Stellantis pulled the veil off the Jeep Wagoneer L and the more luxuriously appointed Grand Wagoneer L at the New York International Auto Show this week, with the two extended wheelbase full-size SUVs set to rival GM’s own extended wheelbase offerings, including the Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade ESV.
The new 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are 12 inches longer overall than the standard-wheelbase models, featuring a 130-inch wheelbase and up to 44.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. GM’s own full-size SUVs feature a slightly larger 134.1-inch wheelbase but have slightly less cargo space behind the third row at 41.5 cubic feet. Jeep claims a best-in-class passenger volume for the Wagoneer L at 179.3 cubic feet and best-in-class second-row legroom at 42.7-inches, along with a best-in-class towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds.
Stellantis’ new 3.0L Hurricane inline-six engine stars in the SUV, serving as the base-level engine in the Wagoneer L, where it produces 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque. The Grand Wagoneer L, meanwhile, will feature the High Output version of the Hurricane motor, rated at 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Stellantis estimates the Hurricane engine offers a one to two-mile per gallon combined fuel economy improvement over its 6.4L HEMI V8. An eight-speed automatic transmission routes power to all four wheels as standard.
Like the Adaptive Air Ride Suspension system offered on GM’s full-size SUVs, the Wagoneer and Wagoneer L are offered with Jeep’s own Quadra-Lift system. This air-ride suspension setup offers five height settings, including Normal, two Off Road height modes, an Aero mode and a Park mode that lowers the ride height by 1.6 inches. A standard Trailer Hitch Line-up Assist with zoom system allows for users to take advantage of the 10,000 lb tow capacity and easily hook up a trailer – with the air ride suspension allowing the user to lower the vehicle underneath the hitch for greater ease of use.
Inside, the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L will feature 10.1- and 12-inch reconfigurable touchscreen displays, along with an available 10.25-inch passenger display screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, with functionality further enhanced by way of an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L will be produced at Stellantis’ Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan alongside the regular wheelbase models. Pricing has yet to be announced.