The largest Jeeps are getting larger for 2023. Jeep has officially unveiled the extended-length versions of its Wagoneer and luxury-trim Grand Wagoneer large SUVs, in advance of their public debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show this week. The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are 12 inches longer overall and seven inches longer in wheelbase than their new-for-2022 regular-length counterparts, and will be powered by Jeep parent-company Stellantis’s recently unveiled Hurricane Twin Turbo 6-cylinder engines.
In fact, the 2023 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer mark the production-vehicle debut of the Hurricane 3.0-liter sixes. The Wagoneer L gets the “base” Hurricane Twin Turbo powerplant, which makes 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Wagoneer L steps up to the Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 version, which, as its name implies, makes 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. (Jeep says a special run of Grand Wagoneers powered by the Hurricane Twin Turbo 510 will be offered for the 2022 model year.) Both engines are paired with Stellantis’s familiar TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, and Jeep’s Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II 4WD systems will be available.
Though fuel-economy estimates haven’t been released, Stellantis says that the Hurricane engines will return an estimated improvement of 1 to 2 miles per gallon in combined driving over the existing Hemi V8s. (The 2022 Wagoneer’s 5.7-liter Hemi is rated at 17 mpg, and the 2022 Grand Wagoneer’s 6.4-liter Hemi is rated at 15 mpg.) Jeep also says that the Hurricane engines have been designed to be coupled with gas/electric hybrid and plug-in-hybrid hardware, so HEV and PHEV versions will likely be added in the future.
The Wagoneer lineup gains a “Carbide” trim package—with unique blacked-out and dark-finish trim elements inside and out—as a mid-2022-model-year addition. The Wagoneer’s Carbide package is essentially the equivalent to the Grand Wagoneer’s Obsidian trim level. Jeep says the Wagoneer L’s overall passenger volume (179.3 cubic feet) and second-row legroom (42.7 inches) are best in class.
Both the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L boast 44.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, which grows to 88.8 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded, and 130.9 cu. ft. with both the second- and third-row seats folded—enough room to easily fit a 4×8 sheet of plywood, Jeep says. A pair of third-row storage compartments, each offering 1.8 liters of small-items storage capacity, is another Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer L feature. The Grand Wagoneer L comes with Jeep’s Cargo Management Rail System (adjustable cargo tie-down points built into the rear cargo-area floor) as standard equipment.
The Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer L models’ features generally mirror those of the regular-length models, though the Ls’ added length and heft (they weigh about 200 pounds more than their non-L counterparts) necessitated a few minor changes. For example, the suspension has been retuned, the steering-gear ratio has been changed, and the fuel tank is four gallons larger than the non-L Wagoneers’.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are slated to arrive in dealerships in the second half of 2022.
No big surprises here—from the moment the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer were first announced, it was basically a given that extended-length versions would follow in fairly short order, and here they are. Jeep’s full-size SUV lineup is now better positioned to compete with the rival SUVs from Ford Motor Company and General Motors—all of which already offer extended-length models. If you need even more passenger/cargo space than the already extra-large Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer offer, the new-for-2023 Ls should suit your needs… and hopefully the new Hurricane turbo-six engines will fulfill their promise of making these jumbo haulers at least a bit less thirsty at the fuel pump.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L Gallery
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