Jeep® Heritage | 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

Jeep® Heritage | 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicle is the 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ).


The 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee set the standard for the mid-sized luxury SUV (a position that the Jeep brand still holds today, with the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee – the best of what we’re made of). But also in 1993, the Jeep brand released a very rare version of the Grand Cherokee that harkened back to a classic Jeep vehicle model of yore.

Jeep® Heritage | 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

The 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer revived the namesake of the 1984-1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer SJ for one last hurrah. The 1993 version was a ZJ through and through, but it was the top-of-the-line vehicle that year. In addition to having every ZJ option (including the 5.2L V8 engine), the Grand Wagoneer featured a classic woodgrain side.

1993 would prove to be the final year that the Jeep brand vehicle carried the revered name. From that point onward, the Jeep Grand Cherokee held – and still holds – the torch in the mid-sized luxury SUV segment.

Jeep® Heritage | 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ)

In 1995, the Grand Cherokee ZJ was part of a huge refresh featuring more than 40 major advancements over the previous model. We’ll dive deeper into the 1995-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ in the weeks to come.

Stay tuned to the Jeep Blog for more Heritage Fridays, as we make our way through the Jeep brand vehicles of the 1990s into the 2000s.

  • Igor B.

    I have waited a whole week new article, thank you!
    How many have made of this Grand Wagoneer?

  • Rick

    I’m pretty sure it was the 1996-1998 Model Years that got the refresh, not 1995-1998

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    Yep you laredo is real nice nearly as nice as my cherokee classic.

  • ZJFamilyMan

    It will be interesting to read next weeks post, however I was always told that the refresh applied to 1996-1998 and that ’95 models were the same as ’93 and ’94. In any case I think it’s great that you are pointing this out, ’96-’98 models were a huge improvement over the previous ZJ’s.

  • Ben Holeton

    I had a 95 Orvis. I absolutely loved that jeep. Unfortunately, work required I had something with better fuel economy so I now have an 08 Liberty. I miss that ZJ

  • tc

    What an embarrassment for Jeep to call this a Grand Wagoneer. The last real Waggy was made in 1991 and we all know it.
    I hear they’re thinking about bringing back the GW name next year. If it’s not worthy, it will destroy the Jeep name in America…and vice versa.

  • Mauricio Gaces Jr.

    Exactly I have a 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer… is the best I’ve ever had, spacious, luxury and the best 4 x 4

  • Ernie Gruhn

    I own a93 Grand wagoneer woody,very nice cond,wondering if anyone out there interested, is very rare up here,i’m in winnipeg manitoba Canada,,,,have owned it for14 yrs….love my Jeep but too many toys… 1-204-955-6660..Ernie