2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee a New Way to Off-Road

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When most people hear about Jeep, they think about a rugged and powerful machine fitted with both on and off-road capabilities. However, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has also made it to the all-time favourite list of car owners looking for excellent performance. 

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The greatest selling points for the Jeep Grand Cherokee include its ability to combine off-road capabilities with on-road refinement. This combination aims to provide car owners with extra comfort while maintaining the rugged outdoor experience Jeep customers love.

The Grand Cherokee has three powertrain options, including powerful V-8 and V-6 engines and a newly introduced plug-in-hybrid option dubbed 4xe. The V-6 engine comes with a standard rear-wheel drivetrain. However, you can find three different all-wheel drivetrains in other versions designed to meet different driving conditions. 2021 saw Jeep make some adjustments to the Grand Cherokee to launch new versions such as the L three-row variant and the two-row GC. The 2022 model year is set to feature several new features aimed at improving the driver and passenger experience.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The 2022 Grand Cherokee features similar power options to the 2021 models. Car owners can go for a 3.6L V-6, a 5.7L Hemi V8, and a plug-in-hybrid 4xe powertrain. The new model comes with a rear-wheel drivetrain, standard to the base V6 engine. However, customers can access an all-wheel drivetrain that is standard to all models with the V8 and plug-in-hybrid versions. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers different all-wheel-drive systems, including an electronically locking limited-slip differential.

The Trailhawk model is designed with exceptional off-road capabilities supported by several off-road equipment, including an adjustable air suspension that gives it 11.3'' of ground clearance and a disconnecting sway bar with better wheel articulation for excellent handling. One of the most impressive things about the Grand Cherokee is its towing capacity. The model can tow a maximum of 7,200 pounds. This means you can tow your trailer for some off-road nature experience.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The 2022 model year is set to see automakers adopt a more modern and futuristic interior design for their models. This is no different for the Grand Cherokee with its modern cabin. Laredo, the base model, is set to feature various essential features. However, upgrading to higher trim levels such as Overland and Summit gives you access to luxurious features such as open-pore wood, quilted leather upholstery, and high-tech digital displays. The Grand Cherokee was initially designed as a two-row SUV; however, buyers looking for an extra room can upgrade to the L-model that has a third-row. Despite limited information on the interior spacing, the Grand Cherokee is expected to carry more cargo compared to previous generations.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The Grand Cherokee comes with a standard 8.4'' touch screen display with an available 10.1'' touchscreen with standard Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and SiriusXM satellite radio. With this model, customers can enjoy an in-dash navigation system with real-time traffic updates and available weather update service. Upgrading to higher trim levels gives you access to a digital gauge cluster, a 10.0'' inch head-up display, and another 10.3'' display built into the dashboard for use by front-seat passengers.

Customers with the Laredo and Limited trim levels can enjoy excellent music with a standard six-speaker stereo. However, you can upgrade to the available nine-speaker Alpine audio system or the more luxurious 19-speaker McIntosh setup. The Grand Cherokee also comes with a wireless headphone connection for a more enjoyable entertainment experience.

Rear seat passengers can also have a blast with built-in Amazon Fire TV that allows them to stream videos, download movies and shows and even play games. The infotainment system comes with a Voice Remote, Alexa. This way, you can issue voice commands to access your favourite content. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is fitted with an available Jeep Connect system that gives you complete control over your car. Combining the Uconnect 5 and the Jeep app on your smartphone, you can access a wide range of services, including remote engine start, plan navigation routes, and check diagnostics.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

In today's digital era, most automakers, including Jeep, are focused on fitting their vehicles with the latest technologies when it comes to safety and driver assistance. The Cherokee comes with driver assistance features such as lane-keep assist, semi-autonomous driving modes, and pedestrian detection to maintain high safety standards. The Grand Cherokee takes driver assistance to the next level with the new Active Driving Assist unveiling. This technology uses radar and sensors to make slight adjustments that centre you within your lane and help maintain the distance between you and other vehicles.

The new model is also fitted with an intersection collision alert system. This system is designed to provide drivers with audio and visual alerts to warn them of potential dangers at an intersection. Shoppers can access available Night Vision that uses advanced sensors at the front of the vehicle to detect vehicles, animals, and pedestrians when driving at night. With this model, you don't have to worry about reverse parking since it is fitted with a surround-view camera that gives you an aerial 360-degree view of your surroundings.

Other amazing features include traffic sign recognition and drowsy driver detection. These features are standard on the Summit model and designed to ensure the safety and security of the driver and passengers.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

A comprehensive warranty and maintenance coverage is among the most attractive aspects of any car. The Grand Cherokee doesn't change much when it comes to standard warranty packages. The Grand Cherokee stands out with its three-year limited warranty, a five-year powertrain warranty, and a three-year complimentary scheduled maintenance.

We at HeyAuto believe that buying a car is a significant investment that requires you to do in-depth research before committing. For this reason, we invite potential customers to our website and review some of the specs and features of their favourite model, including the 2022 Grand Cherokee. This way, they are able to make an informed decision.

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