After a decade of resting on its laurels, the Jeep Grand Cherokee finally undergoes a full redesign for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Grand Cherokee will share much of its design and features with the recently introduced 2021 Grand Cherokee L. The big difference? A shorter wheelbase and one less row of seats.
Look for Jeep to offer a number of different trim levels on the next-gen Grand Cherokee, with most models sporting standard rear-wheel drive. That said, every 2022 Grand Cherokee will offer four-wheel drive as at least an option. Look for multiple systems, too. While higher-end and more trail-oriented Grand Cherokee trims will no doubt sport a two-speed transfer case for extra prowess off the beaten path, lower-spec models may sport a less complicated setup that makes do without low-range gearing—just as is the case currently.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee ought to offer a multitude of engine options for buyers to choose from. Like the Grand Cherokee L, the two-row Grand Cherokee ought to come standard with a 290-hp 3.6-liter V-6. A 357-hp 5.7-liter V-8 will almost certainly find its way under the hood of the smaller Grand Cherokee, too. More efficiency-oriented consumers may get their needs met by way of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engines offered in the Wrangler. Likewise, the new Grand Cherokee will add a gasoline-electric hybrid 4xe model to the mix. We anticipate the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe to crib the 375-hp powertrain of its Wrangler 4xe stablemate. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.