The new generation of the legendary SUV is here and for the first time, there is a three-row version on the offer. This version comes as Grand Cherokee L, where the “L” letter stands for a long wheelbase. The new model already debuted for the 2021 model year and we expect that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, as the second production year, will bring a few novelties, particularly in terms of the powertrain. At this point, details are yet to be announced.
Despite the updates, the overall layout will remain the same. We are about to see the same design, which has brought a lot of improvements compared to the previous generation. The new model looks better than before, especially from the inside. Furthermore, we like the amount of space on the inside, while the list of standard equipment is pretty long as well.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L release date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L will represent the second production year of the new generation. Therefore, it’s hard to expect any change in terms of base design characteristics. Of course, the standard two-row model is about to debut but this particular version will remain the same.
This means you may count on the same look, which has brought evolutionary changes compared to the previous generation, but which looks more upscale than before. Furthermore, this stretched version is notably bigger. It features 121.7 inches in wheelbase, while the total length is nearly 205 inches. That’s way more than before and, as you may presume, it has a huge impact on the interior space.
Speaking of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L specs, the new model isn’t just bigger than before, but also slightly lighter. The main reason is in the new platform, which came directly from Alfa Romeo. Of course, we are talking about the Giorgio platform, the same one that powers Stelvio. The biggest improvements came in terms of handling and driving characteristics in general.
Once again, there will be no bigger changes for the next year. Simply, the second production year is mostly about new features and new engine options, while the cabin usually remains the same. That won’t be a problem at all, considering that the new generation looks amazing from the inside. We really like the dashboard, which is clean and full of quality materials. Furthermore, the overall build quality is amazing, while the big amount of tech goodies makes everything look even more upscale.
Speaking of the tech goodies, we should mention that this model comes with the company’s newest, UConnect5 infotainment system. The list of tech goodies also includes things like an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 360L, SiriusXM Travel Link services, UConnect Guardian (powered by SiriusXM, a 4G LTE wireless Internet hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Still, the biggest benefit of this version is the amount of space. Of course, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L dimensions will remain the same, so you may count on the same amount of passenger and cargo room as well. Therefore, you may count on about 41.3 inches of legroom in the first row, while the second row is good for about 39.4 inches. On the other hand, the third row offers a little bit over 30 inches of legroom, which is typically tight for the segment.
When it comes to the cargo area, this SUV offers around 17.2 cubic feet behind the third row. There are 46.9 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total volume goes around 84.6 cubic feet. That’s about average for the class of mid-size crossovers and pretty much on par with Toyota Highlander.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Engines
The initial version came with two engine options in the offer, two well-known units. Those are 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter HEMI V8 units. We presume that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L could come with some novelties, as Jeep has always been known for wide engine offers. So, the first thing that comes to mind is bigger and more powerful V8 options. We are talking about a well-known 6.4-liter HEMI engine, while the Hellcat engine could also arrive at some point. A diesel version is also possible.
Another interesting novelty should be a plug-in hybrid version. The exact details are yet to come but many believe that should be the same powertrain that recently debuted in Wrangler. It is based on a 2.0-liter turbo-four and delivers a combined output of around 375 horsepower.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Release Date and Price
We presume that the second production year will debut sometime in the last quarter of the year, with the starting price of around 39.000 dollars.