The Wagoneer is a blend of old and new. It simply wouldn't be a Jeep without the seven-slot grille. We do like Jeep's sleek headlight and taillight design. The old Wagoneer was a box, and so is the new one. It's rather slab-sided, but there are enough exterior features to help it stand out. LED headlights and taillights are standard, as are 18-inch wheels on the base model (20 inches on the rest). You can go to 22s. An interesting design feature we like is the lack of Jeep badges. This car relies entirely on its design to tell the world that it's a Jeep. The only badge Jeep uses is "Wagoneer," and it's used on every surface where you'd typically find a badge, including the steering wheel. A tri-pane panoramic sunroof is available on the bottom two trims and standard on the top two. The Carbide appearance package on the Series II blacks out the exterior and wheels and adds adjustable roof cross bars.
The Wagoneer is a large box meant to carry a family in comfort, and its dimensions reflect that. It has a 123-inch wheelbase, placing it within spitting distance of ultra-luxury offerings like the Mercedes-Benz GLS. The overall length is 214.7 inches, and it's 94 inches wide with the mirrors included (83.6 inches without them). It stands 75.6 inches tall, measured up the roof rails.
Ground clearance is rated at 8.3 inches with the standard suspension, while the air suspension in the Series III 4WD sees this lifted to 10 inches. This kind of footprint comes with a considerable curb weight. It's rather telling that the lightest model is just shy of 6,000 pounds. The base 4x2 Wagoneer weighs 5,960 lbs, while a top-spec Wagoneer Series III with 4WD weighs 6,230 lbs.
The off-road-related figures are not that impressive with the standard steel suspension. The approach, breakover, and departure angles are claimed to be 21.5, 18.5, and 21.1 degrees, respectively. The Series III 4WD comes as standard with an air suspension, taking these figures up to an impressive 25, 22, and 24 degrees.
|Jeep Wagoneer Trims||Base||Series I||Series II||Series II Carbide||Series II||Series II Carbide||Series III||Series III|
|Max Width||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.||83.6 in.|
|Length||214.7 in.||226.7 in.||214.7 in.||214.7 in.||226.7 in.||226.7 in.||214.7 in.||226.7 in.|
|Height||75.6 in.||79.6 in.||75.6 in.||75.6 in.||79.6 in.||79.6 in.||75.6 in.||79.6 in.|
|Wheelbase||123 in.||130 in.||123 in.||123 in.||130 in.||130 in.||123 in.||130 in.|
|Jeep Wagoneer Trims||Curb Weight|
|Series I||6,069 - 6,297 lbs.|
|Series II Carbide||N/A|
|Series II||6,068 - 6,326 lbs.|
|Series II Carbide||6,068 - 6,326 lbs.|
|Series III||6,107 - 6,335 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 9"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 9"|
The Wagoneer doesn't have access to Jeep's usual vivid color palette. This SUV wants to be taken seriously, so the selection is quite Germanic. Bright White is the only no-cost option, while the rest of the palette options retail for $645. The selection includes pearl paints like Diamond Black Crystal and Velvet Red. Baltic-Gray is the only metallic option, and other extra-cost colors are Silver-Zynith and River Rock. Luxury White has been discontinued. Even the color names are grown up compared to Jeep's usual Firecracker Red, Nacho, and Snazzberry color names.
We understand why Jeep did this, but perhaps it's a step too far. One of the reasons you buy a Jeep is because it's not a German car. The colors are fine, but we'd much rather drive around in Wagoneer in a hue called RedAF or Black Baller.