Jeep launched the longest models in its range, the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, which added extra inches in the overall wheelbase length of full-size SUVs and introduced a new six-cylinder biturbo engine. They will face long-wheelbase SUVs such as the Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL, Ford Expedition Max and Lincoln Navigator L.
The measurements of these vehicles
Both the Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L have a wheelbase of 130 inches (3302 mm) which is 7 inches (178 mm) longer compared to the regular Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer that debuted last year. Thanks to the stretched rear overhangs, the overall length is extended by 305 mm (12 inches) to 5758 mm (226.7 inches) for the longer Grand Wagoneer L. The size difference adds about 91 kg (200 pounds) to the weight of both models, reaching up to 6,704 pounds (3,041 kg) for a fully loaded Grand Wagoneer L.
More cargo space with three rows
Naturally, all this additional sheet metal results in a larger cargo space, which has grown by 15.8 cubic feet (447 lt). Depending on the configuration of the seats (offered with up to 8 seats), the Wagoneer L offers between 42.1 and 130.9 cubic feet (1192 to 3707 lt) of luggage space, while the Grand Wagoneer L extends between 44.2 and 112.9 cubic feet (1252 to 3197 liters).
Those numbers are pretty impressive, but they still fall short of the Chevrolet Suburban’s maximum capacity of 144.7 cubic feet (4,097) behind the front row, even though the long-wheelbase Jeep models outperform the competition in terms of cargo space with three-row design. Another practical feature that comes with the L badge is a set of storage compartments in the third row with a combined capacity of 0.12 cubic feet (3.6 lt).
The rest that accompanies its interior
The rest of the interior is inherited from non-L variants. From the outside, the extra length is quite noticeable as 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 designer, describes the result as sleek, with his team trying to prevent SUVs from looking like a school bus.
Another important aspect to note is that Jeep also added a dark-themed carbide trim for the Wagoneer L with glossy black accents that will also be available for the regular Wagoneer starting this spring. The Grand Wagoneer already has a similar darkened obsidian trim that could be offered for the Grand Wagoneer L, although the structure of the trim is unclear at this time.
Turbocharged Hurricane engines with 420 Hp and 510 Hp
The two SUVs are not only longer, but also more powerful than their normal-wheelbase siblings, thanks to Stellantis’ new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six Hurricane engine. These are the first models to be offered with the new mill that comes in two different power outputs, mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear or all four wheels, depending on the setting. The 3.0-liter biturbo engine produces 420 horsepower (313 kW/426 PS) and 468 lb-ft or about 635 Nm of torque in the Wagoneer L, and 510 horsepower (380 kW/517 PS) and a more impressive 500 lb-ft or about 678 Nm of torque in the Grand Wagoneer L.
The performance figures of the six-cylinder engines are better than those of the V8s in non-L models and offer better mileage. More specifically, the Wagoneer L has an estimated combined output of 19 mpg, while the Grand Wagoneer L has a combined performance of 16 mpg. Jeep said L’s with the new engine offer 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 series of Jeep Grand Wagoneers equipped with the Grand Wagoneer L’s 503-hp six-cylinder engine.
On sale in the second half of 2022
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L make their debut and host at the New York International Auto Show before arriving at U.S. dealerships in the second half of the year. Prices have not yet been announced, but distributors expect them to be between 10 and 15 percent mas high as normal wheelbase models.
Part of its external appearance
From the front you can see elegant features that are combined with his usual aggressiveness. The hood of this car is wide, and has defined lines that reach to meet the grille and optics of the car that come with LED technology; in the case of the grille, it is elongated, with chrome details and new shape. The lower part of the bumper has LED fog lights on the sides, and a central air intake that are responsible for keeping the engine in optimal temperature conditions.
On the sides we have alloy wheels or wheels in silver, with an efficient brake system composed of calipers and discs on all wheels. The door locks come in the same body color, although the mirror housings come in black.
The rear has a radio antenna in the form of a shark fin, decorative spoiler, brake or stop lights with LED technology, auxiliary lights embedded in the bumper, the name of the car in the center of the gate to the trunk, among other details.