Over the weekend, our readers sent us photos of a convoy of 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer (WL) prototypes as they made their way across the midwest. The photos were our first look at the new full-sized Ram-based SUVs in their production-spec bodied out testing in the real world for the first time. Since we posted those photos over the weekend, several other people have sent us shots of the Wagoneers testing as they travel further west through Colorado.
These low-resolution photos of the new Wagoneer thanks to reader Cameron Kerby, do give us some details about the entry-level Wagoneer models. Gone is the “Wagoneer” text above the grille that was shown on the Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept and in its place is a traditional Jeep seven slot grille. Headlights have also been changed, and look to be standard LED headlamps, with LED daytime running lights similar to the shape of the midsized Jeep Cherokee (KL).
It also looks like this Wagoneer prototype does not feature a panoramic sunroof, like the concept model. We have heard that the Wagoneer would more than likely feature a two-row panoramic sunroof similar to the 2019+ Ram 1500 (DT) pickups, while the Grand Wagoneer would feature a three-row panoramic sunroof as an option. Also like the Ram 1500, the side mirrors will also feature convex lenses with Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection alerts.
It appears that this prototype features 22-inch twin 6-spoke wheels, compared to the the 24-inch conceptual wheels with 3D printed inserts that were shown on the Grand Wagoneer Concept. We expect that most of the Wagoneer lineup will wear 20-inch wheels as standard equipment across the lineup. However, a Trailhawk model might wear 18-inch wheels with more aggressive rubber.
From the rear of the vehicle, we do slightly see the third brake light that runs across most of the way atop of the rear glass. While the rear LED tail lamps look very similar to that of the Grand Wagoneer Concept’s units, however, it looks like the LED running light has been taped over as the light will run almost to where the license plate is before stopping. Unlike General Motors (GM) who have cleverly designed their rear wipers to be hidden above the rear window, Jeep will still use traditional rear window wipers on the new Wagoneer.
Stay tuned to MoparInsiders.com, as we continue to breakdown the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer/Wagoneer models. For those who don’t want to be kept out of the loop for any information on the all-new Wagoneer twins, you can visit our new sister site WagoneerForums.org. There you can find all of our articles, links to other publications articles, as well as discuss anything about the new full-size SUVs.