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One of the splashier car introductions for this year is the relaunch of the iconic Jeep Wagoneer brand as an all-new full-size SUV to compete against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. The new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer is also available as a Grand Wagoneer, but rather than being a larger version of an already large SUV, the "Grand" designation is used to represent higher trim lines and some minor changes to styling.

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Jeep invited me up to New York City recently to take a look at the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, which have gone all-in on technology with up to nine LCD screens scattered throughout the vehicle and new Fire TV integration that takes rear entertainment to the next level. And of course, there's wireless CarPlay through the beefed-up Uconnect 5 infotainment system.

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Overall dashboard view

Main Infotainment Screens

Kicking things off with the main infotainment experience, the Wagoneer certainly isn't the only vehicle on the market to feature two screens in the center stack and console area, but Jeep is definitely doing some interesting things with the setup.

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Dual main infotainment screens

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Article Link: Review: 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Offers Wireless CarPlay and Up to Nine Screens
 

jakebrosy

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I spent the past 6 minutes looking at the photos trying to figure out WHERE in NYC this happened. Hmmm...Eric?
 
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Aren't most systems capable of doing wireless carplay? It would just require a software update that most car manufacturers are unwilling to release? Or did I just buy into one of those conspiracy theories?
 
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Aren't most systems capable of doing wireless carplay? It would just require a software update that most car manufacturers are unwilling to release? Or did I just buy into one of those conspiracy theories?
Wireless CarPlay requires Bluetooth AND Wifi.
 

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They did a great job with the interior design, but the exterior and old legacy powertrain are deal killers. Instead of using the 70’s-‘80’s Grand Wagoneer’s classic lines and proportions, they simply took a Ram 1500 and tried to make it look like a Suburban. I hope this thing dies a quick death and they can go back to the drawing board when it comes time to make an electric version of the Grand Wagoneer / Wagoneer.
 

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Yes, it was Tarrytown Castle. The event was based in NYC, but obviously the driving portion of the event took us out of the city and that was a pit stop along the way.

And yes, I've been doing a number of CarPlay-focused reviews because just about every implementation is different in how it integrates with the overall vehicle technology. While not Apple-specific, the Wagoneer has some pretty unique technology features like the passenger screen and Fire TV for Auto, so it's also of general interest.
 

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I couldn't imagine dropping $100k on a FCA/Stellantis product. It's like a who's who of unreliable manufacturers.

I'll continue waiting for my Rivian R1S, faster, cheaper, electric, low cost to run, probably better made. I get that Rivian is a US company but as someone who's used to Range Rover, Volvo, Audi, Porsche etc they always feel cheap and questionable on the inside. I was inside a rather expensive Lincoln the other week and it had this air of cheap Ford about it. They always feel like they will fall apart a week after the warranty runs out. Don't even get me started on their handling.
 
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I couldn't imagine dropping $100k on a FCA/Stellantis product. It's like a who's who of unreliable manufacturers.

I'll continue waiting for my Rivian R1S, faster, cheaper, electric, low cost to run, probably better made. I get that Rivian is a US company but as someone who's used to Range Rover, Volvo, Audi, Porsche etc they always feel cheap and questionable on the inside. I was inside a rather expensive Lincoln the other week and it had this air of cheap Ford about it. They always feel like they will fall apart a week after the warranty runs out. Don't even get me started on their handling.

you complain about American Car quality yet ignore the massive repair bills on imports… especially German cars

what?

that air was…. People couldn’t perceive you to “have money” because you was in a Ford

don’t have to lie to us bro, and American cars have outhandled the imports since the second gen CTS-V

Anyhow… Jeep nailed the Grand Wagoneer as a luxury land yacht… it is a little quirky on the outside. My fiancé is considering this along with a Ford Expedition Platinum or a Range Rover Sport

 
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mcfrazieriv

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First CAR review I didn't mind. All the other ones were awful.

Would like to see the CarPlay mention on the BMW iX and i4 wrap around iDrive screen.
 

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At least they didn’t do bad with the wireless charger
Because on the Honda civic 2022 Touring the wireless charging is GOD DAMN TRASH SAUCE WITH THE IPHONE 12 or any that has magsafe I put my 12 pro on there and it can’t hold a god damn charge and its Honda pointing the finger at Apple and Vice versa
???
 
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