2023 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer L Go even bigger and harder in New York

Over the past couple of years, the Jeep lineup has become much larger – quite literally. with the The return of the Wagoneer plate And the debut of the excellent Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the off-road brand Stylantis has bigger offerings than ever to bring the brood. And on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, the automaker is ramping up its lineup even further with 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L models.

Not to make the point, but the three-row SUV is pretty massive, adding a full 12 inches of overall length to what was already a seriously large car. The new models span 226.7 inches, 0.3 inches less than the Cadillac Escalade ESV. The wheelbase is 7 inches to 130 inches overall, which helps maximize interior space — Jeep says its cabins offer class-leading size, cargo space, and second-row legroom.

The 2023 Jeep Grand Wagner has a capacity of up to 10,000 pounds.

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In fact, these hefty vehicles weigh at least 6,069 pounds (Wagoneer L Series I), up to 6,704 pounds (Grand Wagoneer L Series III) ahead of options, so there aren’t too many heavier SUVs — at least they don’t require much. of batteries. It’s a good thing that these vehicles made by Warren, Michigan have Stellantis packages Powerful New Cyclone Twin Turbo I6, delivers up to 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque while lowering emissions and improving fuel economy versus the automaker’s current V8 engines. Even the new I6 engine from Wagoneer L delivers 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft. A TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

The Big Stretch was no simple matter of sending the existing Wagoneer group to a limousine company. The Jeep design team had to significantly re-engineer the Wagoneer bodyshell on the frame to enable an increase in size, adding everything from a new center rail for the frame and rear rail extensions to a custom rear sump, loading floors and changes to the all-white interior, including new rear flooring and bodywork. Unique rear ladder. Naturally, the third-row seat mounts had to be redesigned, too.

Jeep says the new family has 44.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row — 15.8 more cubic feet than non-L models. The problem with most family-minded three-row SUVs has always been that when you load all the seats, as you might in a Family vacation, you really don’t have any space for everyone else’s stuff without a roof box. These new 7- and 8-seater Jeeps seem to be the best shot at cramming everything inside, outperforming the 41.5-cubic-foot car. Chevrolet SuburbanAnd GMC Yukon XL and Escalade ESV listed above. Fold the third row down and you’ll get 88.8 cubic feet, and if you store the second and third rows you’ll get a whopping 130.9 cubic feet—including plenty of elbow room for 4″ x 8″ sheets of plywood. That’s more space than you can get in a file Ford Expedition Max (120.5 cubic feet) or its upper crust cousin, Lincoln Navigator L (120.2 cubic feet).

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Adding a wheelbase and rear wheelbase to a car often does not result in any visual advantages to its designs, and indeed, standard-length Wagner models from Jeep did indeed look somewhat controversial, particularly their square rear ends that drew unflattering comparisons to the mini Van. These longer models probably won’t help avoid any such comparisons, but there’s no doubt that these models still have a leadership presence on them, even if it’s just a function of their scale.

Despite these models’ interior missions – space first, off-road capability remains a priority, you can still get three different four-wheel drive systems, and Quadra-Lift height-adjustable air suspension adds even more capability, delivering up to 10 inches of clearing the earth. At full height, Quadra-Lift-equipped models can take up to two feet of water. Even with the standard coil-spring suspension, the ground clearance is a solid 8.3 inches.

However, the combination of a longer wheelbase and sagging rear does not serve the models’ off-road geometry. Best-case scenario numbers call for a 25-degree arrival angle, 21.3-degree break-in angle and 21.3-degree departure angle—all numbers with 20-inch wheels and Quadra-Lift suspension in their number. 2 (top) position.

Maximum towing capacity remains at 10,000 lbs when properly equipped.

Regardless of the extra space, the interiors of L models look just as luxurious and elegant as Other Grand WagonersAnd that means they have to have some of the best cabins in all of our SUV’s. Packing copious amounts of finely crafted real wood trim, massive screens (including an optional front passenger media touchscreen for a total of 75 inches of viewing space) and an impressive 23-speaker subwoofer. McIntosh . sound systemThere won’t be many more luxurious ways to travel than inside the grand rooms of one of our large Wagners.

Seen as a family proposition, there’s the expected full suite of advanced standard driver assistance systems, including automatic emergency braking (with pedestrian and cyclist detection), blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, parking sensors and rear cross-monitoring. path. Additional available features include a 360-degree camera array, driver display, self-parking, night vision, and Jeep Active Driving Assistant, an easy-to-navigate Level 2 hands-free.

Pricing due in the second half of 2022, pricing for the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L ranges has yet to be announced, but all numbers starting at least a few thousand dollars more than their non-L counterparts, which range from $60,995 (including the $2,000 destination fee) to $90,640 for 2022.

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