1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer SJ Final Edition Front

Jeep Wagoneer SJ

The Jeep Wagoneer SJ is a high-end 4×4 vehicle, manufactured and sold under the Jeep marque by a series of automakers from 1962 to 1991. When it first hit the market, it was presented as a station wagon model, but its revolutionary design by industrial designer Brooks Stevens gradually led to the creation of the luxury “sport utility vehicle” (SUV) category.

Initially, customers could choose between rigid or independent front suspension, with an optional rear-wheel drive only. However, the 4WD Wagoneer remained in production for 29 model years (1963–1991), with minimal changes to its body structure. This makes it the third longest-produced single generation car in U.S. automotive history.

The Jeep Wagoneer played a crucial role in shaping the luxury 4×4 market segment, starting with the introduction of the 1966 Super Wagoneer model.

Interestingly, the Wagoneer was launched seven years before Land Rover released its Range Rover in the UK, 18 years before they unveiled a four-door version, and 24 years before the brand made its debut in the US.

Overview Of The Jeep Wagoneer SJ

Initially, the Jeep Wagoneer SJ was produced by Kaiser Jeep from 1963 to 1970, then by American Motors from 1970 to 1987, and finally by Chrysler from 1987 to 1991.

The vehicle was also known as the Jeep Grand Wagoneer from 1984 to 1991. In Iran, where it was also manufactured, it was known as Jeep Simorgh from 1963 to 1967 and Jeep Ahoo from 1967 to 1974.

Production of the Jeep Wagoneer SJ began in 1962 and continued until June 1991. The assembly of the vehicle took place in various locations around the world, including Toledo, Ohio; Warren, Michigan, Tehran, Iran; Cairo, Egypt and Córdoba Province, Argentina.

The design of the Jeep Wagoneer SJ was the work of Brooks Stevens, and its platform was the full-size (SJ) Jeep platform. It was related to other Jeep models, including the Jeep Gladiator, Jeep J-Series and Jeep Cherokee.

The Jeep Wagoneer SJ came in various body styles: a 2-door panel truck, a 2-door SUV and a 4-door SUV. The layout was front engine, with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Wagoneer SJ Engine And Transmissions

Several engines were available for the Jeep Wagoneer SJ, including the 230 cu in (3.8l) Tornado I6, the 258 cu in (4.2l) AMC I6, the 327 cu in (5.4l) Vigilante V8, the 350 cu in (5.7l) Buick Dauntless V8, the 360 cu in (5.9l) AMC V8, and the 401 cu in (6.6l) AMC V8. Transmissions included a 3-speed Borg-Warner T-90J manual, a 4-speed manual, a 3-speed GM THM400 automatic, a 3-speed Chrysler A727 automatic, and a 3-speed Chrysler A999 automatic.



  • 230 cu in (3.8l) Tornado I6
  • 258 cu in (4.2l) AMC I6
  • 327 cu in (5.4l) Vigilante V8
  • 350 cu in (5.7l) Buick Dauntless V8
  • 360 cu in (5.9l) AMC V8
  • 401 cu in (6.6l) AMC V8


  • 3-speed Borg-Warner T-90J manual
  • 4-speed manual
  • 3-speed GM THM400 automatic
  • 3-speed Chrysler A727 automatic
  • 3-speed Chrysler A999 automatic


Dimensions for the Jeep Wagoneer SJ were as follows: a wheelbase of 110 in (2,794 mm), a length of 186.4 in (4,735 mm), a width of 74.8 in (1,900 mm), a height of 66.4 in (1,687 mm) and a curb weight of 4,514 lb (2,048 kg).

  • Wheelbase 110 in (2,794 mm)
  • Length 186.4 in (4,735 mm)
  • Width 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
  • Height 66.4 in (1,687 mm)
  • Curb weight 4,514 lb (2,048 kg)

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