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2024 Jeep Wagoneer L: Review, Specs & Price – Jeep has a new, even bigger Wagoneer L for 2024. It’s a long-wheelbase SUV that has a 7-inch-longer distance between its front and rear wheels, as well as an overall height of a foot. The long-wheelbase version of a large SUV usually increases both cargo and passenger capacity in comparison to standard-wheelbase models. Wagoneer L, on the other hand, keeps the interior space for passengers the same while increasing the size of the cargo.
The Wagoneer L’s 42.1 cubic feet cargo capacity is more than 50% larger. Wagoneer has a cargo space of 27.4 cubic feet, but the WagoneerL can carry up to 50% more. This means that you could haul up to eight adults with their luggage on a single journey.
The Wagoneer L’s standard suspension is a bit rough, and while we appreciate the massive increase in cargo capacity, it holds the vehicle back. The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer L has a bouncy, unsteady feel. Its handling is also affected by the body roll that occurs when turning. The air suspension is more confident and comfortable. It’s available only on the Series III top trim, which costs much more than the base version.
The Wagoneer L, to be precise, adds 12 inches overall to the Wagoneer SUV, while adding 7.0 inches on the wheelbase. The Wagoneer L measures 126.7 inches in length, which is exactly one inch more than the Chevrolet Suburban. This is not a mere coincidence. The Chevy and Jeep are too big to fit into my garage. The three rows are spacious enough for adults to stretch out and enjoy road trips. I was able to store two 24-inch bikes in the cargo area behind the third-row seat. There’s so much room for fun!
The Wagoneer is longer, but it has slightly less human-friendly packaging. Suburban has more legroom for each row, including an additional inch in the 3rd row. It’s because Chevy sacrifices its cargo space to accommodate passengers and only holds 41.5 cubic feet of items behind the third row. What difference does it make if Little Johnny has to take all his stuff to the lakehouse?
The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer L has the same slide-and-tilt functionality as the Ford Expedition with its second-row seat. The third-row seats are now easier to reach than the Chevrolet Suburban, as they can be shifted in a single swift motion. This means that removing a car seat for a small child is not necessary in order to reach the third row. This functionality is not available on the Chevy Suburban, and its second-row seats are higher, with less comfort, and a shorter, narrower seat base than the Wagoneer.
The Wagoneer is designed for carpooling, family transport, and hauling. Owners should be cautious about what they put on the center console, as it is covered in shiny black piano plastic. It will appear fine on day one, but after five days of daily use, it may be chipped and look awful. Piano black is a poor choice of material for family vehicles.
Jeep is late in the game, but the company clearly has done its research when it comes to evaluating competitors. The Wagoneer L offers the most space and is the best choice for families who are looking to buy the biggest production SUV they can afford.
It is a slander to call Jeep’s twin Wagoneer L/Grand Wagoneer L models, which can seat seven or eight passengers, elephantine. The twins have a wheelbase of seven inches long and an additional 12 inches in total, as compared to what is now called their “short”-wheelbase progeny. Our goal is to make you happy.
In its latest limousine guise, this SUV requires 19 feet of parking space. Under the Grand L’s 6400-pound weight, you can almost hear the sorry whimper of the Ram 1500 chassis. It has been replaced with an independent rear suspension.
If you are not regularly using an “L”, for example, to ferry the Bronco’s defensive line and the odd DOT-approved road bridge, it would take a lot of eccentric judgment to even consider one. Jeep brought us to a parking lot of a coffeehouse, where together we set the Guinness Record for billiard cushion-like turns using caffeine-fueled civilians. If your children are a handful, you can put them in the back row, and then tell them that they should write to you if their jobs come up. They could help pay for the $112,995 sticker price of Grand L with its top-spec.
The GWL, which has the stronger six-cylinder engine, reached 60 mph within 4.7 seconds. If you find that too slow, perhaps attach the 1375-watt amplifier from the McIntosh stereo to an eight-speed auto. Voila! A new hybrid.
It’s important to note that neither of these luxury-leviathans has a hint of dusty Jeepishness. This upscale Jeep has never scuffed the treads of Toledo’s blue-collar residents, but it occurred to us that Mayor Kapszukiewicz may want to name an entire suburb after it.
We’ll agree that the style is Long. This type of work doesn’t require a stylist. It’s more like an architect. The Cadillac Escalade is Jeep’s arch-rival in the class. No one is likely to complain about it, but there are traces of elegance. Killer-whale sleekness.
The new Ls are a lot more agile and responsive than you would expect, despite a plush ride. The steering may be artificial and the brake distance (190 feet at 70 mph) is concerning, but tracking and turn-in are flawless. As you might expect, the rubber is more suited to summer driving in Phoenix than winter driving in Bozeman.
Holy hedge fund! The luxury. Look at the panel gaps and the NVH (non-vibration noise) from the engine and wind. Also, check out the surfaces that are surprisingly sensuous: Ultrasuede-lined A-pillars and double-stitched cowskins covering the grab handles. Is Leona Helmsley still dead?
Jeep brought out a Grand Wag original, complete with vinyl siding. The Wagoneer was introduced in 1962, as a model for ’63. It wore bell-bottom pants. The grandpa’s SUV was one of the biggest we had ever seen. These latest Ls, however, are 43″ long and weigh 1.3 tonnes more. It’s impossible to travel in the past. You can, however, stretch the time.
Wagoneer base L is very well-equipped with many standard features, including:
- Alloy wheels 18 inches
- LED Exterior Lighting
- Side steps
- Roof Rails
- Liftgate with hands-free operation
- Class IV pre-wired hitch receiver
- The ignition and keyless entry are both available.
- Remote Start
- Three-zone automatic climate control
- Leather Upholstery
- Front seats with heated and ventilated seats
- Memory function for the driver’s seat
- Power-adjustable pedals
- Heated steering wheel with power-adjustable adjustment
- Second-row folding bench with 40/20/40 split.
- Third-row 60/40 folding bench with Power-folding Headrests
- Power outlet for the household
It also includes:
- Digital instrument panel
- The 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Nine-speaker Alpine audio system
- Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and Android Auto
- Satellite Radio
- Hotspot Wi-Fi
- Navigation system integrated
You also receive:
- Transfer case with single-speed
- Apps for off-road driving in your infotainment device
Driver assistance features that are standard include:
- Frontal collision prevention (warns of impending collisions and brakes the vehicle in some scenarios).
- Blind-spot alert with rear-cross-traffic (warns you when a car is in your blind spot during a lane-change or in reverse).
- Parking sensors front and rear (alerts you of obstacles which may be hidden in the parking space)
- Alerts for emergency vehicles (warning if they are near)
- The rear seat alert (which reminds you to look at the back seat before leaving the vehicle)
The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer L features the new turbo-6 engine from the manufacturer. Wagoneer’s V-8 is good for 393 horsepower and 404 pounds-feet of torque. But the turbo-charged 3.0-liter engine boosts the output to 420 horsepower and 486 pounds-feet. The Wagoneer’s turbo-6 is more than enough to propel the vehicle off of the starting line and pass traffic that moves slower. The torque is strong at low revs and does not seem to diminish.
The Wagoneer L turbo-6’s fuel consumption is likely due to the fact that the torque comes on strong and doesn’t drop off. Jeep does not provide a boost gauge on the digital gauge cluster, which would have been nice. However, one can surmise that the engine is huffing most of the boost to maintain momentum. Jeep’s turbo can produce up to 22.4% boost. EPA ratings for fuel efficiency of 16 mpg in the city, 23 mph on highways, and 19 mpg combined with four-wheel drives like my tester seem unrealistic and optimistic. Kirk Bell, Senior Editor, saw an overall average of 11.9% mpg in 73 city miles. I averaged 14.6mpg for 169 suburban miles. The V-8 is rated for 15/20/17mpg in the lighter, shorter Wagoneer.
Weight and length didn’t affect its performance, either. Jeep has revived another name to describe the new engine in L-models: Hurricane. It is a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder. The standard output in the Wagoneer L is 420 horsepower with 468 pound-feet. The Wagoneer L has a six-cylinder engine that produces 28 hp more than the standard 5.7-liter V-8 in the Wagoneer regular length. It also generates 64 pounds feet more torque. Grand Wagoneer L is equipped with a version of this engine that produces 510 horsepower and 500 pounds of torque. The six-cylinder engine uses premium fuel and produces 39 more horsepower and 45 pounds-feet more torque than the standard 6.4-liter V-8 in the Grand Wagoneer.
Wagoneer L’s six-cylinder standard engine is more than capable of moving the giant Jeep confidently. The acceleration was quick off the line with lots of grunts to pass. The eight-speed transmission delivered power smoothly and on time.
Although the V-8’s thirstiness is a problem that’s obvious, the new twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine has made some progress. During my 326-mile trip of mostly highway driving, I averaged 16.2 mpg, short of the EPA-estimated 16/23/19 mpg city/highway/combined for 4WD models (2WD versions are rated 17/24/20 mpg). The Wagoneer regular length V-8 is rated at 15/20/17mpg. However, the Wagoneer is heavier and has a lower mpg.
What was the reason that I couldn’t achieve better fuel efficiency during my trip? It’s a trade-off. The extra length and space did not affect the ride or handling much but they allowed me to pack the truck up with all the things except the partridge in the pear tree. The added weight and creature comforts (heated seats, steering wheel) used on the trip, add up to a reduction in efficiency.
The Wagoneer L exceeded my expectations in terms of space, powertrain, and fuel efficiency during this trip.
The lineup is limited and the models are quite pricey. Wagoneer is the cheapest model, starting at about $60,000; however, the price increases if you choose the longer version. The full-size Grand Wagoneer costs around $90k and depending on the options, it can reach $110k.