The Jeep Cherokee arrived in 2014 as a fully-redesigned compact SUV that promised both on-road comfort and off-road capability. Entering its ninth model year on sale, we expect the 2022 Jeep Cherokee to be a carryover model.
When the Cherokee went on sale, it arrived with an alien-like, futuristic design that was unique. In 2019, Jeep toned the Cherokee’s design down with a refresh. The current Cherokee’s design has a unique look that blends ruggedness and an upscale design. Jeep’s iconic seven-slot grille is at the front, sitting between slim headlights and above a wide air intake. At the back, the Cherokee has rectangular taillights and a hefty rear bumper with loads of body cladding. The same design should carry over for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee.
On the inside, the Cherokee puts ease of use over a fancy design. The dashboard is split, as the touchscreen and air vents sit above controls for the HVAC system. The center console features large buttons and dials that are well labeled and placed. The 2022 Cherokee will retain the same interior design as the current SUV.
When it comes to tech features, the current Cherokee has a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and six audio speakers as standard. A larger 8.4-inch touchscreen is available, as is Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, a nine-speaker audio system, and three additional USB ports. These tech features will remain the same for the 2022 Cherokee.
Jeep currently offers three engines with the Cherokee. The standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that’s rated at 180 horsepower. The next step up is a 3.2-liter V6 that generates 271 hp. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is at the top of the charts, making 270 hp. All three engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available. These powertrains should remain the same for the 2022 model year.
Standard safety features on the current Cherokee include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and rear cross traffic alert. Optional safety features include parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam assist, and automatic park assist. These safety features should carry over for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee.