- jeep has revealed its new full-size suv models, the wagoneer and grand wagoneer.
- the wagoneer is the less expensive version, and the grand wagoneer costs more and is more luxurious.
- the wagoneer starts at $59,995 and the grand wagoneer starts at $88,995.
jeep is attempting to cover a broad swath of the full-size suv market with its new models, called wagoneer and grand wagoneer. but what makes the latter grand? we've detailed the distinctions between the two models here, which include different powertrains, styling, interior layouts, and equipment.
the wagoneer and grand wagoneer feature the same body, but there are trim differences that give the grand wagoneer a slightly more premium appearance. it features a lot more chrome, a black roof, fancier-looking led lighting accents, a different hood, and more prominent fender flares. power-retractable running boards are standard on the grand wagoneer.
both suvs offer wheel options ranging from 18 inches to 22 inches, depending on equipment. the grand wagoneer also offers a few exclusive colors including midnight sky blue, rocky mountain green, and ember red.
as you'd expect, the grand wagoneer is more luxurious inside. its dashboard layout is slightly different, and it offers nicer leather and wood trim compared with the wagoneer. the wagoneer comes standard with an eight-passenger setup with a second-row bench seat and offers captain's chairs as an option; the grand wagoneer is the opposite and comes standard with the seven-passenger layout with the bench available as an option.
optional features exclusive to the grand wagoneer include four-zone climate control, 24-way power seats, a mcintosh audio system with more speakers. not only does the grand wagoneer offer more screens both on the dash and for rear-seat passengers, its available screens are also larger than in the wagoneer.
both suvs have v-8 engines and eight-speed automatic transmissions as standard equipment. the wagoneer has a 5.7-liter v-8 with cylinder deactivation and a 48-volt hybrid assist that jeep calls etorque. it makes 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque and comes standard with rear-wheel drive. various four-wheel-drive systems are optional. the wagoneer is rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped.
the grand wagoneer has a significantly more powerful 6.4-liter v-8 with 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. it also features cylinder deactivation technology and comes standard with four-wheel drive. jeep claims it gets to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. despite its more powerful engine, the grand wagoneer's tow rating is slightly lower, at 9860 pounds.
everything we've detailed so far suggests that the grand wagoneer is the more expensive of the two. indeed, it starts at $88,995, a significant $29,000 higher than the wagoneer's starting price of $59,995. although jeep has yet to release full option pricing, we doubt that the wagoneer will go into six-figure territory when fully loaded. the grand wagoneer's most expensive trim level, however, starts at $109,980, and that's before any optional extras.