The all-new, long-wheelbase version of Grand Cherokee has just been launched and now we are eagerly waiting to see the standard version. This model will be ready for the next year and besides standard trim levels, we also count on models with familiar performance badged. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is definitely one of them. This has always been one of the most desirable Grand Cherokee models, characterized by a capable V8 engine, all-wheel drive and lots of standard equipment.
The new iteration shouldn’t be much different. We count on an SUV that offers plenty of power but also significantly improved driving characteristics. Furthermore, this model will come with a long list of standard equipment and lots of unique styling details, which will accentuate its performance character.
When it comes to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT release date, we expect that this model will hit the market by the end of this year.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT will come completely redesigned. The new generation debuted in a long-wheelbase version first, while the versions with two rows of seats will come for the next year. Among them is also the SRT model, which will come with additional upgrades.
Compared to standard versions, this one will come with several distinctive design solutions. When it comes to mechanics, the first thing that comes to mind is the all-wheel-drive layout, which is standard. Furthermore, you may count on upgraded suspension, with things like Bilstein adaptive suspension, Brembo high-performance brakes, limited-slip differential etc. Besides numerous mechanical upgrades, we also count on a lot of exclusive styling details, which will accentuate its high-performance character. This refers to things like wheels, color options, bodywork etc.
On the inside, we also count on a couple of exclusive details. Still, we have no doubt that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT interior will mostly look the same as in the standard model. This means a new dashboard layout, which is characterized by a more mature look, nicer materials and improved build quality. Of course, there will be few exclusive features, which will emphasize the mode’s high-performance character. This refers to things like flat-bottom steering wheel, unique color schemes, materials etc.
On the other hand, the overall cabin layout shouldn’t bring surprises. As we already mentioned, this version will come with the standard wheelbase layout, so don’t expect three rows of seats. The SRT will be capable of accommodating five adult passengers, while we also expect to see upgraded front seats. The cargo area should also offer respectable numbers for the class, though details are yet to come.
As we already mentioned, this version will come with a lot of exclusive features. We talked about mechanical upgrades, such as suspension or limited-slip differential, but this model will also come with a lot of “regular” features on the list of standard equipment. We presume things will once again be similar to the Altitude trim level.
This means that the list of standard equipment should include goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, an 8.4-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as remote start, a power liftgate, and wireless device charging.
When it comes to safety, it should come standard with a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Engine
The exact 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT specs are yet to come but we have no doubt that the new model will stick to the proven recipe. In other words, we count on a familiar 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, which currently puts out around 475 horsepower and 470 horsepower. Some slight power increase for the new model is possible, but we don’t expect too much.
The engine will come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission, while AWD will be standard. The outgoing model returns around 14 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. So, we may expect similar ratings from the new generation as well.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Release Date and Price
We expect that the new model will be ready by the end of this year. When it comes to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT price, we expect it will start at around 75.000 dollars. Some of the potential competitors could be models like BMW X5 M50i or Mercedes-Benz GLE 580.