2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Preview
- Redesigned 5-passenger midsize SUV
- Multiple versions available, ranging from affordable to luxurious
- New plug-in hybrid powertrain joins V6 and V8 gas engines
- Significant upgrade in terms of technology
- Trailhawk returns with more capability than ever
- High-performance SRT and Trackhawk models vanish from lineup
- Continues to provide a mix of on-pavement comfort with off-road capability
It comes as no surprise to discover that the redesigned 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is essentially a 5-passenger version of the longer Grand Cherokee L, which has three rows of seats. Jeep introduced the Grand Cherokee L for the 2021 model year, and now the standard Grand Cherokee arrives for 2022.
Mainly, aside from its shorter length and reduced passenger and cargo capacity, the new 2022 Grand Cherokee differs from the Grand Cherokee L with an off-road Trailhawk trim level and a 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain option. It’s possible a 4xe version of the extended-length model could become available in 2022.
In any case, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee arrives in Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve trim levels. A V6 engine is standard, with a V8 engine and the same plug-in hybrid powertrain from the Wrangler 4xe available as upgrades. Most trims have standard rear-wheel drive, but buyers can choose between three different 4-wheel-drive systems.