2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV

MSRP $52,995

Ranked #20 in Midsize Suv

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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A new generation model of the Grand Cherokee was launched in 2021 but only in the form of the L variant, which is a three-row variant of the SUV. For the year 2022, Jeep bids goodbye to the old generation completely as the regular Grand Cherokee will also come aboard the new generation, which made its entry with the L variant. The new styling is an inspiration from the Grand Wagoneer concept. 

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Pros

Potent engine options

Three-row seating is now standard

Stylish exterior

Cons

Not-so-spacious third-row

Driver-assist features are optional

What's New?

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has more features on offer


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52995

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$52,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV in Dark Gray Metallic color
Dark Gray Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will have three rows as standard with a seating capacity of 7 or 8 passengers. The new generation Grand Cherokee L is speculated to be priced around $37,000, and it rivals the likes of 2022 Kia Telluride, 2022 GMC Acadia, and 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. Continue with the article to know how this SUV from the stable of Jeep will perform in front of the rivals in the segment.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Features

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will be available in six trim levels, which are Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. The Laredo is the base trim, which is speculated to be around $37,000. It comes with 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, cloth upholstery, 6-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, LED daytime running lights, LED brake lights, lip spoiler, leatherette steering wheel, cruise control, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot compatibility. The Altitude trim will add heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power liftgate. 

Trim

Laredo

Altitude

Limited

Overland

Summit

Summit Reserve

MSRP*

$37,595

$40,695

$44,595

$53,595

$57,595

$62,595

Key Features

18-inch wheels

In addition to the features standard on the Laredo;

In addition to the features standard on the Altitude;

In addition to the features standard on the Limited;

In addition to the features standard on the Limited and Overland;

In addition to the features standard on the Summit

 

Cloth upholstery

Heated front seats

Leather upholstery

20-inch wheels

Quad-zone automatic climate control

Ventilated first- and second-row seats

 

6-speaker audio system

Heated steering wheel

8.4-inch touchscreen display

Air suspension

Massaging front seats

Upgraded interior materials

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Power liftgate

Leatherette steering wheel

Nappa leather upholstery

10.1-inch touch screen

 

 

Automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights

 

Power adjustable passenger seats

Panoramic sunroof

19-speaker McIntosh audio system

 

 

LED brake lights

 

Heated second-row seats

Nine-speaker Alpine audio system

Parallel parking assist

 

*Expected

Moving up to the Limited trim gets you leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The Overland is the most off-road-oriented trim out of the four trims. It is expected to carry a price tag of $53,000. The further two trims, i.e., Summit and Summit Reserve, further add features to make this SUV an attractive proposition for the lineup. Some features like front parking sensors, a voice-activated Navigation System, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, four-zone automatic climate control, a surround-view camera system, head-up display are optional as a part of various packages. 

Which Trim should you buy?

Jeep has provided a wide range of trim options so that every individual can own a Grand Cherokee according to his/her needs. We recommend you to opt for the Limited trim for it is priced nominally and still gets you creature comforts like leather upholstery, power-adjustable passenger seats, and such. This trim offers the most value for money. However, if going off-roadtis in your mind, then the Overland trim turns out to be the best option available.

Release Date

Jeep is going to debut the new generation of the Grand Cherokee on the 29th of September, thus we can expect the L variant to be in line with the same.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will offer the same engine options as it did in 2021. It can either be fitted with a 3.6L V6 or a 5.7L Hemi V8. The former engine is rated at 290 hp @ 6,400 RPM and has a max torque output of 257 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM. The latter produces 357 horsepower and has a peak torque of 390 lb-ft. Both of these engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard. 

Both these engines are powerful and capable. The V6 has a towing capacity of 6,200 pounds, while the V8 can tow up to 7,200 pounds. Jeep also plans to introduce a Plug-In Hybrid version of the Grand Cherokee for the first time in its history. However, the details are not out yet. For all, we can say is, it’ll be much more fuel-efficient than the rest of the powertrain combinations. The SUV in its V6 configuration completes 0-60 mph and quarter-mile in 6.7 and 15.2 seconds, respectively.

Models

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 GMC Acadia

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

MSRP

$37,595 (est)

$32,790

$40,790

$38,295

Engine 

3.6L V6

3.8L V6

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

293hp @ 6,400 rpm

291hp @ 6,000 rpm

310hp @ 6,600 rpm

276hp @ 6,200 rpm

Torque

260lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

262lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm

271lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

266lb-ft @ 2,750 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.7

7.2

6.5

7.9

Quarter mile (sec)

15.2

15.4

14.7

16

Top Speed (MPH)

130

NA

NA

130

The AWD drivetrain featured in the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has three full-time setups. The base trim Laredo and Limited get Quadra-Trac 1 system as full time, while the Overland comes with Quadra-Trac 2 as full time. The latter adds a 2-speed transfer case. The Summit also comes with the same system as the Overland but adds an electronic limited-slip rear differential. This setup helps the driver to go explore the off-road world with ease. 

The Kia Telluride is the most talked-about SUV in the US owing to the value proposition it offers. It is the cheapest of the lot, comes equipped with a large 3.8L V6, but the performance figures on paper are not that impressive. The GMC Acadia with the optional V6 is the most powerful of the lot, but that escalates the price point very quickly. When comparing the top speed, both Jeep and Volkswagen stand together with a top speed of 130 mph.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Fuel Economy

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will have a V6 engine in its standard configuration, hence do not expect it to be economical. The numbers mentioned below are for the 3.6L V6 engine. This is neither the best nor the worst fuel economy in the segment. However, opting for the thirsty V8 engine will change things for the worse. The V8 is rated as low as 14 mpg in the cities, 22 mpg on the highways, which result in a combined 17 mpg, indeed the lowest in the segment. The SUV has a fuel tank of 24.6 gallons, resulting in an overall range of 516.6 miles combined in its V6 configuration. 

Models

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 GMC Acadia

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

MPG (City)

19

20

19

17

MPG (Highway)

26

26

27

23

MPG (Combined)

21

23

22

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

24.6

18.8

19.0

18.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

467.4/639.6/516.6

376.0/488.8/432.4

361/513/418

316.2/427.8/353.4

Only the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas has worse fuel economy than the Grand Cherokee L. The Kia Telluride has a class-leading fuel economy of 23 mpg combined. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is fitted with a 24.6-gallon fuel tank, which is the class-leading capacity. The Volkswagen Atlas comes out to be the least impressive machine as it offers the worst figures in this department.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Interior

The interior of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will most likely be the same as the 2021 Grand Cherokee L. Some features are expected to be newly introduced in addition to the vast list of existing features. The Grand Cherokee L will be able to seat either 6 or 7 passengers. The design, fit quality, and materials used are of the highest order. As you move towards the higher trims, you’ll experience real wooden accents, soft plastic touches, and metal trims as well. This combination gives the interior a plush and luxurious feel. There’s an ample amount of space in the front two rows. The third row, however, is a little short on legroom.

The seats feature cloth upholstery in the base trim Laredo, which gets upgraded into leather upholstery in the Limited trim. The Overland and the Summit get upgraded Nappa leather upholstery, which is of superior quality. The Laredo features an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and a 4-way manual adjusting passenger’s seat. As you move higher, these features get upgraded to the 12-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats, heated seats, and memory settings for driver and passenger seats. The dual-zone automatic climate control is satisfactory, but if that doesn’t satisfy your relaxation demands, then an optional four-zone automatic climate control is available as a part of the add-on package.

Models

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 GMC Acadia

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.9/58.7/40.3

40.9/61.6/41.4

40.0/59.4/41.0

41.3/61.5/41.5

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.2/58.0/38.6

40.2/59.9/42.2

39.6/58.7/39.7

40.4/60.8/37.6

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.3/50.5/30.3

38.1/55.3/31.4

37.2/54.3/31.1

38.3/54.9/33.7

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

17.2

21.0

12.8

20.6

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a decent amount of cargo space behind the third row of seats. However, it is easily outperformed by the likes of the Kia Telluride and Volkswagen Atlas. The Kia Telluride has a class-leading cargo capacity of 21 cubic feet, followed by Volkswagen, Jeep, and GMC with a cargo capacity of 20.6, 17.2, and 12.8 cubic feet of space, respectively. All the SUVs in the competition come with a seating capacity of 7, which is the segment's standard. Standout interior features include:

  • Cloth upholstery (Laredo)
  • Leather upholstery (all trims except Laredo)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Wood/metal accents and leather upholstered dashboard
  • 50-50 split-bench third-row seats
  • Wood and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Memory settings for front seats

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Just like its previous year model, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will feature a 10.1-inch touchscreen floating screen unit. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with satellite radio are standard on all trims. Optional features include an In-dash navigation system with voice activation and real-time traffic, a head-up display, etc. The base trim Laredo is fitted with a 6-speaker audio system, which can be upgraded to a 10-speaker Alpine audio system. An optional 19-speaker McIntosh audio system is also available. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Wireless charging pad (optional)
  • Satellite radio
  • Voice-activated navigation system (optional)
  • 19-speaker McIntosh audio system (optional)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Exterior

The fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee was first introduced in 2021 as an L variant only. For the 2022 MY, even the two-row version receives the same makeover. The front fascia of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is characterized by the huge hood, which has to occupy either a V6 or a Hemi V8. The headlights are now sleeker and add a touch of sophistication and class to the Grand Cherokee. There are Auto On/Off projector-beam headlights along with LED daytime running lights. The iconic seven-slot grille is ever so charismatic and easily the most recognizable feature of the Jeep. The fog lights are LED and are placed quite higher than what is usually seen in SUVs.

Coming to the side of the car, you immediately notice its elongated size. The GC L sits on 18-inch aluminum wheels in the Laredo trim, which gets upgraded to 20-inch aluminum wheels. It also features black power heated side-view mirrors. Roof rails and a sunroof are optional features on the Grand Cherokee L. The rear end of the car continues the slim theme of the lights. The LED taillights are long, slim, and attractive looking. It also features a power liftgate, rear lip spoiler, and huge dual exhaust outlets.

Models

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L

2022 Kia Telluride

2022 GMC Acadia

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Curb weight (lbs)

4513

4354

3923

4343

Length (inches)

189.8

196.9

193.4

198.3

Width (Inches)

76.5

78.3

75.4

78.3

Height (Inches)

69.3

68.9

66.7

70.0

Ground clearance (inches)

8.6

8.0

7.2

8.0

Wheelbase (inches)

114.8

114.2

112.5

117.3

The Grand Cherokee L has the best-in-class ground clearance of 8.6 inches, followed by Volkswagen and Kia offering a ground clearance of 8 inches. Surprisingly, the Grand Cherokee L has one of the shortest lengths in the segment. The longest is the 2021 VW Atlas, which is almost 10 inches longer than the GC L. When comparing the wheelbase, again the Volkswagen has a bigger dimension than the Jeep. Standout exterior features include:

  • Auto On/Off projector-beam headlamps with LED DRLs
  • LED fog lights
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Panoramic sunroof (optional)
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Black, power, heated side-view mirrors
  • Power liftgate

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Safety

The information about the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is incomplete as it has not been crash-tested yet. For your reference, the 2022 Cherokee did well when it was tested by the NHTSA. It earned a full 5-star rating. With the addition of more standard safety equipment, there is very little doubt that the 2022 Grand Cherokee L will perform better. For 2022, it will be equipped with a hands-off level-two autonomous driving system that will be responsible for making your travels more relaxing and safer. Many other safety features are part of this SUV for 2022, some of them are mentioned below:

  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Perpendicular parking assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Lane keep assist
  • 360-degree camera system (optional)
  • Head up display (optional)
  • Autonomous parking (optional)
  • Front parking sensors (optional)

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Competition

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs 2022 Kia Telluride

The 2022 Kia Telluride is priced at $32,790, which undercuts the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L by almost $4,000. The Telluride is a carry forward design, so expect it to have similar numbers to that of the 2021 model year. Based on those numbers, the Kia Telluride is more fuel-efficient despite being similarly powered. It is also more spacious inside and offers more cargo space. Kia proves to be a better overall package, but before you make a decision, test-drive the Jeep first so that you know what this Jeep has to offer.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs 2022 GMC Acadia

The 2022 GMC Acadia is more expensive than the Grand Cherokee L. It offers a similarly sized V6 engine, but it is the most powerful car in the segment. Not just that, it has a spacious interior with high-tech features and offers performance options like the Denali as well. While there are multiple areas where the Grand Cherokee enjoys an upper hand, but still, the Acadia would be our preferred choice due to its overall complete nature.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

One of the best 7-seater SUVs on the market, the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas is also more expensive than the Grand Cherokee L. It outperforms the Jeep in terms of powertrain figures, but it fails to do so in terms of fuel economy. The Atlas has an outstanding interior and decent cargo space as well. It is tough to choose between these two SUVs, but the Jeep will usually be the preferred choice as it is slightly cheaper than the VW.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is definitely worth the wait. Although it is pretty similar to the 2021 version underneath, its extravagant exterior styling is going to turn heads for sure. It has impressive on-road and off-road capabilities with potent engine options to choose from. It may seem heavily priced as most of its competitors are cheaper, but it has its fair share of advantages to be a strong proposition in the market. The 2022 Grand Cherokee L is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2021. Make sure to put this beauty on your test-drive list.