Always the crown jewel in the brand lineup that currently includes Chrysler, Dodge, and Ram, Jeep and the newer Jeep Wagoneer are now part of a 14-brand company called Stellantis N.V.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the “N.V.” following “Stellantis” is somewhat the equivalent of “incorporated.” Stellantis N.V. is the result of merging Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with the French PSA Group, which produced Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, and other brands.
In 1987, the Chrysler Corporation acquired the carmaker American Motors primarily to secure its Jeep brand. However, Jeep’s history didn’t begin there. Popular with returning military that had experienced its contribution to victories in Africa, Europe, and the Pacific in WWII, Jeep became an immediate hit with the American post-war public. First produced by Willys-Overland Motors, the Jeep brand survived through several owners before landing at Stellantis. Always, though, Jeep brought enough value to carry the other “Chrysler” brands with it.
Answering the question of who makes the Wagoneer is fairly self-explanatory: Jeep. In 1962, Jeep launched its Wagoneer flagship model. Touted as the ultimate passenger off-road vehicle, it featured the first automatic transmission and independent front suspension in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Jeep curtailed Wagoneer production in 1991, only to relaunch it as a sub-brand in 2021. Currently, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models represent the epitome of capable off-road luxury under the Jeep umbrella.
Jeep models are often found in Kelley Blue Book’s Best Cars lists. The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer is our #1 Best Luxury Full-Size SUV and the Wagoneer L has the #2 spot. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ranks #2 among our Highest Horsepower SUVs thanks to its available 470-horsepower V8 engine in the Rubicon 392 model.
List of 2023-2024 Jeep Vehicles
Today, Jeep’s stable of products is more varied and impressive than at any time in its history. It includes six core Jeep models, two Wagoneer models, and two plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of core models. Furthermore, Jeep makes long-wheelbase versions of the Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, and Grand Cherokee. We listed the long-wheelbase models separately here because we review them separately.