Even though the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most popular SUVs on the road, it hasn’t gone through a major redesign in almost a decade.
As various manufacturers announce their new and improved lineups for 2022, this highly sought-after SUV is getting some updates. Some think this redesign is long overdue, while others believe you shouldn’t mess with perfection. Either way, the upgrades are definitely worth the wait.
Here’s what you can expect from the newest Jeep Grand Cherokee to hit the road:
Upgrades Under The Hood
Current expectations are that the newest Grand Cherokee will come with an updated standard 3.6-liter V6 that produces a solid 290 horsepower. There should also be an optional 5.7-liter V8 that boasts 357 hp.
Those who are looking for a little more efficiency mixed in with their high-performance Jeeps will love the 2.0 turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.0 turbodiesel V6 options, similar to what you’ll find in the Jeep Wrangler.
The most exciting upgrade comes in a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that turns this powerhouse into a more eco-friendly SUV.
Modern Tech For a Modern Life
Jeep continues to raise the bar when it comes to standard and available tech to their vehicles. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is loaded with tons of desirable features.
Here are just some of the stand-out highlights that you can expect on your next Grand Cherokee:
- A standard 8.4-inch touchscreen with an available 10.1-inch option
- Advanced Uconnect 5 infotainment software
- 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster
- 10.0-inch head-up display
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite radio
- An available high-end McIntosh sound system featuring 19 speakers
- And so much more
Safety in Tow
Jeep has been focusing on offering a more comprehensive selection of standard safety features to go along with its excellent safety and crash-test scores. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee will come with an entire host of driver-assist features.
Some of the most notable features include the following:
- Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection: alerts the driver when objects or people are detected and can even automatically apply the brakes to help avoid an accident
- Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist: provides alerts when the vehicle veers out of its lane and can automatically nudge the car back into the center of the lane as needed
- Adaptive cruise control: maintains a pre-set driver-determined distance from the car in front of you. It’s cruise control that adapts to the needs of the road.
Say Hello To The “L”
It’s worth noting that the Jeep Grand Cherokee has a new variant out there called the Cherokee L. Instead of only having two rows of seating like the Cherokees of old, the L comes with three rows.
This larger Grand Cherokee came out a year prior to the redesigned Grand Cherokee drivers are anticipating. This SUV uses the standard powertrain and tech options you’d expect from Jeep with a few upgrades thrown in there. More importantly, the improvements made in the L are a window into what you can expect from the 2022 version of this capable SUV.
What this means for Jeep enthusiasts is that you don’t necessarily have to wait for the new version to hit the road to take home an updated Grand Cherokee.
Stop by your local Jeep dealer today to learn more about how Jeep is bringing drivers into the future.