GHI and Car and Driver screened hundreds of new vehicles to identify the top makes and models for the 2022 model year. The GHI judges logged thousand of miles on various test tracks and on public roads, to assess several categories that are among the top concerns of those looking to purchase a vehicle: Safety, Value, Handling, Interior Design, Comfort, and Technology.
To select the best vehicles, engineers, analysts, and consumers evaluated several features, such as the ease of folding seats, storage and cargo space, as well as the fit and installation of child safety seats. Bonus points were awarded for innovative technology like hands-free liftgates and other features that improve the driving experience.
The Grand Cherokee L debuted last year to meet the growing needs of Jeep customers who asked for more space and functionality. Designed to maximize overall passenger comfort, the Grand Cherokee L delivers uncompromised third-row capacity and increased cargo volume with seating for up to 7 passengers. The vehicle’s expanded wheelbase creates generous interior room and gives passengers expansive, class-leading legroom in the second row.
The state-of-the-art Grand Cherokee L is designed inside and out to deliver unmatched capability and composed driving dynamics. Its renowned 4×4 systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II), Quadra-Lift air suspension, and Selec-Terrain traction management system instill Grand Cherokee L with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4×4 capability.
The Grand Cherokee L has more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including an impressive amount of standard safety features, plus available driver-assist systems, 360-degree surround view, drowsy driver detection, and night vision cameras. Segment-leading technologies include a 10.25-inch front passenger screen, rear-seat monitoring camera system, rear-seat entertainment displays with built-in Amazon Fire TV, and an available premium 19-speaker, 950-watt McIntosh audio system.
“The all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L truly stands out in its segment and continues to raise the bar in capability, performance, and luxury, while also breaking new ground in versatility and functionality. When it comes to full-size SUVs, the Grand Cherokee sets the bar extremely high with its legendary 4×4 capability, uncompromised third-row capacity, and premium amenities,” said Jim Morrison, Senior Vice President and Head of Jeep Brand North America. “The entire Grand Cherokee lineup – including the first electrified two-row 4xe variant – has something to offer every customer, including families that may need extra space or those who enjoy a bit more adventure off the beaten path.”
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