The Best Full-Size SUV of 2024 is the Jeep Wagoneer

January 18th, 2024 by

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The masterminds of 4×4 capability offer the Jeep Wagoneer as its full-size SUV option. Unlike other Jeep products, the Wagoneer is a distinct SUV, lacking the automaker’s logos on the exterior. The absence of the Jeep emblem signifies exclusivity and a premium reputation. Introduced in 2021, the Wagoneer marks the revival of a nameplate that was officially retired in 1991.

Built on the Ram 1500’s ladder-frame chassis, the Wagoneer undergoes comprehensive refinements for enhanced comfort and on-road handling without compromising off-roading capabilities. The range includes the base trim and the more luxurious Grand Wagoneer option, both available on an extended wheelbase through the L trims. Although absent from the new car market for two decades, the Wagoneer makes a dynamic re-entry into the fiercely contested full-size SUV market.

Competing in the full-size SUV segment, the Jeep Wagoneer stands out as a superior luxury model for several reasons. Its significant advantage lies in pricing, substantially undercutting main rivals while providing ample comfort, performance, and off-roading capabilities. Starting at $62,945* for the Wagoneer and $91,945*(excludes taxes and destination fees) for the Grand Wagoneer, the range offers a generous array of standard features and optional packages for a more exclusive experience.

The Wagoneer range leads the segment in many crucial factors, including value, performance, interior packaging, refinement, comfort, and safety. The posh SUV exemplifies Jeep’s ability to create aspirational products that elevate its reputation without compromising its adventurous off-roading heritage.

Jeep offers the Wagoneer range with two impressive powertrain options, phasing out the iconic Hemi V-8 in favor of more efficient turbocharged six-cylinder options. Wagoneer models feature the Hurricane twin-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six unit with 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet as standard. The result is a claimed 6.3-second 0-60 MPH time, but tests suggest a potential reduction to about 5.5 seconds under the right conditions and with four-wheel drive.

The Grand Wagoneer takes performance to the next level with the same Hurricane unit but with an increased 500 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, available only with all-wheel drive. Jeep claims a 5.9 second 0-60 MPH time, but tests confirm this to be very conservative, as reviewers have recorded times as low as 4.7 seconds. The entire Wagoneer lineup comes standard with the ZF 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, electronic range selection, and dedicated tow and haul modes.

Jeep designed the Wagoneer with towing and hauling in mind. Interestingly, the base Wagoneer boasts the best towing capacity at 10,000 pounds, making it a class leader. The Grand Wagoneer tows an equally impressive 9,800 pounds. These capacities are only accessible if enthusiasts opt for the heavy-duty towing package. The towing package adds a 3.92:1 rear axle ratio, electronic rear limited-slip differential, heavy-duty engine cooling, trailer-brake control, trailer hitch zoom, chrome tow hooks, and a removable rear tow hook. Further, the Grand Wagoneer’s towing package also includes a locking in-car safe.

The star of the show is the brand’s Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, consisting of an electronic rear limited-slip differential and a 2.71:1 low-range gear ratio. An active two-speed transfer case and Selec-Speed control grants the SUV better incline and decline abilities. The Selec-Terrain Traction Management refines the entire drivetrain to adapt to many challenges. In contrast, Quadra-Lift air suspension aptly adjusts the chassis for on-road, off-road, and towing conditions.

The most efficient model of the range is the base rear-wheel-drive Wagoneer, which returns an EPA-estimated 17/24/20 MPG on the city/highway/combined cycle. The Grand Wagoneer returns an estimated 14/20/17 MPG on the same cycles. These are far more efficient than the older Hemi model, which returned 13/18/15 MPG.

The Jeep Wagoneer is a premium vehicle with many comfort, convenience, entertainment, and safety features, resulting in a comprehensive ownership experience. All models come standard with front electrically adjustable, heated, ventilated, and rear heated seats. A $1,195 Second-Row Seating Group package elevates the in-car experience by replacing the bench with a pair of heated, electrically adjustable captain’s chairs.

Stellantis’s uConnect 5 software powers a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, including wireless Apple CarPlay.


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