The 2022 Jeep Cherokee SUV adds a new X trim that brings the Trailhawks off-road attitude without the pricey hardware, brings more standard equipment to the Latitude Lux trim, and installs an 8.4-inch infotainment screen on all trims.
Choosing Your Jeep Cherokee
There are five trims available: Altitude, Latitude Lux, X, Trailhawk, and Limited, and base prices range from $31,590 to $39,590.
There are three engines available across the Cherokee lineup although only the Latitude Lux and Limited trims can be equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine for $695. The Altitude and Latitude Lux trims are standard with front-wheel drive and offer all-wheel drive for $1,500.
The 3.2-liter V6 is available with the Trailer Tow Group which increases the Cherokee’s towing rating to 4,500 pounds.
|Engine Type||Horsepower / Torque||Trim||Drivetrain||MPG (EPA-est. Combined)|
|2.4-L I4||180 / 171||Altitude|
|3.2-L V6||271 / 239|
AWD with low gear
|2.0-L I4 Turbo||270 / 295|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The five-passenger 2022 Jeep Cherokee’s 182-inch length and 73-inch width are basically identical to the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Honda CR-V. Inside, the Jeep offers 57.6-inches of shoulder room and 37.9 inches of headroom for the front row, and 40.3 inches of legroom and 38.5 inches of headroom for those in back which are also within an inch of its competitors.
Cargo capacity, however, is not the Cherokee’s strong suit with 25.8 cubic feet behind the second row and 54.7 cubic feet with the seatbacks folded, compared to the CR-V’s best-in-class respective volumes of 39.2 and 75.8 cubic feet.
The 2022 Cherokee is equipped with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, and lane-keep assist. Adaptive cruise control and park assist with braking capability are available on the Trailhawk through the Technology Group ($1,345) and are standard on the Limited trim.
NHTSA awards the Jeep with an overall rating of four stars while IIHS rates its crashworthiness as Good and crash avoidance with a vehicle as Superior when equipped with the adaptive cruise control system. The Cherokee’s headlights are rated as marginal and it’s notable that the automatic emergency braking system is not rated for detecting pedestrians.
All trims feature Jeep’s previous-generation infotainment system (Uconnect 4), an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and USB input while navigation and HD Radio are available on the Trailhawk and Limited trims. The Latitude Lux trim gains additional USB power ports and a 115-volt power outlet and the Limited trim features a 10-speaker 506-watt Alpine sound system that is available on the Trailhawk.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Altitude - MSRP From $31,590
The Altitude takes over as the base trim. Most notable for its darkened look with black 17-inch wheels, black roof rails, and gloss black exterior window trim, grille surrounds, exterior accents, and badging, the entry trim also features LED headlight and taillights, heated cloth seats, rain-sensing wipers, a heated wiper park area, and heated mirrors.
The Sun & Sound Group adds a panoramic sunroof and the upgraded stereo for $2,295.
2022 Jeep Cherokee X - MSRP From $34,840
The new-for-2022 X trim adds standard all-wheel drive, a raised off-road suspension, larger fender flares, black 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and a high-clearance rear fascia and rear tow hook taken from the Trailhawk trim to bring a more rugged look. To achieve its more attractive price, the X maintains a simplified list of features yet still includes notable items such as heated seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 3.5-inch driver information display.
The Trailer Tow Group is available for $995 and features lower gearing, additional engine cooling, a hitch, and trailer wiring and the Sun & Sound Group is offered as well.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Latitude Lux - MSRP From $34,840
The Latitude Lux trim gains dual exhaust outlets, 17-inch satin carbon alloy wheels, a black grille with chrome surrounds, a power tailgate, proximity entry, leather-trimmed seating with power adjustability, a seven-inch gauge cluster display, and dual automatic climate control. The Sun & Sound Group is also optional.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk - MSRP From $37,890
The Trailhawk adds additional hardware to achieve Jeep’s own Trail Rated status including high-clearance front and rear bumpers, skid plates, a locking rear differential, (red) tow hooks, off-road suspension, and 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Despite the rugged exterior, the interior doesn’t forego comfort as evidenced by heated cloth seats with an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, and a seven-inch gauge cluster display while also offering several option packages.
The Comfort/Convenience Group is $895 and includes a hands-free power tailgate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror and the Premium Leather Package is $1,295 and adds leather seats with ventilation, an eight-way power adjustable front passenger seat, memory positioning for the driver, and power-folding mirrors.
The Sun, Sound & Nav Group additionally includes navigation (as the name implies) and is priced at $2,895. The Trailer Tow Group is again available for $995.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Limited - MSRP From $39,590
The Limited builds off of the Latitude Lux trim and includes 18-inch wheels, a black grille with chrome surround, chrome trim on the rear bumper, piano black interior trim, driver’s position memory, and the features of the Technology Group and Sun & Sound Group. The Limited Elite Group is offered for $1,695 and includes 19-inch wheels, a hands-free power tailgate, chrome front tow hooks, ventilated premium leather seats, heated second-row seats, and navigation.
Compare Cherokee Trims Side-By-Side
The new X trim adds to the Cherokee’s rugged personality while still delivering enough creature comforts to maintain a sense of value.