The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer just got a little more grand. The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L add almost 310 mm to the length of the biggest Jeeps, giving them cargo and passenger-carrying abilities that are going to be tough to match without stepping into a full-size van.
Adding 177 mm to the wheelbase and 308 mm to the overall length of the Wagoneer models, with all of that length at the rear, has created a gargantuan 3,707 L of cargo space with all of the seats folded. Behind the third row of seats is enough space to crush even the Cadillac Escalade ESV, though that brute has more maximum cargo space.
Second-row legroom is also best in class, though it bests the GM twins by just a couple of centimetres here, and has about 40 mm more room in the third row. It's more room for hockey bags, fishing gear, or just a four-by-eight sheet of plywood. All L trim models get six tie-down loops in the rear to help you hold everything (and we mean everything) in place.
The two extended-length Wagoneer models will also be the first to use the new Stellantis Hurricane twin-turbo inline-six. The Wagoneer L will get the 420 hp and 468 lb-ft base model version of the engine as an option while the Grand Wagoneer L gets the Hurricane Twin Turbo 510. Like the name says, it makes 510 hp, and it will also have 500 lb-ft of torque.
On non-L models, the 5.7L V8 will continue to be the standard offering on Wagoneer. Grand Wagoneer will get the Hurricane 510 standard and will continue to offer the 471 hp 6.4L V8 as an option. 4x4 Hurricane models will tow up to 9,850 lbs.
With that extra space being the big deal, the two SUVs share almost all of their other features, options, and components with the standard-length versions.
Coil springs are standard on Wagoneer L with air ride optional there and standard on Grand Wagoneer L, tuned to enhance ride quality on the larger SUVs. Three 4x4 systems will be offered, including a full-time option and two with low-range transfer cases.
The L models will be very well equipped, like their standard-length siblings. That includes the Uconnect 5 multimedia system supporting up to 75-inches of screens with a 10.25-inch passenger screen available. Amazon Alexa functions will improve for 2023, with tire pressure and fuel levels available. Leather seating and upscale finishes will be standard on all Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer L.
A new Wagoneer L (and not-L) Carbide trim will also be added. Wearing gloss black wheels and grille trim, with black onyx grille rings and a new black instrument panel trim, it darkens the Wagoneer's looks.
The 2023 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer L should be available in the second half of this year.