In 1984 saw the end of the Jeep Wagoneer Brougham model, while the Limited model became the Grand Wagoneer. Production reached 20,019 in 1984.
An improved handling package was introduced in 1985 that incorporated a revised front sway bar, gas filled shock absorbers, and lower friction rear springs. A total of 17,814 Grand Wagoneers were built for 1985.
Starting in the 1986 model year, the Grand Wagoneer received a new four part front grille and a stand-up hood ornament. An updated audio system became a standard feature and a power sunroof installed by the now defunct American Sunroof Company, became a factory option. However, the most significant change was the installation of a fully revamped interior including a new dashpad, new instrumentation, new door panel design, a decorative tailgate “cap”, shorter nap cut-pile carpeting, more modern headliner and visors, new leather seat cover designs and front seats that now featured adjustable headrests. Changes were made to the instrument panel that now featured square gauges, featured woodgrain overlays and contained an improved climate control system. A new two spoke steering wheel also included new stalks for the lights and wiper/washer controls on the column. The Select-Trac driveline gained a new Trac-Lok limited slip differential to send power to the wheel with the best traction. There were 17,254 Grand Wagoneers built in 1986.
The last model year developed under AMC, 1987, was also the 25th anniversary of the Wagoneer design. Standard equipment included the 360 cu in (5.9 L) V8 engine and self-sealing Michelin “Tru Seal” P235/75R 15 radial tires. The sound system included a new AM/FM electronically tuned stereo with Dolby cassette and four Jensen speakers. The exterior featured revised woodgrained sides in English Walnut with new nameplates and V8 badges. On the inside were new tan or cordovan trims that replaced the honey and garnet colors, while the interior assist pulls on the door panels were removed. A combined 14,265 units were built by AMC and Chrysler for 1987.
Standard equipment for late Grand Wagoneers included:
- 15″ All-Season Radial Tires
- 15″ Alloy Wheels
- A/M-F/M Stereo w/ Cassette Player
- Four AccuSound by Jensen Premium Speakers
- Air Conditioning and Heater, Manual Controls
- Dual Front Power Bucket Seats
- Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Leather and Velour Seating Surfaces
- Digital Quartz Dashboard Clock
- Full-Size Glove Box
- Roof Rack w/ Roof Rails
- Chrome Front Grille w/ Hood Ornament
- Front Fog Driving Lamps
- Power Windows and Door Locks
- Adjustable Tilt Steering Column
- Dual-Note High/Low-Pitch Horn
- Power Rear Hatch Window
- Tinted Windows
- Body Side Vinyl Wood Appliques
|Engine Options||5.9L 8 cylinder engine, 144 hp|
|Transmission Options||TF 727, 3 speed automatic|
|Transfer Case||NP229 Selec-Trac|
|Rear Axle||AMC 20|
|Front Axle||Dana 44|
|Curb Weight||4,499 lbs.|