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WL Nice subtle changes over WK2

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Still finding minor changes that are much improved over the previous gen.

This weekend I noticed...

1. The front camera in the windshield has heat strips in front of it now to defrost the cameras view.

2. The power windows are smoother and really quiet compared to the WK2's.

What are others you've noticed?
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The WK2 definitely drives sportier and is much more spry. The WL drives much more supple, composed, and smoother. I had a 2016 and a 2019 WK2, and noticed the differences when test driving the WL multiple times. Getting back in the WK2 always felt like a much more agile vehicle. But the WL soaks up the miles and bumps much better.
Agree that the WK2 feels nimbler, but I don't believe it actually is. The 2 row WL is lighter and has a lower center of gravity. I guess a slalom and a skid pad using the same tires would be required for proof.
As an aside, whatever it is, it will not be called that. :). "WK2" is actually a made-up name because Jeep, in their infinite wisdom actually forgot to change the manufacturing code when they switched from making WK to what came next in 2010. So the Internet invented "WK2" to differentiate the 2005-2010 platform from the 2011-2022 platform. 2022 is interesting because there was parallel production (time wise) of both early WL-74 and "WK2" (Laredo and Limited only) for a short period of time. Whatever comes after WL will likely be WM as has been mentioned and that's most likely at least five years out if you look at the most typical life of a given generation.
If they can come up with WL and WL-L the sky's the limit for confusing designations. :rolleyes:
Of course, it's technically WL-74 and WL-75. :) The JGC-L is the latter. :) :D
I know, but it's not common knowledge.
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