2022 Jeep Cherokee

MSRP $25,446 Est.

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2022 Jeep Cherokee Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 17, 2021

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Nathan Dyer

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The Jeep Cherokee was introduced as a flagship model in 1984. The name was previously used for the Jeep Wagoneer. This one had a more practical approach as compared to its previous SUVs mixed with the rugged off-road behavior. For 2022, the fifth-generation Jeep Cherokee is here with a twist. The Cherokee sits between the bigger Grand Cherokee and the smaller Wrangler in the segment. We can expect minor tweaks in terms of performance, ride quality, and cabin comfort. The design is updated with sleeker body lines and a more upright presence, thanks to the bigger wheels. The updated front fascia will get thinner H-headlamps and it will retain its signature Jeep grille.

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Pros

Powerful V6 engine

Wide range of trims

Better ride quality

Excellent cabin quality

Cons

Underpowered base trim

Fewer standard features

Not reliable enough

What's New?

Fresh exterior design

Refreshed interior

Advanced driver-assist and safety features will be added


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25446

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

171 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $25,446 Est. onwards

180 hp @ 6400 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Jeep Cherokee in Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat color 2022 Jeep Cherokee in Bright White color 2022 Jeep Cherokee in Black Diamond color
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat

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The 2022 Jeep Cherokee will retain the available powertrain options with naturally-aspirated four-cylinder and turbocharged four-cylinder engines for the Latitude trim with 6 configurations whereas the Limited and Trailhawk trims will offer V6 engines. The Cherokee offers exceptional off-road capabilities with its rugged performance. It also offers a decent fuel economy. We'll be seeing a modernized cabin with a cool display and advanced tech for dynamics and safety. The 2022 model will retain the same platform where the expected price for the base trim is around $28,000. The 2022 Jeep Cherokee will compete with the Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, and the Mazda CX-5.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Features

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee is expected to be a carryover model thus you would be getting around seven trims. Starting at the base price of $28,000 which could go up to $40,000 for the High Altitude 4WD trim. With an option of either FWD or 4WD, the Jeep Cherokee is available with two powertrains, one is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and the other being a 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-4.

Trims

Latitude *

Latitude Plus*

Altitude*

Latitude LUX*

Limited*

Trailhawk*

High Altitude*

MSRP (FWD)

$28,000

$28,500

$29,800

$30,000

$35,000

-

$38,200

MSRP (AWD)

$30,000

$30,500

$31,800

$32,000

$37,000

$38,000

$40,000

Features

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds or upgrades to “Latitude”

Adds or upgrades to “Latitude Plus”

Adds or upgrades to “Altitude”

Adds or upgrades to “Latitude LUX”

Adds or upgrades to “Limited”

Adds or upgrades to “Trailhawk”

Automatic headlamps

Fabric/Vinyl upholstery

18-inch alloy wheels

3.2-liter Pentastar V6

UConnect with a bigger touchscreen

17-inch black-painted aluminum wheels

19-inch alloy wheels

UConnect 

Power adjustable driver seats

Blacked out badging

Nappa Leather upholstery

Powered front seats

Locking rear axle

Body-color fascia and Granite crystal badging

Manually adjustable front seats

 

Fabric/Vinyl Bucket seats

LaneSense Lane Departure 

Power liftgate

Hill descent control

Premium leather-trimmed bucket seats

     

Forward Collision Warning

Heated front seats and steering wheel

Selec-Terrain Traction management system

Interior Package

       

Elite Package

Technology group pack

 

*expected

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee as the previous model year will continue to offer a host of the additional exterior, safety, and interior features. Optional packages include Elite Package, Interior package by Mopar, Sun and Sound group Package, etc. Going by the rumors Jeep will reshuffle a few package features and pricing so we can’t give you the exact details until we get a confirmed report for the same.

We Recommend

If you intend to buy the Jeep Cherokee for experiencing its true potential and Jeep pedigree we recommend going for the Trailhawk trim without any doubt as it packs lots of 4x4 settings and features plus the optional and more powerful V6 engine. The smaller 17-inch wheels will ensure a cushy ride quality even over forgiving terrains. With a starting price of $38,000, the Cherokee Trailhawk is loaded with features and makes complete sense.

Price 

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee will cost you more than the ongoing model. You will have to shell out $28,000 for the base Latitude trim with an extra 1500 to 2000 bucks for the 4WD system. The Latitude Plus ranges between $28,500 and $30,500. The Latitude Lux trim will cost you around $30,000 to $32,000. The Limited trim is available at $35,000 whereas with the 4WD the price goes up to $37,000. The Trailhawk with its standard 4WD system will be offered at a price close to $38,000. 

Release date

Jeep hasn't revealed much about the upcoming Cherokee. The rumors say that the 2022 model will hit the dealerships during the fall of 2021. The standard Cherokee might be available with all of its trims or Jeep may introduce new trim levels. As it is still being tested, Jeep will make sure that the vehicle is better than before.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Engine and Performance

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee is expected to retain its engine options. The base Laredo trim gets a 180 horsepower 2.4-liter Inline-4 engine that outputs 171 lb-ft of torque. The Latitude Lux trim offers two engine options- a 2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 that puts out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque; The other engine is a 271 horsepower 3.2-liter naturally aspirated V6 which produces 239 lb-ft of torque.

Both the Limited and Trailhawk trim will offer the V6 as standard under their hood. The base engine seems slightly underpowered as compared to the rivals. All the trims will offer a standard RWD and an optional 4WD system. The engines will be mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Only the Trailhawk trim offers a standard 4WD system and up to 2,000 lbs of towing capacity which is the best in its class.

The Jeep Cherokee has been the most capable SUV in the segment both in terms of power and capabilities. Its base engine can do a 0-60 MPH run in 7.6 seconds whereas the quarter-mile takes 16.7 seconds. The available 270 hp I-4 engine can do 0-60 MPH in 6.8 seconds and quarter-mile comes in 15.0 seconds. With the 271hp V6, it can do 0-60 MPH in just 6.7 seconds.

Models

2022 Jeep Cherokee (expected)

2021 Subaru Forester Premium

2021 Honda CR-V LX

2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport

MSRP

$28,000 (Expected)

$27,795

$25,350

$25,370

Engine 

2.4L I-4

2.5L Flat-4

1.5L Turbo I-4

2.5 L I-4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9-Speed automatic

CVT

CVT

6-Speed automatic

Power (hp @ RPM)

180 hp @ 6,400 rpm

182 hp @ 5,800 rpm

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

187 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

171 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

As for the rivals, the Subaru Forester is the slowest, taking 8.5 seconds for 0-60 mph run and 16.6 seconds for quarter-mile. Honda CR-V on the other hand is the quickest with 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds and quarter-mile coming in 15.8 seconds. Mazda CX-5 sits between the Cherokee and CR-V with a 0-60 mph time of 7.7 seconds.

Contrary to Jeep’s image the Cherokee offers a supple ride quality without compromising the high-speed stability. The Cherokee offers decent off-roading but at the end of the day, it's more like a car and thus drives like a car. The braking is also decent and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee managed to stop from 60-0 mph in 128 feet.

In terms of performance and capabilities, even the top brands couldn't match Jeep. The standard engine is good enough to compete with the rivals. The Honda CR-V is the most powerful rival to the Jeep Cherokee with its 190hp turbo-four engine. Jeep goes all the way up to V6 engines if we talk about engine options whereas the rivals settle with their 4 cylinder motors.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Economy

For the 2022 model, the Jeep Cherokee will retain its powertrain, thus the economy will remain unchanged. The fuel economy will be similar to the previous year’s model. The base Inline-4 engine will deliver 22 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 25 MPG combined. The Inline-4 engine will offer a lower 21 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and 24 MPG combined. The V6 will deliver a similar MPG to the Inline-4 except it offers a lower 22 MPG combined economy. The massive 15.8-gallon fuel tank ensures that the Cherokee has a good enough 395 miles of combined mileage.

Models

2022 Jeep Cherokee (expected)

2021 Subaru Forester Premium

2021 Honda CR-V LX

2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport

MPG City

22

26

28

25

MPG Highway

31

33

34

31

MPG Combined

25

29

30

28

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

16.6

14.0

14.8

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) in miles

347.6/ 489.6/ 395 

431.6/ 547.8/ 481.4 

392/ 474/ 420

370/ 458.8/ 414.4

As for the rivals, the Honda CR-V offers the best 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined of fuel economy. Next comes Subaru Forester returns 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg of combined fuel economy. Followed by Mazda CX-5 with a fuel economy of 25/31/28 mpg in city/highway/combined respectively.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Interior

The Cherokee has been amazing since it arrived in terms of interior quality and space. The cabin is big enough for five people. The 2022 Cherokee will offer premium materials and better comfort levels than the outgoing model. You will also get the latest tech and entertainment features on the new Cherokee. With the 2022 Cherokee, we will get the dedicated Laredo LUX trim with a much more luxurious interior. 

The interior space in the Jeep Cherokee is sufficient for all size adults. Compared to that among the rivals Subaru Forester offers the most spacious leg space in the front row of seats but gets mediocre in terms of rear-seat space. As for the rear seat space, the Honda CR-V is better among the rivals.

Coming to the cargo space the Honda CR-V offers the most 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space, followed by the Mazda CX-5 with 30.9 cubic feet of cargo space. Subaru Forester offers 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space and the Jeep Cherokee offers the least cargo space 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Models

2022 Jeep Cherokee (expected)

2021 Subaru Forester Premium

2021 Honda CR-V LX

2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) in inches

39.4/ 57.6/ 41.1

40.2/ 58.2/ 43.3

40.1/ 57.9/ 41.3

39.7/ 57.1/ 41.0

Rear row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) in inches

38.5/ 55.1/ 40.3

37.7/ 57.2/ 39.4

39.2/ 55.6/ 40.4

39.0/ 54.8/ 39.6

Trunk capacity (cubic feet)

25.8

28.9

39.2

30.9

The Cherokee will offer a fresh interior with top-notch comfort. The interior will come with heating functions, power seat adjustments, and premium Nappa leather. You have a dual-pane panoramic sunroof above you to enjoy the view. For your entertainment, there's an 8.4-inch infotainment display with navigation, entertainment, and connectivity.

You can also avail of Jeep skill for Amazon Alexa to command your vehicle. Moving onto the driver's cluster, it is a 7.0-inch all-digital screen. You can see how Jeep has raised the stakes with its Cherokee in terms of technology. With optional features, it will offer better convenience and a better driving experience. Highlights of the infotainment system include:

  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • UConnect 5
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • 9-speaker premium Alpine Audio System

2022 Jeep Cherokee Exterior

The fifth generation of the Jeep Cherokee has never been better. The upcoming model will offer better features and advanced tech. The upcoming model will retain its glory by slaying similar body lines yet different from the previous model. The spy shots say that the design is slightly sharpened with a sleeker grille, thinner LED headlamps, and new bumpers. However, the Cherokee will not be as boxy as its successor, the Grand Cherokee. The compact SUV platform is the most rugged and stylish in the whole segment. It gets a rigid structure that allows it to stay intact and deliver amazing capabilities both on the road and off the road.

The capability will be the top priority of Jeep as the Cherokee is known for its massive ground clearance and the new one will walk on the same path. The adjustable suspension will enhance its capabilities in all types of challenging terrains. The leaked images show a wider body stance and better height. The Cherokee is rumored to get bigger wheels to become more capable. We have 18-inch standard and 19-inch optional alloy wheels as well.

Models

2022 Jeep Cherokee (expected)

2021 Subaru Forester Premium

2021 Honda CR-V LX

2021 Mazda CX-5 Sport

Curb weight (lbs)

3590

3525

3413

3836

Length (inches)

182.0

182.1

182.1

179.0

Width (inches)

73.2

71.5

73.0

72.5

Height (inches)

65.7

68.1

66.1

66.2

Ground clearance (inches)

N/A

8.7

7.8

7.5 

Wheelbase (inches)

106.5

105.1

104.8

106.2

The dimension of the 2022 Jeep Cherokee is expected to be mostly the same as the outgoing model. The 2022 Cherokee will be around 182-inches in length, 73.2-inches wide, 65.7-inches in height. As for the rivals except for the Mazda CX-9, all the others have the almost same length. While Mazda CX-9 is 2-inches shorter in length compared to the Cherokee. As for the wheelbase the Jeep Cherokee has the longest 106.5-inches followed by Mazda CX-5 with an almost similar wheelbase. While the Honda CR-V has the shortest 104.8-inches of wheelbase.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Safety

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee used steel and magnesium to provide durability to the structure by keeping the weight on the lower side. The unibody structure comprises 60% high-strength steel that will keep it in good shape for longer. As it sits on the FCA Compact SUV platform, the Cherokee has rigid underpinnings. The 2021 model has safety features such as a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-path detection, advanced Park sense, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. The safety features vary according to the trims whereas the top trims offer standard safety. The 2022 model will keep safety as its top priority as well.

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee hasn’t been crash-tested so we will take the 2021 Cherokee’s data to give you an idea. The 2021 Cherokee was tested by the NHTSA where it scored overall four out of five-star ratings where the front driver crash and rollover crash were rated four out of five stars. However, the IIHS ratings tell another story as it scored ‘Good’ ratings in all the parameters and the front crash prevention is rated superior. The Cherokee will carry the same safety standards for 2022 MY. Highlights of the safety ratings of the 2022 Jeep Cherokee include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rear Cross-Path detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward Collision warning

2022 Jeep Cherokee Competition

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Forester

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee will be a very unique offering in the segment. It offers a mix of both power and capabilities with a hint of a modern SUV. The Subaru Forester is a worthy rival with similar performance but better practicality and space. That said, with the Cherokee you get robust performance whereas the Forester is more of an outdoor touring vehicle.

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V gives direct competition to Jeep Cherokee as it offers better performance practicality, fuel economy, and reliability. But when it comes to off-roading the Jeep Cherokee which can’t be done with the Honda CR-V. Still, both the cars enjoy separate demand in the market as both of them are unique in their way.

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Mazda CX-5

The Jeep Cherokee is known as the most rugged and stylish compact SUV. With the 2022 model, it can now compete better against the feature-rich Mazda CX-5. While the CX-5 offers a great value for money, Cherokee has a huge line-up of capable trim levels and multiple engine options.

2022 Jeep Cherokee Final Verdict

The Cherokee is one of the best-selling compact SUVs by the Jeep marque. With its fifth generation, it has gotten much better with better design and new options. The vehicle is updated with new styling and modern exterior accents. Yet it looks classy as ever. The 2022 Jeep Cherokee is focused on better quality and safety.

The performance and capabilities have been unmatchable. With advanced tech inside, it is no less than the Grand Cherokee. The available optional features make it much better and competitive in front of the rivals. This nameplate has survived for so long without losing its charm. Just a few more months and the all-new Cherokee will be around for you.

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