There are a lot of compact crossover SUVs on the market, but none stick out quite like the 2022 Jeep Cherokee. Many compact crossovers claim off-road capabilities, but they all appeal as mild off-roaders next to the Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee is the perfect vehicle for on-road tranquility and breathtaking off-road frills. In addition to the Cherokee’s immaculate blend of duality, the compact crossover is stronger than any competitor, with a max towing capacity of 4,500 lbs. In a segment where many automakers struggle to attract enthusiasts with an “off-road trim,” the Cherokee lives beyond appearance and provides that fresh breath of rugged off-road air.
Max. 271 HP
Avail. 3.2L V6
Jeep Cherokee Trims
The 2022 Jeep Cherokee is available in four different trims: X, Latitude Lux, Trailhawk, and Limited. The Cherokee X trim is all-new for the 2022 model year. Aside from the distinctive exterior graphics, the X trim features a 1.0-inch suspension lift and beefy all-terrain tires. Moreover, the Cherokee X trim comes standard with the 3.2-Liter V6 engine. Every Cherokee trim comes standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen that includes SiriusXM satellite radio. In addition, the Cherokee Latitude Lux trim welcomes a few new features: a 7.0-inch gauge-cluster display, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 115-volt power outlet. The compact SUV’s standard equipment includes cloth or premium vinyl seats, air conditioning, cruise control, dual USB ports, heated front seats, LED lighting, a heated steering wheel, and remote start.
There are two available engine options for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee: the 3.2-liter V6 and the zestful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. The Cherokee’s base trim, the X, may only be had with the 3.2-liter V6 engine. At the same time, the Latitude Lux and Limited trim have the option to include the turbocharged inline-4. The 3.2-liter V6 engine is the only engine available for the Cherokee’s X and Trailhawk models. All Cherokee trims pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Latitude Lux is the only Cherokee trim that includes front-wheel drive (FWD), while the standard X, Trailhawk, and Limited solely feature all-wheel drive (AWD). The Trailhawk trim is more distinctive in transmission; the variation contains an Active Drive II AWD system with a 2-speed transfer case and the optional rear locker.
Like its bigger brother, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Cherokee does an exceptional job of depicting an adventurous but luxurious experience. Of course, no Jeep is more noticeable than the Wrangler with its boxy military appearance, but the Cherokee inherits the Wrangler’s off-road capabilities with a modern appeal. The Cherokee’s style changes immensely depending on its usage. For instance, for the Cherokee enthusiast who craves the adventure of the great outdoors, the X and Trailhawk trims are the best fit. However, if an enthusiast appreciates life's more elegant side, the Cherokee Limited trim provides that premium appeal.
Inside the Cherokee is a cabin eager to satisfy any need with comfy seats and simple-to-use controls. Behind the nose of the Jeep Cherokee is a cabin well equipped to tackle every adventure by way of intelligent design, exceptional quality, pure comfort, and practicality. The Cherokee sports new all-weather air filters that work to reduce those airborne particles from off-roading inside the cabin. Additionally, the compact SUV holds one of the best infotainment systems in the automotive industry, and now Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard. There’s also the optional road-trip favorite, the Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof which allows passengers the ease of soaking up the sun or stars.
The UConnect infotainment system is another secret weapon to Jeep’s auxiliary. The infotainment system is exceptional, with an efficient menu and endless features. The touchscreen measures 8.4-inches. Additionally, the Latitude Lux, Trailhawk, and Limited receive two USB ports located at the back of the center console to keep back seat passengers fully charged. Every Cherokee trim includes Apple Carplay and Android auto. Furthermore, a Wi-Fi hotspot is optional through subscription.
Safety Features and Warranty
Standard safety tech includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The Cherokee’s standard safety includes forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. All Cherokee trims come with three years of free maintenance, the limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles.