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 1984–1990 Jeep Wagoneer (XJ).
The Jeep® Wagoneer Limited was the family-oriented XJ model with a heart of dirt – and we mean that in the best way possible.
The top-of-the-line Limited featured creature comforts like power seats, locks, and windows, air conditioning, and interior leather upholstery. On the exterior, vinyl wood side trim and a bright grille set the Wagoneer Limited apart. Later in the vehicle’s life, quad headlights were added.
Its platform-sibling, the Cherokee (next week’s featured “Heritage Friday” vehicle), is better known for its off-road capability, but the Wagoneer Limited was no slouch on tough terrain. “Part-time” Command-Trac® or “full-time” Selec-Trac® 4WD systems were available.
The Command-Trac system features shift-on-the-fly capability, letting the driver shift in or out of 4WD while the vehicle is in motion. The Selec-Trac system, even more sophisticated, is engaged at all times and eliminates binding (also known as “crow hopping”) when 4WDs operate on dry pavement.
Next week, we’re bringing out a heavy hitter to feature in our “Heritage Friday” series: the Jeep Cherokee (XJ). Stay tuned for that.