When you’re shopping for a new vehicle, it can be easy to come across a few vehicles that seem similar at a glance. For example, take the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While these two might seem like the same vehicle, the reality is that they have minor differences that will ultimately define your experience. This, plus the updates across each line, will play a role in which vehicle you choose. Let’s walk through these differences to see which Jeep Grand Cherokee will be the right option for you!
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Price
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There’s no clear winner on price because both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L have similar price tags. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a starting price of $37,390, while the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a starting price of $38,890. Prices will vary as you choose among the different trim levels or choose a four-wheel-drive model.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Interior Cabin
While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L have many similarities, the differences become apparent in the interior design. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the first foray into three-row seating for Jeep. This offers substantially more space and actually adds an extra foot to the overall length. Of course, the changes don’t stop there. You’ll find that the expanded interior adds 5 inches of wheelbase and 285 pounds of curb weight for the added support you’ll need to carry six passengers and cargo.
Speaking of cargo space, the third row of seats adds even more space to fit everything you need into your new Jeep Cherokee L. The added seating gives you a total cargo space of 84.6 cubic feet, which is plenty for even the busiest adventurer.
That being said, not everyone needs or wants the extra seating of the Grand Cherokee L. If you just need a high-quality, off-road vehicle that can get you to your destination, you’ll find that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee can get the job done with ease. With 70.8 cubic feet of cargo space and a spacious cabin that seats five people, the Grand Cherokee has enough room to carry everyone and their gear.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Exterior Features and Performance
Moving on from the interior cabin space, you’ll find there are more similarities than differences between these two models. Beyond the extra space, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Jeep Grand Cherokee are fairly matched. Both models offer a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 257 pound-feet of torque and an EPA-estimated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and have rear-wheel drive. The only difference lies in the horsepower: The Jeep Grand Cherokee’s V-6 produces 293 horsepower, and the L’s engine produces 290 horsepower. Both also offer an impressive maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds.
Both the Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L offer a range of stunning exterior colors, like Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal, and Velvet Red. They’re visually stunning, as well, and have a close design both inside and out. Both offer aluminum wheels, but the L has a slightly larger wheel size of 20 inches while the Jeep Grand Cherokee has 17-inch wheels. Regardless of which vehicle calls out to you, the performance and the exterior won’t make a major difference in your experience.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Tech and Safety Features
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Jeeps are so popular because of their ability to navigate difficult terrains with ease. However, modern convenience isn’t ignored in these new models. However, you’re going to find more modern conveniences in the Jeep Grand Cherokee than in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee comes equipped with a wide array of features and tech that you won’t find in the L, including remote engine start and remote trunk release, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a power liftgate. Both have popular tech features like Bluetooth capabilities, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and climate control to allow for a comfortable experience on the road.
But what about safety? You’ll find that both the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L feature the same safety capabilities, no matter which vehicle you choose. This includes items like the backup camera and blind-spot monitor, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and brake assist. Both are also equipped with six air bags, including front and rear head air bags, to protect everyone in the Jeep in the event of an accident.
Much like with the performance, there are only a few minor differences between the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L that will affect your choice of Jeep. Regardless of what it is that draws you in about these Jeeps, you’re sure to find the perfect match with one of these two new models.
Discover the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L at Huffines CJDR Plano
No matter which version of the Cherokee attracts you the most, having the right dealership is key to getting behind the wheel of your new Jeep with ease. Here at Huffines CJDR of Plano, Texas, finding your next Jeep is simple. Our friendly staff is on standby both at our dealership and online to help you learn more about these vehicles and their differences. Our finance staff will guide you through the loan process so that you can afford your new Jeep. And we’ll support you with any other questions that you may have.
Are you ready to get a new Jeep so you can hit the open road? Drop by our dealership or contact us today to schedule a test drive for either or both of these Grand Cherokees.