2022 Grand Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade

2022 Grand Wagoneer
Features & Specs
2021 Cadillac Escalade
Not available
Total cargo volume
9,850 pounds
Maximum towing capacity
8,200 pounds
Engine horsepower

2022 Grand Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade

The full-size luxury SUV segment is full of fantastic choices; and, oftentimes, when you think of a luxury SUV, you probably think of the Cadillac Escalade. The Escalade has dominated the luxury SUV class for years with some incredible features. However, the 2022 Grand Wagoneer is here to change all that! The original Grand Wagoneer, produced from 1984-1991, left its mark on the automotive industry as one of the most innovative premium SUVs of its time, and it has been reborn for the 2022 model year to reclaim that title. While the Grand Wagoneer subtly nods at its history, it adds modern features and technologies that will excite even the toughest critics. Continue reading below to see which of these phenomenal SUVs comes out on top in a head-to-head comparison!

2022 Grand Wagoneer Power & Handling

The Grand Wagoneer is propelled by a potent 471-horsepower 6.4L V8 that provides 455 lb-ft of torque. If you have toys and gear to haul, you’ll be pleased to know that the Grand Wagoneer is capable of towing up to nearly 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. A robust TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission drives all four wheels with the option of three of Jeep’s most capable drivetrains; Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with an electronic limited-slip rear differential. Quadra-Trac I is standard and provides full-time 4×4 capability with a single-speed transfer case and shifts seamlessly into and out of 4WD without the use of a switch, button, or lever. Meanwhile, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II are available with a two-speed transfer case and Active 4-Low mode for better off-road handling. For unbeatable traction control, Quadra-Drive II employs an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

2021 Cadillac Escalade Power & Handling

Customers looking into the 2021 Escalade have a choice of two options. First is a 6.2L V8 that provides them with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. For the first time, the Escalade is available with a 3.0L turbodiesel inline-6 that provides just 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Escalade is rated to haul no more than 8,200 pounds when properly equipped with a towing package. The gas V8 and diesel I6 engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is optional throughout the lineup for better all-weather handling, while 4×4 is not.

2022 Grand Wagoneer Features & Design

As was previously mentioned, the Grand Wagoneer offers innovative features that we’re certain will impress you. Looking at the Grand Wagoneer from the outside, you’ll see crisp LED headlights and taillights, distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels, premium rear window tinting, a three-pane panoramic moonroof, and the iconic seven-slot grille. Stepping inside, you’ll find heated/ventilated front seats with massagers, Nappa leather upholstery, 24-way power-adjustable front seats, heated second-row captain’s chairs, a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat, four-zone HVAC, a 12.3-inch customizable digital gauge cluster, a 12-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen, a 10.25-inch climate control touchscreen, a full suite of standard driver assists and much more. Just some remarkable tech features include wireless Apple and Android smartphone integration, 4G LTE WiFi for up to eight devices, dual Bluetooth connectivity, five user profiles plus valet mode, and a 23-speaker McIntosh premium sound system. Higher trim levels feature quilted Palermo leather upholstery, ambient LED interior lighting, a head-up display, a 10.25-inch passenger side touchscreen, 10.1-inch seatback second-row monitors, and much more.

2021 Cadillac Escalade Features & Design

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade was modified slightly, giving it now-standard 22-inch alloy wheels, upgraded LED exterior lighting, and made longer. Inside, you’ll find 12-way power-adjustable front seats, simulated leather upholstery, heated first and second-row seats, a 60/40 split-folding third-row bench, three-zone automatic climate control, and more. In addition, the 2021 Escalade features an OLED screen that spans a total of 38 inches with three panels. This screen displays a digital gauge cluster and a 14.2-inch touchscreen for infotainment and navigation. Higher Escalade trim levels feature a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, genuine leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, 16-way power-adjustable front seats, a head-up display, and a package of driver assists.


While the Cadillac has reigned in the luxury SUV segment for many years, we firmly believe that the Grand Wagoneer has reclaimed the title of the gold standard of the premium SUV! If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2022 Grand Wagoneer, we invite you to check out our full inventory right here online. You can also come on down to Victory Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Kingwood to experience the all-new Grand Wagoneer first hand! We look forward to hearing from you.