Intro to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Intro to the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Discover the all-new hybrid Grand Cherokee!

4xe is Jeep's name for its first-ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain. It was first available in the 2021 model year for the Wrangler and showed success. For the 2022 model year, the 4xe powertrain is being made available for the Grand Cherokee, marking another stride towards an electric vehicle future! Within the Grand Cherokee lineup, 4xe will be available for the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit trim levels, making it more accessible. Continue reading below to discover the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and all that it has to offer!

Grand Cherokee 4xe powertrain

A hybrid vehicle is classified as one that employs both gas and electric power with electric generators powered by a battery pack supplementing the gas engine. In the case of Jeep's 4xe powertrain, this combination includes a turbocharged 2.0-Liter Inline-4 cylinder engine, one electric generator mounted in place of the traditional alternator, and another in the transmission replacing the torque converter. The E-Selec buttons allow drivers to control the Grand Cherokee 4xe's usage with three drive modes, Hybrid, Electric, and E-Save. The Grand Cherokee 4xe accomplishes the astonishing electric equivalent of 56 MPG. Additionally, the Grand Cherokee 4xe offers a total driving range of 440 miles and an electric-only driving range of 25 miles. If you're worried about sacrificing power for fuel efficiency, have no fear! The Grand Cherokee pumps out a remarkable 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of instant torque.

Charging the Grand Cherokee 4xe

Since the Grand Cherokee 4xe is a plug-in hybrid, its battery is primarily recharged by an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging cord. A 120-volt Level 1 EV charger comes standard with the purchase of any Grand Cherokee 4xe model, recharging the battery in approximately 12 hours. Additionally, customers can purchase a 240-volt Level 2 EV charging cord that cuts the charging time down to just two hours. While most of the battery's charge comes from a power cord, a process called regenerative braking maintains or increases the battery's state of charge while the vehicle is in use. Brake regeneration creates electric energy while the car is braking and channels it back to the battery pack. In addition, Jeep's 4xe system comes with a Max Regen feature that applies a more aggressive brake regen calibration that will create and channel energy back to the battery as soon as the driver lets off the gas pedal. In addition to giving the battery more charge, Max Regen also helps stop the car quicker.

Can the Grand Cherokee 4xe go off-roading?

Absolutely! The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is still every bit a Jeep, even with the PHEV powertrain. All Grand Cherokee 4xe models employ Jeep's Quadra-Trac II 4x4 drivetrain. This system's two-speed transfer case takes input from sensors at all four wheels and automatically redistributes torque to the axle with the most traction. Using a two-speed transfer case, the Grand Cherokee 4xe reaches a lower gear ratio, making crawling at low speeds much easier. The electric nature of the powertrain allows for the torque to be distributed instantly, making it easier to crawl over rugged terrain without having to build up RPMs. If you're in search of even more capability, the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe is where you want to be. It earned its Trail Rated badge by conquering the intimidating Rubicon Trail in Electric mode! Replacing the Quadra-Trac II system is Quadra-Drive II, with a rear electronic limited-slip differential. This system provides the best possible traction and the fastest possible torque response times. The limited-slip rear differential allows the system to transfer torque to a specific wheel with the most traction while decreasing power to the other three. The Trailhawk adds additional features like a front sway bar disconnect for increased wheel articulation, Selec-Speed for speed control while driving in 4LO mode, all-terrain tires, high strength steel skid plates, and more.

Where to get a 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe in Richmond, VA

The future is now with the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe! If you'd like to learn more about the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe in the Richmond, VA area, the experts at Pearson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are here to help! You can contact us in-store, by phone, or right here on our website. We also invite you to visit our website's new inventory to stay up-to-date on our most recent arrival. We look forward to hearing from you!

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