2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

Pros: Broad range of models and available features; Trailhawk model’s off-road prowess; classy, upscale interiors, especially in higher-end models; availability of plug-in-hybrid 4xe powertrain

Cons: Not as good a value as many class competitors; fuel economy with Hemi V8 engine

CG Says: The Jeep Grand Cherokee is completely redesigned for 2022, gaining slightly larger dimensions, a host of new features, and a plug-in-hybrid version. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is built on a shortened version of the platform that debuted with the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L—a three-row variant of Grand Cherokee that launched for the 2021 model year. The non-L Grand Cherokee continues with two rows of seats for 5-passenger capacity, but otherwise mostly mirrors the features and model lineup of the Grand Cherokee L. The previous-generation Grand Cherokee’s high-performance SRT and Trackhawk models are discontinued, but a 4xe plug-in-hybrid powertrain— a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gas engine paired with two electric motors for a total output of 375 horsepower and an EPA-estimated pure-electric driving range of 25 miles—joins the lineup. The 4xe powertrain and the off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim are offered only on the two-row Grand Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee L.

The Grand Cherokee’s standard engine is a 293-hp 3.6-liter V6; a 357-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is available on select 4WD models. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and three different 4WD systems are available. Among the newly available features are a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Jeep’s latest Uconnect 5 infotainment system, a 10.25-inch interactive display screen for the front-seat passenger, a rear-seat entertainment system with built-in Amazon Fire TV capability, and Quadra-Lift air suspension with an electric semi-active damping. The Grand Cherokee got its last full redesign for the 2011 model year, so this new-generation model was a bit overdue. As before, the Grand Cherokee can be equipped for serious off-road use or country-club luxury–or both–and that helps set it apart from its 5-passenger rivals in this class. So do its higher towing limits and the availability of the 4xe plug-in-hybrid and off-road-ready Trailhawk models. But most buyers who want a midsize SUV for more normal driving will likely find others in this class to be a better value from a features-per-dollar standpoint.

 

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Laredo: $39,185
4WD Laredo: $41,185
Altitude: $43,740
4WD Altitude: $45,740
Limited: $45,505
4WD Limited: $47,505
4WD 4xe: $59,495
4WD Trailhawk: $53,070
4WD Trailhawk 4xe: $64,280
Overland: $55,100
4WD Overland: $55,100
4WD Overland 4xe: $66,385
Summit: $59,160
4WD Summit: $61,160
4WD Summit 4xe: $71,615
4WD Summit Reserve: $65,160
4WD Summit Reserve 4xe: $76,095

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, Summit Reserve)
Horsepower
293
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
357
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder/electric motors (4xe)
Horsepower
375
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
23
EPA Electric Motor Combined (MPGe)
56

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The all-new two-row 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee 4xe
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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