2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Hurricane Twin-Turbo 3.0L I-6
Now standard on all 2024 Jeep Grand Wagoneer iterations, the Hurricane 510-horsepower twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine is more powerful and slightly more economical than the departed 6.4-liter V-8. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Jeep’s top four-wheel-drive system, Quadra-Drive II, is standard and includes hill-descent control, a two-speed transfer case, and an electronically locking rear differential. As with its domestic rivals, the Grand Wagoneer utilizes body-on-frame underpinnings. However, the Jeep features an independent rear suspension, which gives the SUV a smoother ride and better handling. The Grand Wagoneer also rides on air springs that can raise its ride height up to 3.6 inches or lower it by a half-inch. It also boasts ten inches of ground clearance, up to two feet of water-fording capability, and a maximum tow rating of 9,860 pounds.
What’s new for 2024?
For 2024, the Grand Wagoneer drops the Series II trim level, leaving the Series II Obsidian as the lone middle offering between the Series I and the Series III. The Obsidian gets a blackout exterior treatment, but one can add an Obsidian package to the Series III to get the same look.
The Grand Wagoneer makes no effort to be sleek or sporty. This SUV has a conventional two-box shape with some quirky touches outside. The squat seven-slot grille up front is flanked by headlights that curve into the fenders, but that is as soft as this large Jeep ever gets. There is nothing in the way of retro. Even the seven-slot grille is a design that never appeared on the vehicle’s long-running predecessor. From the side, massive windows and slab sides accentuate the Grand Wagoneer SUV’s mass.
Standard three-row seating for either seven or eight passengers does not begin to describe the interior of the 2024 Grand Wagoneer, in which the third row is not only adult-sized but has an available power-reclining backrest and a skylight. A pair of second-row captain’s chairs are standard, but there’s a bench seat available for maximum passenger capacity. Up front, there is genuine walnut or aluminum trim and screens everywhere. The interior also boasts “Easter eggs” inspired by the original Grand Wagoneer, including an old-school two-spoke steering wheel and an “EST. 1963” inscription that appears on the edge of the dashboard when the owner opens the door.
One of the most dazzling aspects of the Grand Wagoneer is its multifaceted infotainment system. The Jeep’s dashboard is covered in screens. All trims have digital instrumentation and a 12.0-inch center touchscreen. Below that sits a 10.3-inch touchscreen with controls for the HVAC system. The two upper trims have yet another 10.3-inch touchscreen for the front-seat passenger. It has redundant audio and navigation controls or can stream entertainment. Desirable standard features include a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB ports in all three rows. Second-row passengers are also treated to another 10.3-inch touchscreen between the captain’s chairs. Opting for the rear-seat entertainment system adds a pair of 10.1-inch touchscreens. Every Grand Wagoneer has a powerful McIntosh stereo, but the Series II Obsidian and Series III get a more powerful 1,375-watt unit with 23 speakers.
Safety Features and Warranty
Not only is the Grand Wagoneer equipped with a suite of standard driver-assistance technology, but the luxury SUV is also available with an equally wide host of additional assists. These include adaptive cruise control, a self-parking function, and night vision with pedestrian and animal detection. Other safety features range from standard forward-collision warning to standard lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. Available Wagoneer Connect also helps drivers stay in control of their vehicle from virtually anywhere. Additionally, a Digital Rearview Mirror, an Interior Rear Monitoring Camera, and a 360-degree Surround View Camera help monitor bustling surroundings. In terms of warranty, the limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. Meanwhile, complimentary maintenance is covered for three years and unlimited miles.