The legendary SUV has returned. The new iteration of the iconic nameplate was revived after several decades and the new model looks impressive in every aspect. Logically, we would expect no bigger changes for the second production year but rumors suggest something different. If we can trust them, the next year would bring an off-road-oriented version with the familiar badge, which would come as the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so make sure to stay reserved about this rumor.
If this version happens, we know what to expect from it. Of course, most of the upgrades would be in terms of off-road hardware, though we believe that upgrades in other aspects could happen as well, particularly in terms of styling upgrades and more interior features. On the other hand, the powertrain would remain the same.
We presume that the new version would come sometime in the second half of the year.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Design
As we already mentioned, the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk would be an off-road version of the SUV. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that the standard version is already a capable off-roader. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive, while 4WD is available. Furthermore, the list of available features includes things like skid plates, additional traction control modes, beefy all-terrain tires, and a two-speed transfer case with high- and low-range gearing. Also, you can get adjustable air suspension, which increased ground clearance to 10-inches, compared to the standard 8.3-inches.
The new Trailhawk model would bring additional off-road hardware. Of course, all these features would be standard, including four-wheel drive. Furthermore, we would expect to see things like locking differentials, as well as further suspension upgrades, which would include off-road shocks and similar things. Of course, we would also expect to see a couple of exclusive styling details, which would accentuate the model’s off-road character.
On the other hand, we don’t believe that the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk could look significantly different from the standard model. Of course, certain modifications in terms f materials and color schemes are always possible, but most of the things would remain the same. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that the new SUV looks pretty impressive from the inside. We like the dashboard design, as well as the massive use of high-quality materials.
Another thing we like about this interior is the generous amount of space. All three rows accommodate adults with ease, even the third one. Also, the front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is very good. The cargo area is as impressive in terms of space. You may count on about 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 70.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and 116.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
We may expect to see a couple of exclusive features in this model but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same as in standard models. For reference, the standard model comes equipped 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, keyless entry, push-button start, remote start, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Also, there is a long list of options and we presume that some of them would be standard in the new Trailhawk model. Some of the highlights are features like a panoramic sunroof, a 10.3-inch passenger-side touch screen, a 19-speaker stereo, and a rear-seat entertainment system with two 10.1-inch displays and Amazon Fire TV.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Engine
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see changes under the hood. Therefore, you may count on a familiar 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine, which comes equipped with a mild-hybrid system called eTorque. The total output goes up to 392 horsepower and 404 horsepower, which is plenty enough for strong performance. Of course, the engine would come paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel drive would be standard.
When it comes to fuel economy, we expect that this version will be good for about 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the max towing capacity will probably be lower compared to the most capable version of Wagoneer, which can tow up to 10.000 pounds.
2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Release Date and Price
If the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk is about to come, we presume it would come sometime in the last quarter of the year. We have no doubt it would cost much more than the standard version, due to the off-road upgrades. For reference, the base model starts at around 69.000 dollars.