The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Might Gain Inline-Six Power

Get ready because the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is coming, and it might bring the Tornado with it! The new Jeep Grand Cherokee might receive the new 3.0-liter inline-six to provide this two-row option with more power. 

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee might get the Tornado engine 

A white 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve parked in the forest shade
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve | Stellantis

According to Motor1, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee may get the new Tornado engine. Rumors suggest that Jeep has been developing a new 3.0-liter inline-six engine under the codename, Tornado, and a new report mentions that it could debut under the hood of the new, two-row Grand Cherokee. It’s based on the 2.0-liter Hurricane. 

Initially, the Tornado engine was expected to debut with the new Wagoneer. Then it would become available in the Grand Cherokee, Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Ram pickups. Also, the turbocharged engine is supposed to be just as powerful as the existing 5.7-liter V8, if not even more powerful. 

Another twist involves rumors that the turbocharged inline-six engine comes with 480-volt mild-hybrid assistance. This could mean that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe will arrive with tons of muscle. 

What to expect with the Grand Cherokee 4xe 

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe could make an appearance soon. It may share the same powertrain with the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The Wrangler 4xe comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with two electric motors to generate 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. 

But the Grand Cherokee can typically tow more than the Wrangler, and faster variants are often developed for racing. So, a more potent hybrid engine would be exciting. The Wrangler 4xe can tow up to 3,500 lbs, while the Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,200 lbs. 

The Wrangler PHEV gets an EPA-estimated 49 MPGe. It can travel up to 21 miles on battery power alone and has a range of 370 miles between fill-ups. The 2021 Grand Cherokee gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and up to 26 mpg on the highway. 

What do we know about the 2022 Grand Cherokee? 

Big changes are on the way for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It’s getting a new face and a brand-new interior. It may receive looks that are similar to the larger 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L’s. 

It’s safe to expect luxurious features such as open-pore waxed wood and high-end leather. The interior materials should also be durable and easy to clean after adventuring. It’s possible that 8.4-inch and 10.1-inch infotainment screens will be available. 

We hope that Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available. Other tech features may include a new digital gauge cluster, head-up display, and a 360-degree camera that makes it easy to maneuver through tight areas. 

The new Grand Cherokee may also include standard safety features such as automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. 

We will keep you updated as we learn more. The 2022 Grand Cherokee should debut by the end of the Summer, and it’s expected to begin at about $35,000. The Tornado engine could be a real game-changer. 

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