Jeep Grand Wagoneer Luggage Test | How much space behind 3rd row?

The specs says it has best-in-class cargo space. What do our bags say?

The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is big. Its Jeep designing hides that size a bit much better than the GM and also Ford vehicles that are proportioned a lot more likewise to their full-size truck relatives, however this fool is still virtually 18 feet long. It’s 4 inches longer than a Tahoe/Escalade and also Expedition/Navigator (yet falls well short of their corresponding Suburban-sized versions). That added length is fully on screen in this test, and gladly, can really be valued by those that buy this massive new Jeep.

Note that this test relates to both the Wagoneer as well as Grand Wagoneer because the “grand” bit relates to its fanciness as opposed to a distinction in dimension. Therefore, the specs state they both have 27.4 cubic-feet of freight space behind the raised 3rd row. In theory, that’s a 1.9-cubic-foot benefit over the Tahoe and also a more considerable 8.1-cubic-foot difference over the Exploration. Nevertheless, in their travel luggage examinations, I discovered that the Tahoe’s real-world benefit is a lot smaller. This test with the Grand Wagoneer would certainly once again point towards GM’s real-world ability being closer to Ford’s as well as Jeep providing the kind of added capacity the specifications suggest.

The third-row reclines, so per normal, I established it at an angle I would certainly feel comfy sitting for an extended time period. And I inform you, I literally can in the Grand Wagoneer third-row as it’s properly spacious and comfy, even for a person 6-foot-3. Maybe even more so than the Expedition/Navigator. Yet that’s a tale for another day.

As in every travel luggage examination I do, I utilize two midsize roller bags that would need to be checked in at the airport (26 inches long, 16 large, 11 deep), two roll-aboard travel suitcases that just barely fit in the expenses (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller sized roll-aboard that fits easily (23L x 15W x 10D). I also include my wife’s expensive carry-on just to spruce things up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D). Bam, that was simple. All the bags fit. This is the first SUV I have actually evaluated, including crossovers, that could ingest all 6 bags behind their increased 3rd rows. The Expedition left one of the most significant bags behind, while the Tahoe would’ve left the elegant bag behind unless I jammed every little thing approximately the ceiling.

The distinction for the Grand Wagoneer really comes down to that added size. In both the Ford as well as GM SUVs, my greatest bag goes right up against the liftgate. In the Jeep, note just how much area there is in between the largest bag (lower right) and also where the rug satisfies the scuff plate. Also note that I can pile the various other huge bag and among the medium bags on their side width-wise. No chance that’s happening in either the Ford or GM. There’s additionally no shortage of elevation readily available, as despite having the expensive bag filled ahead, it was still further away from the ceiling than it was in the Exploration, as well as kept back visibility. Remember, I do not fill bags to the roofing system for presence, bags flying right into the cabin and also, now, consistency. You’re totally free to do so.

So there you have it. Undoubtedly, a Country or Navigator L would certainly have more area than this, however besides those extended-length models, I feel confident in stating that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer (as well as Wagoneer) has one of the most room behind the 3rd row of any other SUV. You can fit 7 individuals inside and also must have sufficient space for their stuff.

Currently, a couple of various other cargo-related items.

The seats raise and also reduced by touching these buttons when. It’s a great function, particularly provided how much of a reach you would certainly have to the third row if you had to pull it up manually.

Now for something not so excellent. The power liftgate switch is inside as opposed to on the liftgate itself. This suggests it can be concealed with bags, as it was during this examination, or you wind up messing up around for it at night.

Or even worse …

You once again clonk your directly the damn liftgate that doesn’t increase up as high as many other SUVs. Yes, despite having the height-adjustment feature. I’m high, however it’s normally not this negative. Oops.