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Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

It offers similar looks to the new Grand Wagoneer, but the new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe offers a new vibe for the Jeep faithful. Oh, did we tell you it’s a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, too? We must have forgotten about that. Napleton News had a go with the new 4xe and we came away pretty charged up. Read along to see our report.

Tell us all about the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Fully capable, the new Grand Cherokee 4xe is one of the fifth-generation models offered by the brand that put Toledo on the map. Well, to be honest, it’s not built in Toledo, Ohio, anymore, but there’s some buckeye pride in every model. It also has a hybrid electric power generator that works in conjunction with an internal combustion gasoline engine. Stout fuel economy numbers are the result.

The 2.0-liter turbo engine powering the Grand Cherokee 4xe

Power for the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine and two electric motors. This combo makes 375 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 470 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine and motor combo is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with 4-wheel drive.

This powertrain can move the Grand Cherokee 4xe up to 26 miles on electricity alone with a full charge. There are other drive modes that can save electric power depending on which drive mode you choose. These include Hybrid mode, Electric Mode and eSave modes.

It provides PHEV technology that works to enhance the freedom and adventure that Jeep is known for, with unprecedented performance, fuel economy and eco-friendliness.

How does the Grand Cherokee 4xe look?

The Grand Cherokee 4xe with available Off-Road Group hits the dirt.

Remember how strange the Toyota Prius looked when you first set eyes on it? Well, seeing as how you are a Jeep fanatic, it’s clear you’re not having any of that. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe looks like nearly every other 2022 Grand Cherokee on the road today. Sure, it has 4xe badging and a charging port on the driver’s side front fender. Aside from blue accents and blue tow hooks, this appears as a standard issue Grand Cherokee SUV.

Blue tow hooks on the Grand Cherokee 4xe

We especially like the sloped front grille that first appeared on the new Grand Wagoneer model.

What about inside the 4xe?

The Grand Cherokee offers the Luxe Life for its lucky passengers. Leather is everywhere, including the seats, door panels, steering wheel and more. A precision-knurled gear selector dial adds a touch of class and elegance to the center console.

4xe Badging on the Jeep Grand Cherokee PHEV.

The heated and ventilated front seats are just what the doctor ordered for a hot South Florida summer. Massage functions are here, too, rubbing the kinks out after a hard day hunched over a workbench or a day at the office.

The 4xe includes the famous Uconnect 5 NAV system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display. But that’s not all. A 19-speaker McIntosh high-performance audio system and 950 watt amplifier fill the cabin with various tones. Whether they come from Snoop or Bocelli is entirely your call.

Behind the wheel of the Grand Cherokee 4xe

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe will raise no hackles with previous Jeep owners. It looks just like the regular 2022 model. But you will notice your visits to the corner gas station have become less frequent than before. That’s because of the Hybrid powertrain on board. Fully charged, expect approximately 26 miles of DC power.

Once that battery drains, the 4xe operates like a standard hybrid vehicle. Here, the internal combustion engine reverts to battery recharger, replenishing the 17 kWh EV battery to keep them optimally charged. This is how the motor generator continues to move the vehicle.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe crawls out of a watery ditch.

As an off-roader, the 4xe displays all the chops of its gas-powered sibling. It’s just quieter when doing so. The climbing ability is top shelf. All EV parts, including batteries, torque converters and other components are protected by underbody skid plates. Sealed and waterproofed, the Trail Rated Jeep Cherokee 4xe components are certified for water fording in streams up to two feet deep.

Drivers can take advantage of three E Selec modes:

  • Hybrid: Blends torque from the electric motor and gas engine. The engine and battery are optimized for the best combo of fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Electric: Operates on electric power only, until battery reaches minimum charge or full throttle is needed, engaging the gasoline engine.
  • eSave: Utilizes the gasoline engine, saving the batteries for later use. Battery Save and Battery Charge are two options available within this mode.

On their way.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe turns out to be a very impressive vehicle that can take a family cross country, across town or even off-road in absolute comfort. But the best thing about this is, you get all the convenience and capability of a Grand Cherokee with the EPA estimated mileage figure of 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Your mileage may vary, of course, but get in here now!

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4xe with available Off-Road Group

Specifications:

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
Engine Type Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Horsepower 375 hp @ 5,250 rpm
Torque 470 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission
Fuel Economy (Equivalent) 56 mpg equivalent
Suspension F/R Multi-link / Multi-link
Turning Circle 38.0 ft.
Also Available Gasoline powered, rear or AWD, various trim levels.
Specs
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
NHTSA Safety Rating Not yet rated
Max Seating Capacity 5
Wheelbase 116.7 inches
Overall Length 193.5 inches
Width 77.5 inches
Height 70.9 inches
Cargo Room (Behind 1st and 2nd row) 70.8/37.7 Cubic Feet
Headroom, Front 39.9 inches
Headroom, 2nd 39.4 inches
Legroom, 1st 41.3 inches
Legroom, 2nd 38.2 inches
Shoulder, 1st 59.2 inches
Shoulder, 2nd 58.0 inches

This post was published on October 19, 2022

Mark Elias

I've loved everything on wheels: Trains, Planes and definitely Automobiles. I am constantly in search of the latest in new technology, which makes our lives better each day, but will always respect the classics. You can't continue forward without first taking a look back at where you've been.

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