You are currently viewing 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Specs | Price | MPG & More Details
2022 jeep grand cherokee l

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Specs | Price | MPG & More Details

Overview

When you think of a Jeep, you probably think of the rough-and-tumble Wrangler, but the Grand Cherokee is just as important to the sales success of the well-known off-road brand. Its appeal is boosted by the fact that it is both good off-road and smooth on-road, has a rugged, outdoorsy look that Jeep buyers love, and has a lot of available luxury appointments and features. We also like it, which is why we chose to give it an Editors’ Choice award. There are three types of engines available: the familiar V-6 and V-8, and a new plug-in hybrid that Jeep calls the 4xe. Models with a V-6 engine come standard with rear-wheel drive, but there are at least three different all-wheel-drive systems you can choose from to help you do whatever your lifestyle requires, whether that’s driving to work in the snow or climbing rocks in Moab.

What’s New for 2022?

For the 2021 model year, Jeep released a new generation of the Grand Cherokee. However, the new model was only available as the L three-row model, which we reviewed separately from the two-row GC from the previous generation. For the 2022 model year, the Grand Cherokee gets a new architecture and a new body style with only two rows of seats. Strangely, Jeep will still sell the Grand Cherokee WK from the last generation through the 2022 model year.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The new Grand Cherokee is powered by either a 3.6-liter V-6 or a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, just like the last one. Jeep also has a plug-in hybrid 4xe powertrain that lets its family SUV be powered by electricity. The base V-6 engine comes with a rear-wheel drive, but the V-8 engine and plug-in hybrid engine come with an all-wheel drive. There are different all-wheel-drive systems, such as a limited-slip differential that can be locked electronically. There is also a Trailhawk model with stronger off-road equipment and more capability. It has an adjustable air suspension that gives it up to 11.3 inches of ground clearance and a detachable sway bar that lets the wheels move more to handle rough terrain. During our first test drive, we were impressed by how calm and smooth the Grand Cherokee was, and both the V-6 and V-8 engines seemed to have plenty of power. At our test track, our V-6-powered Summit test vehicle went from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 7.4 seconds. The off-road-focused Trailhawk took 7.7 seconds to do the same thing.

2022 jeep grand cherokee l
2022 jeep grand cherokee l

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

With rear-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee with a V-6 engine gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is about average for a mid-size SUV. If you add all-wheel drive, each estimate goes down by 1 mpg. The V-8 model gets 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The EPA has not yet given estimates for this model, but the plug-in hybrid 4xe should get better gas mileage. Models with the 4xe plug-in hybrid powertrain have a 14.0-kWh battery pack and a 134-hp electric motor, which lets the Grand Cherokee drive up to 25 miles on a single charge. Jeep is proud of the fact that the Grand Cherokee with the 4xe powertrain drove the entire famous Rubicon Trail in electric mode.

Read More:

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The interior of the outgoing Grand Cherokee has been replaced with a completely up-to-date cabin. Base Laredo models have the basics, but the Summit and Overland trims add luxuries like quilted leather upholstery, open-pore wood trim, and high-tech digital displays. The Grand Cherokee is only available with two rows of seats. If you want a third row, you can get the Grand Cherokee L, which we review separately. We haven’t had a chance to try out the new Grand Cherokee yet, but we think it will be able to fit more of our carry-on luggage than the last model.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The dashboard of the Grand Cherokee has either an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch touchscreen that floats just above the surface. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio come as standard. Optional features include in-dash navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates and a digital gauge cluster, a 10.0-inch head-up display, and a 10.3-inch display built into the dashboard for the front-seat passenger. Standard on both the Laredo and the Limited models is a six-speaker stereo, but buyers can upgrade to either a nine-speaker Alpine system or a high-end 19-speaker McIntosh system.

Specifications

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4X4
Vehicle Type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $62,095/$71,080
Options: Summit Reserve group (front passenger display, Palermo leather seats, and premium headliner, 10.1-in infotainment display, McIntosh high-performance audio), $4480; Advance Protech Group IV (head-up display, night vision with pedestrian detection, auto-dimming rearview mirror with digital display), $2235; rear-seat entertainment, $1995; Luxury Tech Group V (wireless charging and second-row sunshades), $275

ENGINE
DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block, and heads, port fuel injection
Displacement: 220 in3, 3604 cm3
Power: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.9-in vented disc/13.8-in vented disc
Tires: Continental CrossContact LX Sport
275/45R-21 110Y M+S

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 116.7 in
Length: 193.5 in
Width: 77.5 in
Height: 70.9 in
Passenger Volume: 145 ft3
Cargo Volume: 38 ft3
Curb Weight: 4863 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 7.4 sec
1/4-Mile: 15.6 sec @ 87 mph
100 mph: 21.4 sec
The results above omit a 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.8 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 5.3 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 117 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 163 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.85 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 14 mpg
75-mph Highway Driving: 22 mpg
Highway Range: 500 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/highway: 22/19/26 mpg

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Vehicle Type: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE
Base/As Tested: $56,030/$65,535
Options: Advanced Protech Group, $2235; dual-pane panoramic sunroof, $1835; Uconnect 5 navigation w/10.1-inch display, $1615; luxury tech group III (hands-free power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, digital display rearview mirror, wireless phone charging), $1455; front passenger display, $1095; Mopar rock rails, $995; Velvet Red paint, $395

ENGINE
DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block, and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 220 in3, 3604 cm3
Power: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

TRANSMISSION
8-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink
Brakes, F/R: 13.9-in vented disc/13.8-in vented disc
Tires: Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT
265/60R-18 110H M+S

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 116.7 in
Length: 193.5 in
Width: 77.5 in
Height: 70.9 in
Passenger Volume: 107 ft3
Cargo Volume: 38 ft3
Curb Weight: 4887 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 7.7 sec
1/4-Mile: 15.8 sec @ 88 mph
100 mph: 21.6 sec
The results above omit a 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 8.3 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.2 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 5.5 sec
Top Speed (gov ltd): 117 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 185 ft
Road holding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.78 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 19 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/City/highway: 22/19/26 mpg

Sanjeev Shah

I am professionally a Mechanical Engineer and i love blogging and for that purpose i have created the website for automotive contents.