By Cars.com EditorsApril 14, 2022
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Jeep has fully embraced the big SUV class with the debut of the extended-wheelbase 2023 Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L at the 2022 New York International Auto Show, where we got an up-close look at the behemoths.
It was only one year ago that Jeep launched its biggest SUVs when it debuted the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer 3-row models but it's going even bigger for 2023 with the launch of the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L and they first appeared here at the N...
ew York International Auto Show. The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L measure 226 inches long overall and they ride on 130 inch wheel base. That's seven inches longer than the wheel base of the regular versions. And that makes them one inch longer overall than a Chevy Suburban and nearly five inches longer than a Ford Expedition Max. The Jeeps are also a couple of inches taller and wider too. The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L have the same general appearance as their short wheel base siblings, with the biggest styling difference seen here at the rear where it has this longer rear quarter window to account for the vehicle's extra length. Now Jeep also debuted a new Carbide package which you can see on this Wagoneer here. It includes a lot of black accents like black wheels, black badging, a black grill and these black trim around the window. It's first gonna be offered on the short wheel based Wagoneer and then you'll also be able to get it on the long wheel based model. While the Chevrolet Suburban gives third row passengers a little bit extra leg room when compared with a short wheel base Chevy Tahoe, all the extra room in the Wagoneer is given to the cargo area because third row measurements between the short and long wheel base versions are about the same. The Wagoneer L has 42 cubic feet of cargo space and that's over 50% more than a short wheel based Wagoneer. The Wagoneer comes with standard leather seats and the vehicle offers increasing levels of leather quality the higher you get in the trim lineup. With the Grand Wagoneer offering a full leather interior like this one has here. Now, interesting tech features include up to seven screens an available head up display, a rear view camera mirror and there's also a fam cam option that lets front seat occupants keep tabs on rear seat passengers. The Wagoneer L comes standard with seating for eight but available second row captain's chairs drop the seat count to seven. Both the second and third row of these long wheel based models offer good passenger space for adults. The long wheel based versions also get Jeep's new twin turbocharged inline six cylinder engine. It's called the Hurricane which is a name that was used on a long ago line of four cylinder and straight six Jeep engines. The Wagoneer L gets the standard output version, it's rated at 420 horsepower and 468 pounds feet of torque. While the Grand Wagoneer L gets a version that makes 510 horsepower and 500 pounds feet of torque. Now both versions work with an eight speed automatic transmission and the Wagoneer L is rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds when properly equipped. These SUVs are set to go on sale in the second half of 2022. And while we don't know yet what their price is gonna be, if Jeep follows the same approach that GM and Ford do with their models, expect the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L to start at a few thousand dollars more than their shorter siblings, which go for around $61,000 for the Wagoneer and around $90,000 for the Grand Wagoneer. For more information on these SUVs and all the other debuts at the New York Auto Show, check out cars.com.