This year will be very important for FCA, especially for Jeep, as there is a couple of new models to come. Besides the next generation of the legendary Grand Cherokee, we are also about to see a comeback of another legend, in the form of 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Those are the latest reports about the SUV that has been in production for more than three decades. It ended production in the 90s and since then, we are waiting for its comeback.
The new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be a flagship model in the company’s lineup. Moreover, we count on two versions of the offer. The short-wheelbase model will be simply called Wagoneer, while this one will be a long-wheelbase model, which will compete with models like Chevy Suburban, Ford Expedition Max etc. We expect to see its premiere soon, while production should start by the end of the year.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the first thing we should mention about the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer specs is the platform. This will be a flagship, full-size SUV and it will ride on a conventional body-on-frame architecture. Therefore, it’s not hard to presume that it will borrow the platform from the recently-redesigned Ram 1500. Count on the same mechanics though we can’t talk about the exact dimensions and wheelbase at the moment. Still, if we look at the competition, we may expect around 130 inches in wheelbase.
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will share a lot of mechanics with Ram 1500, but we should see some upgrades as well. One of them refers to the rear suspension, which should be independent, just like it’s the case with the Ford Expedition, and will be with new Tahoe and Suburban.
When it comes to the styling, it’s still early to talk about more precise details. If you look at 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer spy photos, you can see that the testing model still wears a complete camouflage. Still, we may speculate about some more basic things, such as the overall shape, which should be characterized by a typical wagon-like body, something that is pretty typical for the segment. Also, we can expect to see typical Jeep styling philosophy, which recognizable vertical bars and similar things.
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer interior, we know for sure it will be pretty spacious. Given the size, we count on more than 40 inches of legroom in the second row, while the third one should be pretty generous as well. Also, the cargo area should offer more than 120 cubic feet of the overall volume.
When it comes to the dashboard and overall interior quality, we expect that the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will go pretty upscale. Jeep models never had problems in this aspect, so we don’t expect them in this case either. Moreover, this will be a flagship model, so we count on high overall quality and a full load of soft-touch materials. Also, we expect loads of tech goodies, including a large 12-inch touchscreen.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Engines
When it comes to the engine lineup, we don’t expect surprises. We count on familiar FCA units and the offer will probably start with the 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers around 305 horsepower. Also, we have no doubt that the 5.7-liter V8 will find the place under the hood of this SUV. This unit delivers around 395 horsepower. Of course, a hi-performance version is available too, so we may see a 6.4-liter unit in the offer as well.
Of course, there is a big chance to see a diesel version as well. That would be a familiar 3.0-liter V6, which delivers around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Several renowned sources, including Car and Driver, suggest the new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer could come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain as well. However, details are still unavailable.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date and Price
Most likely, the production will start by the end of 2020. When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer price, we presume that the base version will go around 50.000 dollars. As we already mentioned, Ford Expedition Max and Chevy Suburban will be key competitors.