The fifth generation of the brand’s venerable wagon arrived for 2021 with three rows of seats (called the Grand Cherokee L). For 2022, the five-passenger Grand Cherokee joins in. Other than being nearly a foot shorter than the three-row version — with a wheelbase that’s five inches less — the five-passenger model looks fairly similar to the L. Both also get a 293-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 or an optional 357-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8. Also available for 2022 is the 4xe plug-in hybrid model, which has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder plus an electric motor. It’s good for 470 pound-feet of torque (80 pound-feet more than the V-8). The hot rumor is that the 4xe will become the Grand Cherokee’s only powertrain option once the V-8 is retired, possibly in a couple of years.
A new-design long-wheelbase Grand Cherokee appeared for 2021. The five-passenger model continued on and now the redesign has arrived.