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The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is a brand new SUV that has already taken the large SUV class by storm. It has come onto the scene full of features and a nostalgic-yet-modern vibe, and Wagoneer owners are loving it. That’s why the Jeep Wagoneer was named J.D. Power’s best Large Mass-Market SUV for 2022. Let’s take a look at why J.D. Power found the Jeep Wagoneer to be deserving of this honor and what you’ll get in a Wagoneer.

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The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is the best Large Mass-Market SUV for 2022

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer takes home J.D. Power’s top spot for the best Large Mass-Market SUV for 2022. That means that out of all the large SUVs out there, people love the Jeep Wagoneer the most. And perhaps that’s no surprise. Ever since the Jeep Wagoneer debuted, it’s been a huge hit. It’s both a throwback to one of the most iconic large SUVs of all time as well as a refined, luxury-esque SUV with tons of features and loads of space.

So how does the APEAL study determine how happy people are with the Jeep Wagoneer? The J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) looks at how happy owners of new vehicles are after 90 days. “The study data provides insight on experiences with design, performance, safety, usability, comfort, perceived quality, and other factors.”

The Jeep Wagoneer has a lot going for it

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is a 2-wheel-drive model has a 6.4-liter 8-cylinder engine. Its 4-wheel-drive engine is a 5.7-liter V8 that makes 392 hp and 404 lb-ft of torque. J.D. Power assesses forty areas in ten key groups when determining the APEAL study rankings. These include: walking up to your vehicle, setting up and starting your vehicle, getting in and out of the vehicle, your vehicle’s interior, your vehicle’s powertrain, your vehicle’s driving feel, your vehicle keeping you safe, using the infotainment system, your vehicle’s driving comfort, and fuel usage.

That’s part of what the APEAL study is designed to do. It tries to quantify how people feel in their vehicles, asking them to think about “37 attributes, ranging from the sense of comfort they feel when climbing into the driver’s seat to the exhilaration they get when they step on the accelerator.”

How much does the Wagoneer cost?

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer price starts at $57,995. It’s incredibly nice (though of course, it’s not quite as luxurious as the Grand Wagoneer). It has a well-appointed, leather interior, a digital instrument cluster, and a 10.1-inch infotainment screen that can be upgraded to a 12-inch screen. It can also seat up to 8 with the right configuration, though second-row captain’s chairs only allow up to 7 passengers.

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is one of the best SUVs you can buy and it’s also beloved by its owners. If there’s anything that should make you feel more comfortable about buying the Jeep Wagoneer, it’s the fact that so many people love their Wagoneers. J.D. Power’s APEAL study shows just how much Wagonner owners identify with their SUVs.


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