Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L: Comfort without limits

Jeep’s luxury division decided to launch its new models at the New York Auto Show, an automotive party characterized by the glamor that can only be found in the Big Apple. More space for passengers and cargo, comfort and technology are part of this pair of proposals aimed at the highest segment within large SUVs.


Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L rise to the top of the manufacturer’s lineup thanks to increased dimensions, both overall length and wheelbase, which translates to more inches available for passengers in all three rows of seats as well as additional space to carry suitcases. These models are developed on one of the platforms that make up the recently launched Stellantis family that are STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large and STLA Frame.

It is precisely the latter that supports the new dimensions and also houses the advanced Hurricane I6 engine that I will tell you about later. In this way, the models are 305 millimeters longer than the Grand Wagoneer to reach 5,758 millimeters while the wheelbase mark 3,302 millimeters (178 millimeters more).

According to the manufacturer, thanks to this increase in size, the models offer the best passenger space, the best second-row legroom and the best cargo space behind the third row, all of them in their category.

Heart made in Mexico

It will be a source of power manufactured in Saltillo that drives the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L. It is the 3-liter Hurricane Twin Turbo engine with in-line architecture. Jeep claims that it offers the performance of a V8 but with 15% higher efficiency, in addition to marking the transition to lower consumption engines. Among its features are that the turbos are low inertia and high flow, in addition to the fact that each one feeds a group of 3 cylinders, which reduces the response time to the throttle command.

This Hurricane Twin Turbo is configured with two power levels. The first is 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque, which will be destined for the Wagoneer L, while 510 hp and 500 pound-feet of torque were reserved for the Grand Wagoneer L. For both models, the 8-speed TorqueFlite transmission ratios is fitted as standard. Also included are Quadra-Trac 1, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II systems with a rear electronic limited-slip differential.

Carbide, single edition

The black tone is the main sign of this package available for both models. Gloss Black color extends to the wheels, grille and panoramic sunroof while both fascias are clad in Diamond Black. Other elements that are unique to this version are the window moldings, headlight covers and mirrors.

The special treatment is maintained inside with the hydrographed instrument panel upholstery, as well as the headlining, seat upholstery, instrument panel and doors in Black Global.

Data sheet

• Engine: Hurricane, 6 cyl. line, TwinTurbo

• Power: 420 hp / 510 hp

• Torque: 486 lb-ft / 500 lb-ft

• Transmission: TorqueFlite 8 speed

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