Cruiser Class Luxury
It’s been three decades since Jeep ceased production of its Wagoneer, an oversized, wagon-esque SUV that mixed family-hauling with capability and luxury.Though the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer offer similar styling to the recently revealed Jeep Grand Cherokee L, these are genuine full-size SUVs. Body-on-frame and significantly larger than the Grand Cherokee L – around 250 mm in length at 5,453 mm and 150 mm in height at 1,964 mm – the vehicles have much more space inside, much more capability when it comes time to haul toys, and much more presence when they fill a parking space.
Luxury & Comfort
The cabin starts with Uconnect 5C, the latest system from Stellantis that offers one of the best user experiences in the industry. It handles a 10.1-inch display with navigation as standard with a 12.1-inch landscape orientation option, but doesn't stop there and has a 10.25-inch dashboard display on the Wagoneer or 12.3-inch on the Grand Wagoneer. The climate control system is operated through yet another screen on the Grand Wagoneer, one that articulates and can be fitted with a larger, 10.25-inch screen for the front passenger that will let them handle nav duties, climate control, or just watch TV while the driver goes about their business.
New Look and Styling
Reach further into the options list and there are more screens than a Best Buy before Boxing Day, with twin 10.1-inch screens available for second-row passengers that can let each rider watch a different show via Amazon Fire TV as well as one last screen to adjust the four-zone climate control. Sorry to those in the third row, somehow you're left out.A nine-speaker Alpine audio system is standard on the Wagoneer. A 19-speaker 950-watt system from high-end audio provider McIntosh is available on the Wagoneer and standard on the Grand Wagoneer. Top-spec Grand Wagoneer models are treated to a 23-speaker 1,375-watt McIntosh system.
Power and Performance
Starting with the basic specifications: at launch the Wagoneer will offer a 5.7L V8 with a 48V eTorque mild hybrid system generating 392 hp and 404 lb-ft. The Grand Wagoneer gets a 6.4L V8 with 471 hp and 455 lb-ft, though it lacks eTorque. A 4xe plug-in model is expected down the road. Both current V8s get an eight-speed automatic and they will come standard with one of three 4x4 systems: Quadra-Trac I, a full-time automatic system; Quadra-Trac II, which allows for manual 4-Hi and 4-Lo selection; and Quadra-Drive, a beefier version with an active low-range transfer case – offering a Wrangler-like 48:1 crawl ratio – and electronic limited-slip differential. Max towing capacity for the Wagoneer is 10,000 lb, while the Grand Wagoneer can manage 9,850 lb.