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Long Wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer Spied, Will Battle Ford Expedition Max

The all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer were revealed last March, giving the Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator new competition in the full-size SUV space. Ford Authority spies recently spotted Ford benchmarking a Wagoneer, which is a bit larger than its FoMoCo rivals, at least in standard-wheelbase form. The Expedition Max and Navigator L are considerably longer than the standard Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, however, but these new spy photos reveal that a long wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer is indeed in the works.

The Ford Expedition Max features a wheelbase that’s 8.6 inches longer than the Wagoneer, while overall length comes in at 7.2 additional inches. This equates to 3 inches of additional front-seat legroom and 4.3 inches of third-row legroom, while second-row legroom is virtually identical. As is the case with the Expedition Max, this long wheelbase Jeep Wagoneer prototype is identical to its shorter brethren in terms of styling, though it’s covered in camo.

This prototype is noticeably longer than the standard Wagoneer, however, making it a direct rival to the Expedition Max, while a longer-wheelbase Grand Wagoneer would presumably compete with the Navigator L.

Both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer ride on a body-on-frame structure similar to the one used on the Ram 1500, just like the Expedition and its Ford T3 platform, which is also used in the Ford F-150. Unlike the Ram, however, the Wagoneer family utilizes an independent rear suspension. The Grand Wagoneer is distinguishable from its lesser twin by its unique front fascia, black roof, additional chrome trim, and more in the way of equipment and luxury appointments.

In terms of pricing, the Wagoneer is quite a bit more expensive than the Expedition, with a starting MSRP of $59,995 versus the Ford’s base price of $51,835. The same goes for the Grand Wagoneer, which starts out at $88,995 versus $78,125 for the Navigator.

Both the 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer launched last summer, while the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition and 2022 Lincoln Navigator were revealed last year and just entered production earlier this week, as Ford Authority recently reported.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. crabbymilton

    Very impressive. I wouldn’t something like that if my money clip was fatter.

  2. NCEcoBoost

    Funny that Jeep thinks it can compete with the Suburban and Expedition Max, while charging MUCH higher base prices. Headed to $150K with a Grand Wagoneer extended. Insane, inane and absurd.

  3. Montana Man

    Well, that’ll be interesting.
    While I wouldn’t buy one, I imagine we’ll see out-of-staters driving these around Missoula and Bozeman. In more rural central Montana, Expeditions and Suburbans are common, but it’s the smaller Explorer and SUVs in that category that’re on state highways and county roads. I’ve never seen an Escalade in Fergus nor the surrounding counties. The only Cadillac or Lincoln here is at the funeral home in Lewistown.

  4. David Dickinson

    The Expedition MAX is the King of the Road. Jeep can try to beat it, and they will lose. The shape of this Jeep looks awkward, like they literally stretched it in the middle like a limo without accounting for proportional sizing.


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