- the 2022 jeep grand cherokee will get a similar redesign to the new three-row 2021 grand cherokee l.
- for 2021, the two-row model was carried over from the fourth generation, while the grand cherokee l ushered in the fifth generation.
- we'll know more about the new two-row model soon, and pricing is expected to start at around $35,000 for the laredo and reach $55,000 for the loaded summit model.
the 2021 grand cherokee l is a luxuriously redesigned three-row version of jeep's popular suv. meanwhile, the two-row 2021 grand cherokee was carried over from the fourth generation without the new look. however, the redesigned fifth-gen two-row model is expected to arrive by the end of the year as part of the 2022 model year, and now we're seeing the new three-row model's same good looks on the two-row suv. these new jeeps could even enter the territory of luxury suvs such as the bmw x5 and genesis gv80.
the upcoming model includes a typical jeep-style seven-slot grille, though in the new models it's slanted slightly forward; slimmer led headlights that connect more seamlessly on either side; larger openings on the front fascia, although the two-row's looks slightly different than the three-row l's; and sleek taillights. at launch, similar to the grand cherokee l, you can expect to see available models with varying equipment including the laredo, limited, overland, and summit. we also wouldn't rule out high-performance models from srt down the line.
the grand cherokee's powertrains will remain the same for the new generation, like the grand cherokee l. however a plug-in hybrid 4xe model will join the lineup soon, jeep says. a 3.6-liter pentastar v-6 is standard, making 290 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque in the l, and it's available with either rear-, all-, or four-wheel drive. a more powerful 5.7-liter v-8 with four-wheel drive makes 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on the l's overland and summit trims. both engines make slightly less power than current two-row model because of the different configuration in this new generation, jeep says. both are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
expect to see the grand cherokee l's luxurious cabin (pictured above) carry over into the two-row model. it features an available 10.1-inch screen (an 8.4-inch unit is standard) with wireless apple carplay and android auto capability, a standard 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, customizable interior led lighting, and a rotary shift knob similar to the one seen in the grand wagoneer concept.
jeep says that the grand cherokee l will have hands-free driving capabilities by the end of the year, though we're not sure if the same goes for the two-row model seen here. we'll know more about the 2022 jeep grand cherokee by the end of the year.