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Jeep No Longer Produces the Old Grand Cherokee, but You Can Still Purchase a New Model.

The new Grand Cherokee has replaced the previous model. But is it? According to a Jeep official, the current Jeep Grand Cherokee, chassis code WK2, is no longer being produced, but it is still available for purchase as a 2022 model alongside the new 2022 Grand Cherokee WL (the one available, for the first time ever, as a three-row). It’s nothing unusual to provide both the new and the old at the same time; the Ram Classic is one example. Jeep had also hinted that it might happen when the new WL was released.

Even these “vintage” WK2s are pretty expensive at the moment, at least based on a cursory peek at inventory pricing. Only $1,345 separates the cheapest old Grand Cherokee from the most costly new Grand on the configurator. The departing Grand may not be the finest choice if you’re seeking for a discount. While supplies last, there is still hope if you’re yearning a WK2. Remember that the (three-row) Dodge Durango is a WK2’s platform twin if your quest for one comes up short.

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Not all surprises are good; some are. Here’s the conclusion: There are two 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee models, at least while supplies remain, so be aware of which one you’re purchasing. Here is a concise summary of the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s generations for your convenience:

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Initial “ZJ” generation (1993-1998)

WJ of second generation (1999-2004)

Generation three “WK” (2005-2010)

WK2 of fourth generation (2011-2022)

WL of the fifth generation (2021–2022, three-row L, 2022, two-row)

 

Since 1992, Jeep has sold 7 million Grand Cherokees worldwide. The new Grand Cherokee has a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain for the 4xe that combines a 270 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 with a 134 horsepower, 195 horsepower traction motor that takes the place of the torque converter in the eight-speed automatic transmission with a 44 horsepower, 39 pound-feet starter/generator motor acting on the accessory drive pulley for a total of A 17-kWh battery pack allows the PHEV to achieve 56 mpg-e combined with a 25-mile all-electric driving range. Customers may only purchase a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk with a 4xe powerplant for the 2023 model year. The entry-level 3.6-liter V-6 and 5.7-liter V-8 engines from the WL generation are carried over from the WK.