2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee: A Trim Comparison
Jeep is a brand with a rich history and a longstanding reputation for rugged vehicles that are ready for just about anything you can throw at them. The tricky part is that many of its vehicles try to be everything to everyone.
Grand Cherokee Trims
The redesigned Grand Cherokee offers a staggering 7 different trims to choose from for the 2022 model year. That’s even before you add in things like powertrain and engine option choices.
There is one important note for the 2022 Grand Cherokee models: a three-row version called the Grand Cherokee L is available as well. We’ve reviewed it separately.
The Laredo is the base-model Jeep Grand Cherokee. A starting MSRP of $38,325 gets you a 3.6L V6 that has 290hp and gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway. The whole thing rolls on 18-inch silver aluminum wheels and a two-wheel-drive drivetrain. The base 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo offers a lot more in the way of features for this model year. It offers a Uconnect media system with an 8.4-inch display, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Additionally, you’ll find a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, six-speaker audio, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Keyless entry, push-button start, parking sensors and a backup camera come standard as well. As for comfort features, the base model comes equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. If you want four-wheel-drive, the price bumps up to $40,325.
The base model offers a ton of standard driver assistance features. Forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control are some of the advanced safety features included. There’s also lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude is a step up from the previous trim model. This model has a starting MSRP of $43,430. The Grand Cherokee Altitude has a power liftgate and remote vehicle start. Other luxurious features include a heated leather steering wheel and heated front seats, as well as wireless device charging.
For an additional $2,000 you can opt in for four-wheel-drive, and for $1,835, you can get a sunroof.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is a little bit of an odd duck, in our opinion. The two-wheel-drive Limited has a starting MSRP of $44,645, whereas the 4WD version jumps up to a starting MSRP of $46,645. The major difference in our eyes between this trim and the Altitude is the addition of a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated rear seats and satellite radio.
Otherwise, the Uconnect navigation is the same, as are the standard safety features. The heated steering wheel, front seats, and power liftgate all carry over as well. It seems Jeep could have just made the sunroof an add-on option instead of creating an entire trim level around it.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is a little pricier at $54,235. Many of the creature comforts are stripped down compared to previous trims. But where you’re going, you don’t need them. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is optimized for off-roading. As such, you can only purchase this trim with a 4×4 powertrain.
The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk also comes with the Quadra-Drive II 4WD system to bolster the Quadra-Trac II System. This system has an electronic rear limited-slip differential that transfers all available torque away from a slipping wheel for the greatest traction possible. The Trailhawk also includes a terrain management system, air suspension, skid plates, tow hooks, and a sway bar. If all that off-roading is making you sweat, however, you’ll appreciate the ventilated front seats. This is the first trim where a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine option is available for $3,795.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee Overland may sound like it’s ready to charge into battle, but this Jeep’s strength lies more in luxury. Buyers get a dual-pane sunroof, Napa leather upholstery, a hands-free power liftgate and wireless Apple CarPlay. The Grand Cherokee Overland is $54,240 for the 4×2 or $56,240 for 4WD. This model also offers an upgraded 10.1-inch touchscreen and navigation for $1,935. And, once again, you can upgrade the engine to a V8 for $3,795.
At $58,300, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the top trim you can get in a 4×2 powertrain. This version comes with massaging front seats. With features like lane centering assist, intersection assist, parallel and perpendicular park assist and traffic sign recognition, you might feel like this Jeep just about does half the driving for you. Other features include quad-zone automatic climate control, a 10.1-inch display, and wireless Android Auto.
The 4×4 version of the Summit checks in at $60,300 but there are tons of other optional features like a 19-speaker audio system, a heads up display and wireless device charging that can add on to that cost.
Lastly, the most expensive trim is the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve at $64,780. It comes with standard four-wheel-drive, as well as a limited-slip differential, terrain management system, and air suspension. Rear seats are ventilated in this model and the 19-speaker McIntosh stereo comes standard.
Don’t purchase the Summit Reserve and expect to get everything the Grand Cherokee has to offer, however. If you want the heads up display and night vision assist feature, you’ll need the Advanced ProTech Group IV for $2,335. Meanwhile the Luxury Tech Group V ($275) adds wireless charging. And even the V8 is still only optional with this trim at $3,795.
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