It was nearly 30 years ago, the Jeep® Grand Cherokee began its legacy as the most-awarded SUV in history. After four groundbreaking generations, the newest iteration kicked off with the first-ever three-row variant called the Grand Cherokee L (WL75). The introduction of a three-row model answered a lot of Grand Cherokee enthusiasts calls for a larger model offering more passenger room. But, it wasn’t until September 29th that we finally got to see the two-row Grand Cherokee (WL74) offering that ultimately replaces the previous (WK2) generation.
Unlike recent unveilings, Jeep refrained from releasing the pricing on the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup. But thanks to the keen eyes over at Muscle Cars and Trucks, it seems that Jeep has prematurely posted the starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices (MSRPs) of the standard (non-4xe) two-row Grand Cherokee models on the Jeep.com website.
Jeep did take the pricing down, earlier today once the word had gotten out to the internet. But for those who missed the numbers, here is a breakdown of the starting MSRPs for each of the two-row Grand Cherokee trims…
|2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL74) Trims||Starting MSRP||Price Difference From 2021|
|Grand Cherokee Laredo 4×2||$37,390||+$2,420 (over 21MY Laredo E)|
|Grand Cherokee Altitude 4×2||$41,945||+$3,230 (over 21MY Laredo X)|
|Grand Cherokee Limited 4×2||$43,710||+$2,515|
|Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4||$50,275||+$3,880|
|Grand Cherokee Overland 4×2||$53,305||+$5,570|
|Grand Cherokee Summit 4×2||$57,365||+$3,280|
|Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4×4||$63,365||N/A|
You can also see that we broke down the new pricing structure leaked on the Jeep website, to the outgoing 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2) model’s pricing structure. The result is a hefty increase across the lineup, which is usually expected every time an auto manufacturer rolls out a completely new vehicle. If the numbers are correct from Jeep.com, then the new entry-level Laredo will be approximately $2,420 more expensive than the entry-level 2021 model.
On another note, when we originally started writing this article two days ago, we were contacted by several of our dealer connections which stated that the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L models they have been pre-ordering have shown significant price increases. One dealer posted on our dedicated WLJeepForum.com website that one 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland 4×4 with the Pentastar V6 they had ordered, with the 10.1-inch Uconnect, Luxury Tech Group IV, and Advanced ProTech III Group packages now has a U.S. MSRP of $64,780, versus the $62,870 MSRP it had when it launched. Grand Cherokee L models also saw, a slightly price hike and some of its features cut recently as well for the 2021 models.
We do know that the Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack facility that is currently manufacturing the Grand Cherokee L and the new Grand Cherokee, has been made a priority plant during the semiconductor shortage. Stellantis will make sure that the Mack facility has enough chips to continue to cranks out as many Grand Cherokee (WL) models as it can.
With that being said, its no surprise that semiconductor shortage has caused many automakers to rise the cost of vehicles. The issue also lies with dealers, who are also struggling for inventory to put huge adjustments on popular vehicles as well, causing new products to be even more expensive than ever.
Jeep knows it has a hot seller on its hands with the launch of the new Grand Cherokee (WL). But we will be curious to see the official price increases for the 2022 model year, once they are announced.
Be sure to check out our dedicated WLJeepForum.com website for all the latest news and information surrounding the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Grand Cherokee L, and Grand Cherokee 4xe.