2022 Grand Cherokee VS Grand Cherokee L

 

The Jeep Grand Cherokee family is expanding, offering even better performance and capability along with new models like the Grand Cherokee L. If you're curious what the main differences are between the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Grand Cherokee L, check out our comparisons below!

 

Exterior Features


Put the 2022 Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L next to each other and you'll find various differences in their exterior features. To start, the wheelbase of the Grand Cherokee L is 7 inches longer, and the overall length is 15.1 inches larger than the Grand Cherokee. The 2022 Grand Cherokee sports a newly sculpted look similar to the Grand Cherokee L, which features a new tapered roof that provides improved aerodynamics without sacrificing space, and standard LED headlamps and tail-lamps make for an impressive view. Both models have available fog lamps. Both the Grand Cherokee and the Grand Cherokee L sport the new, slimmer 7-slot Jeep grilles.


 

Interior Features


The most obvious difference when you get inside the cabins of the 2022 Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Grand Cherokee L is 2 rows vs 3 rows of passenger space. As such, the Grand Cherokee L is longer and larger than the standard 2022 Grand Cherokee model. The Grand Cherokee L is also wider than the Grand Cherokee, adding an extra 2.2 inches of overall width. The total interior passenger volume of the Grand Cherokee is 105.4 cubic feet, while it is 159.1 cubic feet in the Grand Cherokee L. Front headroom is both models is nearly neck and neck, while the legroom and shoulder room increase be 1 inch and 0.5 inch in the Grand Cherokee L respectively. In the third row of the Grand Cherokee L, passengers won't be cramped with 37.3-inch headroom and 30.2-inch legroom. As with a 3-row model, you'll also have more interior cargo storage space in the Grand Cherokee L than in the standard Grand Cherokee. If needing lots of cargo space is a must, then the Grand Cherokee L is the winner. Folding the third and second rows down, it offers 84.6 cubic feet of storage, 46.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 17.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row. However, for a 2-row SUV, the 2022 Grand Cherokee still offers quite a bit of space for its size - 70.8 cubic feet with the second row down, and 37.7 cubic feet behind the second row.

 

Powertrains


Both the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and  Grand Cherokee L have the same powertrain options, and the same base engine - a 3.6L Pentastar V6, which pumps out up to 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque. Both models' base options are also an 8-speed automatic FWD drive system. The estimated MPG of both the 2022 Grand Cherokee and 2021 Grand Cherokee L is 19 city and 26 hwy, with a combined estimate of 21 mpg. The 2022 Grand Cherokee and the 2022 Grand Cherokee L also have the option of a 5.7L HEMI V8 engine if you're looking for more power, and both can tow up to 7,200 pounds. Where the 2022 Grand Cherokee has an edge is the option of a PHEV engine, which is not currently offered on the Grand Cherokee L.