The legendary SUV has just been revived after almost three decades. We saw a completely new, modern approach to the iconic design but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing more novelties in the future. The second production year is about to bring a lot of interesting novelties as well. We already know that a long-wheelbase version is about to come. Furthermore, the company prepares a new engine. Finally, we expect to see an off-road version of the SUV, which will come as the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk.
The Trailhawk moniker means that we may expect a lot of upgrades. This particularly refers to mechanics, even though the standard model is already a pretty good off-roader. Besides a lot of chassis and suspension brakes, we will also see some exclusive styling details, which will emphasize the model’s off-road character.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk should arrive along with the rest of the lineup, sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Design
As we’ve just mentioned, this will be an off-road version of the SUV. So, the first thing that comes to mind is a set of off-road upgrades. The standard model already comes with lots of off-road features, starting from adaptive air suspension, rear load-levelling, a two-speed transfer case, a limited-slip differential, hill descent control, and a terrain management system. We presume that the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk would bring extra features like locking differentials, upgraded suspension, new tires etc.
Also, this model would come with certain visual upgrades, with a styling that accentuates the model’s off-road character. We might see different bumpers, wheels, as well as an off-road trim with blacked trim and similar things. Of course, we could also see a couple of exclusive color options on the offer.
On the other hand, we don’t believe that this model will feature bigger differences on the inside. That’s definitely not a bad thing, considering that standard models already feature a pretty impressive cabin layout. The materials are really fine, while there is a lot of attention to detail. The overall build quality is pretty impressive, while there is also a pretty generous list of tech features, which makes the cabin look even more luxurious.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk will come in a standard-wheelbase version only, which means that you may count on a pretty generous amount of space. This SUV comes with three spacious rows of seats and the ability to accommodate up to 8 adults with ease. The seats are massive and comfortable, which solid side support.
The cargo area is also pretty generous. You may count on about 27.4 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats, 70.9 cubic feet behind the second row and 116.7 cubic feet of the total volume.
It’s still early to talk about the exact list of standard equipment but if we consider that this will be one of the most expensive models in the lineup, it’s pretty much a certain thing that the list of standard equipment will be pretty long.
For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.1-inch touch screen, a 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, eight USB ports, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo entertainment system, keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, and tri-zone automatic climate control. Additionally, there are options like a 10.3-inch passenger-side touch screen, a 19-speaker stereo, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.1-inch displays, Amazon Fire TV, a panoramic sunroof, rear sunshades, and a lockbox. We presume some of these options will be standard in the Trailhawk.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Engines
Another big novelty that we are about to see in the next year is the new engine. The company has prepared a completely new, turbo inline-six engine codenamed Hurricane. This engine features 3.0 liters in displacement and so far, there are two output versions. The Wagoneer will come with a lower-output variant, which will feature 420 horsepower, which is 28 horsepower more compared to the current V8 engine. Also, we expect to see better fuel efficiency compared to the V8, which returns around 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway when paired with a four-wheel-drive system.
Still, that doesn’t mean that the V8 will be dropped from the offer. The 5.7-liter V8 will remain in production for some more time. It features a max output of 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Release Date and Price
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk should arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. We estimate that the price could go around 80.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors will be off-road-oriented versions of models like Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia etc.