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buying: 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Go Big for Jeep

You Can Now Get a Pink Jeep Wrangler

  You Can Now Get a Pink Jeep Wrangler The new Tuscadero exterior color is available on all Wrangler models for a limited time and joins other flashy colors like Gecko, Hellayella, and Snazzberry. Jeep has added a new Tuscadero exterior color to the 2021 Wrangler's options, and it's a bright pink. It joins Gecko, Hellayella, and Snazzberry on the list of flashy color options for the off-road SUV. The new pink costs $395 and is available through November, Jeep says.

a car parked on the side of a dirt road: An old-school formula brings modern levels of comfort and technology to Jeep's new full-size SUVs. © Jeep An old-school formula brings modern levels of comfort and technology to Jeep's new full-size SUVs.

Jeep says that the all-new 2022 Wagoneer drives like the "smallest big car." After spending a day with Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers, we'd probably drop "smallest" from the phrase. This is because at their core, these 214.7-inch-long SUVs employ the segment's proven formula: take a full-size pickup frame, include all the big V-8 powertrain options, and build a box on top.

It's hardly that simple, of course. Unlike the Ram 1500, which the big Jeep's frame is derived from, the Wagoneer benefits from an independent rear suspension that uses a lot of aluminum, as well as a number of other chassis tweaks to improve rigidity and on-road manners. Still, these aren't lightweight trucks any more than they are small ones. Even with its composite liftgate and aluminum hood, fenders, and doors, the Wagoneer checks in at 6200 pounds. Further up the line, the more feature-filled Grand Wagoneer can rise as high as 6450. All of that heft is hard to ignore when maneuvering these brutes, independent suspensions or not.

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  New Ranger Dropping: Ford Teases Redesigned Truck in Australia A new generation of Ford Ranger is on the horizon and the Blue Oval’s Australian arm is putting out the teasers to prove it. Wait, Australia? What about us Yanks? Well, there’s not a peep coming from Ford’s North American operations regarding this redesigned Ranger at the moment, but if the current midsize truck that Ford sells in the United States is anything to go by, then this new Australian-market model might provide a preview of what's to come our way. Your browser does not support this video This is due to the fact that today's U.S. Ranger is largely based on the model Ford sells in a number of international markets, including Australia.

a car parked in front of a brick building: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer © Jeep 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Around town, a little residual body-on-frame jiggle runs through the structure after abrupt inputs or bumps. Out on twisting roads, the big truck rolls—you should really let the inertia settle before turning the wheel in the opposite direction—and to maintain the vehicle's path, the steering needs constant attention. That softness pays dividends on the highway, where the ride is quite plush and appropriate for road trips. The throwback two-spoke steering wheel offers a vague connection to what's happening at the tires, and the overall feel is light.

Buyers will have to parse through seven Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer trim levels to find their best match. Wagoneers come three ways, all powered by Chrysler's Hemi 392-hp 5.7-liter V-8, which is backed by the company's 48-volt eTorque hybrid system and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The electric assist adds 130 lb-ft of torque on initial throttle application and makes for one of the more seamless start-stop systems we've experienced. Equipped with the optional 3.92:1 axle ratio, the combo moves the Wagoneer's mass off the line smartly, and the smooth V-8 doesn't leave you wanting on the highway.

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a view of a car: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer © Jeep 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

Grand Wagoneers come in four versions, each with a beefy 6.4-liter V-8. A GW-exclusive intake manifold and exhaust cap the fun at 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque—14 horses and 20 lb-ft short of what the engine makes in a Scat Pack Challenger. A robust torque curve gives an easy initial surge; stay in it and you'll find that the big V-8 loves to run to the top of its rev range. It sounds great, too, if a little out of place. There's no hybrid system here, but like the 5.7-liter, cylinder deactivation and variable valve timing help make the most out of a gallon. The Grand Wagoneer feels a bit livelier with its larger engine—Jeep claims a 60-mph time of 6.0 seconds—but the lesser Wagoneer, with its electrically assisted 5.7, seems quicker than its claimed 7.3-second time to 60.

Buyers might be more interested in the EPA fuel-economy numbers: Four-wheel-drive Wagoneers carry labels of 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway; their 17-mpg-combined rating is 1 mpg short of the Chevy Tahoe with a 5.3-liter and the Ford Expedition. Grand Wagoneers manage up to 15/13/18 mpg (combined/city/highway), which makes them similarly less efficient than the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The soon-to-be-released rear-wheel-drive Wagoneer Series I will be good for an additional 1 mpg combined.

What’s the Best 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trim? Here’s Our Guide

  What’s the Best 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trim? Here’s Our Guide No one can accuse Jeep of phoning in its new flagship, the 2022 Grand Wagoneer. To one-up the competition, the automaker packed it with luxurious appointments at every stage. That’s right: Jeep had to make an SUV with even more excess than an Escalade or a Navigator. Our first drive review of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer left us impressed but mind boggled at our test vehicle's six-figure starting price. Do buyers really need a six-figure SUV to get a complete package? Read on to find out what's included at each trim level and which version of the Grand Wagoneer we think is best.

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In a move that attempts to elevate the Wagoneer above the rest of the Jeep lineup (marketers call the Wagoneer a "premium extension of the Jeep brand"), there isn't a single Jeep badge on it. Yet there's no mistaking it for anything but a Jeep, and all-terrain tires are offered on the Wagoneer Series II, with 18-inch wheels, and on the Wagoneer Series III, with 20s. There are three optional drivelines: Quadra-Trac I brings full-time all-wheel drive to the Series II, the Quadra-Trac II in the Wagoneer Series III adds a two-speed transfer case and hill-descent control, and at the top of the line, any Wagoneer can be had with Quadra-Drive II, a four-wheel-drive system that nets an electronically controlled locking rear differential. That's standard on the Grand Wagoneer, optional on lesser models.

Wagoneers come standard with a load-leveling setup for the rear suspension. Four-corner Quadra-Lift air springs are optional on the Series II; Series III and Grand Wagoneer models get it standard. The system can raise the truck by 1.7 inches to give it 10.0 inches of ground clearance and up to 24 inches of water-fording capability. Additionally, it'll drop the truck 0.6 inch at speed for better aerodynamics, plus it can lower the vehicle when parked an additional inch to aid ingress and egress.

Watch This Jeep Old Faithful Commercial

  Watch This Jeep Old Faithful Commercial In a time of darkness, this is a reminder of how the Allies pressed on to brighter days. Almost four years ago Jeep released one of its most impactful commercials ever. Pretty much everyone knows Jeeps were instrumental in helping American forces during World War II but not many are aware of Old Faithful. The story of the Jeep awarded an honorable Purple Heart shows just how much US servicemen respected and relied on these vehicles. The commercial below was shot to commemorate Jeep’s 75thanniversary.

a car parked on pavement near a forest: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer © Jeep 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

But all of that kind of misses the point: If you're shopping cars this big, the last thing you're thinking of is hitting fire roads—or for that matter, performance on winding country roads. No, it's what's inside the box that matters, and Jeep designers nailed it.

The Grand Wagoneer in particular offers a legitimately luxurious experience, not just for its many creature comforts, but in the interior design itself. There's a lot of wood flowing through the dash and center console. If sculpted American walnut isn't your taste, you can opt for aluminum trim instead. The seats are large and comfortable, and as you might guess, all rows inside the gigantic cabin are easily accessible. High-end details are dotted throughout, such as the knurled-aluminum gear-selection knob and the leather-wrapped start button (yes, you read that correctly). In typical Jeep fashion, the cabin is filled with reminders of what you're driving. "Grand Wagoneer" appears in large lettering on the steering wheel, the sides of the seats, and inlaid in the wood in front of the passenger's seat.

a view of a car: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer © Jeep 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The upright, boxy exterior shape is sure to polarize, but that form gives the Wagoneer best-in-class overall passenger volume, second- and third-row legroom, third-row headroom, and cargo volume behind the third row. It's seriously roomy inside, enough so to warrant an optional camera for front-row passengers to see who threw something at them from the wayback.

Tested: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Understands that Luxury SUVs Are about Excess

  Tested: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Understands that Luxury SUVs Are about Excess No longer content to let the profits of full-size SUVs slip away, Jeep introduces a true behemoth. It's not for lack of trying. A decade ago, the Grand Wagoneer name was to be slapped onto a three-row version of the Grand Cherokee. In the intervening years, the plans shifted from the Grand Cherokee's unibody architecture to the Ram 1500's body-on-frame pickup platform. After multiple delays, Jeep finally showed its long-awaited full-size luxury SUV earlier this year, and now the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are actually reaching dealerships.

The Grand Wagoneer features four screens up front. In addition to the digital gauge cluster, there's the big center touchscreen—12.3 inches in the Grand and 10.3 in Wagoneer—and, below it, a smaller screen for secondary controls such as seat heaters and massage. An unexpected feature: The bottom screen can flip up, revealing a useful storage cubby with power outlets behind it. Front-seat passengers get their own display flush mounted in the dash.

a motorcycle parked on the side of the trunk of a car: 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer © Jeep 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The sheer amount of equipment that Jeep's leviathans offer is impressive. Each trim has an extensive list of options, many unique to particular trim levels. There's an available head-up display with night vision, all the driver-assistance stuff you can imagine, Amazon Fire TV integration in the middle-row screens, and two high-end McIntosh audio systems, the grandest being a 23-speaker, 1375-watt monster with a 12-inch subwoofer. Any lingering small-big-car thoughts will be crushed by the pricing structure. Wagoneer Series II and III 4x4 models arrive at the end of the summer and start at $72,995 and $77,995, although the rear-drive version will drop the entry point to just below $59,995 when it goes on sale in the first half of 2022. Grand Wagoneer models open up at $88,995, with the top-of-the-line Series III starting at an appropriately grand $105,995.

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2021 Ford Bronco V-6 Is Quicker Than Jeep Wrangler, Four-Cylinder Matchup Goes the Other Way .
After taking both available powertrains, including the optional seven-speed manual, to the test track, we know a lot more about how the new Bronco stacks up against the Wrangler. We tested a 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition with the twin-turbo V-6 and Sasquatch package, and it was quicker than either V-6 or 2.0T Jeep Wrangler Rubicons we have tested. We also tested a Black Diamond Bronco with a 2.3-liter inline-four and the optional seven-speed manual, which wasn't as quick as the 2.0T Wrangler.With so many variants, the performance comparisons between the two off-road icons are complicated.

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