- the 2022 jeep cherokee adds a new trim level called x that features off-road appearance tweaks.
- the base 2.4-liter inline-four is gone, and the starting price rises significantly, to $35,590 for either the x or the latitude lux.
- the cherokee x will be available later this spring and comes standard with all-wheel drive and the 3.2-liter v-6 engine.
the 2022 jeep cherokee gains a new trim level that's less off-road-capable than the trailhawk but comes with a similar look. the cherokee x you see here has a tweaked front fascia and visuals including an "x" badge on the sides, a hood graphic, and retro "four wheel drive" text on the rear, while also benefiting from a 1.0-inch suspension lift and all-terrain tires.
the cherokee x starts at $35,590 and comes standard with a 271-hp 3.2-liter v-6 and all-wheel drive, although not the cherokee trailhawk's more sophisticated active drive ii system with a transfer case.
due to other changes to the cherokee lineup for 2022, the cherokee x is now the cheapest model you can buy. it has the same starting price as the front-wheel drive latitude lux, which also comes standard with the v-6 but unlike the x offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as a $695 option. the base altitude and latitude trims from last year are no more, and we won't miss their underpowered base 2.4-liter inline-four with only 180 horsepower. but this does mean the cherokee gets a significant price hike, as the x and latitude lux are $6105 more expensive than the 2021 cherokee altitude fwd.
the 2022 cherokee trailhawk starts at $38,640 and the limited starts at $40,340. jeep says the cherokee x will be available later than other 2022 models and that it should start arriving at dealerships sometime in spring.