The all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L was revealed back in January as a three-row Ford Explorer rival, but strangely enough, Stellantis opted to roll with the carry-over Grand Cherokee alongside it for much of the year. Jeep then teased the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid back in July, giving us our first look at the heavily-revised model. Now, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has finally been revealed in its entirety and will compete directly with the recently updated Ford Edge.
The standard-wheelbase, fifth-generation 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee provides two rows of seating for up to five occupants and is almost a foot shorter than the Grand Cherokee L, with a five-inch shorter wheelbase. Otherwise, styling is mostly similar between the two models, with just a few differences in trim, wheel design, and rear-end styling.
The interior of the 2022 Grand Cherokee is also unsurprisingly similar to its elongated L brethren, with a standard digital gauge cluster, an optional front passenger screen with audio and navigation controls (like the Grand Wagoneer), and infotainment screens ranging in size from 8.4 inches to 10.1 inches depending on which trim a buyer chooses.
The big news, of course, is the addition of a 4xe model to the Grand Cherokee lineup, which can also be combined with Trailhawk trim to create an off-road-focused PHEV. The 4xe shares its powertrain with the Wrangler 4xe – Jeep’s 2.0L inline-four gas engine and dual electric motors, which provide a combined output of 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, as well as 25 miles of electric-only driving range.
The rest of the powertrain lineup consists of a standard 3.6L V6 producing 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while a 5.7L V8 making 357 hp and 390 pound-feet of torque is optional. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Max towing comes in at 6,200 pounds for the V6, 7,200 pounds for the V8, and 6,000 pounds for the hybrid. Trim level choices consist of Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit.
Jeep didn’t release pricing for the 2022 Grand Cherokee just yet, but the new model is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships in Q4, while the 4xe will launch a bit later in early 2022.