The Jeep family grows in 2022 with the reintroduction of the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, as well as the addition of the all-new Grand Cherokee, which follows last year’s Grand Cherokee L debut. Additionally, the 4xe plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant is now available on two models (Grand Cherokee and Wrangler) with a likely expansion to other Jeeps in the future. For the entire range, the car technology is improved with Uconnect 5 telematics, larger screens of the 10.1- and 10.25-inch variants for infotainment and digital clusters respectively, as well as the implementation of FireTV.
The Jeep Cherokee will return in 2022. However, no information about the changes to Jeep’s compact crossover SUV was available when we prepared this article for publication.
Redesigned in 2017 and updated in 2020, the 2022 Jeep Compass receives another series of updates, including a new trim level. The Latitude LUX is positioned in the middle of the lineup, following the Sport and Latitude trims and ahead of the Limited and Trailhawk.
Design-wise, both front-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive (4WD) versions feature a revised front fascia and redesigned headlights and taillights. But the most important changes are within the cabin. The Compass interior has fewer plastics and more upholstery and feels extra upscale thanks to the newly optional 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment display and 10.25-inch digital cluster. Although powertrains carry over, Jeep tunes the suspension for smoothness and responsiveness.
Standard safety features now include full speed collision warning, active lane keeping, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and blind spot with rear cross traffic alert. New for 2022 is a Highway Assist semi-autonomous driving system, which will be available later in the production cycle.
For 2022, Jeep equips the Gladiator with larger infotainment screens, a standard cabin filtration system that removes 95 percent of particulates, and a new Silver Zynith exterior paint. The Gladiator Sport now has a 7-inch Uconnect 4 system. Overland, Rubicon and Mojave get an 8.4-inch infotainment screen with Uconnect 4C, navigation, an Alpine sound system and keyless entry.
Although the 3-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L debuted for the 2021 model year, the standard Grand Cherokee is all-new for 2022. The gas-powered V6 and V8 engines are unchanged, but a new PHEV variant joins them. Buyers can option the Grand Cherokee 4xe on all standard 4×4 trims, excluding the entry-level Laredo and Altitude trims. However, the high-performance Grand Cherokee SRT is likely to be discontinued.
The new Grand Cherokee also sees improved off-road capabilities. The compact SUV is available with a class-exclusive sway bar, and its Quadra-Lift air suspension now features electronic semi-active damping for what Jeep claims is a segment-leading 11.3 inches of ground clearance.
The Cherokee’s redesigned interior debuts new automotive technology in the form of Uconnect 5 on an available 10.1-inch infotainment screen. A segment-first 10.25-inch front-seat interactive display is available, and rear-seat passengers get a 10.1-inch high-definition display – all of which have FireTV capability.
Resurrected for 2022, the Grand Wagoneer (and Wagoneer) returns to represent a high-end luxury line for the Jeep brand. The all-new Grand Wagoneer is aimed at upscale tastes and is available in four models (Series I, Series II, Obsidian and Series III). It’s the most expensive Jeep with a starting price of $87,845 (plus a $2,000 destination charge). But a six-figure Jeep will offer plenty of nice fodder.
All Grand Wagoneers are 4WD only and equipped with a 6.4-liter V8 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain delivers 471 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. Jeep says this is good for a best-in-class tow rating of up to 10,000 pounds.
An adaptive air suspension provides refined handling, which goes well with the premium interior that offers unmatched spaciousness (ie best-in-class volume), comfort (ie 4-zone climate control) and entertainment (ie 1,750 watts). , McIntosh sound with 23 speakers). With more than 120 standard and available safety and security features, the Grand Wagoneer gives you peace of mind, too.
The baby of the Jeep family, the Renegade, is a carryover model for 2022 but with several notable changes. The small crossover comes in four models: Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk; all but Sport are 4WD only.
Updates by trim level include an 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 Nav system as standard on the Sport and Latitude, while Jeep equips the Limited with a redesigned front fascia, rear fascia and 18-inch wheels. A new Altitude package adds gloss black elements to both the exterior and interior.
But as much has been added, the Jeep Renegade loses an engine choice. Jeep ditches the previously standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in favor of the 1.3-liter turbo-4. Horsepower figures between the two are similar (180 hp and 177 hp respectively), but the smaller turbo produces more torque at 210 pound-feet.
The less grandiose Wagoneer is no less potent. Now back as a standalone model, the all-new 2022 Wagoneer features a 5.7-liter V8 and mild-hybrid eTorque powertrain that produces 392 hp and 404 pound-feet of torque. The gearbox is an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The Wagoneer is available in two trims – Series I and Series II – and as a 2-wheel drive or 4WD model. Its standard three-row cabin offers seating for eight, but second-row captain’s chairs are an option. Like the Grand Wagoneer, the Wagoneer sports a design style that’s less Wrangler tough and more lap-of-Nappa leather luxury like its Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Suburban rivals.
Standard amenities include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, Uconnect 5 with navigation, a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Android Auto and Apple Carplay integration, a 9-speaker Alpine sound system and a host of advanced driving assistance systems including blind spot warning, rear cross traffic warning and an active lane management system.
The Wrangler is a carryover model for 2022 but sees trim-specific equipment changes. The Sport and Sport S trims now have a Uconnect 4 7-inch touchscreen as standard, while Jeep equips the Sahara and Rubicon with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C screen and keyless entry. A 4.88 axle ratio on 3.6-liter V6-equipped Wrangler Rubicons is newly available with both transmissions. On the Wrangler 4xe, blue towbars are now standard with a blue pad print added to the wheels. The High Altitude 4xe has a new wheel design for 2022 and exterior mirrors with integrated indicators. Silver Zynith is a new exterior color for the range, replacing Billet Silver.
Jeep is the source of information in this article. It was correct as of December 15, 2021, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product information and availability on the car manufacturer’s website or your local dealer.