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2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Debuts In September As Ford Expedition Rival

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Jeep and Ford have been going at it hot and heavy in recent weeks, a battle mostly centered around the reveal of the Wrangler-fighting 2021 Ford Bronco. But Ford isn’t the only automaker that has a retro-themed revival on the way. The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is also coming, and FCA has provided us with a few hints as to what we can expect when the new model officially debuts on September 3rd.

These teasers include the SUV’s badge, a look back at the original Grand Wagoneer, and an up close shot of its highly detailed rotary knob. But the most interesting pic thus far shows us the Jeep’s front grille, which combines decidedly retro styling with the automaker’s familiar seven-slot grille (a design it was essentially “gifted” from Ford).

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is expected to offer both an entry-level and a more luxurious variant, making it a sure-fire Ford Expedition rival, and perhaps even a Lincoln Navigator foe. Like those models, it will also be a full-size, body-on-frame SUV that shares components with the Ram 1500.

As far as powertrains go, that means the Grand Wagoneer could come equipped with FCA’s 3.6L Pentastar V6 (305 horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque),  5.7L Hemi V8 (395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque), and perhaps even its 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 (260 horsepower, 480 pound-feet of torque). All of these powerplants are currently mated to FCA’s TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission in the new Ram.

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is expected to go on sale by mid 2021 as a 2022 model. As far as pricing goes, the entry-level model should cost around $60,000 to $70,000, with a loaded example topping out north of the six-figure mark. That means it would be more expensive than the Ford Expedition and its $52,810 MSRP, and put it in the ballpark of the Lincoln Navigator’s entry price of $76,185.

We’ll have much more on the new Grand Wagoneer soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Expedition news, Lincoln news, Lincoln Navigator news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Crabbymilton

    Sounds like good news for traditional types like me. They’ve been talking about this for sometime now so perhaps while over due, it will show that FCA wants to go after the full size SUV market. Plus a V8🙂

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  2. Roger R

    For a starting price of 60k and above, you can keep it. Not worth the money. As for Ford, they better start reviving their full size SUVs. They lack engine choice and off road ability. The Z71 packages for both Tahoe and Suburban look more appealing to customers than Fords. They need to bring back the Excursion. They have the platform, engine choices of both diesel and gas. I’m sure if they did, they would take sales away from both GM and Jeep. Expedition Max isn’t the answer. Ford is saying they want to focus on SUVs, well bows the time corner every size of the market.

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  3. Stalkbroker94

    This is not going to go well. At least, not at first. Jeep will struggle to make a chassis for a larger vehicle than they’ve made in some time, if ever. They should just stick to the only things they can do; stuffing V8’s and supercharged V8’s into things and acting like it’s a grand innovation and feat of engineering that the world has never seen before.

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    1. Lee Anderson

      “Jeep will struggle to make a chassis for a larger vehicle than they’ve made in some time, if ever.”

      You’re right that Jeep hasn’t had its own full-size truck platform for nearly 30 years, but in case you didn’t bother to read the article, this will be based off the full-size Ram chassis. FCA shares pretty much everything among its divisions.

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  4. Crabbymilton

    They have the RAM chassis as the foundation. Why would they need anything else?

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  5. George S

    Other than the Jeep Wrangler line, FCA has seem to lost its way with the Jeep brand. The large SUV market, no matter what brand has transformed into more luxury family vehicles that never leave the road. It is a very crowed market with just about every company in the world offering large SUV’s. So where is FCA trying to market this icon?

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  6. JiminGa

    So Jeep will launch with a solid rear axle when GM is moving to IRS like Ford has had for many years. FCA sticks to old design and focuses on horsepower. Good luck to them.

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  7. Caleb

    Everything is bloated now, all the bells and whistles are included with everything. What happened to your bare bones vehicles that you could customize yourself with the help of aftermarket? Maybe some people want something close to a fleet vehicle that they can make their own?

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    1. Flrob

      Caleb, that’s exactly what the base Broncos are. You can start with a base unit and choose from an endless list of mechanical options for multiple off-road uses or make it a road warrior. If you’re tight on budget you can get the base unit and build it as time & $ allow

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    2. Grant

      How do you figure that Ford gifted Jeep its grill design? As I recall Jeep had been gifted the Jeep design sans grill from American Bantam by uncle Sam when it was realized that Bantam could not meet production numbers so Willys put its touch on and gave it the iconic 7 bar grill. Ford was called in to help meet final production numbers and made the grill a 9 bar so that the avg wrench turning gi working the motor pool could identify the maker at a glance so they knew what specs to order from.

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  8. Stephen Krueger

    Hope they come up with a better air conditioning system. The A/C in the 1500 is awful!! It could never cool down a full size SUV. It cant even cool a truck cab on a summer day. Pitiful.

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  9. Stephen Krueger

    The price point is higher than an Escalade according to this article. That seems to be a limited audience

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  10. Mike

    I like the old school utilitarian styling of the Wagoneer myself. I don’t need frills and magic. Just something I can trust to get me where I want to go, like my XJ does.

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  11. Steve Rowland

    Let’s not forget. You are talking about another Fiat product, not an American icon.

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    1. Steve Rowland

      Let’s not forget. You are talking about another Fiat product, not an American icon.
      I do own a 2003 Jeep Liberty with 220k miles and a Ford F350.

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  12. mike e

    who needs a 7-8 pass bus how bout a RAMcharger not as big as the wagoner for us true off-roader ‘s solid axels front and rear ,long as I have. 6″ with the 2nd row seat folded down for my over landing kit

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