The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Regained Its Throne

How exciting for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It was awarded as the Best SUV to Buy in 2022. You could say that that the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the best around, and nothing is going to bring it down until new competitors arrive for 2023 at least. 

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee wins Best SUV to Buy 

A red 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee driving at sunset.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Jeep

According to The Car Connection, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has reclaimed its throne as the Best SUV to Buy in 2022. It was dethroned in 2021 by the Genesis GV80, which is a worthy rival. 

But in 2022, the Jeep Grand Cherokee returned stronger than ever with more space, safety features, luxury, and a new plug-in hybrid model known as the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. You even get a third row with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. 

How much power does the Jeep Grand Cherokee have? 

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 290 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the 5.7-liter V8 engine for 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. 

But keep in mind that the gas-powered models only get an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and up to 26 mpg on the highway. 

With the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, you get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with two electric motors and a 14.0-kWh battery that create 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It gets about 57 MPGe and can travel up to 25 miles on the battery alone. 

When properly equipped, the Jeep Grand Cherokee can tow up to 7,200 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,812. The 4xe can tow up to 6,000 lbs. 

The Grand Cherokee with two rows has a stiffer suspension but still offers a smooth ride. The Grand Cherokee L is smoother, and both options provide a sporty experience. Also, the interior is pretty quiet except for occasional V8 engine roars. 

Each model comes with standard rear-wheel drive, but 4×4 is available. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk adds an adjustable air suspension, electronic rear limited-slip differential, Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, and more for serious off-roading. 

Does the Grand Cherokee have a nice interior?

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L interior
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L interior | Jeep

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has a luxurious interior full of high-quality materials such as quilted lathers upholstery, open-pore wood trim, and soft-touch materials. The seats in each row are large, spacious, and supportive. 

An 8.4-inch infotainment display comes standard, but you can upgrade to a 10.1-inch unit. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio are standard. You can opt for a 10-inch head-up display and a 10.3-inch display for the front seat passenger. 

Each Grand Cherokee comes with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors. 

You can get started in a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee for about $37,390. That price may seem steep at first, but it includes plenty of value. It should make rivals like the Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, and Land Rover Defender nervous.

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