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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II in Baltic Grey (a $495 colour choice)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II 4X4

Class: Massive SUV

Shade: Baltic Grey

CG Report Card
Room and Consolation A
Energy and Efficiency A-
Match and End B+
Gas Financial system C-
Worth B
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim degree evaluated, and should not mirror Shopper Information’s impressions of your entire mannequin lineup.
Huge & Tall Consolation
Huge Man A
Tall Man A
Huge & Tall consolation rankings are for entrance seats solely. “Huge” score based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” score based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.
Engine Specs 420-horsepower 3.0-liter
Engine Sort Turbocharged six
Transmission 8-speed computerized
Drive Wheels 4WD

Miles pushed: 192

Noticed gas financial system: 13.7 mpg

Driving combine: 70% metropolis, 30% freeway

EPA-estimated gas financial system: 16/23/19 (mpg metropolis/freeway/mixed)

Gas kind: Common gasoline

Base worth: $71,080 (not together with $2000 vacation spot cost)

Choices on take a look at automobile: Comfort Group ($4295), Heavy-Responsibility Trailer Tow Bundle ($1495), particular paint ($495),

Value as examined: $79,515


Fast Hits

The good: Beneficiant quantity of passenger and cargo house, clean and potent powertrain

The nice: Trip consolation, cabin quietness, “worth” Sequence II trim degree

The not so good: Disappointing gas financial system, received’t match simply wherever


Tom Appel:

Perhaps Cadillac was a attain. But when Jeep hadn’t tried, we’d by no means have identified. New for the 2022 mannequin yr, the full-size Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer had been positioned to tug clients from a variety of full-size truck choices, from the Chevrolet Tahoe, to the Cadillac Escalade, and every thing in between.

Gross sales of the premium Grand Wagoneer have disenchanted, nevertheless, reportedly accounting for lower than 1 / 4 of total 2022 Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer gross sales. As we urged above, possibly going premium was a little bit of a attain for Jeep.

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II

However whereas the Grand Wagoneer—with sticker costs reaching north of $120,000—might not symbolize the very best worth proposition for Jeep intenders, the much less bold Wagoneer makes a reasonably sturdy case for itself. Learn on…

New for each the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for 2023 are roomier, long-wheelbase variants, and an all-new “Hurricane” inline 6-cylinder engine. Let’s speak concerning the new physique type first. The usual-length Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer was already large for the category. At 215 inches in total size, the standard-length Jeep is available in 4-inches longer than a Chevrolet Tahoe, and 5 inches longer than the standard-length Ford Expedition. The Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are totally a foot longer than the standard-length Jeep fashions, and are available an inch longer than the Chevrolet Suburban, and 4 full inches longer than the Expedition EL. Briefly, the Wagoneer L is lengthy.

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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II

Wagoneer’s new engine is a honey. A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six, the brand new Hurricane mill produces 420 horsepower within the Wagoneer, and a stout 510 horsepower within the Grand Wagoneer. Observe that the bottom Sequence I Wagoneer nonetheless makes do with a 5.7-liter V8 rated at 392 horsepower.

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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II

Shopper Information not too long ago frolicked with a mid-level Wagoneer L Sequence II 4X4 in Baltic Grey. As geared up, our take a look at truck comes near being the least-expensive Wagoneer out there with the brand new Hurricane engine.

About that L designation: With 7 inches of extra wheelbase, and the aforementioned 12 inches of extra total size, the Wagoneer L boasts some severe cargo capability. Behind the third row there’s a mammoth 44 cubic toes of house, up from 27 toes within the standard-length Wagoneer. With each the threerd– and a couple ofnd seating rows folded flat, cargo house will increase from the usual Wagoneer’s already beneficiant 117 cubic toes to a class-leading 131 toes. All that house is made further helpful by a flat, contiguous load.

And, how about that engine? Right here’s the excellent news: The brand new Hurricane six is impressively clean, and works very nicely with Jeep’s tried-and-true 8-speed computerized. There’s loads of lag-free energy from a cease, and a surplus of muscle for passing and merging. The engine can be quiet, and sounds refined when tasked with extra aggressive chores. Moreover, engine-idle cease/begin operation is silky clean. Ah, however the mileage…

Although rated at an EPA-estimated mixed 19 mpg, Shopper Information noticed simply 13.7. A few of the blame for our disappointing mileage might go to the extraordinarily chilly Chicago climate throughout our analysis interval. Heat-up idle instances can go a good distance in the direction of compromising mileage.

It’s price noting that our analysis of a 2022 Wagoneer geared up with the less-powerful 5.7-liter V8 yielded simply 11.7 mpg. So, EPA numbers apart, the brand new engine appears to symbolize an actual enchancment in mileage in addition to energy and smoothness. Plus, Jeep recommends regular-grade gas for the Hurricane engine; pricier midgrade gasoline was advisable for the V8.

Inside, although not “Grand,” the Wagoneer presents nicely, truly very nicely. Elegant faux-wood trim and actual leather-based are blended to present the cabin a clubby really feel. The big touchscreen is straightforward to learn at a look, and what capabilities are manipulated through the display screen are simply dealt with.

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2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Sequence II

Entrance-row seats are agency, supportive, and long-haul pleasant. Rear-seat consolation is equally wonderful. As for the threerd row, even good-size adults will match within the rearmost seats, offering they’re agile sufficient to make the journey again there.

Outward visibility is excellent, even to the rear quarter, although shorter drivers will discover it tough to find the entrance passenger-side nook of the automobile. On the street Wagoneer seems like a luxurious automobile, serving up wonderful experience consolation and spectacular cabin quietness. Trip and dealing with are respectable, although the Tahoe and Expedition really feel higher planted on freeway ramps.

Although relative big, the Wagoneer surprises with a decent turning radius, making the chore of parking a automobile of this measurement rather less of a problem.

Although our take a look at truck was not geared up with the $3695 Comfort Bundle, we by no means felt like we had been lacking something. That stated, the bundle is chock stuffed with security and comfort tools some customers might want, together with:

  • Computerized Excessive-Beam Headlamp
  • Drowsy Driver Detection
  • Head-Up Show
  • Heated Second-Row Seats
  • Intersection Collision Help System
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park-Help with Cease
  • Aspect Distance Warning
  • 360 Encompass-View Digicam
  • Site visitors Signal Recognition
  • 2nd-Row Guide Window-Shades

All instructed, at slightly below $80,000, the Wagoneer Sequence II represents what could also be the very best worth proposition within the Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer lineup. We discovered the automobile snug, practical, refined underway, and with the brand new Hurricane engine, a little bit simpler on the gasoline. Ought to you may have want for a automobile of this measurement and functionality, you’ll need to add the Wagoneer to your test-drive checklist.

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