June 25, 2024
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A Glimpse into Jeep’s Electric Future: The 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S Packs 600-HP

Sport utility vehicle is breaking into the realm of electric vehicles by unveiling its inaugural all-electric model, the incredibly swift and intricately named 2024 Wagoneer S. Debuting as the first electric vehicle (EV) from the marque, the Wagoneer S is equipped with an array of impressive figures: 600 horsepower, 617 pound-feet of torque, a 300-mile range, 6,700 pounds of weight, a 3.4-second acceleration from 0 to 60 mph, and an initial price tag of nearly $72,000.

Despite being an EV, the Wagoneer S is designed to retain its off-road capabilities that Jeep is renowned for. This is why it comes with standard four-wheel drive and Jeep’s Selec-Terrain 4WD system featuring five driving modes, including Snow and Sand, allowing you to take your Wagoneer S off the beaten path. Moreover, it has the capacity to tow a 3,400-pound trailer for those interested in such activities.

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The Wagoneer S is built on Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, incorporating all the standard EV features one would anticipate from a contemporary luxurious electric crossover. The brand states that its 400-volt, 100-kWh battery can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in just 23 minutes when utilizing DC fast charging, and each Launch Edition vehicle will come with a complimentary 48-amp Level 2 home charger or public charging credit. Not too bad.

Externally, the Wagoneer S maintains the essence of a Sport Utility Vehicle, albeit with a more streamlined appearance. It still retains the iconic seven-slot grille that has been synonymous with Sport Utility Vehicles for decades, albeit serving a different purpose now. As there is no necessity for a grille on an electric vehicle, Sport Utility Vehicle decided to utilize it for accent lighting, aligning with current trends, and in my opinion, enhancing its aesthetics—more appealing than illuminated emblems, in any case. It features satin black and aluminum accents, with 20-inch wheels.

2025 Sport Utility Vehicle Wagoneer S electric model

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The Wagoneer S employs flush-mounted door handles and a more aerodynamic design to enhance efficiency, featuring a sloping roofline with a large cantilever rear spoiler positioned above the angled rear glass. Jeep claims the Wagoneer S possesses a respectable drag coefficient of 0.29. In essence, it presents a finely crafted design that seamlessly brings the Sport Utility Vehicle brand into the electric era. Essentially, it embodies precisely what you envision an electric Sport Utility Vehicle crossover to look like.

The interior mirrors this sentiment. It resembles contemporary Sport Utility Vehicle cabins, equipped with a plethora of screens—four, to be exact. It features a gauge cluster display, two screens stacked in the center console, and one in front of the passenger. In total, Jeep states there are over 45 inches of digital displays, excluding the heads-up display or rearview mirror camera. Moreover, the two-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel deviates from traditional Sport Utility Vehicle designs.

2025 Sport Utility Vehicle Wagoneer S electric model

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In addition to an abundance of glossy black plastics, there appears to be a well-balanced mix of materials and surfaces, imparting a sense of luxury suitable for a vehicle priced over $70,000. Jeep affirms that recycled materials are thoughtfully integrated into the crossover’s interior, with seats, console, doors, and dashboard surfaces all clad in a synthetic non-leather material.

For convenience, the Wagoneer S ditches conventional door handles inside—following the trend of many EVs, it substitutes them with thumb buttons for entry. Moreover, akin to numerous high-end luxury SUVs, it comes equipped with a variety of ambient lighting options encompassing 64 different colors, enveloping the five-passenger Wagoneer S in a spectrum of lighting hues.