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Grand Cherokee vs. Wagoneer Comparison

Without question, two of the most popular models in the growing family of Jeep Vehicles are the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer. These two instantly recognizable names have remained popular choices among those living active lifestyles and those with growing families. Both combine legendary Jeep off-road performance capabilities with luxurious comfort and innovative technology features. If you’re having difficulty choosing between these two iconic SUVs, Sarchione Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is here to help! We’ve assembled this handy reference guide that compares the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer side-by-side so you can understand the key differences between the two.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee VS 2023 Wagoneer
$40,130 Starting Price $61,595
3.6L V6 24V VVT producing 293 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque Hybrid Assist (392 HP and 404 LB-FT of Torque)
N/A Available Engine 3.0-liter Hurricane twin-turbo I6 (420 HP and 468 LB-FT of Torque)
4,238 lbs Curb Weight 5,960 lbs
6,200 lbs Max Towing Capacity 10,000 lbs
5 Seating Capacity 8
39.9 / 39.4 inches Front / Rear Headroom 41.3 / 40.0 inches
41.3 / 38.2 inches Front / Rear Legroom 40.9 / 42.7 inches
37.7 cubic feet Rear Cargo Volume 27.4 cubic feet
144.6 inches Passenger Volume 179.2 cubic feet

Performance Compared

One similarity between the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer is their legendary Trail Rated® performance capabilities. Engineered to venture where other SUVs fear to, both the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer are available with several individual 4X4 systems along with selectable drive modes, locking rear differentials, and adaptive suspensions that balance comfort both on and off the road.


In terms of engine choices, the Wagoneer is available with your choice of the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 with eTorque Hybrid Assist or the dynamic 3.0-liter Hurricane twin-turbo I6, both of which balance muscular power with remarkable efficiency. Conversely, the Grand Cherokee is available with a single engine choice – the proven 3.6L V6 24V VVT that’s capable of towing up to 6,200 pounds. For drivers who need maximum towing capabilities, the Wagoneer leads its class with a maximum towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds.

Interiors Compared

Shifting our attention to the interiors of both the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer, you’ll also find several key similarities and differences. In standard form, the Grand Cherokee offers two-row seating for up to 5 while the Wagoneer boasts three-row seating for up to 8. It’s worth noting that the Grand Cherokee L offers third-row seating and the Grand Wagoneer has expanded interior dimensions, both are great choices for shoppers who need more space. However, we’ll stick to just the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer for this comparison.


Due to its larger size, the Wagoneer offers greater interior space for both passengers and cargo. It’s also available with many class-exclusive interior amenities like its 10.25-inch Passenger Interactive Display and McIntosh premium audio system. Heated and ventilated leather front seats also come standard in the Wagoneer. Inside the Grand Cherokee, you’ll find just as many upscale amenities. Summit trim levels in particular boast 16-way massaging front seats along with ambient interior lighting to help personalize the mood. Regardless of which you choose, both the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer have plenty of interior equipment to impress even your most discerning passengers.

Technology Compared


Whether you’re looking to stay informed while on the go or trying to stay one step ahead of danger, both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer are packed with cutting-edge technology features that will enhance your daily drive. Standard on both models is the revolutionary Uconnect® 5 infotainment system that features responsive feedback and customizable menu structures for quick access to your favorite multimedia features. Both models are also available with integrated navigation systems featuring real-time traffic updates to help you avoid traffic jams and congestion.


One signature feature available inside the Wagoneer is its In-Vehicle Entertainment with Fire TV built-in. This handy feature helps rear-seat occupants fight back against boredom thanks to limitless streaming possibilities. Other tech amenities available inside both the Grand Cherokee include a clever digital rearview mirror, a head-up display, and wireless charging pads.

Shop Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer Models at Sarchione CDJR

Now that you’ve learned about some of the key similarities and differences between these two capable SUVs, our team at Sarchione Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is standing by to help you choose the model that’s right for your lifestyle. Browse our massive inventory of the latest Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer models online from the comfort of your couch or stop by in person at the dealership for a test drive today!

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