Jeep is sharing what's new for the 2022 Cherokee as well as reminding us of the SUVs tried-and-true capabilities. There are four models for the 2022 model year thanks to the addition of a new X trim. It joins the Latitude LUX, Trailhawk and Limited grades. All but the Latitude LUX are available only as 4X4.
New for 2022
A few exterior tweaks across the lineup for 2022 align the Jeep with the latest brand styling. Jeep made some refinements to the front fascia, hood, premium LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and fog lamps. Front bi-LED projector headlamps incorporate signature Cherokee daytime running lamps featured as a singular component.
X Trim Added
A new Cherokee X trim pairs rugged off-road Jeep brand styling cues with a distinguishable on-road front fascia and new graphics for a unique exterior appearance. It also includes upgraded cloth/vinyl seats with unique inserts, 1-inch lifted suspension and standard 3.2-liter engine (with late availability).
Latitude LUX Adds Equipment
New standard equipment on Latitude LUX, includes a power liftgate, 7-inch full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) display, dual-zone automatic temperature control, rearview auto-dimming mirror, security alarm, universal garage door opener and 115-volt power outlet.
All trims now have standard Uconnect 4C with 8.4-inch display and SiriusXM Radio, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and available navigation, 4G LTE Wi-Fi HotSpot plus Jeep Skill for Amazon Alexa.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Latitude LUX interior. Credit: Stellantis.
There are two available four-wheel-drive systems that raise the standard for midsize SUVs with Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock). Jeep says the Cherokee also offers best-in-class V6 towing capacity of 4,500 pounds and up to a 51:1 crawl ratio for low-range traction.
The 2022 Cherokee lineup features two engine choices:
- 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine, which Jeep calls one of the most technologically advanced engines in the automotive industry, optimizes premium performance and fuel economy up to 31 mpg. It delivers 270-horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.
- Class-exclusive 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers up to 29 mpg highway along with 271-horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque.
Both are mated to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and industry-first rear-axle disconnect, which Jeep says reduces energy loss and improves fuel efficiency when 4x4 capability isn’t needed.
The Jeep more than 80 standard and available advanced safety and security features.
There are eight exterior Cherokee color options: Billet Silver, Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal. Hydro Blue, Slate Blue, Sting-Gray and Velvet Red. There are two available color choice for the cabin: Black and Black/ Ski Gray.
The 2022 Cherokee is on sale now. Find a Certified CarPro near you.
Photo Credit: Stellantis.