Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer

What is a Wagoneer exactly? If you ask our team at Bill Penney Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ll give you a rundown of one of our most beloved models: the 2022 Wagoneer.

However, those who are aware of the Wagoneer may be curious to see how it compares to its more luxurious sibling, the 2022 Grand Wagoneer.

If you’re a driver near Jasper, Birmingham, and Cullman, AL, stay tuned in to this model comparison to see which SUV comes out on top.

Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer: Similar Signature Performance

The Wagoneer brand prides itself on its performance capabilities. Because of this, both models stand firm with their single engine option. Let’s compare the two engines to see which model packs the most heat:


2022 Wagoneer

2022 Grand Wagoneer


5.7L V8 with eTorque

6.4L V8





404 lb-ft

455 lb-ft

Towing Capacity

*When properly equipped*

10,000 pounds

9,850 pounds

The Grand Wagoneer gets its name thanks in part to its grander engine configurations in both horsepower and torque. However, that’s not to say that the Wagoneer doesn’t pull its weight.

In fact, the model can tow 150 more pounds than its counterpart. This slight difference likely won’t make or break your towing experience, but it’s good to note that the model is capable of similar output.

Besides these configurations, the two models agree on almost everything else. They both offer well-known performance features, such as Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which allows drivers to select which driving mode best matches the terrain or road conditions they are currently traveling on.

Once selected, the vehicle automatically adjusts shift patterns, engine performance, and even redistributes your torque power. The difference? In the Wagoneer, this is offered as an available feature, while in the Grand Wagoneer, it comes standard.

Thanks to this feature and others like it, both models know how to maximize your traction and control when confronting the roads ahead.

Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer: Mirrored Interior

Wagoneer InteriorBoth models come standard with three rows of seating and can seat up to eight. So, it’s no surprise that the models offer the same dimensions throughout their cabins.

For example, the models use their 179 cubic feet of passenger volume to their advantage when awarding first-row occupants 40.9 inches of legroom. Using the standard 60/40 split-fold seats, drivers can fold/unfold vacant seats in order to expand and customize their cargo space.

Given its more extravagant interior, the Grand Wagoneer tends to shine a bit brighter. The model creates a luxurious cabin filled with lots of upgrades and advancements.

For example, the Wagoneer comes standard with power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats. Meanwhile, the Grand Wagoneer comes standard with 24-way power-adjustable front seats with a massage function. You and your co-pilot can now relieve any built-up tension in your lower back during those longer adventures.

The Wagoneer allows passengers to get comfortable with its standard tri-zone climate control system, while the Grand Wagoneer shows off its standard 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control system.

Wagoneer vs Grand Wagoneer: Safety

The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer equip their drivers with over 120 standard and available safety features.

Both Wagoneer models come standard with safety features, such as:

  • Advanced air bag systems
  • Stability control with anti-roll
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Though both models offer driver-assistive systems, the Grand Wagoneer goes above and beyond to ensure your safety.

Check out available systems, such as Drowsy Driver Detection, which tracks the movement of your vehicle to detect if you’re driving while distracted or drowsy. Through audio and visual cues, the model can alert you that it may be time to pull over and take a break from driving.

Test Drive Your Favorite Wagoneer Today!

Whether you’re the perfect fit for the original Wagoneer or you’d like to push the limits with the Grand Wagoneer, you can’t go wrong with either model!

To prove it, allow Bill Penney CDJR to give you an in-person tour. Your test drive will be your final determiner between these two high-grade SUVs.

Reach out to us today or stop by our showroom located near Jasper, Birmingham, and Cullman, Alabama.