There's no doubt that the Jeep's interior will be a significant selling point. Jeep studied the latest interiors and replicated them for the Wagoneer. The minimalist interior is stunning, and material quality is unlike anything we've seen in a Jeep before. Quality is high with soft leather upholstery making it feel warm and inviting. Previous high-end Jeeps like the dismal Commander only offered various shades of grey plastic.
According to Jeep, the interior will last. Every bit of the cabin was subjected to rigorous testing, which means it was some poor man's job to sit there and open the center armrest storage space thousands of times to ensure it doesn't fall apart.
The centerpiece of the minimalist interior is the 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment system. It's configurable and comes standard with split-screen capability. Below the screen, the Wagoneer has separate climate-control buttons, just as it should. Finally, there's a beautiful steering wheel. It's the most obvious homage to the old Wagoneer. It may not be to everyone's taste, but we dig the throwback.
Two seating arrangements are available. The standard configuration is 2/3/3, but a seven-seater setup with second-row captain's chairs is available. Passengers in the front get 40.9 inches of legroom and 41.3 inches of headroom. The second-row headroom is 40 inches, coupled with a huge 42.7 inches of legroom. That makes it the most spacious place to be in the new Wagoneer.
Third-row benches usually aren't large enough for adults, but it's less of a problem in the Wagoneer. You won't be able to seat three adults side-by-side back there unless they're of smaller stature, but two adults will be perfectly comfortable with the 36.6 inches of legroom. Thankfully, the headroom is still plentiful, rated at 39 inches. Access to the third row is also good.
|Jeep Wagoneer Trims||Base||Series I||Series II||Series II Carbide||Series II||Series II Carbide||Series III||Series III|
|Headroom Front Seat||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.||41.3 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.||40 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.||40.9 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.||42.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.||66.1 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.||65.2 in.|
|Hip Room, Front||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.||63.4 in.|
|Hip Room, Rear||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.||63 in.|
As a high-end model, the Wagoneer comes standard with leather-trimmed seats. The base Wagoneer has Capri leather and you can have Global Black or Sea Salt and Black. We'd stick with the Black interior if you have small kids. The Series II and Series III get Nappa leather in the same available colors, but the Carbide's interior is only offered in Global Black.
The Grand Wagoneer offers real wood trim, but in the Wagoneer you only get faux dark wood trim. You can tell it's fake because it's just too smooth and the lines are simply too perfect to be the real thing. We don't mind, as it still looks good. It's a giant leap forward from the knock-off bur walnut Jeep used a decade ago. As standard, all Wagoneers get a TechnoLeather leatherette-wrapped steering wheel.
The trunk is impressive, even with all three rows in place, offering a standard 27.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. This is more than enough for weekly tasks and even the monthly grocery shop. There's simply no need to fold them down to get access to usable space. If you do fold the third row flat, you can expand this to 70.8 cubes, while folding the second row flat gives you 116.7 cubes. If you can't fit it in a Wagoneer, you need a trailer. A power-reclining/folding function for the 60/40 third row is available on the lower trims and standard on the Series III.
Interior storage space is epic. Each row has at least two cupholders and a storage bin, and as standard, this SUV has eight USB charging ports. Each door also has a capacious pocket. You won't be hearing any complaints from the rear of this massive SUV.
At the price level, the Wagoneer boasts an impressive list of features. All models come standard with automatic full LED lights, an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, and a hands-free power tailgate. The interior ramps up the luxury, boasting several features you have to pay extra for in more expensive German rivals. Leather is standard, as are 12-way power-adjustable front seats that are heated and ventilated. The driver also gets a memory function for the seat and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Jeep adds keyless entry with push-button start, remote start, wireless phone charging, tri-zone climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Jeep is seriously upping its safety game with the Wagoneer. As standard, the base Wagoneer has pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, full-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking, parking sensors front and rear, and a tire-pressure monitoring display perfect for off-roading. Naturally, a rearview camera is standard too. The other trims add adaptive cruise control with stop & go, active lane management, and rain-sensing wipers. The Carbide and Series III come with a tri-pane panoramic sunroof, while the Series III also boasts a head-up display.
All Wagoneers come standard with the Uconnect 5C infotainment system with navigation and a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. It's much faster than the old Uconnect system, and the graphics are a big step forward. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connect wirelessly. As standard, you get navigation, voice commands, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a six-month trial subscription to SiriusXM and connected traffic and travel services. Eight USB ports are standard.
Both models also ship as standard with an Alpine sound system consisting of nine speakers, a subwoofer, and an amplifier. A 19-speaker premium McIntosh sound system is available for the Series III. Another highlight on the options menu is the rear-seat entertainment package. It consists of dual 10.1-inch screens running Amazon Fire TV for Auto, and a USB/HDMI ports for external videos.
You can also add an interactive display for the front passenger. It's a 10.25-inch touchscreen in front of the passenger seat that gives them access to functions like media and navigation. The passenger can also use it for entertainment purposes without distracting the driver. We suspect Jeep just included this as an option so it could state that it has a high number of screens. It serves no real purpose, as the passenger can easily just lean over and use the main infotainment hub.