You can see in the gallery that the new L models have the rear door entirely in front of the rear wheel. It's less elegant, but the second-row passengers now enjoy 42.7 inches (1.08 m) of legroom, while the third-row passengers still benefit from a whopping 36.6 inches (93 cm) of legroom. Customers can opt for either a seven-seat or an eight-seat configuration.
Of course, the trunk is enormous even with all seats upright, with 42.1 cu-ft (1,192 liters) of space for the Wagoneer L and 44.2 cu-ft (1,252 liters) for the Grand Wagoneer L. Fold the third row of seats and you’ll be greeted with a vast cargo area that tops 88.8 cu-ft (2,515 liters) for the Grand Wagoneer L and 85.3 cu-ft (2,415 liters) for the Wagoneer L.
Besides the increase in size, the 2023 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer also come with the new Hurricane inline-six engines. The lineup starts with the slightly detuned 420-horsepower version on the Wagoneer L. The high-output version is reserved for the plusher Grand Wagoneer L and offers 510 horsepower. Jeep claims the new six-cylinder engines are 15% more efficient than similarly-powered V8s. Both models are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with options for both rear- and all-wheel drive.
The Wagoneer L receives a coil spring suspension setup as standard, with an air suspension offered as an option. The latter comes standard on the Grand Wagoneer L. Both models are offered with a choice of three 4x4 systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II.
The 2023 model year introduces new UConnect infotainment systems to the lineup. These come with either a 10.1-inch touchscreen (Wagoneer L) or a 12-inch touchscreen (Grand Wagoneer L). Buyers can also opt for an additional 10.25-inch passenger screen that can be used to control navigation, entertainment settings, or watching a video.
Both models are available to customers starting from the second half of the year. Jeep hopes to steal more sales from the segment leader Cadillac, with the Grand Wagoneer L aiming at the Escalade ESV.