New architecture, a new interior, new tech, and three Jeep 4x4 systems come to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with a starting U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $37,390 for rear-wheel-drive vehicles and $39,390 for 4x4 models. The lineup consists of five models – Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit – as well as two packages: Altitude (Laredo) and Summit Reserve (Summit).
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including:
- Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
- Rear Cross Path detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Active Lane Management
- LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
- Advanced Brake Assist
- Blind-spot Monitoring
- ParkView rear back-up camera
- ParkSense rear park assist sensors with stop
- Switch-activated electric park brake
- Tire-pressure monitoring
Additional available safety features include:
- New Night Vision Camera with pedestrian and animal detection
- New Intersection Collision Assist
- New Drowsy Driver Detection system
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist and new Traffic Sign Recognition
- New 360-degree surround view camera system with front and rear washers
- New Active Driving Assist (L2) hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving is also available.
The vehicle's off-road capability begins courtesy of three 4x4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD). All three systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip.
The Jeep Quadra-Lift air suspension, now with electronic semi-active damping, delivers up to 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) of ground clearance and 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording. The system automatically adjusts the shock tuning to changing road conditions, and features five height settings.
A Selec-Terrain traction management system allows drivers to choose on- or off-road setting and electronically coordinates 4x4 torque split, braking, and handling, steering and suspension systems, throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, anti-lock braking system (ABS), and steering feel. The Selec-Terrain system offers five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand).
New for the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 is front-axle disconnect. If the vehicle senses that road conditions do not require four-wheel drive, the front-axle disconnect automatically places the Grand Cherokee in rear-wheel drive, which Jeep says will reduce drag on the driveline and improve fuel economy. Four-wheel drive automatically re-engages when the vehicle senses it is needed.
The Grand Cherokee has 7,200-lbs (3265 kg) max towing with the available 5.7-liter V-8 engine.
Built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack Plant, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is scheduled to start arriving in Jeep dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet