2022 Jeep Cherokee review

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Jeep Cherokee highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of power from the available V6 and turbocharged engine options
  • Smooth suspension makes for a comfortable ride
  • Easy-to-use 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Trailhawk models offer impressive off-road ability


  • Base engine feels sluggish
  • Cargo capacity is lower than rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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All Jeep Cherokee years

What is new for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee?

  • The Cherokee is available in a new trim called the X.
  • The 80th Anniversary, Freedom, High Altitude, Latitude, and Latitude Plus trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • The Latitude Lux trim now comes with Power Hatch/Deck Lid as standard equipment.
  • The Altitude trim now comes with Remote Start as standard equipment.

2022 Jeep Cherokee trims

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  • 271-hp, 239-lb-ft of torque 3.2L
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • View our Jeep Cherokee X inventory

Latitude Lux:



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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Jeep Cherokee

1. Two engine options

If your adventure-led lifestyle takes you and your crew off-grid on weekends, the 2022 Jeep Cherokee base engine will more than satisfy. When properly equipped, this 271-hp 3.2L V6 engine can tow up to an estimated 4,500 lbs, good for an RV camper or a trailer full of mountain bikes.

If cityscapes and coastal drives are more your style, why not prioritize highway acceleration and impressive hill starts? The optional 2L turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

2. Stylish base trim

Thanks to its power-packed V6 engine and standard off-road suspension, the new-for-22 Cherokee X base trim has rugged capability all squared away. Why stop there though? The Cherokee X could also be the head-turning SUV you always promised yourself. Kicking things off in dramatic fashion, its gloss black front fascia and grille surround announce your arrival, while the deep-tinted privacy glass ensures your anonymity. Add in trim-exclusive badging and side fascia decals, and you've got a base trim model that looks anything but basic.

3. Packages that feel personal

Do you love to listen to chill-out playlists on the way home from work or connect with nature on cross-country drives? The 2022 Cherokee's available Sun and Sound package adds a nine-speaker Alpine® premium sound system and a Command View® dual-pane panoramic power sunroof. Go for the Cherokee Limited trim and you could unlock the exclusive Elite package features too. It's full of family-friendly comforts and conveniences, including a hands-free liftgate for those hands-full school run mornings, and an integrated navigation system that responds to voice commands.

4. Passengers are a priority

Traveling with friends and family can mean karaoke duets one minute, and stretched-out snoozing the next. Thankfully the 2022 Cherokee makes everyone feel like a VIP guest. Seating five across two rows, your front-row passenger gets heated seat functionality as standard, while rear-row occupants will love its 40.3 inches of legroom. Everyone's devices are welcome, too. The 2022 Cherokee can pair with up to eight mobile devices, has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility as standard, and boasts four USB ports for rear-row charging and up-front playlist management.

5. Trail ready

This well-mannered SUV also has an off-road beast mode that you'll never tire of when faced with harsh weather conditions or unpredictable terrain. Choose a 2022 Cherokee with 4WD and you'll automatically get Jeep's Selec-Terrain® traction management system too, helping you to master snow, ice, sand, and mud, with precision and control. The Trailhawk trim is the ultimate Cherokee off-roader adding exclusive features like underbody skid plates, Selec-Speed® control, and Selec-Terrain Rock mode. Used together, these features can assist you in maintaining a slow crawl speed (1-5 mph) over steep slopes and rocky tundra without the need for brake control or torque revs.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews

RepairPal gave the Jeep Cherokee an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Cherokee 8th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Jeep Cherokee features and specs

Latitude Lux 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.1"/R 40.3"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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