Jeep’s Wagoneer for 2023 begins at $58,995, offers new Carbide model

Jeep has brought back the legendary sport utility name known as the Wagoneer for model year 2022. This new version he continues for 2023 with some tweaks and a new carbide model.
The latest version of this Wagoneer does not display the “Jeep” name. That’s because Jeep’s parent company, Stellantis, decided to make the Wagoneer line its own luxury nameplate.
Still, Jeep’s marketing materials refer to the Wagoneer as “a premium extension of the Jeep brand while continuing its legacy as the original premium SUV.” So even if the vehicle doesn’t have a brand name, it’s still a Jeep.
For 2023 there will be two versions of this new 7- or 8-seater SUV. The Wagoneer starts at $58,995 (plus $2,000 fare) for the rear-wheel-drive entry-level model, or $61,995 for the four-wheel drive. The Grand Wagoneer starts at $88,640 for the base model and comes only with the four-wheel-drive Series I.
Mid-level Wagoneer Series II models start at $68,725 with rear-wheel drive and $71,080 with four-wheel drive. The top-of-the-line Wagoneer Series III models start at $71,865 for rear-wheel-drive models and $74,865 for four-wheel-drive models.
A step up in luxury, the Grand Wagoneer is four-wheel drive only. Series II models start at his $95,735 and Series III starts at $107,995.

New for 2023 is the Wagoneer Carbide model. This is the Series II level with the Carbide Appearance Package ($3,695) added to the base price. Available in 2-wheel drive for $72,470 or 4-wheel drive for $74,775. This is the version tested for this report.
The Carbide Package includes a tripane panoramic sunroof, piano black exterior accents, black interior accents, adjustable roof rail crossbars and reversible cargo mats.
Our tester came with the Premium River Rock Exterior Paint ($645).
The Wagoneer was introduced as a full-size Jeep station wagon in 1962 and has long been a staple in the Jeep line-up. This was the new name for the Willys Jeep station wagon, which had been in production since shortly after World War II.

Although it was essentially the first full-size sport utility vehicle (SUV), the designation for this genre vehicle did not appear until the 1990s.
American Motors, then the former Chrysler Corporation, continued to include the Wagoneer in their Jeep lineup until 1994, when it was the top-of-the-line model in the nearly new Jeep Grand Cherokee line. bottom.
However, the name has since disappeared, leading to this revival. This time, Wagoneer returns to its roots as a body-on-his-frame vehicle based on the Ram 1500 pickup rather than the Grand Cherokee unibody chassis.

This high price puts the Wagoneer, especially the Grand Wagoneer, in the stratosphere dominated by luxury branded SUVs from manufacturers such as Cadillac (Escalade), Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi and Infiniti. Parent company Sterantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler) says the Wagoneer competes in the “large SUV segment” while the Grand Wagoneer falls into the “premium” SUV segment.
Because of its Ram 1500 roots, the Wagoneer comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 with 392 horsepower and 404 ft-lbs of torque as its base engine.
However, in 2023, Wagoneer Series II and Series III trims, including carbide models, will be equipped with the new Hurricane 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine. 420 hp and 468 ft-lbs of torque.

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