If you’ve been looking at the massive Jeep Grand Wagoneer and feel like it’s just not big enough yet, you aren’t alone. Someone at Stellantis agrees because the Jeep Grand Wagoneer LWB is getting stretched out to provide more cargo space.
The Jeep Grand Wagoneer LWB is large
We spy with our SUV-addicted little eyes photos of the massive Jeep Grand Wagoneer. According to Car and Driver, it’s official the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, and regular Wagoneer are gaining long-wheelbase models. The models could debut soon for 2023.
We aren’t sure what to call the larger Wagoneer yet. The Frod Expedition Max already claimed a good word, and the Cadillac Escalade ESV flexes extra length. Perhaps we will see the Wagoneer Family Size, Wagoneer Ultra, or the Grander Wagoneer. Some rumors suggest it will be the Jeep Grand Wagoneer LWB (long wheelbase).
Alright, these title ideas are just in jest. However, on a serious note, the Wagoneer is only 214.7 inches long. This is an entire foot shorter than the Escalade ESV, and this won’t stand for long. The longer Wagoneer has already been spotted testing with a regular-sized model.
How much space does the Grand Wagoneer have?
We have to admit that when we tested the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, it didn’t seem too small at all. It provides an impressive amount of passenger space in all three rows, with plenty of cargo space and storage bins for all your gear.
You can access up to 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats in the Grand Wagoneer and up to 116.7 cubes total. This is great compared to the regular Cadillac Escalade, with 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear and 109.1 cubes total.
But if you upgrade to Cadillac ESV, you get 42.9 cubic feet behind the third row with up to 126.6 cubic feet. Also, the Ford Expedition max provides up to 114.7 cubic feet of cargo space, so the extra long Wagoneer has to catch up.
The Wagoneer has a 123-inch wheelbase, and the Escalade ESV has a 134.1-inch wheelbase. The XL Wagoneer could have an even longer wheelbase to enhance cargo space and room in the third row.
How much will the larger Wagoneer cost?
You can get started in a 2022 Jeep Wagoneer for about $61,995. The Grand Wagoneer ups the price to about $87,845. The Cadillac Escalade begins at about $76,195, and upgrading to the Escalade ESV increases the price to about $79,195.
So the 2023 Wagoneer LWB models may cost about two to three thousand more, which isn’t bad for all of the extra space. Plus, the Wagoneer includes tons of value with its prices, such as standard 4×4 and the adaptive air suspension.
On another exciting note, the 2023 Wagoneer could be more fuel-efficient. An updated 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with eTorque will feature plenty of fuel-saving enhancements. The current Wagonner gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg which wouldn’t be the best option for an even longer model.
It’s also safe to expect the Wagonner 4xe to emerge soon. The PHEV powertrain could provide up to 525 hp, which is pretty exciting. The Wagoneer is already fast, but it could be even sportier. Big things are on the way for the Wagoneer, including getting bigger!