SPOTTED: Two-Row 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74):

The Mid-Level Two-Row Grand Cherokee Looks Good On The Street...

With the cancelation of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), the Jeep® brand is left without a public site to debut their all-new two-row 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL74). As the fifth generation of the most-awarded SUV nameplate ever, there is a lot riding on the launch of the newest interpretation of the Grand Cherokee. Especially, considering how its three-row Grand Cherokee L (WL75) variant has been well received by customers and the media. 

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74). (SpiedBlide).

During the company’s EV Day 2021 presentation last month, we got our first brief look at the new WL74 in its premium electrified Summit Reserve 4xe offerings. A few seconds of B-Roll footage and a couple of still images shot from a distance, wasn’t enough to tell us much more than what we already knew about the all-new two-row Grand Cherokee.

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74). (SpiedBlide).

This past week, one of our readers caught one of the new WL74 models uncamouflaged in a Stellantis holding lot. This time it was the luxury-oriented Overland model with a two-tone roof, showing us the same color pattern and most of the same details as the press images. However, our good friend spy photographer Brian Williams (SpiedBlide) has caught the new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited out testing in Metro Detroit.

The new WL74 Limited model is actually quite different than its three-row WL75 companion. 

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74). (SpiedBlide).

Starting with the front fascia, the new WL74 features a more angular look to the lower part of the fascia, compared to the WL75’s more squared-off look. The rear of the WL74 Limited looks drastically different with a floating D-pillar design. Highlighting the exterior, a chrome daylight opening (DLO) trim runs over the greenhouse’s windows and wraps down the D-pillar to the rear glass. The new styling treatment gives the two-row model a much more sporty design than the “L”.

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74). (SpiedBlide).

We expect much of the running gear from the “L”, which includes engines, transmission, and four-wheel-drive (4×4) systems. 

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Limited 4x4. (MoparInsiders).
2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Limited 4×4. (MoparInsiders).

The award-winning all-aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, rated at 293 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque should be the standard. Fuel-saving engine stop-start (ESS) technology is standard on the Pentastar V-6. For those who want more power, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, rated at 357 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque should be optional. Both engines are mated to 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmissions. 

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Limited (WL74). (SpiedBlide).

As for the upcoming Grand Cherokee 4xe’s powertrain, Jeep has not dropped any details yet. However, our sources are telling us that the Grand Cherokee 4xe models will be powered by a very similar powertrain to the Wrangler Unlimited 4xe. For those who worry about range anxiety, the Wrangler 4xe’s powertrain consists of two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack, a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, and robust TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic hybrid transmission, which allows the Wrangler to maximize efficiency. The Wrangler Unlimited 4xe models can achieve 49 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) combined. The gas-electric powertrain is good for 375 horsepower and 470 ft.-lb. of torque.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland Off-Road. (Jeep).

When it comes to capability, the next-generation Grand Cherokee should continue its best-in-class attributes. 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 should instill Grand Cherokee with the Jeep brand’s legendary 4×4 capability. We have already seen the new off-road-oriented Trailhawk and Overland Off-Road models testing on public roads.

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (WL74). (MoparInsiders).
2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (WL74). (MoparInsiders).

Production of the all-new two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee WL74 will begin on Monday, September 27th. For those waiting for the electrified 4xe model, you will have to wait an additional month, as it will begin production at the end of October. Both vehicles will be built at the Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack facility.

Let us know what you think about the discontinuation of the new WL74 Limited in the comments below. Don’t forget to check out our dedicated WLJeepForum.com forum, to discuss everything surrounding the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee (WL) models.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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So far, I like Limited front end on the WL74 the most, and IMO it looks much better than WL75 Limited.
Can’t wait to see WL74 Summit or Summit Reserve .

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WOW.... that may be my next car.... especially if my wife keep complaining about the lack of a touch screen.

This is just Lovely, the way it different then the L is incredible.

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I like the way this Limited model looks. I think it's nicer looking then the white Overland Jeep showed a little while back. As long as it's available with the panoramic sunroof, the new Grand Cherokee WL74 may very well be my next ride.

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I saw one of these in Delaware! It was in a parking lot of a Wawa and there where two guys wearing jeep merchandise. They where talking to people who asked about it. It looks awesome just a bit expensive.

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Eh...I am not crazy about that floating D pillar. Or those rear tail lights. Front end is ok and the interior is nice but THEY TOOK AWAY THE LIGHT FROST/BEIGE interior, which sucks. Gray is such a boring interior color, it's a Toyota gray. The beige was perfect.

I really don't like this trend where the lightning enclosures are getting smaller and smaller, and are basically slits. The WK2 rear lights are perfectly proportional. I may just buy a used 2018-2021 WK2 with a Hemi once this stupid supply chain issue/used car pricing insanity is resolved in two or three years. As long as it has Carplay support, a Hemi, and beige interior, that's all I'm looking for.

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