Jeep Grand Cherokee: Which Should You Buy, 2022 or 2023? | News

Most significant changes: Inflation is real. The two- and three-row gasoline Grand Cherokees get significant price bumps for 2023, though Jeep kept prices level for the 4xe plug-in hybrid. Also significant: the rugged Grand Cherokee Trailhawk now is offered only as a higher-priced 4xe. Otherwise, there is little change from 2022.

Pricing: The base two-row gasoline Laredo with rear-wheel drive starts at $42,830 (all prices include destination; four-wheel drive is $2,000 more). That’s up $2,710 from 2022, and other gasoline two- and three-row models get similar increases. Paint colors went from $395 to $495 (Jeep charges for all body colors but white). The 2023 base 4xe starts at $61,660.

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Which should you buy, 2022 or 2023? For the 4xe, go for a 2023 model. For gasoline versions, save bucks for essentially the same SUV if you can find a 2022. As this is written, there still are 2,231 new 2022s listed nationwide by dealers on Note that this refers to new-generation 2022 Grand Cherokees, not the old two-row model that was renamed the Grand Cherokee WK for 2022 and sold for a time alongside the new model.

Jeep’s venerable Grand Cherokee takes a breather on changes for 2023 after completing a full redesign and expansion into a line of SUVs for the 2022 model year. The new generation of grander Grand Cherokees first broke cover with the rollout of the 2021 Grand Cherokee L, a new three-row version of Jeep’s longtime two-row, mid-size SUV. The L was the tip of the spear for the new design, advanced safety and convenience tech, and added features that later came to the two-row model for 2022. The brand also introduced the Grand Cherokee’s first plug-in hybrid line, the two-row 4xe, late in the 2022 model year.

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After all that, changes for 2023 are minimal except for inflation, with four-figure price increases for the conventional gasoline Grand Cherokees. Prices for 2023 are the same, however, for the 4xe.

Other Changes

Each version of the 2023 Grand Cherokee continues to offer trim levels competing in price and escalating luxury with a wide range of mid-size SUVs, from relatively affordable mainstream-brand trucks to luxury-brand haulers. There is just one major change in the trim configurations: the Trailhawk off-road trim now is available only as a pricier 4xe PHEV. Jeep is also celebrating the Grand Cherokee’s three-decade run with a 30th Anniversary edition of the 4xe, which adds $4,700 worth of goodies to the base model, including tow hooks, 20-inch black wheels, black leather seats, a video rearview mirror, a 360-degree camera system, a 10.1-inch touchscreen with navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and premium audio.

In other 2023 tweaks, the 4xe’s gray exterior accents become gloss-black, and the Limited and Overland trim levels get a standard 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen system with navigation. Two audio upgrades now are offered a la carte: The nine-speaker Alpine system is a stand-alone option for the Limited trim level, and the 19-speaker McIntosh system is a one-off for the Overland and Summit.

Under the Hood

The Grand Cherokee’s powertrains carry over for 2023. The base gasoline engine is a 293-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission; it puts out 260 pounds-feet of torque and is rated to tow up to 6,200 pounds. Optional or standard for higher trim levels is a 357-hp, 5.7-liter V-8; torque output is 390 pounds-feet, and it can tow up to 7,200 pounds. The V-6 is available with rear- or four-wheel drive; the V-8 is 4WD-only. Jeep offers three 4WD systems.

The 4xe’s powertrain is an all-wheel-drive system with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, two electric motors and a 17.3-kilowatt-hour battery pack. It comes standard with an eight-speed automatic and a two-speed transfer case. Combined output is 375 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque, and it is rated to tow up to 6,000 pounds. The 2023 4xe’s mileage rating is not yet posted, but Jeep says it will equal the 2022 EPA estimate of 25 miles of all-electric driving range.

Price Breakdown

Starting prices for 2023 is as follows, with changes from the 2022 model year in parenthesis. All prices include a mandatory $1,795 destination charge.

Grand Cherokee

  • Laredo: $42,830 (up $2,710)
  • Altitude: $47,935 ($2,710)
  • Limited: $49,650 ($3,210)
  • Overland: $58,990 ($2,955)
  • Summit: $63,505 ($3,410)
  • Summit Reserve: $69,985 ($3,410)

Grand Cherokee L

  • Laredo: $44,830 ($2,710)
  • Altitude: $49,935 ($2,710)
  • Limited: $51,650 ($3,210)
  • Overland: $60,990 ($2,955)
  • Summit: $65,505 ($3,410)
  • Summit Reserve: $71,985 ($3,410)

Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV

  • Base: $61,660
  • 30th Anniversary: $66,360
  • Trailhawk: $67,055
  • Overland: $69,675
  • Summit: $74,390
  • Summit Reserve: $78,870

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