As many automakers announce plans to electrify their model lineups, it almost feels like a race to see who can be successful first. In this electrification game, automakers are focused on introducing hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fully electric vehicles (EVs) to improve fuel economy and reduce the emissions that are released into the atmosphere.
Jeep seeks to be the greenest SUV brand in the world, and it took its first steps toward that goal in 2021 with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV. Pronounced “four by E,” the 4xe promises 4x4 capability through the combination of gasoline and electricity. Now, Jeep adds a second PHEV with the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe.
What is a PHEV? What Are the Advantages?
Before diving into the specs and features of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, it is important to understand what a PHEV is and what it offers to drivers. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) features a large electric battery in addition to a gasoline engine. This allows you to drive short distances using electric power only. In the 4xe’s case, drivers can get approximately 40 km of pure electric range. As its name suggests, the 4xe will need to be plugged in to recharge the battery.
PHEVs appeal to drivers because they offer a generous amount of emissions-free driving (basically a gasoline-free commute) with the comfort of go-anywhere range because of the gas engine. You will never have to worry about driving somewhere that does not have a charging station. Great fuel economy (both when it is pure electric power and when it is not), semi-emissions-free driving, unlimited range, and quick charging are great advantages to driving a PHEV.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe vs 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep redid the Grand Cherokee with an entirely new architecture, platform, and design for the 2022 model year. It only makes sense that it added a plug-in hybrid variant this year as well. Here is a comparison between the gas model and the 4xe:
|2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe||2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Available Trim Levels||5||7|
|Standard Engine||2.0-litre I-4 Hybrid Engine||3.6-litre Pentastar V6|
|Electric Battery||400 volt, 17kWh lithium-ion battery||N/A|
|Horsepower||375 HP||293 HP|
|Torque||470 lb-ft||257 lb-ft|
|Max Towing Capability||2,720 kg||2,812 kg|
|Cargo Capacity||1067 L||1067 L|
|Electric-Only Driving Range||40 km||N/A|
|Combined Fuel Economy||4.1 Le/100km||10.6 L/100km|
In this list, it is easy to see that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee PHEV does not require compromise by drivers. In fact, it beats the standard gasoline engine Grand Cherokee in terms of horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. It also offers more power than the Grand Cherokee’s optional 5.7-litre V8 engine.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Design & Features
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe takes you outside of your comfort zone and places you into the most comfortable zone thanks to exquisite craftsmanship, innovative design, and exceptional materials throughout the interior and exterior of the SUV. Inside, you can relax in true luxury with driver and front passenger massage seats and an interactive touchscreen interface for passengers.
Interior features include more innovative technology than ever before. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe runs the newly redesigned Uconnect 5 infotainment system with enhanced processer speed, multi-phone Bluetooth connection, personalized user profiles, and more.
Outside, the Grand Cherokee 4xe is newly sculpted, featuring a tapered roof and more aerodynamic design to boost performance without sacrificing space. Premium LED lighting, available two-tone roof, and a beautiful palette of stunning colors sets the Jeep apart from its competition.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – Available Models
Jeep offers the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe in five different model variations. All offer many standard technology and convenience features, but they do differ somewhat in the features that they offer and the capability that they provide.
|4WD System||Quadra-Trac II Active Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD) System||Quadra-Drive II with Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential||Quadra-Trac II Active 4WD System||Quadra-Drive II with Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential||Quadra-Drive II with Rear Electronic Limited-Slip Differential|
|Wheels||18-inch aluminum||18-inch aluminum||20-inch polished aluminum||20-inch polished aluminum||21-inch polished aluminum|
For drivers that want to mix luxury and performance, the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk model is the best-off roader in the lineup. The Overland trim is similarly rugged but takes premium to the next level. The Summit is the picture of luxury, but it is the Summit Reserve model that elevates the game to a level never seen before
Choosing a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
Combining Jeep’s historical SUV knowledge, its new-age electrification systems, its premium features, and the brand’s dedication to delivering off-road performance without sacrificing luxury, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a vehicle that you won’t soon forget.
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