The Jeep name is synonymous with off-roading prowess and power, and the Grand Cherokee is no exception. This SUV features a diverse range of engines to choose from, all with excellent towing capacity and better off-road capabilities than nearly any other midsize SUV. You also get an impressive list of standard and optional advanced driver aids on the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It can take you where you want to go, on and off the road.
Redesigned for this model year, Jeep has added a 4xe plug-in hybrid to get the fifth generation of the Grand Cherokee off to the right start. Here’s a look at the engine specifications and other information regarding the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. There are three different engines across the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee trims.
3.6-Liter Pentastar V-6
First up is the base 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine. This engine features start/stop technology to improve fuel economy by stopping the engine and cutting off the flow of fuel to optimize efficiency. Depending on your configuration, the Pentastar delivers 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It can pull up to 6,200 pounds and has an EPA-estimated 19 mpg on city streets and 26 mpg on the highway.
5.7-Liter HEMI V-8
Next up is the ever-popular HEMI V-8 engine. This engine also features some fuel economy enhancement features in the form of cylinder deactivation, where the vehicle deactivates four cylinders when possible to reduce fuel consumption. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 puts out 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 7,200 pounds.
2.0-Liter I4 DOHC DI TURBO PHEV
Last but not least is the 4xe plug-in hybrid electronic vehicle version, a 2.0-liter I4 DOHC DI TURBO engine with high efficiency and advanced capability. It may be a hybrid, but it doesn’t sacrifice power, garnering 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can also pull an impressive 6,000 pounds with only the four cylinders and the electric motor.
Built To Conquer and Explore
Jeep offers three options for 4×4 systems in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee for off-road trail riding. The Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II are built to tackle any environment and feature an electronic limited-slip rear differential. In addition, you can customize the performance of your Jeep Grand Cherokee by adding the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, which offers different driving modes. Select from Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand for the ability to tailor the vehicle to handle all situations, both on the road and off, with a simple flip of a switch.
Next up, the optional, class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension with electronic semi-active damping improves aerodynamics by lowering the vehicle when traveling at highway speeds. Conversely, if you are in an off-road environment, you can raise the vehicle to provide improved clearance in rough terrain.
The Trailhawk Is Trail-Rated for Ultimate Off-Roading
While all trims can handle themselves off-road, one trim is trail rated, which means the vehicle passes standards in five critical areas of off-road capability: ground clearance, traction, water fording, articulation, and maneuverability. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk gives you 11.3 inches of clearance between the undercarriage and the terrain, allowing you to tackle the roughest terrain confidently. It provides the requisite traction via one of the three different 4×4 systems.
Combining the previously mentioned Quadra-Lift air suspension system with higher air intakes and special sealing allows the Trailhawk to ford up to 24 inches of water. The Trailhawk features high-level articulation, which keeps all four tires on the ground, no matter how uneven the terrain, keeping you engaged and stable. Finally, the maneuverability piece comes via optimized wheelbases and precision steering, allowing the Trailhawk to navigate narrow gaps, tight spots, and rocks.
Trims and Features
Jeep starts at the Laredo and builds on it by adding new features and upgrades to the previous trim. The exception is the stand-alone Trailhawk. Below are some features of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee trims.
The Laredo has LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, roof rails, and heated mirrors. Standard driver assistance features include lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, rear parking sensors with automatic braking, and blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert. The Laredo offers a few different packages, such as the Altitude package, Lux Tech Group package, and the trailer-tow package, which comes with four- and seven-pin wiring harness, load-leveling rear suspension, and class IV receiver.
Limited standard features include LED fog lights, a terrain-based drive mode system with five settings (4WD models), and 18-inch wheels. The same packages for the Laredo are also available, with some upgrades.
The trail-rated Trailhawk doesn’t necessarily follow the build from the previous trim model and stands on its own. It only comes with 4WD and features adaptive air suspension with selectable ride height settings. You also get all-terrain tires, an electronically disconnecting stabilizer bar, electronic rear limited-slip differential, front tow hooks, hill ascent and descent control, and a front-facing camera. Packages include those previously mentioned, along with the Advanced ProTech Group package, which adds a surround-view camera, a night vision camera, and front parking sensors with automatic braking.
The Overland borrows some of the Trailhawk’s features, such as adaptive air suspension with selectable ride height settings (4WD models), 20-inch wheels, two-speed transfer case (4WD models), hill descent control (4WD models), front parking sensors with automatic braking, and front tow hooks. The Overland also offers the previous packages with upgrades, such as hands-free automated driving to the Advanced ProTech Group package, while adding a new Off-Road Group package with an electronic rear limited-slip differential, skid plates, and all-terrain tires.
Finally, we have the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee in the form of the Summit. You get features such as a front cross-traffic alert, hands-free automated driving system, automated parking system, driver attention warning, electronic limited-slip rear differential (4WD models only), and a surround-view camera. While this luxury SUV is already loaded, you can still add packages, including the exclusive Summit Reserve package with 21-inch wheels and a night vision camera, as well as the Advanced ProTech Group package.
When you’re ready to check out the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee for yourself, stop by to see the team at Huffines CDJR Plano. You can find us at 4500 W. Plano Parkway in Plano, Texas, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call us at 972-696-7251, or complete our secure online form to get started.