The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a successful legacy, for it won more awards than any other SUV. It has long set benchmarks for the SUV segment — with the debut of the all-new 2022 Grand Cherokee, the iconic nameplate does it again. Along with a stylish new design, added features, and greater capabilities, the 2022 Grand Cherokee offers a new 4xe plug-in hybrid model. Read more to find out the release date, price, and specs of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
When will the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee be released?
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be released in the fourth quarter of 2021. Customers can buy the 2022 Grand Cherokee at any Jeep dealership in North America. The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid will be available in early 2022.
How much does the 2022 Grand Cherokee cost?
Jeep hasn’t yet announced the pricing information about the 2022 Grand Cherokee. The automaker will likely announce the price for each trim closer to the launch date. The base-level 2021 Grand Cherokee Laredo trim costs $33,610, while the top-tier Trackhawk costs $89,780. With all of the upgrades for the 2022 Grand Cherokee, customers can expect a bump in price compared to the 2021 Grand Cherokee.
2022 Grand Cherokee: Powerful engine options and a plug-in hybrid
One of the most exciting new additions for the 2022 Grand Cherokee is the 4xe plug-in hybrid. The Grand Cherokee 4xe gets an estimated fuel economy of 57 MPGe while providing an estimated 25 miles of electric-only range. The total system output of the hybrid powertrain is 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Jeep has big plans for the electrification of its model lineup with its “Zero Emission Freedom” initiative — and the 4xe is an integral part of its growth.
In addition to the hybrid powertrain, the 2022 Grand Cherokee offers a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine and the latest iteration of the award-winning 5.7-liter V8 engine. The V6 engine generates 293 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the V8 engine doles out 357 hp and 390 lb-ft torque.
Do you have towing needs? The towing capacity for the Grand Cherokee with the V8 engine is a best-in-class 7,200 pounds. Grand Cherokee models equipped with the V6 engine can tow up to 6,200 pounds, while the 4xe can tow up to 6,000 pounds.
New Uconnect 5 infotainment system for the Grand Cherokee
The Grand Cherokee also boasts some technology upgrades, courtesy of the new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. It’s faster and has more memory than the previous version. Also, it provides over-the-air updates, so drivers can continuously access new features for the infotainment system as they become available.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee is also more spacious than the 2021 Grand Cherokee. It has a total interior passenger volume of 144.6 cu-ft, an increase of 4.1 cu-ft over the previous year. Also, the 2022 Grand Cherokee has an additional 1.4 cu-ft of storage space, with a cargo capacity of 37.7 cu-ft. Customers that want even more interior space can opt for the three-row Grand Cherokee L.
With the upcoming release of the 2022 Grand Cherokee, SUV shoppers can soon get the redesigned and upgraded SUV. The 4xe plug-in hybrid model is a significant addition to the Grand Cherokee lineup. Considering the demand for both SUVs and electric vehicles, the Grand Cherokee 4xe should be a successful model for Jeep.