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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe can travel up to 26 miles in all-electric mode

The EPA has released the fuel economy figures on the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. In all-electric mode, the SUV can travel up to 26 miles on a single charge. When driven as a standard hybrid, the Grand Cherokee 4xe is rated at 23/24/23 mpg city/highway/combined. With a full tank and a fully charged battery, it can travel up to 470 miles. The powertrain is the same one found in the Wrangler 4xe, which couples a 2.0-liter turbo-four to an electric motor, a 17.0-kWh lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Combined, the plug-in hybrid system makes 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.

One of the closest competitors to the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe in the mainstream realm is the Kia Sorento PHEV, which also gets AWD as standard equipment. That vehicle can travel 32 miles in all-electric mode and is rated at 35/33/34 mpg when driven as a hybrid. With a full tank and fully charged battery, the Sorento PHEV is good for 460 miles. However, that vehicle has significantly less power at 261 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque combined. The Sorento PHEV is also more on-road-oriented since its available only on the SX and SX Prestige grades. One advantage of the Sorento PHEV over the Grand Cherokee 4xe is its standard third row, allowing it to seat up to six passengers. The Grand Cherokee 4xe is only available as a five-seater since the three-row Grand Cherokee L isn’t offered with the plug-in hybrid system.

In the luxury segment, several vehicles compete with the Grand Cherokee 4xe. One of those is the BMW X5 xDrive45e, which can travel up to 32 miles in all-electric mode and has a combined range of 400 miles. When driven as a hybrid, the X5 xDrive45e is rated at 19/22/20 mpg. The electrified X5’s power output has similar output to the Jeep at 389 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. As with most luxury SUVs, the X5 won’t have the same capabilities as the Jeep when the pavement ends. The trade-off for that is fantastic driving dynamics because the BMW drives more like a slightly lifted electrified sports sedan than a big crossover.

The 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe has a broad range of models to appeal to a wide variety of consumers. For those that want to take their SUV far off the beaten path, they can opt for the Trailhawk, which gets better clearances, the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system, a two-speed transfer case, a rear electronic limited-slip differential, anti-roll bar disconnect, all-terrain tires, and an air suspension. If you’re looking for something more luxurious, there’s the Summit trim with features like heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats, four-zone climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, and a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system. In case that’s not enough, there’s the Summit Reserve package that adds heated, ventilated, and massaging rear seats, waxed Walnut trim, and suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and the headliner.

Pricing for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe starts at $59,495 for the base model. The most expensive model will set you back $76,095, putting the SUV squarely in luxury vehicle territory in terms of pricing. However, it’s still less than some five-seat crossovers of the same size but wearing a premium badge.

Written by Stefan Ogbac
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