The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is here and it’s a beautiful SUV that only somewhat recalls the iconic Grand Wagoneer of years past. While the original Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which was discontinued in the 1990s, had a unique wood grain exterior, today’s modern Jeep Grand Wagoneer is sleek and refined. Sure, it looks good, but the absence of the wood paneling is very noticeable – especially for those looking to buy their beloved childhood ride. Now, thanks to an aftermarket part, you can get that Woody vibe once again. Here’s how, and what it will cost you.
Now you can get wood paneling for your 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
If you’ve always felt that the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer was missing something, you’re not alone. Plenty of people are happy that Jeep’s famous old SUV is back, yet many lament the lack of wood paneling on the exterior. While Jeep and parent company Stellantis may have wanted to make sure that the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer stood out from its older counterpart, the lack of a Woody option have left some people looking for options.
Now there is one. According to Jalopnik, Texas company Wagonmaster has put out decals that mimic the old wood grain exterior of the original Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Not only does it fit on the brand new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, it will also work on the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, as well. That makes sense that these two SUVs are exactly the same size, and have only luxury features to visually tell them apart.
How much is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Woody part?
The Woody wood paneling for the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (and regular Wagoneer) will run you $1,899.99. Jalopnik is quick to point out that with the high cost of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, this price isn’t really all that high. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer price starts at $87,995. If you opt for the highest-end Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Series III, you’ll pay a minimum of $104,845. That makes the cost of the after-market wood grain kit less than 2% of the total cost of the Grand Wagoneer Series IIII.
How will the wood paneling work?
You’re probably thinking that this is the answer to all of your prayers. If that’s true, you’re likely also wondering just how it works. Is it real wood? Do you have to have it put on by a professional? The answers are no and no.
The wood paneling kit for the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is not real wood. Instead, they’re vinyl panels that looks just like the wood grain panels that were on the original Jeep Grand Wagoneer. And the best part? You can put it on yourself. Of course, you’ll want to take your time and follow the directions carefully. No one wants to mess up stickers that cost nearly $2,000.
If you’ve always wanted the original Jeep Grand Wagoneer but you’re also really drawn to the brand new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the Woody wood paneling from Wagonmaster may be just what you’re looking for. It allows you to get the old school vibe of the original Grand Wagoneer with all the comforts of the new 2022 Grand Wagoneer.