.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer may be an amazing new three-row luxury SUV, but it isn’t quite amazing enough to be the number one large SUV. For now, anyway, that award goes to the 2021 Lincoln Navigator.