Just a few short months after the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer became available, Jeep has increased the prices. The pair of SUVs came to market in July 2021. The Wagoneer Series II started at $69,995, while the Grand Wagoneer was $88,995. Both have now been raised to starting prices of $70,845 and $89,845, respectively. What made Jeep increase the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer prices?
Why the price jump?
CarsDirect discovered the price had been raised without a single word from Jeep. They seemingly tried to slip it in without anyone noticing. Though the exact reasoning is unknown, the price jump most likely won’t have much of an effect on the sales of the vehicles. The increase was a jump of only about 1% of the total price, so people shopping for SUVs in this price range won’t really notice.
The most expensive trim for the Grand Wagoneer now costs $106,845 before adding any extras. This is a colossal amount of money, and the makes it the most expensive Jeep model by far. To put it into perspective, the most expensive trim of the Cadillac Escalade has an MSRP of $108,240.
What is the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer?
If you’ve managed to completely miss the release of the two SUVs, you might be wondering what makes it worth over $100,000. For starters both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer come standard with V8 engines. The Grand Wagoneer is only available with all-wheel drive while the Wagoneer has both rear and all-wheel drive versions.
The Grand Wagoneer shares a class with the Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS, and other large luxury SUVs. That’s a whole lot to compete with, but it just might be able to do it.
Are the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer worth $106,845?
The Grand Wagoneer uses body-on-frame underpinnings, which are derived from the Ram 1500. Though it will have a much smoother ride than the pickup truck, attributed to the independent rear suspension.
The Grand Wagoneer also features an adaptive air suspension system that can raise its ride height up to 3.6 inches. The max tow-rating of 9,860 lbs makes it nothing to scoff at as far as towing capacity. Cap it all off with a ground clearance of 10-inches and you’ve got yourself a luxury-offroad-towing machine.
Filled with interior technology and amenities, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer brings the best to the table. A 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster surrounded with wood accents, customizable ambient interior lighting, heads-up display, camera-fed rearview mirror, and a rear-seat monitoring system that plays video through the center touchscreen. The center console features a 12.0-inch touchscreen sitting atop a 10.0-inch touchscreen. With a minimum trim level of the Series II, you’ll find another touchscreen placed for the front seat passenger’s use. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, there are USB ports in all three rows of seats, and there’s a subscription-based wi-fi hotspot if you need to connect. The rear passengers aren’t left out, as yet another touchscreen is available there, with another one added in the rear if buyers choose to opt for the entertainment system.
The technology-filled interior is also quite spacious. Inside you’ll find enough seating for 7 or 8 passengers, 71 cu. ft. of cargo space at full capacity, and 27 cu. ft. behind the second row. This massive SUV has enough technology and space to fit a big family and keep them entertained.
Changing the price without acknowledging it is a bit strange, but it isn’t significant enough to worry about. Less than $1,000 more for a vehicle that costs this much isn’t going to change your mind if you’re in the market for an SUV of this caliber. The reasoning behind the price increase remains unknown, and it is too early to see official sales numbers for the Wagoneer. We don’t know why Jeep increased the prices of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer shortly after launch.