The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Jeep’s first-ever three-row, seven-passenger Grand Cherokee, was introduced for model year 2021, foreshadowing the updates that the two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee would receive for model year 2022. Confused? Understandable. When the Grand Cherokee L appeared, it was the “new” Grand Cherokee but also was sold alongside the old two-row model for 2021.
Alas, the year 2022 brings convergence. The two-row Grand Cherokee is now the same new SUV as the L, albeit with a shorter wheelbase and only two rows of seats—the “traditional” layout shared with every previous Grand Cherokee model before the L appeared.
With that background out of the way, we now know how much the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee two-row will cost. That said, 2022 model-year pricing for the Grand Cherokee L isn’t yet available, so we’re comparing the ’22 two-row with the ’21 Grand Cherokee L. Pricing for the plug-in hybrid Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe will be announced later.
The two-row 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in five trims: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit. There also is an Altitude and a Summit Reserve, which are technically packages for the Laredo and Summit, though since they have dedicated prices, we’ll treat them as trims. The bottom three trims are limited to Chrysler’s ubiquitous Pentastar V-6 engine with 290 hp and 257 lb-ft of torque. The top three trims offer the 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 357 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 can be had in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, while the V-8 comes exclusively with four-wheel drive. Upgrading to the four-wheel drive V-8 sets owners back $5,295 ($3,295 for the engine/transmission and $2,000 for the four-wheel drive). The Trailhawk and Summit Reserve come stand with four-wheel drive.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee starts at $39,185 and tops out at $68,455. The 2021 Grand Cherokee L—remember, with three rows of seats—starts at $38,690 and peaks at $66,985, a discrepancy of $495 for the base trim and $1,470 for the top trim. We were expecting pricing for the two-row 2022 Grand Cherokee to be slightly lower than for the longer three-row Grand Cherokee L, but this seems to only apply to the Limited trim.
Otherwise, the two-row Jeep is more expensive, most notably for the Altitude trim and Summit Reserve, which tack on $1,850 and $1,470, respectively, for the privilege of less seating. Perhaps this is due to a higher destination charge for the 2022 Grand than the 2021 L ($1,795 versus $1,695) or may be reflective of similar increases that’ll be also be coming to the 2022 L. Also note that the Grand Cherokee L does not have a Trailhawk option for 2021.
The outgoing 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at about $35,460 for a two-wheel-drive Laredo E and tops out around $90,025 for the high-performance Trackhawk (which has yet to reappear in the new generation), making it both cheaper and more expensive than the new range of trims. There were twelve trims for the outgoing Grand, meaning the new Grand Cherokee has cut its offerings by about half and revamped what’s included in each trim. As mentioned, there is no SRT or Trackhawk, but maybe these will return in time.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
The entry-level two-row Grand Cherokee, the Laredo with its 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (290 hp, 257 lb-ft of torque), is no penalty box. It’s rather well equipped with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Uconnect 5, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and USB Type A and Type C ports.
It offers tons of active safety features, including forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear park assist sensors. Jeep equips Laredos with 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated power-folding door mirrors, roof rails, an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel with audio control and paddle shifters.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude
The Altitude Package for the Laredo starts at $43,740 and adds 20-inch gloss black wheels and gloss-black exterior accents (the grille and roof rails, for example). Outside of its gloss-black appearance accents, the Grand Cherokee Altitude brings remote start, heated front seats, wireless charging pad, adjustable height liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a 115-volt household-style power outlet.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
The Limited starts at $45,505. For the four-wheel drive Limited, Jeep’s Selec-Terrain drive mode system is included, offering Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, and Mud/Sand settings.
“Capri” leather seats are standard, as are memory functionality for the driver seat (and power four-way lumbar adjustment with memory for the front seats), heated rear seats, audio-speaker-based noise-cancellation technology, automatic high-beam headlamps, LED fog lamps, adjustable height power liftgate, power gloss black mirrors, and a universal garage door opener.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
The 4×4 Trailhawk starts at $53,070 for the V-6 and $56,365 for the 5.7-liter V-8. As the most off-road capable of the Grand Cherokees, it comes standard with low-range Selec-Speed Control, the Quadra-Drive II 4×4 system, the Selec-Terrain System, and the Quadra-Lift air suspension. It also has skid plates, red tow hooks, Jeep Off-road Pages, and the sway bar disconnect.
The Trailhawk gets 18-inch wheels, Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires, unique front and rear fascias for optimal approach and departure angles, the Trailer-Tow package, automatic power-folding heated memory mirrors, nine-speaker Alpine audio system, cargo tie-down loops, all-weather floor mats, and a 360-degree surround view camera system. A Trailhawk hood decal, black roof, and black roof rack rails further distinguish the exterior.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
The Overland starts at $55,100, and its four-wheel-drive system is Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II setup, which adds the ability to precisely mete out engine torque to the front or rear axle as needed. Selec-Terrain and Hill-descent Control are standard.
Overland models slather the seats and door panels in Nappa leather, add ventilation to the front chairs, and boast a stitched-leather dashboard cover. Navigation, ambient interior lighting with a five-color selection, 20-inch wheels, chrome front tow hooks, approach-lit door handles, passive entry, electronic release for folding the second row flat, a foot-activated adjustable power liftgate, and a dual-pane sunroof are included.
An available Off Road Group beefs up the Overland’s off-road cred, upgrading to Quadra-Drive II 4WD with low-range gearing, steel underbody skid plates, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and smaller 18-inch wheel with “rugged” tires.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
The Summit starts at $59,160. On top of the already luxe Overland, the Summit adds quilting to the Nappa leather seats, Berber floor mats, “Absolute Oak” wood trim, 16-way power front seats with available massage function (with five profiles and three levels of pressure intensity), a four-zone climate control setup, a second-row floor console between the seats, specific 20-inch wheels, Summit-specific LED fog lamps, illuminated door sills, and a 360-degree parking camera.
The Summit also adds a few safety features, such as Active Driving Assist (lane-keep assist self-steering function), driver drowsiness monitoring, cross-traffic collision warning, traffic sign recognition, and automated parking assist.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve
The Summit Reserve starts at $65,160. It’s the best-of-the-best, the most insanely luxurious Grand Cherokee of all. The interior is crazy, with quilted Palermo leather, ventilated second-row seats, open-pore Waxed Walnut wood trim, suede-like A-pillar and headliner material, and a 950-watt 19-speaker McIntosh audio system. It also has 21-inch wheels, a first for the Grand Cherokee.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Two-Row Pricing
- Grand Cherokee Laredo V-6: $39,185 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee Altitude V-6: $43,740 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee Limited V-6: $45,505 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-6: $53,070 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee Trailhawk V-8: $56,365 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee Overland V-6: $55,100 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee Overland V-8: $60,395 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee Summit V-6: $59,160 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee Summit V-8: $64,455 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve V-6: $65,160 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve V-8: $68,455 (4WD std. )
Three-Row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Pricing
- Grand Cherokee L Laredo V-6: $38,690 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee L Altitude V-6: $41,890 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee L Limited V-6: $45,690 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee L Overland V-6: $54,690 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee L Overland V-8: $59,985 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee L Summit V-6: $58,690 (+$2,000 for 4WD)
- Grand Cherokee L Summit V-8: $63,985 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve V-6: $63,690 (4WD std. )
- Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve V-8: $66,985 (4WD std. )