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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Carbide (left) and Grand Wagoneer L

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Carbide (left) and Grand Wagoneer L

New Yrok Auto ShowThe 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.

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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Carbide

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Carbide

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.

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2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L

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.

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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.

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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.

CG Says:

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.

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2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (left) and Grand Wagoneer L

2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (left) and Grand Wagoneer L

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