With the reveal of the All-New Jeep® Grand Cherokee L in South Africa, the Jeep brand marks 81 years of 4×4 leadership with the rebirth of an American SUV icon –blending off-road capability with a premium on-road driving experience, which, for the first time in the vehicle’s history, includes a third row of seating.
The newest iteration is designed and engineered to deliver an unmatched combination of even more legendary 4×4 capability, superior on-road refinement, premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out, and a host of advanced safety and technology features.
All-New Jeep® Grand Cherokee L // Technical Features
All-New architecture delivers world-class driving dynamics and durability true to Jeep’s legendary 4×4 capability
The All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L is re-engineered with a focus to optimise comfort & handling, while reducing weight, improving fuel economy and delivering improved 4×4 capability along with unrivaled premium on-road driving dynamics.
Legendary off-road capability begins courtesy of three 4×4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II with rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD). All three systems are equipped with an active transfer case to improve traction by moving torque to work with the wheel with the most grip. The Grand Cherokee L’s class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system lets customers choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum 4×4 performance with five available terrain modes (Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand) to provide optimized calibrations for any given driving scenario.
Additional to the three 4×4 systems, for the first time in the history of the model, the Grand Cherokee L offers a class-exclusive Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, featuring electronic adaptive damping. The Quadra-Lift Air Suspension delivers a best-in-class ground clearance, at 277mm, while also adjusting height automatically based on road conditions and speed to reduce drag and for better fuel economy.
The All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers buyers a fuel-efficient and refined engine with proven performance for any driving situation.
Standard is the all-aluminum 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine, rated at 210 kW and 344 Nm of torque. Lauded for its power and refinement, the 60-degree angle between the Pentastar V-6’s cylinder banks make it inherently smooth running, augmented by accessories that bolt directly to the engine block. Fuel-saving engine start-stop (ESS) technology is also standard on the Pentastar V6.
Design: Unparalleled refinement, uncompromising craftsmanship
The proportion of the All-New Grand Cherokee L was inspired by the original Wagoneer, Jeep’s first full-size luxury SUV. Grand Cherokee L’s lean profile features a longer hood and cab, which shifts the vehicle rearward to give a sense of motion with a ready to react response. A forward-tipped grille further enhances the length of the hood and gives a respectful nod to Wagoneer’s iconic design. A lowered, tapered roof improves aerodynamic performance and efficiency without sacrificing its cargo spaciousness and utility.
For the first time, a premium, full suite of LED lighting is standard on all Jeep Grand Cherokee trim levels, which allowed for design flexibility and helped to shape the identity of the vehicle. Ultra slim headlamps with unique signature lighting set into Gloss Black bezels, along with slim horizontal fog lamps, express the serious nature of the front end and allow the Grand Cherokee L to be instantly recognizable both during the day and at night. In the rear, ultra slim tail lamps with unique lit signatures complete the lighting story. Additional elements include approach-lit door handles and puddle lighting projected from the rearview mirror, which are standard on the Summit Reserve.
When it came to the interior design of Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the team’s objective was to create one of the most exquisite and technically advanced passenger cabins in the industry. The next-generation interior evolves to create a more refined expression, featuring handcrafted materials with an attention to detail and modern amenities that pair seamlessly with its new lean and tailored exterior, and has led the Grand Cherokee L to be named one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2021.
“Utterly breathtaking interior,” notes Wards 10 Best judge Drew Winter. “A stunning mixture of rich colours and lavish materials.” The editorial staff of Wards, a global leader in automotive intelligence, selected the winners after evaluating 33 vehicles, which were scored on ergonomics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality and aesthetics.
The centre stack has been realigned to be even more accessible to the driver. A bright, structural element neatly frames the next-generation, 10.1-inch display for the new Uconnect 5 system. Also new is a 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge cluster with nearly two dozen different menus from which the user can select, including driver-assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control, highway assist, night vision (*Summit Reserve) and drowsy driver detection. To control the digital cluster, the Grand Cherokee L features an All-New multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters.
The Grand Cherokee L offers the most available technology features in its class. With the addition of new front and rear interactive displays, the Grand Cherokee L now boasts more than 30 inches of total available digital screen space. New features for the 2022 model year include:
- A segment-exclusive 10.25-inch front passenger screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, camera viewing and visual entertainment
- The front-seat passenger can also easily monitor, as well as stop, start and pause, rear display content.
An all-new Jeep seating architecture has been introduced on the Grand Cherokee L, featuring a length-adjustable cushion for the front row in the Summit Reserve, which is a Stellantis first. First-row seats with power 16-way adjustable position with memory and lumbar are standard on Summit Reserve. Seat back massage that includes five customizable profiles with three levels of pressure intensity is on Summit Reserve.
Available first in the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Stellantis is currently the only automotive manufacturer in the world to carry a McIntosh audio sound system, which comes standard with the Overland and Summit Reserve. The advanced, high-performance audio system features a 17-channel amplifier with a maximum output of 950 watts and 19 speakers, including a 10-inch subwoofer, to envelope vehicle occupants in high-definition sound.
New levels of dimensionality
Designed to maximize overall passenger comfort, the All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L delivers unsurpassed third-row capacity and increased cargo volume. The vehicle’s 3,091mm (121.7-inch) wheelbase creates generous interior room and gives passengers expansive, class-leading legroom in the second row.
For improved vehicle access, the Grand Cherokee L features larger second-row door openings than previous generations. They open 64 degrees with an ingress/egress exterior side step.
Grand Cherokee L delivers increased rear cargo volume behind the second row 1,328 litres (46.9 cu. ft.). The third-row seat features a 50/50 split and is easily folded from the rear of the vehicle. For even more utility, both the second- and third-row seats fold forward into a flat-load floor. When the second- and third-row seats are folded flat, the maximum cargo space is 2,396 litres (84.6 cu. Ft).
The Grand Cherokee L is the first Jeep vehicle to feature an electronic remote release in the rear cargo area to quickly and effortlessly fold the second row bench seats flat. The feature is standard on Summit Reserve.
Most advanced, high-tech safety and security features in its class
The All-New Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers more than 110 safety and security features, including innovative applications of technologies that refine the connection between driver, vehicle and the road.
These features enhance a driver’s field of vision, help make instrumentation easier to see and enable driver-assist capabilities that accommodate collision avoidance.
Among the safety features available across the Grand Cherokee L lineup are:
- Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
- Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with 360-degree surround view camera system with built-in washers on both front and rear camera lenses.
- Night Vision Camera with pedestrian and animal detection (*Summit Reserve)
- Rear Cross Path detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
- Active Lane Management
- LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
- Advanced Brake Assist
- Blind-spot Monitoring
- ParkView rear back-up camera
- ParkSense rear park assist sensors with stop
- Switch-activated electric park brake
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
- Drowsy Driver Detection system
Advanced technology: Segment-leading offerings
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L features the latest, most advanced Uconnect system ever, with a 10.1-inch display and intuitive user experience. The All-New Uconnect 5 delivers operating speeds that are five times faster when compared to the previous generation. By using an Android operating system and over-the-air (OTA) updates, Uconnect 5 brings flexibility that will allow the system to continuously evolve to offer new content, features and services.
The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for unmatched ease of use. The suite of system highlights include:
- 4-inch or 10.1-inch digital touchscreen
- Five user profiles plus a valet mode – customizable music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation
- Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones
- All-New Uconnect mobile app
Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad, plus standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L delivers a class-leading total of 12 USB Type A and Type C ports for all three rows.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L is also the first production Jeep vehicle to offer a fully digital rearview mirror. The digital rearview mirror displays video in real time from a rear-facing camera, offering an image that is unobstructed by the D-pillars or rear seats. It also reverts back to a traditional reflective mirror.
Additionally, the Grand Cherokee L is the first production Jeep vehicle to offer a windshield full-colour Head-up Display (HUD). The full-colour display is configurable up to 10 inches and features three predefined configurations and a custom mode with a choice of four reconfigurable layouts. The HUD provides key vehicle information to the driver including, speed, speed limit, navigation and driver assist systems. All HUD settings can be personalized and saved within the driver profiles.
Also new for Grand Cherokee L is a standard 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge and cluster with nearly two dozen different menus from which the user can select. The full-colour cluster features five reconfigurable tiles for at-a-glance data or quick and easy access to the most used information. Drivers may choose between analog or digital instrumentation. All cluster settings can be saved to a user profile as part of Grand Cherokee L’s full vehicle customization and automatically recalled for each driver. On-screen graphics are delivered in real-time, animated 3D.
Peace of mind
Once over the excitement of the new Grand Cherokee L, the more rationally minded will be comforted by the standard Five years/120,000km warranty and Roadside Assistance. Maintenance intervals are every 12 months or 12,000km but Five years/100 000 km maintenance plan.
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited: R 1 299 900
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland: R 1 479 900
Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve: R 1 679 900