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2023 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Review

Professionals: Class-leading spaciousness; glorious out there tech; true luxurious inside in Grand Wagoneer

Cons: Excessive value; poor gas financial system; no severe off-road variants

The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer and its luxurious counterpart, the Grand Wagoneer, are already increasing their choices one 12 months after the nameplate’s rebirth. This full-size, three-row SUV will get much more spacious with the introduction of the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, which characteristic an extended wheelbase and a whole foot of additional size. Jeep additionally added a brand new engine to the lineup: the “Hurricane” twin-turbo inline-6 with two completely different outputs out there, making it much more aggressive in opposition to the likes of the Chevy Tahoe/Suburban, GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. Whether or not or not “Grand” seems within the badging, the Wagoneer is certainly grand in its dimension and execution.

It is underpinned by the identical truck platform because the Ram 1500 pickup, however hides that a part of its lineage below a design language that’s Jeep at its core whereas taking the look in an much more upscale path. It doesn’t sacrifice utility by doing so, although. The Wagoneer L is huge, with 44.2 cubic toes of cargo area behind the third row, besting the Expedition Max and Suburban. There’s no Trailhawk and even Path Rated model, however the Wagoneer can nonetheless maintain its personal when the street disappears due to an out there two-speed switch case, air suspension, tow hooks, skid plates and all-terrain tires. The Wagoneer can even tow as much as 10,000 kilos when correctly outfitted.

Whereas we have been already bullish on this revival of the Wagoneer identify due to its dimension, styling, tech and out there high-luxury inside, the addition of a extra fuel-efficient engine and long-wheelbase choices make this huge Jeep much more interesting.

Inside & Expertise   |   Passenger & Cargo House   |   Efficiency & Gasoline Financial system

What it is prefer to drive   |   Pricing & Trim Ranges   |   Crash Scores & Security Options

What’s new for 2023?

The massive information for 2023 is the addition of a extended-length model of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, referred to as Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, respectively. The L fashions add 7 inches between the wheels, and 12 inches to the general size of the automobile.

Additionally new for 2023 is the supply of two variations of the “Hurricane” 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine. You may learn extra about that within the “gas financial system and efficiency specs” part additional down the web page.

Aside from that, there may be some minor streamlining of the out there trim ranges.

What are the Wagoneer inside and in-car expertise like?

The Grand Wagoneer’s cabin is certain to get a lot of the consideration with its lavish supplies and staggering characteristic content material. It might not supply the Escalade’s huge OLED touchscreen extravaganza or the Navigator Black Label’s luxurious design, nevertheless it nonetheless manages to be simply as impressively luxurious regardless of being from a model that is not technically a luxurious one.

The cheaper Wagoneer is certain to search out extra houses, nonetheless, and in a means, it is truly much more spectacular. It has the identical cabin design because the Grand Wagoneer (pictured above) – its supplies simply aren’t as ritzy, nor its characteristic content material as staggering. In comparison with a Tahoe or Expedition, nonetheless, which have utterly completely different cabins than their Cadillac and Lincoln cousins, the Jeep has a transparent benefit.

As for expertise, it could possibly actually overwhelm given the sheer amount out there, however no less than it is largely managed by the most recent, user-friendly Jeep Uconnect consumer interface. There’s the central infotainment show (10.1 inches within the Wagoneer and 12 inches within the Grand Wagoneer) and the usual digital instrument cluster (10.25 inches for the Wagoneer and 12.3 for the Grand). Some fashions even have touchscreens devoted to the local weather management system and seats within the entrance and within the rear. One can even spec a touchscreen for the entrance passenger and a rear-seat leisure system with twin 10.1-inch screens. So, seven in whole — and that’s not even counting the digital rear digicam mirror or the head-up show.

2023 Grand Wagoneer L

2023 Grand Wagoneer L

How huge is the Wagoneer and Wagoneer L?

The usual-length Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are literally the identical dimension, which stretches 4 inches past the Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade and Expedition/Navigator. This interprets into considerable advantages inside, particularly within the third row. Whereas each the GM and Ford full-sizers now supply genuinely snug area in the best way again for even these taller than 6 toes, the large Jeep truly manages to surpass them barely by way of area. It additionally does a greater job of extending the remainder of the cabin’s luxurious really feel into the third row. We doubt there is a nicer third row on the market.

The Wagoneer additionally enjoys a cargo benefit. That additional size grants it more room behind the raised third row than the Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade and Expedition/Navigator. Particularly, we might match all six luggage of our baggage take a look at again there — we could not handle that within the others. When it comes to area with the third- or second-row down, we’re speaking levels of huge right here. Ditto second-row passenger area. Word than an eight-passenger, 2/3/3-oriented seating association is customary on the Wagoneer and elective on the Grand Wagoneer. A seven-passenger, 2/2/3 association is customary on the Grand and elective on the Wagoneer.

The 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are new for 2023, with an extended wheelbase and much more room inside than the usual variations. With a complete of 12 extra inches in total size, the quantity of stuff the cargo space can simply swallow is spectacular, as Senior Editor James Riswick discovered when he moved homes in a Grand Wagoneer L.

2023 Grand Wagoneer L Series III2023 Grand Wagoneer L Series III

What are the Wagoneer gas financial system and efficiency specs?

The Jeep Wagoneer presents three (nicely, 4, technically) completely different powertrains, every paired to an eight-speed computerized transmission. The bottom Wagoneer’s sole engine providing (and unique to it) is a 5.7-liter V8 offering 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque. Its eTorque mild-hybrid system includes a belt-driven generator and a small lithium-ion battery (charged by way of regenerative braking) and might add a short increase of 130 lb-ft. It additionally allows engine shut-off when decelerating. In two-wheel-drive fashions, it’s rated at 16 miles per gallon within the metropolis, 22 mpg freeway and 18 mpg mixed. With four-wheel drive, that drops to fifteen/20/17 mpg.

Customary within the Wagoneer Sequence II, Carbide and Sequence III, and Wagoneer L, is the “Hurricane” 3.0-liter twin-turbocharger inline-six, providing 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque. It will get 17/24/20 in 4×2 fashions, and 16/23/19 in 4×4. That is the one engine within the Wagoneer that gives good gas financial system for the phase. 

The usual engine within the Grand Wagoneer (and out there as a no-cost possibility on the Grand Wagoneer Obsidian fashions) is a 6.4-liter V8, good for 471 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. That is the least economical of the lineup, rated at 13/18/15 mpg, and can value you lots of extra to refill per 12 months than a Navigator. 

However there’s additionally an upgraded model of the three.0-liter Hurricane, referred to as the Hurricane 510, within the Grand Wagoneer Sequence II and Sequence III, in addition to the Grand Wagoneer L, tuned to 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. That will get 14/20/17 mpg within the standard-wheelbase Grand Wagoneer, or 14/19/16 within the L. You may get significantly better gas financial system and pay far much less cash on fuel yearly with a Lincoln Navigator. 

Jeep recommends utilizing mid-grade (89 octane) gasoline in each the 5.7-liter V8 and customary 3.0-liter I6, however says common fuel is “acceptable.” Premium gas (91 octane) is required within the 510-hp model of the Hurricane I6, and advisable within the 6.4-liter V8.

2023 Grand Wagoneer L Series III

What is the Wagoneer prefer to drive?

This huge Jeep strikes down the street like an enormous ocean liner, for higher and for worse. You are all the time conscious of its enormous proportions and gargantuan weight, whereas the air suspension that is customary on the Grand and elective on Wagoneer permits a good bit of lateral rocking whereas making turns. Considered one of our drivers truly clonked his head in opposition to the B pillar whereas turning right into a car parking zone. That does not occur within the extra sure-footed Escalade. On the identical time, an ocean liner is an awfully snug, quiet and opulent technique to journey. The trip is phenomenal, and there is a resolute sense of stability when cruising down the freeway (pun not meant).

It is quiet, it is snug and it is (dare we are saying it?) nearly enjoyable to hustle. The steering is correct and has a little bit of really feel to it. The GM SUVs are higher in these areas, however the Jeeps are shut. The Jeep can be impressively put collectively, with only a few of the wiggles and jitters of body-on-frame SUVs. The extra size of the L fashions would not actually have an effect on the driving expertise a lot. It does make it a bit trickier to maneuver at low speeds, with a wider turning circle and easily extra automobile to handle, however in any other case, it drives similar to a daily Wagoneer

As for the expertise off-road, the Wagoneer shouldn’t be Path Rated, so do not anticipate it to enterprise to the identical locations a Grand Cherokee can. Its dimension and lack of axle articulation maintain it again. It nonetheless presents as a lot as 10 inches of grand clearance and a low-range switch case, although.

We haven’t had the prospect to check the Wagoneer’s base 5.7-liter V8 on the street but, however contemplating its energy output and 6,000-pound curb weight, it looks like a good wager that acceleration will probably solely be on par with GM’s 5.3-liter V8. The Grand Wagoneer’s 6.4-liter V8 delivers easy, quiet and easy acceleration with out the form of go-fast noises this identical engine makes in different Jeep and Dodge purposes. It additionally swills fuel like, nicely, an ocean liner. 

The brand new Hurricane inline-six choices are undoubtedly the engines to get. Throttle response is admittedly a tad much less sharp than the 6.4 V8, however solely a tad. And what you commerce in a little bit of throttle response, you get again in rather more low-down torque. You do not have to work this engine very laborious to get shifting. The turbos spool rapidly and energy comes on easily. The Hurricane 510 model clearly feels gutsier when hammering it, however it’s kind of educational. Sure, it feels sooner, however the common Hurricane feels removed from underpowered, and the hole isn’t nice sufficient that we’d go the Grand route based mostly on engine efficiency alone, particularly contemplating the usual Hurricane’s significantly superior gas financial system.

What different Jeep Wagoneer opinions can I learn?

2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L First Drive Evaluation: Larger, stronger, thriftier

Our first drive of the long-wheelbase L model of the Wagoneer, together with its twin-turbo inline-six.

2023 Wagoneer L Carbide


2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer First Drive Evaluation | A (very) huge return

Our first drive within the revived nameplate. We discover that regardless of little resemblance to the unique, its mixture of stretch-out area, a luxe inside, a pleasing driving experienc, and stout towing functionality are actually sufficient to earn this Jeep its share of the profitable market.


Jeep Grand Wagoneer Baggage Take a look at | How a lot area behind third row?

We put the standard-wheelbase model of the Wagoneer by way of our traditional baggage take a look at, and discover it swallows greater than the standard-wheelbase competitors from Kind and GM, whereas sustaining rear visibility.


Jeep Grand Wagoneer L All My Earthly Possessions Take a look at

Way over a mere baggage take a look at, Senior Editor James Riswick finds there’s no higher SUV wherein to maneuver all of your earthly possessions.


2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Inside Evaluation | A flashy luxurious oasis

Jeep takes a profitable first shot at a very luxurious inside, however with a bit room for enchancment


2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer McIntosh audio system: It is the very best

Highway Take a look at Editor Zac Palmer calls this high-end audio system “an audiophile’s dream in a rolling live performance corridor” on this opinion piece.


What’s the 2023 Wagoneer value?

The Wagoneer suite, as one would anticipate from a lineup beginning at round $60,000 and providing fashions at greater than double that, presents an enormous collection of out there options to select from in the event you’ve obtained the credit score to cowl it. It’s pretty nicely outfitted from the get-go, with the bottom Wagoneer getting heated and ventilated leather-trimmed seats, Alpine audio, 10.25-inch Uconnect show with navigation, energy folding mirrors and distant begin, amongst different issues. Shifting as much as the Grand Wagoneer presents a leap in high quality and customary tools, in addition to value, with a normal air suspension, 12.3-inch show, McIntosh audio system, higher leather-based, heated second-row captain’s chairs and extra. No matter what luxurious touches you add, we just like the turbocharged I6 engines, so our procuring would put the Wagoneer Sequence II as our place to begin.

The bottom Wagoneer 4×2 begins at $60,995, together with the hefty $2,000 vacation spot price. Including four-wheel drive in most trims tacks one other $3,000 to the worth throughout the lineup, whereas choosing the L model provides one other $4,000. The luxurious Grand Wagoneer begins at $90,640, however consists of four-wheel drive as customary. Including the L to the Grand Wagoneer additionally provides $4,000 throughout trims. To offer you a way of the total value vary, the costliest mannequin, the Grand Wagoneer Sequence III Obsidian, prices $114,635 earlier than choices, however there aren’t many choices not included at that time.

You may study extra concerning the numerous Wagoneer, Wagoneer L, Grand Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer L trims and options on Autoblog’s automobile analysis pages. The total value breakdown by trim, together with vacation spot, is as follows:


  • Wagoneer 4×2: $60,995
  • Wagoneer 4×4: $63,995
  • Sequence II 4×2: $67,725
  • Sequence II 4×4: 71,725
  • Carbide 4×2: 70,775
  • Carbide 4×4: 73,775
  • Sequence III 4×2: $73,865
  • Sequence III 4×4: $76,865

Wagoneer L

  • Wagoneer L 4×2: $64,495
  • Wagoneer L 4×4: $67,495
  • Sequence II 4×2: $70,725
  • Sequence II 4×4: 73,725
  • Carbide 4×2: 73,775
  • Carbide 4×4: 76,775
  • Sequence III 4×2: $76,865
  • Sequence III 4×4: $79,865

Grand Wagoneer

  • Grand Wagoneer: $90,640
  • Sequence II: $97,735
  • Obsidian: $103,230
  • Sequence III: $109,995
  • Sequence III Obsidian: $111,635

Grand Wagoneer L

  • Grand Wagoneer: $94,140
  • Sequence II: $100,735
  • Obsidian: $106,230
  • Sequence III: $112,995
  • Sequence III Obsidian: $113,990

2023 Wagoneer L Carbide2023 Wagoneer L Carbide


What are the Wagoneer security rankings and driver help options?

Each 2023 Wagoneer comes customary with ahead collision warning and computerized emergency braking, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning programs, trailer sway management, and entrance and rear parking sensors. Cease-and-go adaptive cruise management and lane-keeping help can be found on the bottom Wagoneer and Wagoneer L, however customary in all different trims. A 360-degree parking digicam is customary on the Grand and elective on Wagoneer.

Neither NHTSA nor the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security have crash examined the Wagoneer on the time of this writing.


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