NOT TRAIL RATED: 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Series III Off-Road:

Not Being Trail Rated, Doesn't Mean It Isn't Capable...

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the launch of the 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (WS), there is still quite a bit the American automaker has yet to tell us. That includes specific details on a lot of certain packages for the new Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer duo. While our sister site WagoneerForums.org has posted Jeep’s dealer literature surrounding the specifications and options of most of the models, we still have been getting a number of questions asking about if a “Trail Rated” offering will be available.

The simple answer is No! 

2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Series III Off-Road with Advanced All-Terrain Group. (Jeep).

In order to be a Trail Rated Jeep, the vehicle must pass five outlined criteria in order to place the Trail Rated medallion on its fender. The five criteria are traction, water fording, articulation, maneuverability, and ground clearance. The new Wagoneer models meet all of these criteria except one… maneuverability.

“These have off-road packages for 10-inches of ground clearance, skid plates, tow hooks, off-road all-terrain tires and are very capable but they are not a trail-size vehicle, so we haven’t Trail Rated these vehicles,” Vice President of Jeep Brand – North America, Jim Morrison has been telling the press.

2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Series III Off-Road with Advanced All-Terrain Group. (Jeep).

The full-size body-on-frame SUVs are just too big to maneuver down most moderate trails, but it doesn’t mean that Jeep hasn’t built the most capable off-road-oriented offering in the premium SUV segment. Enter the Wagoneer Series II and Series III with Advanced All-Terrain Group. The Advanced All-Terrain Group gives the Wagoneer Series II and Series III the equipment to tackle most trails with ease.

2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Series III Off-Road with Advanced All-Terrain Group. (Jeep).

The Advance All-Terrain Group (AM2) comes with the following equipment…

  • 275/65R18 Firestone Destination AT2 All-Terrain Tires (Wagoneer Series II)
  • 18-inch x 8-inch Machined Cast Aluminum with Black Noise-Painted Pockets (Wagoneer Series II)
  • 275/55R20 Falken Wildpeak A/T All-Terrain Tires (Wagoneer Series III)
  • 20-inch x 9-inch Machined Cast Aluminum with Satin Granite Crystal-Painted Pockets (Wagoneer Series III)
  • Quadra-Drive II® Transfer Case with 4×4 Low Active, Neutral, Full-Time Active 4×4
  • Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential
  • Quadra-Lift Air Suspension
  • 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Selec-Speed® Control
  • Transfer Case Skid Plate
  • Fuel Tank Skid Plate
  • Front Suspension Skid Plate
  • Bright Tow Hooks
  • Removable Rear Tow Hook

To help power the Wagoneer Series II and III is the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with an eTorque mild-hybrid system. The 5.7-liter HEMI is good for 392 horsepower (292kW) and 404 lb.-ft. (548 Nm) of torque and is paired up with an 8HP75 8-speed automatic transmission.

2022 Jeep® Wagoneer 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system. (Jeep).

The eTorque mild hybrid system replaces the traditional alternator on the engine with a belt-driven motor generator unit that performs several functions. The motor-generator unit works with a 48-volt battery pack to enable quick and seamless start/stop function, short-duration torque addition to the engine crankshaft in certain driving situations as well as brake energy regeneration, which improves responsiveness and efficiency.
With the engine running, eTorque’s motor generator unit feeds 48-volt current to a 430 watt-hour lithium-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC)-Graphite battery. In addition to spinning the engine for restarts, the eTorque unit also recaptures energy during deceleration and braking to feed charge to the battery pack.

2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Series III Off-Road with Advanced All-Terrain Group. (Jeep).

Currently, the Wagoneer Series III Off-Road is available for ordering. The Wagoneer Series III Off-Road includes the Advance All-Terrain Group and has several other features that are currently pre-spec’d upon the vehicle’s launch. These models include the following equipment…

  • 10.25-inch Interactive Front Passenger Display (RJA)
  • Premium Group I (ANF)
    • Tri-Pane Sunroof
    • Foldable Cargo Shade/Mat
    • Roof Rail Crossbars
    • Premium Floor Mats
    • Power Side Steps
    • McIntosh MX950 Entertainment System with 19-Speakers
  • Convenience Group I (ACC)
    • 360-Degree Surround-View Camera
    • Rear Door Sunshades (Manual)
    • Intersection Collision Assist
    • Drowsy Driver Detection
    • Traffic Sign Recognition
    • Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist with Stop
  • Seating Group (AGV)
    • 2nd Row Captains Chairs
    • 7 Passenger Seating
  • Heavy-Duty Trailer-Tow Group (ABR)
    • Integrated Trailer Brake Control
    • Trailer Hitch Zoom
    • Trailer Hitch Line-Up Assist
    • 3.92 Rear Axle Ratio
    • Selec-Speed® Control
    • Electronic Limited-Slip Rear Differential
    • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
    • Tow Hooks, Front & Rear
    • Locking In-Vehicle Safe

The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series III Off-Road has a U.S. Manufactured Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $86,665 excluding destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Customers can choose from five exterior colors. Those colors include Bright White, Valvet Red, Diamond Black, Silver Zynith, and Baltic Grey (late availability). There is also two interior colors consisting Global Black and Sea Salt/Black.

You can reserve a Wagoneer Series III Off-Road at your local Jeep dealer, or by visiting Wagoneer.com. Vehicles will begin arriving this summer.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Maybe in a couple of years, we might see a Rebel and/or TRX like versions.

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We all knew it was too Big to be Trail Rated ..... didn't we?

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This Wagoneer Series 111 with all terrain package is what I may order later this year, but one concern I have is the standard manual folding mirrors. I have not seen an option to add power folding mirrors to this trim. Even my Grand Cherokee L Overland build with off road group has standard power folding mirrors.

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We all knew it was too Big to be Trail Rated ..... didn't we?

Yukon AT4 is a big one. And its been advertised as an ultimate off roader. Wish that wagoneer had a similar term.

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And here is Ford Expedition coming out with an off-road package

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