The Jeep Grand Cherokee is all-new for the 2022 model year. The fifth generation of this full-size SUV has received more powertrains, improved capacity, extra space and new technology.
Check out how the model has changed: 2021 Grand Cherokee
Grand Cherokee 4xe
The new 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe is the first plug-in hybrid variant of the Grand Cherokee. Its powertrain delivers 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and gets 57 MPGe. Additionally, Jeep estimates it has an all-electric range of 24 miles and a combined range of 440 miles.
The Trailhawk trim has been significantly improved for the 2022 model year. It now comes standard with all-terrain tires, Quadra-Lift air suspension, Quadra-Drive II active transmission with Selec-Terrain and rear eLSD, and an integrated terrain camera.
Other off-road features include a class-exclusive sway bar disconnect, high-tensile steel skid plates and Selec-Speed Control. These features help the model achieve class-leading traction, articulation, maneuverability and ground clearance. You can also choose the new Trailhawk 4xe model for increased efficiency.
The Trailhawk isn’t the only trim that has improved features. Every 2022 Grand Cherokee 4×4 now has a front axle disconnect. This function automatically switches the SUV to four-wheel drive when necessary. When road conditions are suitable, it switches back to two-wheel drive to improve fuel economy.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee now has a more modern design. Its roof has been lowered, making the SUV more aerodynamic and efficient. The band line is also lower and the glass is larger so you can see the road better. The new front panel and a wider and larger grille with seven slots conceal a long-range radar.
In addition, new active grille shutters, air curtains, hood aero flick, front wheel tips, a lowered roofline and rear vertical pillar spoilers optimize the Grand Cherokee’s performance. And the widened track provides better maneuverability and handling.
The all-new interior is also more luxurious. The new 16-way adjustable front seats come with memory function and powerful lumbar support. The center console has updated switches and increased storage. And for the first time, every trim comes standard with a full suite of new adaptive LED lighting with day and night settings.
You can choose a segment-first 10.25-inch front-seat passenger display in the 2022 Grand Cherokee. A new high-definition rear seat entertainment system with Fire TV can also entertain rear seat passengers. Other available technologies include a new McIntosh sound system, the Uconnect 5 system, a new digital rearview mirror and a new wireless charging pad.
There are also some new optional safety systems like Night Vision Camera, Drowsy Driver Detection and Intersection Collision Assist. In total, there are over 110 safety and security features.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will hit dealerships later this year. But the 4xe models won’t arrive until early 2022.
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