Are you looking to make your 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe look sharper and edgier? Well, Jeep just revealed a new High Altitude package and the Hydro Blue Pearl Coat exterior color for the SUV at the 2022 New York auto show. The latter will be available on the Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve for an extra $395. Available only on the Summit and Summit Reserve grades, the High Altitude package will cost you $1,495 in the former or $995 in the latter. This adds 21-inch gloss black alloy wheels, black accents and badges, black roof rails, and a blacked-out grille. Both the package and exterior color will be available to order in the second half of 2022.
The Summit and Summit Reserve grades of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe are essentially the premium versions. Both get an air suspension, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and the Selec-Terrain management system with Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand modes. They’re luxuriously appointed with the Summit model getting Nappa leather upholstery with quilted bolsters and perforated inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood trim, and 16-way power front seats with heating, ventilation, and optional massage function.
Summit Reserve models are the swankiest because they also get heated, ventilated, and massaging second-row seats with memory, open-pore waxed walnut wood trim, and suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner. Other key features include a full suite of driver assistance technologies, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, and the UConnect 5 infotainment system.
Powering the Grand Cherokee 4xe is a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a 17.0-kWh lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Like the Wrangler 4xe, which also uses the same plug-in hybrid system, the combined system output is 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The EPA says the Grand Cherokee 4xe can travel up to 26 miles per charge. When driven as a hybrid, it’s rated at 23/24/23 mpg city/highway/combined. A fully charged battery and a full tank allow it to travel 470 miles. The maximum tow rating for the Grand Cherokee 4xe is 6,000 pounds.
If you’re interested in getting the look afforded by the High Altitude package, get your bank account ready because it’ll cost you a pretty penny. Since it’s limited to the Summit and Summit Reserve grades, you’ll have to pay a cool $71,615 and then pay the extra $1,495, bumping up the sticker price to $73,110 before adding other options, taxes, and other charges. If you’re looking to have it all, the Summit Reserve will run you $77,090 when equipped with the High Altitude package. When you add other options to the mix, it’s easy to get a Grand Cherokee 4xe up to $80,000, putting it in the same price bracket as the BMW X5 xDrive45e, Volvo XC90 T8, and Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. Thankfully, the Jeep is eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit alongside local and state incentives.
Although there are vehicles that offer high levels of luxury in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe’s price bracket, it still stands out because of its off-road capability. Even in luxury-oriented versions, it can still go farther off the beaten path than your average luxury SUV thanks to its suspension tuning and 4WD system.