Jeep, with an eye on the upper echelons of the luxury SUV market, has revived a storied nameplate for two all-new, full-size utes: the Wagoneer and the more opulent Grand Wagoneer.
They are the same vehicle, differentiated by powertrain, equipment and trim details, and drawn from the newest body-on-frame platform from Stellantis that underpins the latest Ram 1500. The two SUVs are equipped with an independent rear suspension. They each measure slightly longer than a Chevrolet Tahoe. Rear-wheel drive is standard and three different four-wheel-drive systems with varying degrees of capability are available.
The powertrain lineup is simple: The Wagoneer features a 392-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. The Grand Wagoneer packs a 471-hp, 6.4-liter V-8 engine bolted to an eight-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive. We've scoured the Web for the earliest reviews from the automotive press.