If the Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer models just aren't big enough for you -- enter the "L" models. New extended, long-wheelbase versions of the iconic nameplates that returned to the road last year. The L models recently made their debut at the New York International Auto Show, along with a new Carbide trim and new Hurricane twin-turbo engine family.
“The all-new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are off to a great start, and we’re always striving to give customers even more of what they want,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America. “The new Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L long-wheelbase models give our customers more: a more efficient and more powerful powertrain with the all-new Hurricane twin-turbo engines, and even more space, delivering best-in-class overall passenger volume, second-row legroom and cargo volume behind the third row, all while maintaining best-in-class towing capability of 10,000 pounds and a rewarding driving experience that is confidence-inspiring.”
2023 Wagoneer L Carbide (left) and Grand Wagoneer L (right). Credit: Stellantis,
The L models seat up to eight and are 12 inches longer overall (226.7 inches) than the standard-wheelbase models. The longer 130-inch wheelbase adds 7 inches compared to standard wheelbase. This end result is a lot more cargo space behind the third row: 44.2 cubic feet, which is +15.8 cubic feet over the standard wheelbase.
Wagoneer L comes standard on 18-inch wheels, with 20- and 22-inch wheels available. Grand Wagoneer L models come standard on 20- or 22-inch aluminum wheels. Both models offer a choice of three available 4X4 systems along with a best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds.
Here are some other stats for the extended L models :
- Best-in-class overall passenger volume of 179.3 cu. ft. on Wagoneer L
- Best-in-class second-row legroom of 42.7 inches on Wagoneer L
- Spacious third-row legroom of 36.6 inches on all models
- Best-in-class 44.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row on Grand Wagoneer L – 15.8 cubic feet more of cargo volume than on standard-wheelbase Grand Wagoneer
- All this while offering 7- or 8-passenger configurations
- Best-in-class towing capacity on both models, with Wagoneer L towing up to 10,000 pounds
- With maximum ground clearance of 10 inches, the 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L deliver water-fording capability of 24 inches.
- New for L models are a pair of third-row storage compartments, each with 1.8 liters of capacity, that can hold electronic devices and other personal belongings.
New Carbide Trim
The new Wagoneer Carbide trim delivers a blacked-out design to the lineup. Blacked-out accents include Gloss Black wheels, panoramic tri-pane sunroof, Black Onyx grille rings with Gloss Black grille texture, Diamond Black lower front / rear fascia and door flares, and Gloss black roof rack, badges, daylight opening moldings and headlamp, mirror and sill cladding appliques.
Inside, the Carbide features new technical hydrographic dash trim, black headliner, Smoke accent stitching, and Global Black seats, instrument panel and doors. Wagoneer L models also feature a standard 10.25-inch frameless digital cluster with a full-screen, turn-by-turn navigation map, and an available 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh premium audio system.
The Carbide package will be available on 2022 Wagoneer starting this spring and on all 2023 Wagoneer and Wagoneer L models in the second half of 2022.
New Hurricane twin-turbo engine family
The new Wagoneer L models also introduce two new Hurricane twin-turbo engines. The automaker says the Hurricane twin-turbo engine achieves its V-8-rivaling performance while being up to 15% more efficient than larger engines.
Here's a look at the Wagoneer L engine lineup:
- Wagoneer L - Hurricane twin-turbo engine, which produces 420 horsepower and 468 lb.-ft. of torque
- Grand Wagoneer L - new high-output Hurricane twin-turbo 510, which delivers 510 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque
- Both engines return an estimated one to two miles per gallon (mpg) combined-rating improvement compared with the existing V-8 engines
For the 2022 model year, a special run of Hurricane twin-turbo 510 will be available on Grand Wagoneer, with ordering now available at dealers.
The 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are built alongside the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer at the Warren (Michigan) Truck Assembly Plant.
Learn more about the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L here.