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2024 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Phase Out V-8 Engines

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2024 Jeep Wagoneer

For the 2024 model year, the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will no longer feature V-8 engine options. This significant update is the primary change for these two full-size SUVs.

Both the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer will now exclusively offer the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine, first introduced in the 2023 model year. This engine choice marks a departure from the original 2022 launch models, which were equipped with V-8 engines. Specifically, the Wagoneer previously had a 5.7-liter V-8 with a mild-hybrid system borrowed from the Ram 1500 pickup, while the Grand Wagoneer was powered by a 6.4-liter V-8.

Jeep Wagoneer: A Closer Look

In the Wagoneer, the 6-cylinder engine produces 420 horsepower and 468 pound-feet of torque, surpassing the 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet from the 5.7-liter V-8 mild-hybrid. The Grand Wagoneer features an enhanced version of the engine, delivering 510 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, a notable increase from the 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet generated by the 6.4-liter V-8.

These specifications remain consistent with those from the 2023 model year. AutoMotorMart’s testing of the high-output inline-6 in a Grand Wagoneer L revealed impressive power delivery. However, the fuel efficiency improvements over the V-8 engine were less significant than anticipated.

Looking Ahead: 2024 Jeep Wagoneer

Jeep is planning to further tackle emission concerns by introducing an electrified powertrain for the Wagoneer models as early as 2025. This will likely be a series plug-in hybrid system, where electric motors power the wheels, drawing energy from a battery charged by a gasoline engine. A similar system is confirmed for the upcoming Ram 1500 Ramcharger pickup.

An all-electric, smaller Wagoneer model, currently named the Wagoneer S, is set to launch next year. Jeep also anticipates the release of full-size electric Wagoneers by 2027.

In a broader shift within Stellantis, the 2025 Ram 1500 will also transition to exclusively 6-cylinder engines. This lineup will include various versions of the 6-cylinder engine, alongside a retained mild-hybrid 3.6-liter V-6 in base models.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2024 Jeep Wagoneer

What are the major changes for the 2024 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer?

The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer have discontinued their V-8 engine options, transitioning to a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. This change is in line with the broader industry trend towards more efficient powertrains.

How does the performance of the new inline-6 engine compare to the old V-8 in the Jeep Wagoneer?

The new 6-cylinder engine in the Wagoneer generates 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque, outperforming the 392 hp and 404 lb-ft of the older 5.7-liter V-8 mild-hybrid. In the Grand Wagoneer, the high-output version of the inline-6 offers 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 471 hp and 455 lb-ft from the 6.4-liter V-8.

What are Jeep’s future plans for electrified powertrains in the Wagoneer models?

Jeep plans to introduce a series plug-in hybrid powertrain for the Wagoneer models as early as 2025. This system will primarily use electric motors for propulsion, with a gasoline engine to charge the battery. Additionally, an all-electric Wagoneer model, the Wagoneer S, is expected next year, and full-size electric Wagoneers are anticipated by 2027.

How is the fuel economy of the new inline-6 engine in the 2024 Wagoneer models?

While the new twin-turbo inline-6 engine in the 2024 Wagoneer models offers impressive power delivery, its fuel economy has not shown a significant improvement over the previous V-8 engines, according to tests conducted by AutoMotorMart.

More about 2024 Jeep Wagoneer

  • Jeep Official Website
  • AutoMotorMart’s 2024 Jeep Wagoneer Review
  • 2024 Full-Size SUV Market Analysis
  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Trends
  • Stellantis Corporate News

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OldSchoolGearHead November 28, 2023 - 11:53 am

Not sure why everyone’s moving to smaller engines. Nothing beats the power and feel of a V-8, these new engines just don’t have the same soul.

SUVLover101 November 28, 2023 - 12:18 pm

inline-6, huh? interesting move by Jeep, not sure how I feel about it… I mean, the power sounds good, but what about that classic V-8 rumble?

Mike4Jeeps November 28, 2023 - 12:37 pm

wow, no more V-8’s in Jeep Wagoneers? that’s a huge shift! gotta say, I’m kinda excited to see how these new engines perform though.

GreenWheels November 28, 2023 - 3:09 pm

Finally! Moving away from those gas-guzzling V-8s. Looking forward to the plug-in hybrid and electric models. Go green or go home, right?


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