After the last year’s big comeback, the second production year brings a nice set of novelties. The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer comes with several important upgrades, starting from the stretched version, which will compete with models like the Suburban, Expedition Max etc. Besides bigger dimensions, this version will also get a new engine, an inline-six instead of the thirsty V8. When it comes to standard-wheelbase, it won’t come without novelties. The company prepared a new appearance package called Carbide.
All these upgrades will make the Wagoneer more competitive, particularly the stretched version. Still, the overall layout will remain the same and this SUV will continue to deliver familiar pros and cons. We like its impressive max towing capacity, along with strong driving dynamics. Furthermore, the cabin is spacious and looks pretty luxurious, while the ride is smooth and refined. Practically, the main complaint goes to the price, which is higher compared to rivals.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer and Wagoneer L will hit the market this fall.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the biggest novelty for the next year will be the addition of the stretched version, called the Wagoneer L. Compared to the standard model, this one will feature a 7-inch longer wheelbase, while the total length will be increased by 13 inches. Of course, this size increase will mainly reflect in interior space, particularly cargo volume.
On the other hand, the standard-wheelbase model will come with a new appearance package called Carbide. This package will bring a couple of exclusive styling details, such as blacked wheels, grille elements, mirrors, and more.
Despite the novelties, the overall character of the SUV will remain the same. The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer will continue to offer a super-smooth ride, thanks to the refined suspension setup. This is arguably one of the biggest advantages over rivals.
When it comes to the interior design, the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L will bring more space on the inside. From what we know so far, the passenger space won’t change much, except for the third row, which will get a few more inches of legroom. On the other hand, the cargo area will be notably bigger. You may count on 42 cubic feet behind the third row and 131 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which puts this SUV somewhere between the Expedition Max and Suburban, in terms of cargo capacity. For comparison, the standard version offers around 27 cubic feet behind the third row, while the total cargo volume goes around 117 cubic feet.
On the other hand, the dashboard design will remain the same, while the stretched version won’t feature any notable difference in this aspect. The only model to come with interesting novelties will be the aforementioned Carbide version, which will feature blacked interior and some exclusive dashboard materials.
This aspect shouldn’t bring bigger changes and most things should remain the same as in the current model. For reference, the current model comes with goodies like keyless entry, remote control, tri-zone climate control, a 10.1-inch touch screen, a 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, eight USB ports, satellite radio, and a nine-speaker stereo. Among upgrades, you can find goodies like a panoramic sunroof, a 10.3-inch passenger-side touch screen, a 19-speaker stereo, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.1-inch displays and Amazon Fire TV.
The same is expected with safety features. So, all models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, rear-seat alert and many more.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Engines
The new 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L will get a new engine. It will feature the company’s new 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine, with a max output of 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque. That’s notably more power compared to the current 5.7-liter V8, which will continue to power the standard-wheelbase version. That engine puts out around 392 horsepower.
Both engines will come paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to either rear or all wheels. According to the manufacturer, the fuel economy of the new inline-six engine will go around 16 mpg combined. That’s 1 mpg more compared to the V8.
The more luxurious Grand Wagoneer L will get a more powerful version of the new inline-six engine, with a max output of 510 horsepower.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer will hit the market this fall. The base version should go around $61.000, while the stretched version should cost around $2.000 extra.