Jeep launched the longest models in its lineup, the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, adding extra inches to the overall wheelbase length of full-size SUVs while introducing a new twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine. They go up against long-wheelbase SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Ford Expedition Max and Lincoln Navigator L.
The Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L both have a 130-inch (3,302 mm) wheelbase that’s 7 inches (178 mm) longer than the regular Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer that debuted last year. Thanks to stretched rear overhangs, the overall length is extended by 12 inches (305 mm) to 226.7 inches (5,758 mm) for the longer Grand Wagoneer L. The size difference adds about 200 pounds (91 kg) to the weight of both models, reaching up to 6,704 pounds (3,041 kg) for a fully loaded Grand Wagoneer L.
Heaps of cargo space with three rows
Naturally, all that extra sheet metal translates to a bigger cargo space, which has increased by 15.8 cubic feet (447 liters). Depending on seating configuration (offered up to 8 seats), the Wagoneer L offers between 42.1 and 130.9 cubic feet (1,192 to 3,707 liters) of luggage space, while the Grand Wagoneer L s extends between 44.2 and 112.9 cubic feet (1,252 to 3,197 liters). lt).
Those numbers are pretty impressive, but still fall short of the Chevrolet Suburban’s maximum capacity of 144.7 cu. three-row loading. Another practical trait that accompanies the L badge is a set of third-row storage compartments with a combined capacity of 0.12 cubic feet (3.6 liters).
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The rest of the interior is carried over from the non-L variants. From the outside, the extra length is quite noticeable since the door closing lines no longer touch the wheel arches and the third window is much longer. Automotive News reports that Mark Allen, Jeep’s chief design officer, describes the result as sleek, with his team trying to avoid making the SUVs look like a school bus.
Jeep also added dark-themed carbide trim for the Wagoneer L with gloss black accents that will also be available for the regular Wagoneer starting this spring. The Grand Wagoneer already has a similar blackened Obsidian trim that may be offered for the Grand Wagoneer L although the trim structure is unclear at this point.
420 hp and 510 hp turbocharged Hurricane engines
Both SUVs are not only longer, but also more powerful than their regular-wheelbase siblings, thanks to Stellantis’ new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-six engine. These are the first models to be offered with the new mill which comes in two different power outputs, exclusively mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox transmitting power to the rear or to all four wheels depending on the version. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo produces 420 PS (313 kW / 426 PS) and 468 lb-ft (635 Nm) of torque in the Wagoneer L, and a more impressive 510 PS (380 kW / 517 PS) and 500 lb-ft ft (678 Nm) of torque in the Grand Wagoneer L.
The performance of the six-cylinder engines is better than that of the V8s in non-L models while offering better mileage. Specifically, the Wagoneer L is rated at around 19 mpg combined, while the Grand Wagoneer L is rated at 16 mpg combined. Jeep said the Ls with the new engine offered between 1 and 2 mpg more than shorter, lighter V8-powered SUVs. Towing capacity remains the same at 10,000 pounds (4,536 kg). The automaker will also offer a limited run of Jeep Grand Wagoneers equipped with the 503hp six-cylinder engine from the Grand Wagoneer L.
On sale in the second half of 2022
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L will make their world premiere today at the New York International Auto Show before arriving in U.S. dealerships in the second half. Pricing has yet to be announced, but dealers expect it to be 10 to 15 percent higher than regular wheelbase models.