All-New 2023 Jeep Wagoneer | Complete Review!
2023 Jeep Wagoneer – Overview
Since the ill-fated Commander stopped production after the 2010 model year, Jeep fans have been without a large SUV to accommodate their increasing families.
The 2023 Wagoneer resurrects a brand name from the past and the concept of a full-size off-roader.
With one of the Wagoneer’s three all-wheel-drive systems, the SUV’s off-road ability will be limited only by its vast size; we doubt it will fit on some trails.
On the other hand, the Wagoneer is more likely to be seen on the road, providing a comfortable ride and a well-insulated cabin, making it an appealing road-trip vehicle with seating up to eight people.
The pricier Grand Wagoneer, which we assess separately, may be more attractive to luxury consumers.
Latest updates for 2023
The modern Wagoneer generation expands to include a long-wheelbase L model in its second year on the market, adding 12 inches to the SUV’s overall length and 7.0 inches to the wheelbase.
This Wagoneer L model has even more passenger and cargo room than the standard Wagoneer vehicles.
Under the hood, a new twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine with 420 horsepower replaces the thirsty V-8 engine.
Also available is a blacked-out Carbide look kit, including gloss-black wheels, black exterior trim detailing, and distinctive inside trim and upholstery.
The Series II Premium model should be purchased.
- 22-inch wheels
- a panoramic sunroof
- a front-seat secondary infotainment display
- self-parking technology
- a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system
- a 360-degree exterior camera
- a head-up display in exchange for a significant price increase.
In the Wagoneer, a roomy three-row cabin can seat up to eight people.
However, second-row captain’s chairs decrease seating to seven people.
The interior design is luxurious, with leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, ambient interior lighting, and three-zone automatic climate control among the standard amenities.
Buyers seeking the ultimate luxury will want to go for the Grand Wagoneer, but we believe most will find the ordinary Wagoneer’s amenities upmarket.
We won’t know how much carry-on baggage it can hold until we get a Wagoneer into our office for testing.
Infotainment System/Center Console
The Wagoneer’s interior is dominated by screens, with a 10.1-inch infotainment display taking center stage and a 10.3-inch digital gauge display providing driver readouts.
Even the front-seat passenger can have their display, an optional 10.3-inch unit, integrated into the dashboard for navigation and entertainment.
Android Auto, Apple Car-Play, integrated navigation, Amazon FireTV, SiriusXM satellite radio, Alexa, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are available through the Uconnect 5 software interface.
In addition, the 19-speaker stereo system designed with high-end audio equipment specialist McIntosh will be available to buyers of the top-spec Series III cars.
Adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian recognition are standard driver-assistance features on the Wagoneer.
The following are important safety features:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection is standard.
- Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is standard.
- Blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are standard features.
A 420-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine is standard on all Wagoneer variants.
The Wagoneer comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but purchasers who wish to take advantage of the Wagoneer’s off-road capabilities should add four-wheel drive to their order sheet; otherwise, rear-wheel drive is standard.
When it comes to four-wheel drive, there are three options to choose from, each with various degrees of capabilities.
Other off-road features include an adjustable air suspension that can raise the Wagoneer by 3.6 inches for added ground clearance and a drive-mode selector system with sand/mud, snow, and rock modes.
In addition, the Wagoneer will be rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds in both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations.
Although the Wagoneer’s top-heavy handling doesn’t excite the driver to fly through corners, the softly calibrated suspension provided a comfortable ride on the interstate.
Coverage for Warranty and Maintenance
Jeep now offers a good, standard, limited powertrain warranty.
All models, however, come with three years of free maintenance.
- Three years or 36,000 miles are covered under the limited warranty.
- A five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty is included.
- Three years of gratis scheduled maintenance are included in the purchase price.