CarExpert.com.au Takes a look at the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

CarExpert.com.au is currently one of Australia’s leading independent automotive websites. The independent automotive online publisher offers car reviews, news and comparisons to their audience. These may be used to assist potential car buyers in making more informed decisions. One of these published stories is a look at the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

Jeep Australia’s sales had dropped drastically between 2014 and 2019. In 2014, Jeep Australia sold 30,408 units, and only sold 5519 units in 2019. In 2020, sales increased by 4.1%. Although this increase may be small, it is impressive seeing that the wider market was decreased by 14% to COVID-19 restrictions. This article will explore CarExpert.com.au’s take on the new vehicle offered by Jeep. 

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee is projected to arrive in Australia during the second half of 2022. The current Grand Cherokee measures in at 4910mm long, 1979mm wide, 1750mm tall, and sits on a 2964mm wheelbase. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 89mm longer, the roof is 10mm lower and it sits on a wheelbase which is 49mm longer. 

Image caption: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Compared to the Grand Cherokee L which was launched in early 2021 and is set to arrive in Australia towards the end of 2021, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is much smaller. The Grand Cherokee L is 289mm longer and has a wheelbase longer by 126mm. 

Three drivetrains have been confirmed to be available for the standard wheelbase Grand Cherokee. These are a 3.6-litre V6, 5.7-litre V8, and 2.0-litre plug-in hybrid. The 3.6-litre V6, which is a standard Pentastar, has been rated at 218kW of power and 353Nm of torque. The V6 has been fitted with an automatic engine stop/start, with the towing capacity estimated to be 2812kg. 

The V8 has been rated at 266kW of power and 529Nm of torque. This is accompanied by cylinder deactivation which allows the engine to operate as a four-pot. Towing capacity is estimated to be 3265kg. The hybrid, which Jeep calls 4xe, is rated at 280kW of power and 637Nm of torque. The hybrid has a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The hybrid is fitted with a 400V 17kWh battery and should have an EV driving range of 40km under the US EPA’s testing standard. Additionally, the hybrid’s high voltage electronics are sealed and waterproof.

As seen in other versions of the Grand Cherokee, the 2022 Grand Cheroke will have a selection of four-wheel drive systems for off-road ability. Examples of these are the Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II. Additional features will include Quadra-Lift air suspension system. This system is accompanied by an electronic semi-active damping. The system also has a range of driver-selectable modes, with five ride height settings.

What is CarExpert.com.au?

CarExpert.com.au is an independent Australian automotive publisher. The Australian startup was founded in 2020 by three founders. The aim of CarExpert.com.au is to maintain and reinforce trust and transparency regarding car content. The automotive online publisher also offers car reviews, news and comparisons. These offers are able to be used by potential car buyers to make more informed decisions.

Image caption: CarExpert.com.au founders Anthony Crawford, Alborz Fallah and Paul Maric (left to right)

The three founders of CarExpert.com.au are Alborz Fallah, Paul Maric and Anthony Crawford. Alborz Fallah, an Iranian native, moved to Australia 1993. Alborz has a degree in psychology and IT and founded CarAdvice.com in 2006, which was then sold to Nine Entertainment Company a decade later for a final valuation of over $60 million.

Paul Maric, a Serbian/Croatian native, arrived in Australia in the early 1990’s after fleeing a war zone. Paul has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, but his entrepreneurial spirit had been his driving force. 

Paul had started an automotive news and reviews blog at the age of 17. This business would later be sold in return for equity to CarAdvice. Besides this business, Paul previously ran a travel website, a hotel booking portal, a car rental booking portal and a diet tea drop shipping business. 

The Takeaway

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to be an exciting addition to Jeep Australia. The new vehicle, with its off-road capability, luxury features, and classic Jeep look, is attractive to all Jeep lovers. Available in three different drivetrains, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is set to suit and lifestyle in Australia, whether it be for general commuting, or off-road exploring in the Outback.