Jeep has finally unveiled the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which will be sold alongside the three-row Grand Cherokee L that debuted earlier this year. The 2022 Grand Cherokee is basically a shorter version of the three-row with the same features, but with less cargo room and passenger space.
The big news is the introduction of the Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 100-kilowatt electric motor. The powertrain generates a combined 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which means that it’s the most powerful powertrain available in the Grand Cherokee. The 17.3 kWh battery pack gives it an electric range of 25 miles.
The 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is also available with 357 horsepower and the 3.6-liter V6 returns with 293 hp.
The Grand Cherokee is the more off-road ready version, with its shorter wheelbase, but it also gets a special off-road version called Trailhawk. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk models get an extra 0.4-inches of ground clearance with the air suspension’s max height setting providing a max 11.3 inches of clearance. The Trailhawk 4Xe has a max clearance of 10.9-inches. The Trailhawk also gets an electronic sway bar disconnect, all-terrain tires, the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system with an electronic rear limited-slip differential and Selec-Terrain drive modes, plus skid plates and unique bumpers to improve clearances.
Inside the interior is pretty much the same as we saw with the introduction of the Grand Cherokee L. There’s a cool 10.25-inch passenger-side screen and passengers in the second row can be entertained by two HD screens with Amazon Fire TV integration.
Jeep has not announced the pricing for the 2022 Grand Cherokee, but it will start arriving late this year, while the Grand Cherokee 4xe will arrive in early 2022.