On Thursday, Jeep unveiled several modifications for its iconic Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs, the most significant of which was the removal of the Hemi V-8 engine option. Big-boy Jeeps will now only come with Stellantis’s twin-turbo Hurricane straight-six as a powerplant option.
“A Jeep representative informed Motor1 that the Hurricane I-6 (420-hp variant) is standard across the Wagoneer lineup.” Jeep’s own configurator indicates that the Hemi is no longer an option or standard on the 2024 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, however it says nothing specifically regarding the V8.
The Hurricane straight-six engine produces 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque for both the basic Wagoneer and the long-wheelbase Wagoneer L. According to Jeep, the engine, which was formerly an option over the standard 392-hp 5.7-liter V-8,is up to 15 percent more efficient than the naturally aspirated eight-cylinder. Step up to the Grand Wagoneer, and that same engine is rated at 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
As before, there are three different Quadra-Trac 4-wheel drive system levels available for the standard Wagoneer, including one with an electronic limited-slip differential in the back and a low-range transfer case. For an additional 10 inches of ground clearance, there is air suspension.
Jeep nevertheless rates the Wagoneer as having the best-in-class towing capacity of 10,000 pounds for 2024—the highest of any SUV now on sale—despite the loss of V-8 engine. Although the Grand Wagoneer’s towing capability was not revised, we assume that the rating of 9860 pounds from the previous year holds true.
In 2024, a new trim level known as the Grand Wagoneer Obsidian will replace the Grand Wagoneer II trim level. It includes a few more black exterior trim pieces and a set of lovely 22-inch polished wheels with black inserts.
There are now just two Jeeps available with a V-8 engine: the Grand Cherokee L and, ironically, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392. This is due to the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models no longer having a V-8 engine. We advise placing your order as soon as possible if owning a brand-new Jeep with eight cylinders has always been your goal. so these vehicles won’t be around for very long.