The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is slated to arrive at U.S. dealerships this spring and the company has announced pricing will start at a whopping $57,700 before a $1,795 destination charge.
That’s nearly $20,000 more than the standard Grand Cherokee and it isn’t much less than the BMW X5 xDrive45e, which begins at $63,700 and has a far more reasonable $995 destination charge.
Putting that aside, the Grand Cherokee 4xe has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 17 kWh battery, and two electric motors. This setup enables the model to produce a combined output of 375 hp (280 kW / 380 PS) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque.
More importantly, the four-wheeler can travel 25 miles (40 km) on electricity alone. Owners also don’t have to leave the boat at home as the Grand Cherokee 4xe can tow up to 6,000 lbs (2,722 kg).
In terms of equipment, the entry-level model is anything but basic as it comes equipped with LED lighting units, a power liftgate, and 18-inch cast aluminum wheels. However, it’s more notable for featuring a heated leather steering wheel and Capri leather seats with heating in both rows.
Buyers will also find a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and an 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system. They’re joined by a dual-zone automatic climate control system, ambient lighting, a universal garage door opener, and a nine-speaker Alpine audio system with a subwoofer.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe also comes with an assortment of driver assistance systems including Active Lane Management and an Adaptive Cruise Control system with Stop and Go. Other highlights include Blind-Spot Monitoring, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, and Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection.
Moving up the trim ladder is the $62,485 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe. It’s an off-road focused model that features an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a sway bar disconnect, and a Quadra-Lift air suspension. Other trail-friendly features include Selec-Speed Control, front tow hooks, an integrated off-road camera in the grille, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires.
The interior largely carries over from the Grand Cherokee 4xe, but the Trailhawk features unique Capri leather seats with vinyl and suede inserts. Drivers will also find additional equipment such as an auto-dimming rearview mirror, ventilated front seats, and GPS navigation.
The $65,760 Grand Cherokee Overland 4xe puts the focus back on luxury and it’s distinguished by a unique front fascia as well as additional chrome trim. Buyers will also find illuminated door handles and puddle lights as well as a hands-free power liftgate and rain-sensing wipers. Other niceties include a dual-pane panoramic sunroof and 20-inch cast aluminum wheels with a machined finish.
Inside, there’s perforated Nappa leather seats and a five-color ambient lighting system. The model also sports a power tilt/telescoping steering column.
The Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe starts at $69,820 and piles on the luxury as drivers will find unique front seats with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. They’re joined by a heated leather steering wheel with wood trim, a four-zone automatic climate control system, and a second-row center console with illuminated cup holders. The model also features a larger 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system with GPS navigation.
The Summit comes equipped with additional driver assistance systems including Active Driving Assist, Intersection Collision Assist, and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist. There’s also Traffic Sign Recognition and a 360° Surround View Camera.
If that’s not luxurious enough, the $74,300 Summit Reserve adds 21-inch wheels and quilted Palermo leather seats. Buyers will also find a 10.25-inch front passenger display, a suede-like headliner, heated/ventilated seats in both rows, and a 19-speaker McIntosh premium audio system.
Note: Prices exclude a $1,795 destination charge and government incentives, Stellantis also released some conflicting equipment details so there might be some slight differences.