The Jeep Wagoneer L 2023 and Grand Wagoneer L debut to expand the range of models with a larger offering. For extra style, there’s also a Wagoneer Carbide edition with lots of dark accents.
The most notable changes are that the L variant has an additional 7 inches (17.78 centimeters) wheelbase and an additional 12 inches (30.48 centimeters) total length compared to the standard Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.
Big and Luxurious
The increased length gives 15.8 cubic feet (0.4474 cubic meters) more cargo space behind the third-row seats for a total of 44.2 cubic feet (1,252 cubic meters). Folding the second and third rows offers 130.9 cubic feet (3.7067 cubic meters) of storage, and there’s enough room to fit a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of plywood.
The table below puts these cargo numbers in perspective by comparing the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L with comparable versions of the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. In terms of space behind the third row, Wagoneer wins.
|Model||Overall Length (Inches)||Wheelbase (inch)||Cargo Volume Behind Third Row Seats (Cubic Feet)||Cargo Volume Behind Second Row Seats (Cubic Feet)||Cargo Volume Behind First Row Seats (Cubic Feet)|
|Jeep Wagoneer L||226.7||130.0||42.1||85.3||130.9|
|Jeep Grand Wagoneer L||226.7||130.0||44.2||88.8||112.9|
|Cadillac Escalade ESV||227||134.1||41.5||94.1||142.8|
|Lincoln Navigator L||221.9||131.6||36.0||79.6||120.2|
Aesthetically, there’s not much to distinguish the L variant from the standard Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Inside, buyers can get a total screen area of 75 inches from the digital instrument cluster, infotainment, front passenger display and rear entertainment system. If that’s not tech enough, a 10-inch heads-up display and digital rearview mirror are also available.
There are seven and eight passenger seating layouts available. Depending on customer requirements, the second row can be either a bench or a pair of captain’s chairs. Those occupying the third row get two storage compartments, both of which hold 1.8 liters.
The 19-speaker McIntosh MX950 stereo is optional on the Wagoneer L Series III and standard on the Grand Wagoneer L Series I and Series II. Additionally, a 23-speaker McIntosh MX1375 setup is available for the Grand Wagoneer L Series II and is standard on the Grand Wagoneer L Obsidian and Series III trim levels.
Under the tent
Both SUVs are available with the Hurricane 3.0 liter twin-turbo inline-six engine. In the Wagoneer L, the powerplant produces 420 horsepower (313 kilowatts) and 468 pound-feet (635 Newton-meters) of torque. The Grand Wagoneer L has 510 hp (380 kW) and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of power. Apart from the output, the powerplant is connected to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Jeep estimates fuel savings to be 1 to 2 miles per gallon when combined better than the current V8 offering.
Three four-wheel drive systems are available. Quadra-Trac I has a single speed transfer box. The Quadra-Trac II has a two-speed transfer case and can direct as much as 100 percent of the available torque to the wheel with the most traction. The Quadra-Drive II has an electronic limited-slip differential at the rear and has sensors that can anticipate low-traction situations and proactively adjust torque separation.
The Wagoneer L comes standard with coil spring suspension. Quadra-Lift air suspension is optional but standard on the Grand Wagoneer L. The system has five height settings, including one that elevates the ride by 2 inches (5.08 centimeters) for a total clearance of 10 inches (25.4 centimeters) from ground clearance. .
The Wagoneer Carbide Edition has several styling improvements. It has gloss black parts for the wheels, grille texture, mirror cap, roof rack, and headlight application. The grille ring is Black Onyx color. Inside, the instrument panel and door panels have what Jeep calls a “technical hydrographic” finish. The upholstery is Global Black with Smoke color stitching, and the headliner is also black. This model comes standard with a tri-pane panoramic sunroof.
Carbide will be available in the regular Wagoneer this spring. Wagoneer L will arrive with him in the second half of 2022.