As the company is currently busy with the new Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer, the compact Cherokee will have to wait for a little bit more time to receive updates. The current generation has been around for a while but despite the age, it still marks solid sales numbers. That’s the reason why the 2022 Jeep Cherokee is about to continue in the same way, with familiar design characteristics. We could possibly see minor updates, but nothing more than that.
The overall layout will certainly remain the same. We are about to see the same layout, which still has a lot of great things to offer. This is a very strong off-road performer, which also offers capable optional engines and an intuitive infotainment system. On the other hand, it doesn’t offer a particularly inspiring on-road ride quality, while the cargo area could be bigger.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Jeep Cherokee release date will be scheduled for the end of this year.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Design
Design-wise, it’s hard to expect anything more than a few new colors on the offer. The overall layout will remain the same, but keep in mind that this model was updated a couple of years ago. For that occasion, it receives a new front-end design, which keeps this SUV looks good, despite the age.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle hasn’t changed too much since the 2014 launch. That means you may count on a familiar driving experience, which doesn’t impress on the road but does a really fantastic job off the road. Even the most basic versions are very capable, while we have no doubt that the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk will remain an absolute leader in this aspect. Compared to standard models, this one comes with upgrades like Active Drive Lock four-wheel-drive system, all-terrain tires, off-road suspension, and mechanical locking differential.
When it comes to interior design, this definitely isn’t the fanciest cabin on the market. Younger rivals certainly look more attractive, though we can’t say that the overall cabin quality is bad. Yes, there are some areas with low-rent materials, but the overall build quality seems decent enough.
The front seats are spacious and comfortable, while the driving position seems okay. In the second row, average-sized adults will enjoy a comfortable ride but taller passengers may have little trouble with head and legroom.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 26 cubic feet behind the second row, which isn’t great but isn’t terrible either. On the other hand the total volume is just 54.7 cubic feet and that’s among the lowest ratings in the class.
We don’t expect that the next year’s model could bring more significant changes regarding the standard and available features. So, base models should come equipped with a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a six-speaker stereo.
In more expensive versions, you may count on an 8.4-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, satellite radio, HD Radio, an additional front USB port, two rear USB ports, and a nine-speaker Alpine premium stereo, as well as on proximity keyless entry, remote start, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a household-style power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a universal garage door opener.
In terms of safety, all models should come standard with goodies like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and a rearview camera.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Engines
We expect that the 2022 Jeep Cherokee will continue with three familiar engine options on the offer. Base versions will continue to use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit, which puts out around 180 horsepower. It returns around 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The optional turbo-four is probably the best choice. This engine is good for about 270 horsepower but also offers a pretty respectable 295 pound-feet of torque. Also, fuel economy is better compared to the base engine, as you may count on 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Finally, there’s the 3.3-liter V6, which is good for about 270 horsepower. This one returns around 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
All three engines come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Jeep Cherokee Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the next year’s model will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the 2022 Jeep Cherokee price, base models should go around 27.000 dollars, while the range-topping versions like the 2022 Jeep Cherokee Limited will start at around 35.000 dollars. Some of the potential rivals are models like Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 etc.