Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer Drop the V8

It’s time to petition the World Wildlife Fund: the V8 engine deserves a place on the endangered species list. Its end seemed likely when Ram dropped it from its 2025 truck lineup. It seems inevitable now that Jeep will sell its large and extra large SUVs only with 6-cylinder engines.

The Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer will lose the optional Hemi V8 engines for the 2024 model year.

Every Wagoneer will instead come with a Hurricane Twin Turbo inline-6 engine delivering 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. Every Grand Wagoneer will ship with a Hurricane Twin Turbo I-6 engine delivering 510 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.

The move makes sense. The Hurricane lineup was developed to replace the Hemi, offering similar power levels but greater fuel economy.  

But it means only two Jeep products are available with V8 engines — the 3-row Grand Cherokee L and, oddly, the Wrangler, in 392 form. Those seem likely to lose the V8 in future years, too. Since Jeep’s parent company, Stellantis, is removing the Hemi from nearly every vehicle, we doubt factories will make the engine for any vehicle two years from now.

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