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2024 Jeep Wagoneer Interior, Specs & Towing Capacity – Since the unfortunate Commander was discontinued at the end of the 2010 model year, Jeep fans have been left without a big SUV that can accommodate their expanding families. The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer brings back a brand name and the idea of a large off-roader. The Wagoneer is built to perform the same function as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. It also has a large cabin and a taller driving position. The Wagoneer is a massive SUV that will struggle to fit into some trails, even with its three different all-wheel drive systems. The Wagoneer will spend most of its time in the city, with its smooth ride. It also has a spacious cabin and can seat up to eight people. The Grand Wagoneer is a more luxurious vehicle that may appeal to luxury buyers. We review it separately.
The second-generation Wagoneer, now in its second year of production, includes a model that has a longer wheelbase and is 12 inches longer overall. It also gains 7.0 additional inches to its wheelbase. The extended Wagoneer L provides more cargo and passenger space than previous Wagoneer models. The thirsty V-8 is replaced by a new inline six-cylinder twin-turbocharged engine that boasts 420 horsepower. The blacked-out Carbide package, which includes gloss black wheels, exterior trim details in black, as well as special interior trim, is also available.
It is best to go for the Series II Premium. The Series II Premium model is the one to get.
The Wagoneer’s spacious cabin has seating for eight, however, the second-row captain’s chairs can reduce seating down to seven. The cabin design features a lot of luxury, including leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with 12 positions, ambient interior lights, three-zone climate control, etc. The Grand Wagoneer is the most luxurious option, and we recommend it for those who want the best in luxury. However, the standard Wagoneer offers a good amount of upscale features. The cargo space, especially with the third row folded down, is ample, but it’s not clear how many suitcases can be carried. We will have to test a Wagoneer in our office before we know.
Interior screens cover the entire interior of the vehicle. A 10.1-inch display is the focal point, while a 10.3-inch digital gauge screen provides readouts to the driver. The dashboard can be integrated with a 10.3″ display for the passenger in the front seat. This unit provides navigation and entertainment features. Uconnect 5, the software interface, allows access to a wide range of features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. SiriusXM Satellite Radio, integrated navigation, and Alexa are also available. The top Series III models feature a 19-speaker stereo system that was developed in conjunction with McIntosh, a specialist in high-end audio.
Even the passengers in the back seat will find plenty of space inside. Wagoneer L offers even more cargo room.
The interior of the Wagoneer 2024 is dominated by screens. Jeep outfits its three-row SUVs with a 10.3″ digital instrument panel, a 10″ infotainment display with Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, and a lower 10.3-inch screen for vehicle controls. Jeep offers rear-seat infotainment in Series II and Series II premium versions of Wagoneer. This adds an additional two 10.1-inch screen to the SUV. Add up the screen size and you get a staggering 50.9 inches. Wagoneer is equipped with Alpine’s standard 10-speaker sound setup but also offers a premium McIntosh 19-speaker system. Navigation, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, and satellite radio are also standard. The Series II and 3 models come with a wireless charging pad as standard.
The base Wagoneer model comes with the standard 5.7-liter, V-8 engine. This is the most basic offering and has 420 hp. The Wagoneer comes standard with an eight-speed transmission, but buyers who want the off-road capability of this vehicle will need to order a four-wheel drive. Rear-wheel-drive is included as standard. There are several different options for four-wheel drives, each with its own level of performance.
The Wagoneer is also available with an air-adjustable suspension, which can provide an extra 3.6 inches in ground clearance, as well as a selector for driving modes, including sand/mud/snow, rock, and others. The Wagoneer’s rear-drive and four-wheel drive variants will both be capable of towing up to 10,000 lbs. On our initial test, the Wagoneer was a bit top-heavy, which made it difficult to maneuver around curves. However, its suspension had been softly tuned, providing a comfortable ride on highways. When we test Wagoneer’s new inline-six, we will update this article.
The rear-wheel drive Wagoneer has the highest efficiency rating, according to the EPA. It is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive reduces these estimates to 16mpg in the city and 22mpg on the highway. The SUV has not yet been tested on the 75-mph highway route that we use to measure fuel efficiency. We will update the story once we know the results.
The Wagoneer has a maximum towing capability of 10,000 pounds when using RWD and 9,850 pounds in 4WD. This is more than the Grand Wagoneer, which only had a 9,450-pound limit. Jeep has not yet revealed the towing capacities of the Wagoneer standard-wheelbase, but it is expected that the numbers will be slightly higher than last year’s 10,000-pound maximum.
The Wagoneer L and Wagoneer only have one engine. This is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that replaced the discontinued 5.7-liter V-8, which was available until the model year 2022. Jeep refers to this engine as the Hurricane Twin Turbo, and it produces 420 horsepower and 468 pounds-feet of torque. The output is significantly higher than the previous unit, which produced 392 hp with 404 lb.-ft. of torque. It shaved two seconds from the V-8’s 0-60 speed, making it an amazing 5.5 seconds.
A single eight-speed transmission can be used to power an RWD system or one of three 4WD options. Quadra-Trac I is the basic system that provides 4WD full-time and transfers torque to the wheel which has the best grip. Quadra Trac II uses an advanced two-speed transmission to transfer up to 100 percent torque to one wheel. Quadra-Trac II is standard on the Wagoneer Series III.
Quadra-Drive II is the ultimate 4WD available for Wagoneer. It includes a rear-mounted electronic limited-slip diff, in addition to all the other features of Quadra-Trac II. The Wagoneer Series II & III are compatible with this system.
Wagoneer L 2023 receives a 17/23 city/highway mpg estimate with RWD and 16/22 with 4WD. Comparing this to the 2022 Wagoneer models with standard wheelbases, which were rated at 16/22 with RWD and 15/20 with 4WD.