10 Things to Know Before Buying the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

With rising gas prices and the mediocre fuel efficiency offered by most of the midsize crossover SUVs out there, American SUV buyers didn’t have many options to choose from if they wanted a versatile and frugal daily driver. This is where the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe comes into play. This mid-sized SUV from Jeep comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that offers performance and towing capacity without compromising fuel efficiency.


Producing a total of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, it comes with the 8-speed automatic and the capable 4WD drivetrain, making it an excellent off-road and off-road vehicle. The luxurious and spacious cabin of the fifth generation comes unchanged, and the all-electric range of 22 miles and 49 MPGe combined rating add to the resume of this SUV. To compete with the Ford Explorer Hybrid, here are 10 things you need to know before buying the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe.

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10/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain

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The plug-in hybrid powertrain that comes with the Grand Cherokee 4xe is an excellent choice as it has both performance and efficiency. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with an electric motor under the hood manages to produce 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

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The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is only available with the 4WD drivetrain and an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. With no major plug-in hybrid competitors in this segment, the Grand Cherokee 4xe won’t disappoint on the acceleration front with a 0-60 mph time of 6 seconds. This makes it faster than the V8 moniker as well.

9/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe looks rugged

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The rugged exterior design of the regular Grand Cherokee carries over to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. However, Jeep offered quite a few minor tweaks and upgrades to the exterior, making it easier to differentiate between the regular gasoline and plug-in hybrid variants.

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LED lighting, 21-inch alloy wheels, iconic seven-slot grille, two-tone exterior color palette and the perfect proportions come unchanged from the Grand Cherokee 4xe. But the blue double tow bar on the front, more blacked-out elements, and some great color palettes will turn heads while the Grand Cherokee 4xe is on the move.

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8/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has all the safety features

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Unlike the previous generation Grand Cherokee, the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe comes with all the bells and whistles as standard on the safety front. The basic safety features like ABS, traction control, stability control, airbags, ABS with EBD and tire pressure monitoring system are all on board.

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The important driver assistance technologies such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistant, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control are also standard. However, crash test ratings are not available from NHTSA and IIHS yet.

7/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe retains the Uconnect Infotainment System

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The Uconnect infotainment system is one of the most thoughtful and intuitive infotainment systems available and the 2022 version of the Grand Cherokee comes with the same system. The lower trims of the Grand Cherokee 4xe come with the smaller 8.4″ units and the more expensive trims get the 10.1″ screens.

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Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition and AUX. Moving up the ladder, you can also get a 10″ head-up display, a digital gauge and a 10.3″ front passenger display. They also come with a superior 9-speaker Alpine sound system or a 19-speaker McIntosh sound system.

6/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe gets a lavish interior

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The interior of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe gets premium materials and that puts it a notch above some of its segment rivals. The dashboard comes with leather inserts with contrast stitching and open-pore wood, both of which make the cabin very opulent.

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The leather is also found on board the steering wheel and seats. The impressive waterfall design on the center console and the multiple screens on offer give it a technologically superior feel. The panoramic sunroof is available and the inclusion of ambient lighting makes it a great place to be.

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5/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is much more fuel efficient than the V8 trim

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One thing that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe manages to surpass all rivals is when it comes to fuel efficiency. While the EPA hasn’t rated the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe yet, it delivers a combined gas mileage of 23 MPG according to Jeep. The combined MPGe rating of 56 is also excellent.

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The combined MPGe rating of 56 is also excellent. Being a plug-in hybrid variant, you can drive the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe purely on electricity. The 134 hp electric motor helps this SUV achieve 25 miles of electric range. The 19 gallon tank capacity is on par with many of the rivals as well.

4/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe comes with many features

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There will be no complaints from potential buyers when it comes to the features on offer as the Grand Cherokee 4xe gets most of them as standard. Even the lower trims of this SUV get features like Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED lights, 4WD drivetrain, heated and electric seats and 18″ alloy wheels.

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Move up in the trim configurations and the feature list expands further. The top-of-the-line Summit Reserve 4xe comes with all the features like the 19-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, digital gauge cluster, panoramic sunroof, passenger display and ambient lighting.

3/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe offers regenerative braking

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Since the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a plug-in hybrid moniker, the regenerative braking system is on board. Along with that, it also comes with all the other braking features you would expect at this price point.

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The 13.9″ and 13.8″ ventilated front and rear rotors ensure that the SUV stops from high speeds without any major problems. Braking features such as ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Descent Control, Automatic Emergency Braking and Electric Parking Brakes are standard with the Grand Cherokee 4xe.

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2/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is off-road capable

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There are many off-road specific mechanical and technical upgrades offered with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and it helps it get out of any tough off-road sections without a problem. The Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system is one of these, and it also comes with a two-speed low transfer case.

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As a result, the required torque goes to the wheel with the most traction. The waterproof battery pack ensures that you will not have any electrical problems when you are rushing the power. It can also go up to 24″ of water. The undercarriage reinforcements and multiple off-road terrain modes will be a boon as well.

1/10 The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has factory warranty coverage

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The warranty coverage offered with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe won’t excite anyone, and it’s far more mediocre than the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. The limited warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles and the powertrain warranty of 5 years or 60,000 miles are similar to most of the competition.

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It gets a hybrid powertrain warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles. But buyers will appreciate the three years of free maintenance coverage on offer. It’s also good to know that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe received no recalls and no customer complaints, according to NHTSA.

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