The FCA needs to make a big comeback in the three-row SUV league. The 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be the company’s ticket to enter the, already crowded arena. The competitors like the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban are leaders in this segment. But, the new Wagoneer has more than a few attributes that will ensure good market results.
First of all, the new model offers a spacious and comfortable cabin that can accommodate up to seven passengers. Moreover, the exterior design is getting a makeover, and Wagoneer now appears more aggressive and rugged than before. Under the hood, things are boiling as well. The debut of new engines is announced and with that, a hybrid version is set for production. The upcoming Grand Wagoneer will offer a couple of heavily-packed versions – Trailhawk, Overland, and Limited. The 2019 Jeep Wagoneer will definitely bring diversity to the market.
2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Redesign
The upcoming 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer won’t share too many features with the previous model. The new model will probably use the body-on-frame platform, the very same one that the Ram full-size truck is using. The Fiat Chrysler also replacing Durango’s unibody architecture with the body-on-frame platform. Furthermore, the new Grand Wagoneer will get a vast seven-slot grille, belted by LED Highlights. The grille is perfectly positioned to give the more aggressive and tough appearance.
Lots of details, such as a pair of huge towing eyes and additional fog lights indicate at this SUV’s off-road performances. On the rear side, you’ll find a set of slim brake-lights, that emphasize the massive dimensions of this vehicle. From beneath, the bulky rear bumper with a contrasting trim piece and two large square exhaust evocative of those placed to the ongoing Grand Cherokee.
2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Limited and Trailhawk
The Jeep is famous for rich and numerous trim level options. The 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer won’t be an exception. The base trim level will be attractive, however, the company won’t offer some extra features to keep the price at a fair level. Still, the Overland is one of the front-runners when we compare sales of Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee. The Trailhawk trim level will probably be the best choice, considering the overall performance.
This trim level adds features capable of off-road adventures and offer a lot more of interior comfort. The Limited model comes with the latest infotainment and safety features as a part of a standard package. For the rest of the trims, these features will be optional. The top-ranking version of the full-size SUV will be the SRT Trailhawk. This model will be capable to produce over 700 hp with powerful 6.2-Liter V8 powertrain under the hood.
2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Engine Specs
The new 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will probably be a three-row version of the Grand Cherokee. Therefore, these two models will be powered by the same engine. One of the options should be a 3.6-Liter V6 powertrain. The famous Pentastar drivetrain is capable to produce 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the pair of V8 engines will be an option as well. More powerful of the pair is a 6.5-Liter unit with 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
The second one is a 5.7-liter powertrain that produces 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of twist. Also, the Trailhawk version will have the Hellcat engine. This unit comes with superchargers and it is capable to accomplish 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. But, this beast is not so kind to fuel economy, since it returns 13-14 mpg. All models of new Wagoner will have an 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Diesel and Hybrid
The brand-new powertrain is part of the Fiat Chrysler’s lineup. The Ram 1500 diesel was the main star at NAIAS 2018, but it will be used on the rest of the crew. One of the vehicles that will get a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine is 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This drivetrain will ensure the power of 250 hp and 440 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the multinational corporation could opt for a more environmentally friendly version.
Although a full-size hybrid SUV is still far away from production, the Grand Wagoneer could get a similar structure as Ram 1500 truck. It is a mild-hybrid system, with tiny electric batteries, that increase gas mileage for 1mpg. Yet, in the next couple of years, the FCA could develop a serious hybrid or PHEV drivetrain, capable to preserve the energy for large vehicles.
2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Release Date and Price
The 2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is certainly set for production. However, the precise release date is still unknown. So, we all have to be patient and follow the official updates and news from the FCA headquarters. We expect that the Grand Wagoneer should make its public sometime this year.
Even though, the recent info about dealers’ concerns about sales could postpone the vehicle for the 2020 season. The upcoming seven-seat Grand Wagoneer main rivals will be the likes of the Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GLS.