2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gains Sophistication
Redesigned two-row SUV adds infotainment tech, safety features, and a plug-in hybrid
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 and is on sale now, to be followed by the redesigned 2022 Grand Cherokee later this year.
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 plug-in hybrid version.
The Grand Cherokee will be built at a new factory in Detroit, Mich. It goes on sale in late 2021, with the 4xe plug-in hybrid to follow in early 2022.
Below is what we know about the Grand Cherokee so far.
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.