2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Off-road automaker Jeep continues to amaze Jeepers and consumers, especially in 2022. The new and improved Grand Cherokee L adds a third-row, making this SUV capable of seating more passengers than ever before. With a great budget starting price, families can enjoy the Grand Cherokee L together.
Avail. Engine Type
For its first year, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes with six trims – Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. Each trim can also come with 4×4 versus the standard 4×2 drivetrain for an upcharge. So far, pretty typical. The standard engine across the lineup is also a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, capable of generating 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque, paired with a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission. If looking for more power, the Overland and Summit can opt-in for the award-winning 5.7-liter V8, able to generate 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, also transmitting power through a TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission.
Although all trims can come with a 4×4 drivetrain, don’t expect miracles from the Laredo. Consumers start getting the class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system – with five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand – on the Limited trim. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is the first in the lineup to come with a real 4×4 system, the Quadra-Trac II system and Quadra-Lift air suspension. For more capability, the Trail Rated Overland 4×4 model adds the Quadra-Drive II system.
Features on the 2022 Grand Cherokee L start slim with heated mirrors plus blind spot indicators and roof rails as the only standards, but things pick up past the Laredo with automatic high-beam headlamps; new premium LED fog lamps; power Gloss Black heated mirrors with a blind-spot indicator, memory, and supplemental turn signals; remote start; a universal garage door opener; and a new adjustable height power liftgate. The Altitude trim is the Laredo under a different name with the addition of Black Gloss appearance details, including 20-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, Gloss Black exterior accents and badging, and a unique seven-slot grille.
The Overland adds its own unique look, plus approach-lit door handles, rearview mirror puddle lighting, power-folding multifunctional Gloss Black mirrors, a hands-free, foot-activated adjustable power liftgate, and more. The Off-Road Group for the Trail Rate Overland adds the Quadra-Drive II system, high-strength steel skid plates, electronic limited slip differential rear axle, 18-inch aluminum wheels and rugged, and all-season performance tires. Specific to the Summit trim, additions include LED fog lamps, power-folding multifunction Gloss Black mirrors with a Platinum insert and new 360-degree camera, illuminated door sills and roof rack with Fine Silver rails. 18-inch wheels seem to be the lineup standard unless getting the Altitude package on the Laredo or the Summit Reserve trim.
Like most Jeep vehicles, cloth upholstery is the standard, but only in the Laredo trim, also equipped with power eight-way driver and manual front-passenger with driver lumbar adjuster, automatic dual-zone automatic temperature controls, and an all-new leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. Pretty fancy for the base trim of the Grand Cherokee L. The Altitude package adds heated front seats to the Laredo. Starting with the Limited, more features pop up, such as a power eight-way driver seat with memory and power four-way driver/front-passenger lumbar adjuster with memory, and a heated steering wheel. Further enhancing the interior is Nappa leather upholstery in the Overland and Summit trims. The Overland also comes with a power-folding third-row bench seat.
The Summit kicks things up with an Absolute Oak wood and leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, new power 16-way adjustable position with memory and lumbar, and for the first time on Grand Cherokee is front-row seat massage that includes five customizable profiles with three levels of pressure intensity. Oh yeah! There’s also a new four-zone automatic temperature control, placing dual-zones in the first and second-row. The Summit Reserve gets all this, plus Premium hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather upholstery and open-pore Waxed Walnut wood and premium, wrapped, suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner for a more upscale luxury look.
It may be surprising, but the base trim Laredo starts us off with the Uconnect 5 system on an 8.4-inch high-definition touchscreen and a 10.1-inch digital display. Able to host five user profiles and standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Grand Cherokee L also offers a class-leading total of 12 USB Type A and new Type C ports for all three rows, type C ports for fast charging, and third-row single USB ports are available on the Laredo, standard on the Limited and up. The Overland adds a little more with new ambient lighting with a five-color selection, Uconnect 5 with navigation and a premium Alpine audio system with nine speakers, subwoofer, and 506-watt amplifier. The 2022 Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve comes with a 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh audio sound system instead.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes with the usual basic safety features, including an advanced multistage front airbag system with supplemental airbags all around the cabin, stability and traction control systems, an enhanced accident response system, a ParkView rear backup camera, and a LATCH-ready child seat anchor system. Advanced features come on select trims, like Full-speed Collision Warning with active brake and pedestrian/cyclist detection, Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control, active lane management, lane departure warning, advanced brake assist, Blind-spot Monitoring, rear park assist sensors and more.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.