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The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Will Be a BIG Off-Roader

Let me begin by saying that the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk is not yet on the docket for Jeep to even produce, so salivating over it might be an exercise in futility.


If Jeep were to make the Wagoneer Trailhawk, it looks like it would be a seriously capable off-roader for a vehicle of its size.

Let’s dive into what we know about this potential future rig from Jeep.

2023 Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Features

2023 jeep wagoneer

Based on the options and accessories that appear on the normal Wagoneer, we can assume that the Trailhawk will feature big 18-inch wheels, traction control, skidplates, and tow hooks to go along with an adjustable air suspension.

To get to the Trailhawk level, Jeep will likely fit the Wagoneer with beefier tires, upgraded skidplates, and protection for the rocker panels, perhaps in the form of a rock slider/step combination.

Likewise, Jeep will probably redesign the front and rear bumpers to allow for improved approach and departure angles that will be needed for more robust off-roading pursuits.

What Gadgets Do You Get in 2023 Jeep Wagoneer

We can probably add a wider stance to the mix, which would give the Wagoneer Trailhawk improved stability both on- and off-road.

We can make other assumptions about the Trailhawk’s features, too.

For example, the base Wagoneer has a mechanical limited-slip differential. The Trailhawk version might get an upgraded rear locker to give it more off-road capabilities. We can expect a two-speed low transfer case (like the one on the 2021 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk) that is capable of transferring up to 100 percent of the torque output to one wheel. Naturally, this helps in improving off-road performance.

The Wagoneer’s adaptive suspension will likely also get some changes to give the driver more control when driving off-road. It’s reasonable to assume that the Wagoneer Trailhawk would either have multiple auxiliary switches somewhere in the center stack for controlling accessories like a winch and lights, though these accessories might be controlled via touchscreen rather than switches.

Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk Engine

2023 Jeep Wagoneer Engine

The base Wagoneer has a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 under the hood that produces 471 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic.

I think we can assume that the Trailhawk version of the Wagoneer would sport the same engine as this big Hemi offers plenty of power and torque.

What’s the Price?

2023 jeep wagoneer price

The Jeep Wagoneer Trailhawk could have a base price near $70,000. This assumption is based on the current Wagoneer’s entry price point of $68,000.

Of course, the price of the Trailhawk – if it’s even made – could be well above that depending on the options and features that Jeep elects to put in the vehicle.

If Jeep opts to put the Trailhawk in production, it would likely be released next year. It’s just one of several new Wagoneers potentially in the works, which includes a PHEV version and a long wheelbase version.

Expanding the Wagoneer lineup is likely a very good idea judging from the popularity of the reinvented Wagoneer. Perhaps we’ll see Stellantis, Jeep’s parent company, begin to establish stand-alone Wagoneer stores like Ford is doing to capitalize on the popularity of the reborn Bronco.

Time will tell!

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