Here’s Our First Glance at the New Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Photo: KGP Photography

Photo: KGP Photography

The Jeep Commander has earned a spot on our list of the best “dead” cars to buy, but its successor might be worth waiting for if you have the desire for a luxury SUV that carries the name of a Jeep with a legendary past.

The Commander was supposed to be Jeep’s answer to the Chevy Tahoe and other large 3-row SUVs, but its dismal fuel economy sent owners and potential buyers running. The SUV probably would have been a success if it debuted in 2000, but the high gas prices and uncertain economy between 2006 and 2010 led to the Commander’s demise.

Now that we’re in more stable times, Jeep has decided that it’s time to try again, only this time it’ll be with an all-new Grand Wagoneer.

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$54,000 for a 25-Year-Old SUV?

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

There’s a serious run-up on prices of old Grand Wagoneers.

Here’s an insider tip: If you want to make some serious cash, buy an ’89-’91 Jeep Grand Wagoneer down south or out west, and then sell it in the upscale neighborhoods surrounding New York or Boston.

For some reason those ancient wood-sided Jeeps are huge with the well-off yuppie crowd on the East Coast, and they are paying a mint for Grand Wagoneers in decent shape. Just take a look at what “professionally renewed” Wagoneers are listed at.

Yeah. $54,000. Take a stroll through the CarGurus listings and see if you can find a better deal.

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