Changes to 2023 Jeep models

For 2023, the iconic SUV brand Jeep is extending its model range – literally. Following the extension of the 2021 Grand Cherokee, Jeep offers stretched versions of its large Wagoneer and the luxury Grand Wagoneer SUVs; both L variants add 12 inches to their overall length and provide extra space for cargo.

Jeep just announced that it plans to expand its electric vehicle (EV) portfolio with electrified variants of every Jeep by 2025, new EVs in the works and a plan for EVs to comprise half of the brand’s sales by 2030. It begins its zero-emissions pledge by dropping the diesel engine from the Wrangler but keeps it for the Gladiator. Regardless of powerplant or model, Jeep remains true to its mission of building capable vehicles for on- and off-road adventures.

At the time of writing, Jeep had not announced changes to the Cherokee and Compass SUVs for the 2023 model year. Listed below are changes to all other 2023 Jeep models.

Changes to Jeep’s Gladiator pickup are minor for 2023. Jeep debuts Freedom special edition—a salute to the U.S. armed forces. It features military-themed badges and decals inside and out, along with a $250 donation to a military charity. For the High Altitude trim level, you can get a new Capability package, which includes steel rock rails, a front terrain camera and a steel front bumper that houses a winch. And for the Willys trim, you’ll find a 7-inch instrument cluster and proximity keyless entry with remote engine start.

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee mid-size SUV had a complete redesign for 2022, so 2023 includes minor changes. Among them is a new 4xe 30th Anniversary Edition that puts blacked-out trim inside and outside the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version. Additionally, the Grand Cherokee’s standard-wheelbase Trailhawk trim now only comes as a PHEV. Other changes include a new 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation for the Limited and Overland trim levels and new audio system choices for the higher trims.

Jeep offers the Grand Cherokee with your choice of a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, a 357-hp 5.7-liter V8, or a 375-hp plug-in hybrid with 25 miles of electric range. If you find the Grand Cherokee’s 5-passenger configuration too cramped, you can opt for the Grand Cherokee L, with 12 extra inches of length that translates to three rows of seating for six or seven people.

2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer L Changes – Find the Best Jeep Deals!

Jeep introduced its flagship SUV, the Grand Wagoneer, for 2022. For 2023, it lengthens the line even further with the extended wheelbase Grand Wagoneer L, which stretches the vehicle by 12 inches. It all moves toward the cargo area, providing an additional 15.8 cubic feet of space.

Whether you choose standard length or extended length, three trim levels are available: Grand Wagoneer Series I, II and III. A 417-hp 6.4-liter V8 moves the standard-length 3-row SUV. The Series II and III now come with an upgraded 510 hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 ​​engine, although buyers can still opt for the V8. The extended Grand Wagoneer L variant comes only with the inline-6 ​​engine.

Only minor changes are in the works for 2023 for the Renegade, Jeep’s subcompact SUV, with the reshuffling of features available in various packages. LED headlights, fog lights and taillights are available for certain trim levels. A 177-hp, turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder engine with available 4-wheel drive motivates the Jeep Renegade, which buyers can equip in the Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk.

For 2023, the Jeep Wagoneer debuts a long-wheelbase variant, which lengthens the Wagoneer by 12 inches, giving it much more cargo space; behind the third row, cargo capacity increases from 27.4 to 42.1 cubic feet.

A 392-hp, 5.7-liter V8 engine continues to power the Wagoneer. The Wagoneer L features a 420-hp, turbocharged inline-6 ​​engine that also serves as the upgraded powerplant for the regular Wagoneer Series II and Series III. Additionally, for 2023, buyers can dress up the Wagoneer II with a Carbide package of 20-inch wheels or a 22-inch wheel upgrade. The off-road capable Wagoneer can seat up to eight passengers and tow up to 10,000 pounds.

Jeep’s perennially young-at-heart Wrangler gets some minor modifications for the 2023 model year. It includes American flag decals on each front fender and a Wrangler Freedom Edition dedicated to the US military that wears decals and badges and has steel rails and front bumper. New wheel designs debut for the Rubicon trim, and some new color choices round out the changes for 2023.

As tradition dictates, the Wrangler offers endless customization options, such as 2- or 4-door configurations, half- and full-doors, five trim levels, various tops and optional packages. Jeep is dropping the EcoDiesel engine from the Wrangler for 2023, leaving two gasoline engines and a PHEV with 21-mile all-electric range as the remaining powertrains.

Jeep is the source of information in this article. It was correct as of November 10, 2022, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product information and availability on the car manufacturer’s website or your local dealer.

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