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While the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a number of exciting updates, its smaller sibling, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee is equally as exciting. The Cherokee has seen a number of iterations since its introduction in 1974. And for 2022, the praise this crossover receives is likely to continue. Whether it be the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk or the upcoming Jeep Cherokee X, this is a vehicle that was built to impress.

What kind of features does the 2022 Jeep Cherokee have?

The Jeep Cherokee shows its of-road chops as a crossover.
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Where the new Jeep Cherokee truly shines is its capability. With the available Trailhawk trim, buyers can get a crossover that is rated to handle rough terrain. This includes an advanced four-wheel-drive system, water fording capability, and improved maneuverability. 

Also notable is the infotainment system included with the Trailhawk trim. It offers the ability to monitor off-road information. Providing drivers with valuable insight into their past adventures.

New for 2022, is the inclusion of a better air filter. This is standard across the board and helps to minimize airborne particles. Other comfort features consist of a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and automatic climate control. 

What performance does the 2022 Jeep Cherokee offer?

The new Jeep Cherokee offers two different engine options. These include a 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 horsepower and 239 pound-foot of torque along with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. 

Additionally, three unique 4WD systems are available to this crossover. The most advanced of these comes with a rear locker and multiple drive modes to help optimize how the Cherokee handles certain driving environments. When properly equipped, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds.

What safety features does the 2022 Jeep Cherokee deliver?

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee tows a boat, which shows it capability as a crossover.
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In terms of safety features, the Jeep Cherokee can come well-equipped. Safety tech includes blind-spot monitoring, full-speed collision warning, and lane-departure warning. Adaptive cruise control is also available, which is ideal for highway driving. When it comes time to park, available parking assist features are also available.

Which 2022 Jeep Cherokee is best?

Perhaps the best Jeep Cherokee is the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. This model comes standard with the V6 engine and 4WD with a locking rear differential. Other included features include an 8.4-inch touchscreen which delivers on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Heated seats and a heated steering wheel are standard as well. Which makes this crossover ideal for colder climates. And buyers can opt for the available towing package for a tow rating of 4,500 pounds.

Is Jeep making a 2022 Cherokee?

A Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with a couple of kayaks on top.
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Jeep is building a 2022 Cherokee. There is a new Cherokee X model that is upcoming. It will add more off-road capability to this crossover. The Jeep Cherokee does face heavy competition, but if you want to step into the Jeep brand and don’t need the capability of the Wrangler or the size of the Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee may be right for you. According to MotorTrend, the Cherokee has a starting MSRP of $35,865. With prices varying depending on trim.


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