The 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L brings a new 3.0-liter Hurricane I-6 to the table.
With its original launch, the massive Jeep Grand Wagoneer carried over a well-known powertrain in the 6.4-liter Hemi V8. Now, though, there’s the available 3.0-liter Hurricane twin-turbo I-6, promising more power and efficiency. Specifically, the new engine manages 510 horsepower in this high-output form. The extra grunt should make this three-row family hauler decently quick, but of course there’s another angle to consider.
Being a large, powerful SUV capable of seating up to eight passengers, you can feasibly pull an equally sizable trailer. Jeep quotes a maximum towing capacity of 9,750 pounds for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer L, but how well does it handle a trailer in real world driving? We will have to get it here in Colorado to put it up against the far more demanding Ike Gauntlet, the World’s Toughest Towing TestTM. However, Roman did get the opportunity to try the Grand Wagoneer L Series II out in the wilds of Montana. So, we can at least get a brief impression of how this new engine performs when it’s lugging a new Airstream behind it.
Mind you, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer L is an expensive proposition from the start. The base model starts at $93,495 (including a hefty $2,000 destination charge), while top-end models command $113,990 or more. This Series II sits right in the middle of the range, at $100,090. If these are all too rich for your blood, the standard Wagoneer L gets a lower-output version of the Hurricane inline-six as an optional engine, or you can get the 5.7-liter Hemi V8.
Check out all the Grand Wagoneer’s features and see how it does in our admittedly brief first tow video below: