The Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s Best Options

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s Best Options

To stay ahead of rivals, Jeep filled the Grand Wagoneer to the brim with luxuriousness at every turn. But how much must buyers shell out before they feel like their Wagoneer is, well, “grand”? In other words, is an expenditure of 100K+ necessary? Let’s check out the trim levels to see what’s offered and to determine, for the money, which Grand Wagoneer comes out on top.

The Issue

To edge out competitors such as the posh Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade, Jeep had to include everything but the proverbial kitchen sink in its Grand Wagoneer offerings. It’s all good, but which of the four trim levels trim level offers the best value, without sacrificing the sumptuousness that’s synonymous with the 2022 Grand Wagoneer? Let us look.

Series I 4×4

Each Grand Wagoneer gets the potent 6.4-liter V8 powerplant that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and puts out 471 horses and 455 pound-feet of torque. Note that there are only four-wheel-drive models in the lineup.

Standard with this trim is air suspension, adaptive damping, a two-speed-on-demand transfer case, an electronic rear limited-slip differential, and front axle disconnect. Other standard items include LED headlights, a three-pane sunroof, and something that’s very cool: leather massaging and heating seats with ventilation.

And there’s more. Uconnect 5 is standard and is displayed on a 12.0-inch screen, as is remote start, and keyless ignition and entry. A sweet 19-speaker McIntosh system also is standard. Nearly everything you can think of is covered, including an auxiliary audio jack and a veritable cornucopia of safety features, including a 360-degree camera system with parking sensors. A pile of driver assistance technology, including side distance warning, is also provided as standard.

Options such as 22-inch wheels, a Convenience Group package that adds niceties such as drowsy driver detection, and a jam-packed Rear-Seat Entertainment Group that comes with 10.1-inch displays, take the trim to another level. Before these options, you can expect to pay about $89,000.

Series II 4×4

Because of the long list of standard items available in Series I of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, all other models essentially add opulence and aesthetic touches as opposed to additional capability. 

Standards with this trim level include 22-inch wheels, raised alum badging, and automated traffic sign and parking recognition. Nappa leather chairs are supplanted by Palermo leather seating.      

Options continue to include the front passenger infotainment display, the Second-Row Seating Group, the Convenience Group, the Heavy-Duty Trailer-Tow package, and the Rear-Seat Entertainment group.

A new option here is the Premium Group, which adds four more speakers to the McIntosh system in addition to a foldable cargo shade, adjustable roof-rail crossbars, primo color-tinted glass, front console cooler, and ventilated rear seats.

You can expect to pay around $7,000 more for a Series II model.

Obsidian 4×4

This trim level is for afficionados of blacked-out interiors. Here, nearly every bit of chrome is exchanged for black trim. And instead of the 22-inch aluminum wheels of Series II, you get black ones.

The interior, though, is improved with the inclusion of a 10.3-inch touchscreen on the passenger side. 

There are several packages in the offing with the Obsidian trim, including the Second-Row Seating Group, the Convenience Group, Heavy-Duty Trailer-Tow package, and the Rear-Seat Entertainment Group. 

As a bonus, the manufacturer slides in features from the Premium Group, which renders as standard a 23-speaker McIntosh system, plus a roof rack, front console cooler, adjustable roof-rail crossbars, ventilated rear seats, and premium color-tinted glass. 

You’ll have to fork over about $101,000 for this variant.

Series III

As with Series II, this top-level trim offers as standard 22-inch wheels and the raised alum badging, plus the rad passenger infotainment display. Standard as well are the bells and whistles from the Convenience Group and Premium Group. As for convenience, Series III adds a center console cooler and rear-seat monitoring camera. Buyers can opt for caramel-colored seating known as Tupelo/Black.

The Verdict

While Series I is plenty pricier than the Navigator or Escalade, it’s No. 1 among the Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s best trim options, in our opinion. You get a broad range of standard equipment, and luxury and comfort abound. Because most of the features on other trims can be bought separately due to all the option groups, you can, indeed, get a fantastic Grand Wagoneer for south of 100K.

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