Car Review: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L adds more space

Finally, you can take the entire family with you when you explore on and off-road with the Jeep Grand Cherokee L.

Want a Jeep but need more space? The Grand Cherokee L adds a third row of seats and more space. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L stands for more space and seats, but still can get dirty on the trail when needed.

Added space inside this Grand Cherokee L is a welcome change for those who couldn’t fit the previous versions. The L version of the Grand Cherokee adds a third row of seats and added cargo space. Step up to the luxurious Summit Reserve trim level and you will be surrounded by high-end finishes in the cabin that rival the pricey luxury vehicles. Leather with contrast piping throughout the cabin sets the tone.

This Grand Cherokee is all about pampering. The wood trim adds a nice touch to compliment the abundance of leather in this ride. Digital gauges and a large 10.1-inch touch screen with the latest Uconnect 5 NAV system is easy to use. The 950-watt sound system sounds excellent and is very powerful but remained clear.

A Grand Cherokee, even this longer L version, is still a capable off-road, go-just-about-anywhere vehicle. Even this luxurious Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve has decent ground clearance and a slick 4×4 system. However, Jeep knows that it will probably spend most of the time on pavement and away from the dirt and rocks.

I found the Jeep more hushed on the highway and the ride was smoother with the suspension soaking up more of the bumps. It handled better than I remember from previous generations, but there is still some lean in sharper and tighter corners. The standard V-6 will please many Jeep buyers and it provides just enough power, but for those drivers who want more, there is still an optional V-8 for a few grand more.

On the outside, the 2022 Grand Cherokee retains that tough squared-off styling, just with a more modern touch than before. A new nose shows off that famous Jeep seven-slot grill but now there is more curve seemingly blending into the hood.

Huge 21-inch wheels and a two-tone Bright white paint with a black roof set apart the pricey Summit L Reserve model from other Grand Cherokee models. The added length of the Grand Cherokee L is hard to notice from a distance but if you get close you notice the longer wheelbase and size.

Cost: $59,860; as tested $66,695

MPG: 18 MPG City; 25 MPG Highway. I managed 21.1 mpg in 295 miles of mixed driving.

Options: $3,000 Summit Reserve group; $245 luxury tech group V; $1,995 advanced protech group IV; $1,795 destination

Safety: electronic roll mitigation; Parkview with Parksense front and rear park assist; adaptive cruise control with stop and go; blind spot monitoring and cross path detection; advanced brake assist; full speed forward collision warn plus; Night Vision with Pedestrian and Animal Detection; Head-Up Display; active lane management; intersection collision assist; drowsy driver detection.

Things to know: The Jeep Grand Cherokee L adds the space and seats so the family can get off the beaten path in luxury.


  • Grand Cherokee L now has extra space and a third of seats
  • Vastly improved interior and new technology brings the Grand Cherokee to today’s standards
  • Still has off road ability like a Jeep should


  • Gets pricey with higher trim levels and option packages
  • Available V-8 power leads to lower MPGs
  • Leans a bit in faster or tighter corners than some crossovers in its class

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