Pricing for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has been announced and it’ll cost you a pretty penny before considering federal tax credits and other incentives. The base model starts at $59,495 but gets you a long list of standard equipment including the UConnect 5 interface with a 10.1-inch main touch screen, a 10.25-inch passenger display, a panoramic sunroof, heated front, and rear seats, a 506-watt Alpine audio system, a heated steering wheel, plus a full suite of driver assistance and collision prevention technologies.
Moving up to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk will get you the most capable version of the electrified SUV featuring the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system. It gets a two-speed transfer case, a rear electronic limited-slip differential, a low-range Selec-Speed Control (autonomous off-road driving assist) with sand and snow recovery, a 47.4:1, anti-roll bar disconnect, Crawl ratio, 18-inch wheels shod in all-terrain tires, and five modes on the Selec-Terrain System (auto, sport, rock, snow, mud/sand). An air suspension with semiactive damping and 4.7 inches of travel is also standard on the Trailhawk to provide up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance, 24 inches of water fording capability, and a break-over angle of 22.3 degrees.
Like the Wrangler 4xe, the Trailhawk variant of the Grand Cherokee 4xe gets blue tow hooks to distinguish it from its non-electrified siblings. It also gets unique front and rear fascias that allow for an approach angle of 36 degrees and 30 degrees respectively. Other key design cues include a black roof, an anti-glare hood decal, and black roof rails. There’s also an available Trailer Tow Package that adds a Class IV receiver hitch, heated power-folding side mirrors, a power liftgate, a surround-view camera, and an integrated off-road camera.
The Overland trim blends off-road capability with luxury. It uses the Quadra-Trac II 4WD system, which can adjust torque distribution and continuously makes corrections if tire slip occurs. The vehicle will then redirect up to 100 percent of the available torque to the axle with the most grip. If you need more capability, you can get the Off-Road Group, which adds all the goodies from the Trailhawk. Additional standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system, Nappa leather upholstery and door inserts, An-Teak interior wood trim, a power liftgate, and ventilated front seats.
At the top of the lineup is the Summit trim. It builds on the Overland grade with features like massaging front seats, four-zone climate control, a surround-view camera, and automatic parking. The driver assistance suite also gets expanded to include traffic sign recognition, active driving assist, drowsy driver detection, and front collision prevention systems that work at intersections. Should that not be enough for you, there’s the Summit Reserve package, which adds 21-inch alloy wheels, waxed Walnut wood trim, suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner, ventilated and massaging second-row seats. That’ll set you back a cool $76,095.
Every 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe uses a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a 17.0-kWh battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. That gets you a combined output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. In all-electric mode, Jeep says that the Grand Cherokee 4xe can travel up to 25 miles. Maximum towing capacity is 6,000 pounds when properly equipped. Built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex — Mack plant, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe will start arriving at dealers in the spring of 2022. It is also eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit plus state and local incentives.