- jeep revealed the 2022 grand cherokee two-row model, and it adds a new 4xe plug-in hybrid that promises 57 mpge and up to 6000 pounds of towing capabilities.
- it uses a similar powertrain as the wrangler 4xe: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors and a roughly 14.0-kwh battery that makes a combined 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
- the grand cherokee 4xe will be on sale early next year in limited, trailhawk, overland, and summit trims.
jeep says that the wrangler 4xe, which went on sale earlier this year, is the best selling plug-in hybrid in the u.s. it's adding to the 4xe lineup (pronounced "four by e") with the new grand cherokee 4xe that uses a similar powertrain, comes standard with four-wheel drive, and will be on sale early next year. on top of that, jeep says it will offer an electric suv in every segment by 2025.
the grand cherokee 4xe uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors, one at the front connected through the accessory belt and the other in place of the transmission's torque converter, feeding off a roughly 14.0-kwh lithium ion battery pack. working in harmony, the powertrain produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the same as the wrangler phev. jeep says the grand cherokee 4xe will achieve 57 mpge, travel up to 25 miles on the battery alone, and tow up to 6000 pounds.
eco coaching pages displayed on the 10.1-inch digital gauge cluster show the plug-in-hybrid powertrain's power flow, regenerative braking, and scheduled charging. when we tested a wrangler 4xe, which is epa-estimated at 49 mpge, we found the transition between electric driving and hybrid power to be rough. like the wrangler, the grand cherokee 4xe has buttons on the left of the steering wheel that control hybrid, electric, and esave, which prioritizes the gas engine to save battery, modes.
the 2022 jeep grand cherokee 4xe is available in limited, trailhawk, overland, and summit trims with the new trailhawk model adding a front sway bar disconnect, electronically controlled rear locking differential, goodyear wrangler territory all-terrain tires, and blue accents exclusive to the 4xe model. it will be on sale in the u.s. early next year starting at around $50,000.