What’s New for the 2024 Wagoneer?
Wagoneer, the luxury brand by Jeep®, has really taken the automaker to new heights. Always known for having way too many trims to pick from, and saving all the upscale features for high-tier trims that cost more than the average consumer’s budget, the automaker finally did something sensible and split the lineup into two. On the one hand, the lineup is still known for off-road adventure and glory; on the other, it’s known for bringing the most luxurious features to the vehicle, inside and out. A small change comes to the Wagoneer SUV for 2024, showing off what the new Hurricane engine family can do.
New for 2024
The lineup does away with the 5.7-liter V8 engine, rated at 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. For 2024, all trims are powered by the Hurricane twin turbo I-6 engine, capable of generating 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. The transmission should still be an 8-speed automatic.
Based on what the PR tells us, the 2024 Wagoneer keeps the 4×4 off-road capability with three systems available – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with active low range and rear electronic limited-slip differential. Able to offer consumers a crawl ratio of 48:1, that’s a lot of control when rock crawling and driving over messy terrain. If looking for real adventure across a shallow river, the Wagoneer can handle up to 24 inches of water fording. All trims come with a Selec-Terrain traction management system for switching between various terrain controls. The Quadra-Lift air suspension delivers an extra 10 inches of ground clearance. All this, and a best-in-class towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds completes the package.
Many features are still standard across the lineup, even though the lineup has been downsized to only three trims: Wagoneer, Wagoneer Series II, and Wagoneer Series III. Standard features from 2023 included heated exterior mirrors with memory, auto-dimming, and auto adjust-in-reverse capability; automatic LED headlamps; LED tail lamps; LED CHMSL lamps, LED 5-reflector fog lamps with cornering; illuminated entry; a rear window wiper; acoustic windshield; acoustic laminated front door glass; laminated rear-glass; deep=tint sunscreen glass; and a roof rack. We expect the same for 2024, minus the blacked-out appearance of the Carbide package.
Inside, consumers are definitely treated to luxury with an 8-way power adjustable driver seat with 4-way power lumbar control, 4-way front headrests, driver seat memory, 4-way passenger lumbar support, a third-row 60/40 seat bench, heated and ventilated front seats, triple-zone automatic air conditioning, rear-seat heat-ducts, and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, all standard. There’s also plenty of room for passengers, featuring a best-in-class overall passenger volume and best-in-class second- and third-row legroom. For 2023, the interior also had a 10.25-inch instrument cluster display, but the PR claims 30 inches of screens along the front instrument panel, plus a 10.1-inch reconfigurable center stack touchscreen.
Between the instrument panel and the touchscreen, the PR for the 2024 Wagoneer also claims Up to 50 inches of total screen display is available on the new Wagoneer. That’s pretty crazy, it sounds like the entire interior is digital. The Uconnect 5 infotainment system is still standard across the lineup and features Wi-Fi capability. Other standards include Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto capabilities, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot trial, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, Amazon Alexa smart speaker built-in (Wi-Fi required), integrated voice command, and an Alpine 9-speaker system with a subwoofer. What a great package from the start, and it gets better with options like Amazon Fire TV Built-In and the McIntosh 950-watt premium audio system, featuring 19 speakers, a 10-inch subwoofer, and a 3D surround system.
The 2024 Wagoneer offers more than 130 standard and optional advanced safety and security features to keep drivers and passengers safe. Advanced safety features from the last model year are expected to return, including blind-spot and rear cross-path detection (standard), full-speed forward-collision warning plus (standard), a 360-degree surround-view camera system, and parallel and perpendicular Park-Assist with stop. Driver-assist technologies are also available, including a Heads-up Display, adaptive cruise control, drowsy driver detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition.