Compared: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

It’s near-luxury versus luxury when shopping for Jeep’s full-size SUVs.

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The Jeep Wagoneer and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer are the same size, ride on identical platforms, and feature very similar styling, but are priced and equipped to tackle different customers. While the Wagoneer focuses primarily on families who need ample interior room to go with three rows of seating and a strong tow rating, the Grand Wagoneer aims squarely at the luxury crowd, setting new high-water marks in terms of price and features for the Jeep brand.

How do the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer full-size SUVs compare? Here's a look at this pair of Jeeps’ prices, performance, and features.

2022 Jeep Wagoneer Jeep | Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: Price

With prices starting at around $61,000 when found in entry-level rear-wheel drive (RWD) Series I trim, the Jeep Wagoneer competes against rivals like the Chevrolet Tahoe around $54,000 and the nearly $55,200 Ford Expedition. That sum stretches by around $20,000 when considering the range-topping, Series III Carbide model at almost $82,200 with standard four-wheel drive (4WD).

The more upscale Jeep Grand Wagoneer goes up against luxurious SUVs, like the nearly $79,600 Cadillac Escalade. As such, the Grand Wagoneer's base price begins just above where the Wagoneer's tops out — Series I versions start around $90,000, while the Series III pushes past the six-figure mark with a starting window sticker around $110,000. Notably, 4WD is standard with every Grand Wagoneer.

2022 Jeep Grand WagoneerJeep | Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: Performance

All versions of the Jeep Wagoneer are equipped with a 5.7L V8 engine that's good for 392 hp and 404 lb.-ft. of torque with a maximum towing capacity of 7,180 lbs. A 48-volt mild hybrid system is also included, but doesn't result in much efficiency. The Environmental Protection Agency city and highway combined estimates for the Wagoneer sit at 18 mpg for RWD versions and 17 mpg for 4x4s.

The Grand Wagoneer benefits from the choice between a mightier 6.4L V8 (471 hp and 455 lb.-ft.) or a 3.0L twin-turbocharged six-cylinder unit that pushes out 510 hp and 500 lb.-ft. Both options provide much quicker acceleration than the Wagoneer but be prepared to pay more at the pump. The turbocharged engine returns 17 mpg, and the larger V8 drops to an eye-watering 15 mpg.

Both Jeep SUVs feature the same eight-speed automatic transmission, with the maximum towing limit of 9,750 lbs with the six-cylinder and 100 lbs more with the V8.

2022 Jeep Grand WagoneerJeep | Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Wagoneer vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer: Features

"Anything Wagoneer can do, Grand Wagoneer can do better," is the main theme when comparing these two SUVs in terms of features. Although they share access to many similar options (especially regarding infotainment and off-road equipment), with its luxury focus, the Grand Wagoneer easily beats its more affordable sibling regarding equipment and cabin materials.

This is demonstrated by some of the Grand Wagoneer's highlights, which include up to seven available screens, standard air suspension (optional on the Wagoneer), gorgeous wood trim and softer leather upholstery, and extra speakers and wattage for its McIntosh-branded audio system. The Grand Wagoneer also boasts four climate control zones versus the Wagoneer's three.

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Benjamin Hunting
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