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2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date – Jeep Grand Wagoneer is a large luxury SUV that checks off nearly all the boxes shoppers look for. The 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L Series III was my vehicle for one week and at the launch last autumn. It offers plenty of space for all three rows, along with an abundance of safety and entertainment standard features. There are large screens on the front two rows of seats, a great sound system, and access to streaming services. The seats themselves are also very comfortable.
The 2024 Grand Wagoneer SUV is indeed a fantastic vehicle. The 2024 Grand Wagoneer has a huge, luxurious interior with plenty of space for all three rows. It also comes standard with a host of tech features, including driver assistance, and a large cargo area. The choice between two powerful engines will please drivers, and passengers can enjoy smooth rides. The Grand Wagoneer has an impressive maximum towing capability. The Grand Wagoneer is a mixed bag when it comes to its handling. Some critics praise the vehicle for being compliant, while others say the SUV has an ungainly feel.
The Grand Wagoneer L will be available in 2024. The wheelbase of the Grand Wagoneer L is 7 inches longer and overall it’s 1 foot longer. The extensions add a lot of cargo space to all three rows. The long-wheelbase version is powered by Stellantis Hurricane, a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 510 horsepower. The base Grand Wagoneer trim still offers a 6.4-liter engine with 471 horsepower. It is available as standard in the Grand Wagoneer L.
The Series II trim looks like the most value. The Series II trim level comes with 22-inch alloy wheels, two-toned roofs, leather upholstery, and better-quality leather trimming, as well as a 10.3-inch touchscreen display for the passenger.
Jeep has created the long-wheelbase version of its Wagoneer to pay homage to classic Jeep models. Jeep says the L-shaped demarcation increases overall length by 12 inches (226.7 total inches) and wheelbase by seven inches (130.0 total inches). This gives Jeep’s interiors one of its best passenger spaces in their class. It is a stately vehicle, regardless of whether you enjoy the style, which some may find fussy. There are many resemblances with the original Wagoneer, especially in the roofline design and the pillar designs. The original Wagoneers did not have acoustically laminated glass.
Both models come with LED lights as standard. However, you can tell the Grand Wagoneer apart by its fender flares. It also comes standard with power-deployable running boards. We loved that the running boards were easily deployable and retractable. They made it easy to enter and exit the vehicle. The tailgate was confusing to us because anyone taller than six feet would be bumped by it when the suspension is dropped. The gate can be raised higher, but there is no adjustment.
Both Wagoneer models have body-on-frame construction and share some common characteristics, such as the way the suspension responds to certain bumps and the fact that they lack a center-centered steering feeling. However, both feel lighter than expected. While the lightest two-wheel drive model is 6,069 pounds and the heavy Grand Wagoneer L Series III trim is 6,704 pounds, they feel lighter than they should. The weight of our test vehicles is hidden even when braking thanks to the air suspension that can be adjusted. It’s not until you discover the sport mode that the brakes begin to complain. Wagoneer Ls aren’t meant to be pushed in this way, but they can still handle tighter roads with surprising agility.
We would love to try out a Wagoneer without air suspension to find out if the overall ride was as good. The longer wheelbase, wider track, and larger tires should improve ride quality. These models are capable of logging many miles on the highway, freeways, or even dirt roads.
It feels very natural. Even more surprising, it’s surprisingly chatty in keeping you updated about the under-wheel activity. The vehicles were pre-production, so we can probably attribute the clunks or vibrations to them. We’ll be paying close attention when we test-drive the L models for a full week.
The Selec Terrain all-wheel-drive and Quadra-Lift air suspension systems were not properly tested. We’ll be able to test this on the local trails once we have a chance to do a thorough drive. The Grand Wagoneer L did not even blink an eye on the dirt roads and when scrabbling to the top of hills in order to take photos.
Jeep doesn’t fudge the interior space. The third row has plenty of legroom, even though it is often a punishment box because the child in the family was the last to be born. The 36.6-inch space in the third row is the same as that found in some compact crossovers’ second rows. Even our 6-foot-1 frame could have easily taken a nap in the center row. Both versions have leather trim on the seats, which gives them a vintage feel that blends well with modern technology. The materials are all good quality, but the black soft-touch plastic that extends from the dashboard to the windshield on the Wagoneer L doesn’t look the best.
Grand Wagoneer dash is made of Satin American Walnut with the metal script “Grand Wagoneer”. We like the wood, but find that script gaudy. It will still appeal to those who want to remember they paid a lot of money for their vehicle. This would be a better option. Both versions of the Wagoneer long-wheelbase are up to par in terms of comfort, cargo space, and spaciousness.
Jeep’s Wagoneer Ls, however, is awash with electronic technology. The Uconnect hub, which is available for everyone inside the vehicle and has eight USB ports (or 11 if equipped with rear seat video screens), serves as the central component. Wagoneer L, and Grand Wagoneer L, use respective 10.1 and 12-inch touchscreen displays, along with an optional 10.25-inch screen for the passenger. You can get up to 75 inches of screen space if you add gauges and rear screens. Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Alexa are all standard. You can use Alexa from home or the car.
A comprehensive list of features is available, including a 4G LTE hotspot that can connect eight devices wirelessly, TomTom Navigation, SiriusXM Radio, and an Alpine Premium Audio System for both the Wagoneer L & Grand Wagoneer. The Series III Grand Wagoneer comes equipped with the Ultimate McIntosh System, which is a 19-speaker McIntosh. Alpine’s system sounds good, with a lot of bass and some shrill treble, for a high-end system. It is better than Bose.
You may have heard about the American McIntosh company or recognized its blue-lit VU display if you are familiar with high-end audio. Jeep worked with McIntosh to integrate its 19-speaker 950-watt audio system, as well as the 23-speaker 1,375-watt, MX1375, into the SUV. We listened to some lossless audio in our Grand Wagoneer L, which came equipped with the MX950 sound system. It’s a good system. However, we felt that it was tuned more to the bass and treble than the mid-tones. (Imagine the shape of a U on an equalizer graphic). This left us a bit disappointed. This approach sounds great at first but becomes tiresome over time. The bass must be tense and the treble should be rolled just to the left of bright. Unfortunately, it seems that the bass has a loose feel to us.
Do not get us wrong, it is a high-end system that rocks. It’s now one of our five favorites. McIntosh’s systems are full, detailed and have a subwoofer that digs down deep. It excels in the consistency of its audio throughout the car, which is a difficult feat for in-car sound. It’s a great application and one we haven’t seen before.
Some people will be upset by the switch from the V8 to the twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but they should ignore them. Jeep’s history is rich with six-cylinder engines, so a straight-six makes sense for smoothness and fuel efficiency on- and off-road. There is no lag at all with the twin turbochargers. Jeep says that the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission makes for a smooth takeoff. The power is plentiful, more so than in most competitor models with V8 engines. We asked the engineers to explain the cooling system and they said that the testing of the engines was done in extreme heat in California’s dunes during the summer.
It was enough to power. The Hurricane Twin-Turbo 510, with its 500 lb.-ft. of torque and 510 horsepower, feels like an overkill. Glorious overkill, but overkill nonetheless.
We’re not against overkill in terms of power but we do want to see a 420-hp Grand Wagoneer L to improve fuel efficiency and emissions. Jeep chose these engines to increase fuel efficiency over its existing V8. Jeep says that this will result in a fuel economy improvement of 1-2mpg, but it is more likely to be due to weight than power. The 420’s engine prefers 89-octane fuel, but can also run on regular 87-octane fuel. Hurricane 510 uses premium fuel which can quickly add up in cost, even if EPA estimates for MPG are the same. 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date
Although the release date of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is not confirmed, production will begin in 2024. Reservations open early in 2023.