Although the FCA is making the Grand Cherokee a three-row SUV, the new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will take a similar position in the lineup. Well, there is also a room in the full-size segment. All in all, the carmaker announced this model and the regular Cherokee for 2021. Also, we spotted the first test mules, so the entire story has some sense. From the spy photos, we can say the new Grand Wagoneer will have some similarities with Ram truck.
The owner of Jeep, Dodge, and Ram brands is making some interesting moves for the next couple of seasons. Durango SUV is becoming a body on frame model. It will share the same platform with Ram 1500. Jeep Grand Cherokee is getting a third row of seats. The 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will combine elements of all models – it will be BoF SUV based on the truck and it will offer seven-seat layout. Actually, it is a bigger Durango that will take a position in the full-size segment.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Return and Spy Photos
The last time we saw this nameplate, the SUV vehicles had different purposes. Now, these models are much more versatile. The Grand Wagoneer arrived in 1984 and lasted until 1991. The SUV had another shot in 1993. Ever since we can hear and read rumors about its comeback. Whatsoever, we weren’t so close until now. Some sources from the FCA are saying it shy that Grand Wagoneer is coming back next year as 2021 season model. Also, there are spy photos showing new vehicles. Well, with so many changes in the lineup, these test mules could turn into new Dodge Durango or Grand Cherokee 3-row. But, we believe it will be the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
Let’s take a look at the FCA’s lineup. The largest SUVs are Durango and Grand Cherokee. Both of them are using a V6 engine as the base one. Also, a 5.7-liter and 6.4-l V8 are in the game. If the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer takes the vacant place in the full-size segment, then it is definitely getting a huge engine. Also, the Ram 1500 truck is using it. So, there are two possibilities for the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. A 5.7-l is a lighter option with 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. A 6.4-liter unit can provide 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of twist. Compared to the competition, it seems like the 5.7 is good enough. Toyota Sequoia is getting 380 hp, Nissan Armada 390 hp, and the Ford Expedition is on the same level with a turbocharged V6.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most powerful SUV on the market. Its Trackhawk edition is capable to deliver 707 hp thanks to the Hemi engine. It is a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 645 lb-ft of torque. Well, fuel economy is not the best, since you are getting only 11/17 mpg. We can hear rumors the new Durango could get this engine. But, with the arrival of the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, the situation changes and the Trackhawk edition will probably be the top trim of the new SUV.
Independent Rear Suspension
Ford is using IRS on its largest units for a long time now. The GM recently tested Chevy Tahoe and Suburban with such setup. Jeep is not using a ladder platform, so there was no need for such a configuration. But, spy photos of the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer are showing the IRS under the body. This setup will make the new SUV more capable for the off-road drive. That is not all, since the ladder frame improves durability, while the vehicle is not offering the same level of safety as unibody models.
What Will the new 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Look Like?
Of course, it is still early to talk about the final look. With Dodge Durango’s redesign, we are not sure that we saw the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The classic SUV had one of the most distinctive looks. Boxy appearance with trademark two contrasting body colors is how we remember the Grand Wagoneer. Whatever Jeep does, be sure that brown horizontal stripe is wrapping the SUV. Jeep Cherokee will be a lighter version that will probably use a hybrid or some other kind of electric drivetrain. The radiator grille is another part you will see when the SUV arrive, and we can say that with confidence.
2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date
According to reports, some spokesmen already confirmed the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. They are saying the SUV is coming next year as the model for the following season. Still, the official statement is missing. It is still early for any predictions, but Grand Wagoneer could be a star of the next Detroit Auto Show. Another certain thing is the price of at least $50,000. Most rivals are priced between $50k and $55k. The Trackhawk model is going to be the most expensive package with a possible six-digit starting price.