Name Your Price: Two Huge Jeeps, One of Them Topping Six Figures

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
name your price two huge jeeps one of them topping six figures

It should come as no shock that the loftiest Jeep Grand Wagoneer will crest the six-figure mark; the automaker said as much when it announced its intention to resurrect the bygone range-topper. It’s not like Cadillac and Lincoln aren’t nudging that barrier (or breaking through it) already.

But getting into a full-size Jeep next year doesn’t have to carry such a high cost. On the same day it revealed its damn-near-production-ready Grand Wagoneer Concept, the automaker talked price.

A menu of trim and powerplant options will greet Grand Wagoneer buyers (alas, faux wood paneling is not expected to adorn any version of the model), but there’s also the Wagoneer to consider. Lesser in price and status but apparently just as large, the Wagoneer will start around $60,000, according to comments made by Jeep President Christian Meunier and reported by Car and Driver.

While much speculation surrounded the wheelbases of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, with many expecting the Wagoneer to be the shorter of the two, it seems that both models will offer two lengths. Wagoneer is simply the more downmarket of the two models. Long-wheelbase variants, at least when in Grand Wagoneer guise, should seat seven.

Jeep plans to field a plug-in hybrid variant of the loftiest nameplate, but it remains to be seen where it lands in the trim ladder. It could be the plug-in that tops $100,00, or perhaps some sort of Limited/Platinum-type trim will do that without the electrification. Jeep’s just ballparking it for now.

Starting production in the second quarter of 2021 and arriving at dealers sometime over the summer, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer carry Ram 1500 bones underneath and independent suspensions front and rear. It isn’t known whether Fiat Chrysler’s new-generation EcoDiesel V6 will appear on the options list; if diesel uptake among GM’s new full-size SUVs proves healthy, its absence will be felt. Elsewhere, expect to find a 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter V8, and possibly even a 6.4L.

No one’s talking Hellcat Wagoneer just yet, but you know that one day the question will be put to FCA brass.

[Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles]

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  • Sceptic Sceptic on Sep 04, 2020

    At those prices the profit margin will be obscene. Selling a $20k truck for $60-100k! But who is buying? Country bumpkin nouveauriches?

    • SSJeep SSJeep on Sep 04, 2020

      That truck costs a LOT more than $20k to make. GM makes about 20% on every Tahoe it sells, so at a 70k sticker, GM might make $14k-ish and the remaining amount is the cost of labor, parts, assembly, transport, etc.

  • 17andCounting 17andCounting on Sep 04, 2020

    Yes - Minivans. All of em. In disguise of course.

  • El scotto My iPhone gets too hot while using the wireless charging in my BMW. One more line on why someone is a dumbazz list?
  • Buickman yeah, get Ron Fellows each time I get a Vette. screw Caddy.
  • Dusterdude The Detroit 2.5 did a big disservice by paying their CEO’s so generously ( overpaying them ) It is a valid talking point for for the union ) However , the bottom line - The percentage of workers in the private sector who have a defined benefit pension plan is almost non existent - and the reason being is it’s unaffordable ! . This is a a huge sticking point as to have lower tier workers join would be prohibitive ( aside from other high price demands being requested - ie >30% wage gain request ) . Do the math - can a company afford to pay employees for 35 years , followed by funding a pension for a further 30 years ?
  • El scotto Human safety driver? Some on here need a human safety thinker.
  • Carlson Fan Stupid vehicle, that can't do any of the things a truck should be able to do. If I want something fast/quick and sporty I'll get a corvette or a 4 dr sport sedan. Taking a truck & neutering it to try and make it into something it's not is just pointless. But maybe that's the point of this road disaster