Even though this generation has been on sale for what seems like forever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee remains one of the most versatile midsize SUVs on the market. It's spacious and comfortable, and it comes in a variety of trim levels. Engines range from a modest V6 to a 707-horsepower Hellcat supercharged V8.
Lately, the Grand Cherokee has fallen behind some of its rivals in a few key categories — such as ride quality and interior refinement — in part because of its seriously outdated platform. That will change later this year when the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee is formally introduced. While we don't have many details about the Grand Cherokee just yet, we expect it to simply be a slightly shorter, two-row version of the three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L.
With that in mind, the new GC will likely still be powered by a 3.6-liter V6 or a 5.7-liter V8. A plug-in hybrid will be announced closer to the vehicle's on-sale date this fall, and it will likely use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine similar to the setup found in the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. More potent SRT and Trackhawk models haven't been confirmed yet, but higher-performance models are likely to debut in the near future.
We believe the interior will more or less mirror that of the Grand Cherokee L, which means a far more upscale environment than in the current Grand Cherokee. New tech features, such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus over-the-air system updates are also likely. A hands-free driving system is also on order, though we're not sure if it will be available on first-year models.