The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer: A Complete Review

Jeep Wagoneer

Get ready to welcome back an old favorite. Debuted in 1963, the Jeep Wagoneer was a staple of the Jeep line-up until 1991. Now it’s back and better than ever. 

The new 2021 Jeep Wagoneer is scheduled to launch alongside a new Grand Wagoneer later this year. Wagoneers were known for bringing together off-road functionality with interior comfort and class.



This is a high-end SUV with style and substance. The 2021 Wagoneer is one to consider if you’re in the market for a new vehicle that ticks off all the boxes. 

Key Features

The Wagoneer is likely to make an appearance mid-2021. What we know so far is that it will sport a similar shape and look as the Grand Cherokee. This is a large SUV with ample cargo space for all those weekend trips to the mountains.

Little changed in the 30 years that the Wagoneer was in production. But now, this model sports a sleeker look sans that classic wood paneling. Its cabin is wider and longer, too, offering more room for passengers and cargo.

Inside, the central panel will house an LED-display for device casting and navigation. It’s also a command center for adjusting your seat and controlling the temperature. Dark interiors lined with sparkling silver accent threading give a polished, upscale feel. 

Top it all off with a glass-panel sunroof that extends the entire length of the vehicle. The three-row Grand Wagoneer fits seven passengers. It provides full views of wide-open skies every time you road trip. 

Engine and Transmission

Jeep has been moving toward having a hybrid option for every model. We don’t expect the Wagoneer to be an exception.

2021 Jeep Wagoneer reviews suggest that the company may be launching the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer as plug-in hybrid SUVs. This means they will likely use both electricity and gas for power. 

That’s good news for anyone who wants to cut back on gas emissions and pollution. Larger vehicles use more fuel, so incorporating electric power into your engine is a big win.

Rumors have it that the Jeep Wagoneer’s engine will share features with the Ram 1500. That could mean 3.6 liter capacity in a V-6 engine with an eTorque hybrid system in place. This is a powerful engine that climbs to over 300 horsepower.

Jeep may also offer Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers with up to 5.7-liter systems and V-8 eTorque engines. Also similar to those found in Dodge Ram 1500s, these engines are fuel-efficient and highly capable. Expect them to provide auto-restart functions and achieve upwards of 400 horsepower. 

 

Performance

The Wagoneer line is designed with towing and utility in mind. Its engine alone is a 400-500 pound beast ready to tow your load across the country.

Each vehicle’s traction system will offer five modes to drive in. They’ll use a 4×4 system and air suspension technology to offer smooth, secure rides. 

Options will vary for each model, including three all-wheel-drive capacities to choose from. We can expect this vehicle to max out towing loads at over 7,000 pounds. 

With a hybrid engine, you can also expect your ride to be quieter. Internal combustion engines are, on the whole, much noisier to run. Electric systems, on the other hand, can be so silent all you hear are wind and tire noise. 

Expect your hybrid system to fall somewhere in between. For those long days in the car, you’ll be glad your jeep dealer got you set up with a quiet ride.

Fuel Economy

Testing is still being done to determine the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer’s fuel economy. Because it’s a plug-in hybrid, we can expect the miles per gallon to be higher than a standard SUV. In other words, you’ll get more distance for your dollars.

Right now, it’s looking like Jeep Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers may get about 25 MPG. Compared to some gas SUVs, that could be about 2-3 MPG more. When you’re towing cargo from state to state, those extra miles will really add up.

 

Cargo

One of the main differences between the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer may be the length of their wheelbases. Jeep will likely offer both short and long wheelbase models. This essentially measures the distance between the front and back set of wheels.

The most recent model had a wheelbase of about 108 inches. Compared to the Grand Cherokee with a wheelbase of 114 inches, we can expect the Wagoneer line to be even longer.

In the larger models, two rows of 3-seat benches will follow the front seats. These rows can be relaxed forward to provide for ample storage space. 

The new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer upgrade from their older models with their impressive cargo capacity, too. With the Grand Cherokee for reference at 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space, the Wagoneers will likely top that too.

Cost

The cost of these new full-size SUVs will depend on the features you choose. You may want to opt for all the bells and whistles, including full navigation systems and a long wheelbase.

For the Grand Wagoneer, it’s expected to sell for close to $100,000 with all those features in tow. The Wagoneer, closer to $65,000. 

However, you may not need a built-in GPS or a longer wheelbase. For short-wheelbase models, you may be able to find prices nearer to $60,000 in the Wagoneer and $75,000 for the Grand.

2021 Jeep Wagoneer Review

Anticipation for the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer is high. With unparalleled style and towing capacity, it takes luxury SUVs to a whole new level. 

When you’re ready for a quality upgrade, you may want to consider the Jeep Wagoneer. And for further on how to keep your current SUV in great shape, be sure to check out more from our blog.