Jeep’s Wagoneer line is attaining momentum for 2023 with new, extensive(er)-wheelbase “L” variants that will give Jeep the equipment essential to seriously sq. off towards the whole-sizing SUV segment, as well as a pair of new engines that will replace the Wagoneer’s getting older pair of Hemi V8s. We provided a pretty in depth sizing and powertrain comparison of the Wagoneer towards other complete-dimension SUVs back again when the shorter-wheelbase model introduced in 2021 and it seems to be like we will have to do a further, as the L throws both equally of these classes absolutely on their ears.
The Wagoneer L’s 130-inch wheelbase (a 7-inch maximize in excess of the conventional Wagoneers) will truly conclude up becoming the shortest in the entire-size luxurious SUV classification, but not by substantially. Lincoln’s Navigator L (oops) checks in at 131.6 inches and the Cadillac Escalade ESV and GMC Yukon XL boast 134 inches involving axles. The Wagoneer L’s overall size grew by a foot over-all.
The powertrain situation is even spicier. The Wagoneer L will appear normal with Stellantis’ new Hurricane twin-turbo inline-6 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 468 lb.-ft. of torque. The Grand Wagoneer L will advantage from the substantial-output variation, which Jeep is referring to as the “Hurricane Twin Turbo 510.” The “510” denotes its ability output torque checks in at 500 lb-ft.
We known as that a “Hemi substitution” when it was declared and the Wagoneer L is our 1st style of just that. The normal Wagoneer is run by a 5.7-liter Hemi with the eTorque delicate hybrid system good for 392 hp and 404 lb-ft. That was the most highly effective typical engine among the full-dimension American luxury SUVs and the Hurricane will best it. The Grand Wagoneer’s 6.4-liter V8 can make 471 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque the 510 variation of the Hurricane has that handily defeat way too, and now delivers segment-primary torque.
That’s all fantastic, but if that ability and complexity occur devoid of pounds personal savings, has Jeep genuinely moved the ball down the industry at all? The Hurricane is supposed to be about 150-200 lbs . lighter than its equal Hemis. Right up until Jeep offers the typical Wagoneer with equally of its new Hurricane engines, it’ll be rough to make an apples-to-apples comparison, but we’re happy to see that the base curb bodyweight of a Wagoneer L 2WD is only about 100 lbs more than that of the conventional Wagoneer. The Grand Wagoneer L, having said that, appears to have gained close to 300 pounds in excess of the regular-wheelbase equivalent.
Setting pounds aside, Jeep can at the very least say that these far more impressive inline-sixes are a little bit a lot more fuel productive in the Wagoneer L variants than the Hemi V8s are in either of the smaller sized trucks. The 2WD Wagoneer L has been rated at 17 mpg metropolis, 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined 4WD drops that to 16/22/19. The regular 2WD Wagoneer checks in at 16/22/18 4WD at 15/22/17. The Grand Wagoneer L with its 510-horsepower engine (4WD only, bear in mind) is rated at 14 mpg town, 19 mpg highway and 16 mpg mixed the non-L with the 6.4-liter Hemi and 4WD was rated at 13/18/15.
Inside of, the initial and 2nd rows are just about similar to the standard Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Even the third-row passenger proportions keep on being the exact where the L genuinely shines is cargo place. The Wagoneer L provides 44.2 cubic feet of cargo quantity powering the 3rd row (up from 27.4) — trumping the Escalade ESV and Yukon XL. Drop the third row and that expands to 88.2 cubic toes. Fall the center row and you have adequate place to lay a 4×8 sheet of plywood flat (130.9 cubic toes). All L styles feature six tie-down loops in the cargo place and Grand Wagoneer L products occur normal with a rail technique for cargo management.
All the things else about the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L will basically mirror the existing “shorter” wheelbase equivalents, with 2WD available on the Wagoneer L and 4WD conventional on the Grand. Pricing has not nonetheless been introduced keep tuned for that a tiny nearer to go-time.