Overview: Some major selling points to consider if you’re eyeing the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Our favorite car brand happens to be releasing an all-new two-row Grand Cherokee SUV, and to say we’re hyped would be an understatement! (We know about the three-row L model and we’re giving that its own dedicated blog because it deserves it).
Some features of the 2022 Grand Cherokee that we’re excited to talk about:
Aesthetics: high-end materials and a series of customizations
3 types of driving modes
Lower center of gravity that helps with ride stabilization and handling
And there’s more… much more. Basically, we think the new Jeep Grand Cherokee is awesome. But that’s no surprise. So let’s get into it.
1. IMPRESSIVE USE OF HIGH-END MATERIALS:
The fifth-gen Grand Cherokee is lower and has a longer hood and tapered roof […] high beltlines [and] the GC’s line lowered 0.4 inch for … increased light.”
Some team members at MotorTrend, quoted above, shared their recent test-drive experience with the 2022 Grand Cherokee. They visited Moab, Utah and spent a little seat time in the WL, both on- and off-road.
One of the first distinctions they highlighted about the 2022 model in comparison to the regular Grand Cherokee is the look, which has apparently been updated inside and out with an “impressive use of high-end materials and attention to detail.”
Impressive is good. We like impressive.
Described as a vehicle where “every aspect was touched and enhanced in some way, right down to the metal gear shifter, now flanked by the controls for ride height and terrain select,” this all-new Grand Cherokee is simply beautiful.
You also get to choose from 5 unique exterior paint colors:
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl-Coat
Baltic Gray Metallic Clear-Coat
Velvet Red Pearl-Coat
Bright White Clear-Coat
You could also choose between a) 18-Inch x 8.0-Inch Fully- Painted Alum Wheels or b) 20-Inch x 8.5-Inch Polished / Painted Alum Wheels
But we don’t want to spoil too much of the aesthetics for you. We say go to your local dealer and check it out for yourself!
2. A TRIO OF DRIVING MODES:
No matter which mode you’re in, the Grand Cherokee maintains every jolt of its adventurous spirit.”
Hybrid Mode: Hybrid Mode combines the forces of the 2.0L turbocharged engine and the electric motor. This efficient combo provides maximum horsepower, instant torque and impressive acceleration.
Electric Mode: Power forward. In Electric Mode you’ll emit nearly zero tailpipe emissions and feel the rush of instant torque every time you push the pedal.
Esave Mode: Save your energy for later. ESave Mode puts the 2.0L engine to work and saves the battery power for your adventure down the road.
These driving mode options mean that there’s no adventure that’s out of reach for Jeep drivers. Use the all-electric range to handle daily commutes and a combined driving range to travel longer distances.
3. CHARGING FOR THE TRAILS:
Here are some features we particularly want to highlight about the Grand Cherokee charging feature:
Easy-to-use quick-release mount
Lockable, weatherproof enclosure for either indoor or outdoor installation
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to control charging anytime, anywhere via a mobile app and web portal
Smart grid optimization charges at low-rate times to reduce energy costs
Available state and government programs incentivize owning PHEV vehicles, helping lower the cost of owning and driving your PHEV
The charger requires purchase and professional installation. Purchase a charger here.
As for the charging stations, you can charge up to six times faster than the Level I charger meaning less time is spent charging your PHEV and more time on the road.
How is this possible?
Harnessing the Power of the Sun:
Earlier this year, Jeep announced that over the next 12 months they would be installing Level 2 solar-powered charging stations near key off-road trails across the country to help EV and plug-in hybrid owners test their cars’ limits..
This means you can always keep exploring new frontiers without being concerned about running out of gas or electricity (unless the sun implodes and we no longer have it… then that’s a different story).
You can read more about the charging network here.
Of course, Jeep drivers have expressed their own concerns regarding this “sun power” upgrade, but Jeep continues to facilitate EV off-roading.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
With the new year comes a total redesign for the Grand Cherokee, which has been long-awaited by fans of the SUV.
The current starting price of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee sits at $34,220 MSRP. Given the new high-end materials, the new driving modes, and additional features and space, there could be a price increase.