To say the arrival of the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer was highly anticipated is doing little justice to these new SUVs. Jeep fans have been clamoring for the return of the Wagoneer, which was last produced in the 1991 model year, and the Jeep brand has desperately needed it. Since the easily forgotten Commander’s departure in 2010, Jeep has lacked a three-row model in its lineup. In addition, the brand has never had a true luxury flagship.
While the midsized segment void was addressed with the introduction of the Grand Cherokee L, the new Grand Wagoneer is positioned against other luxury three-row SUVs, such as the BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover Range Rover, Lincoln Navigator, and Mercedes-Benz GLS. The less-expensive Wagoneer is targeted at the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and Nissan Armada. The Wagoneer line is based on the Ram pickup truck, but rather than using the Ram’s solid-rear axle, it employs and independent rear suspension for a more refined ride.