The 2022 redesigned Grand Cherokee is quieter and nicer inside than the previous generation and it gets better fuel economy. Its core powertrains carries over with the 3.6-liter V6. The new 4xe plug-in hybrid version uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, coupled with an electric drive, and provides 25 miles of electric-only range. The eight-speed automatic transmission is smooth and responsive.
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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gains Sophistication

Redesigned two-row SUV adds infotainment tech, safety features, and a plug-in hybrid


We have completed testing of the Grand Cherokee Limited V6. Stay tuned for a more detailed road test report.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee gets its first redesign in a decade, as the venerable off-roader expands into two-row and three-row configurations. The all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L kicked off the fifth generation, followed by the redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee.

That Grand Cherokee L provides a good preview of the two-row model, suggesting that it will be roomy, pleasant to drive, and nicely finished. The five-seat model is slightly larger than the outgoing 2021 Grand Cherokee. The core equipment sounds familiar, but there are promised improvements throughout, such as the latest infotainment system and comprehensive standard safety features, along with a 4xe plug-in hybrid version.

The Grand Cherokee is built at a new factory in Detroit, Mich.. 

The 2022 Grand Cherokee is slightly larger than the previous version, measuring 3.5 inches longer and 2 inches taller. It’s also 11.4 inches shorter than the Grand Cherokee L, with a wheelbase that’s 5 inches shorter.

The exterior draws clear influence from the current model, with its simple, squared-off lines. But it looks fresh and more upscale, with its shallow grille, horizontal LED headlights, harmonious lines, and floating roofline accented with chrome. Some versions have a contrasting glass black top and/or hood decals. The wheel arches again have a somewhat squared shape that has become a defining styling cue for the brand.

The new design features increased ground clearance (ranging from 8.4 to 11.13 inches), improvements to approach and departure angles, deeper water fording, and more suspension articulation—all enhancing its off-road capabilities for Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit versions.

Impressions The cabin is inviting and modern, and arguably more premium than some rivals. The presentation will vary across the Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Trailhawk, Summit, and Summit Reserve trim levels.
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