What Powers the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe?
Like any PHEV powertrain, the Jeep 4xe system combines an internal combustion engine with two electric motors powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The Grand Cherokee 4xe features a turbocharged 2.0-Liter Inline-4 cylinder engine, two electric motors, and a 400-volt battery pack. One of the electric motors replaces the alternator to provide a seamless engine stop/start when idling. Meanwhile, the other is in the transmission to instantly offer 100% of the engine’s available torque to offer a quick throttle response and make it easier to crawl over obstacles. This setup provides drivers with 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the extraordinary power, the Grand Cherokee 4xe also offers 25 miles of fully electric driving, a total driving range of 440 miles, and an average of 56 hybrid miles per gallon. As eco-friendly as the 4xe powertrain is, power and capability certainly weren’t sacrificed. The 4xe system is mated to the robust TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission that drives all four wheels with Jeep’s Quadra-Trac II 4×4 drivetrain.
Can I still take the Grand Cherokee 4xe off-roading?
Of course! The Grand Cherokee 4xe didn’t lose any of its Jeep heritage in the pursuit of being friendly to the environment. In fact, the Grand Cherokee 4xe is arguably more capable than the gas-powered Grand Cherokee models. Its all-terrain capability begins with the Quadra-Trac II 4×4 system. It employs a two-speed transfer case that uses input from wheel sensors to continuously determine which wheels to send power to and does so automatically. Using a two-speed transfer case, the Grand Cherokee 4xe achieves a lower gear ratio, making it easier to crawl at low speeds. Speaking of low-speed crawling, another factor makes that even easier. The electric motor inside the transmission replaces the traditional torque converter, pushing torque through the transmission instantly. This allows drivers to overcome obstacles at low speeds without building up RPMs. This capability comes with all 4xe models. However, if you’re searching for maximum capability, you should look at the Trailhawk 4xe. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe overcame the Rubicon Trail in full electric mode to earn its Trail Rated badge! Quadra-Drive II with an electronic limited-slip rear differential replaces the Quadra-Trac II system. Quadra-Drive II provides optimal traction and throttle response times. At the same time, the limited-slip rear differential will transfer engine torque to a specific wheel that has the most traction and decrease power to the other wheels to limit or eliminate a loss of traction. Other off-roading features include high-strength steel skid plates, Quadra-Lift air suspension with up to eleven inches of ground clearance, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, all-terrain tires, Selec-Speed off-road cruise control, and much more.
How do I charge the Grand Cherokee 4xe?
Because the Grand Cherokee is a plug-in hybrid, one can assume it gets its charge from being plugged in. Every Grand Cherokee 4xe model comes with a 120-volt Level 1 electric vehicle (EV) charging cord, providing a 12-hour charge time. Meanwhile, a Level 2 EV charger with 240 volts is available and can provide a full charge in just two hours is available for purchase. Although a majority of the Grand Cherokee 4xe’s power comes from a charging cord, Jeep put in place measures to recharge the battery on the go. Like many other hybrid electric vehicles, the Grand Cherokee 4xe uses regenerative braking to recharge the battery. In short, regenerative braking takes your car’s kinetic energy, turns it into electricity, and sends it back to the battery to maintain or increase its state of charge. Jeep also added the Max Regen feature, which employs a more assertive brake regeneration calibration that begins to create electricity and channel it back to the battery as soon as the driver lets off the gas pedal and will continue until the brake pedal is released and the gas pedal is pressed again. In addition to charging the battery faster, Max Regen also brings the Grand Cherokee 4xe to a halt more quickly.
Get a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The Grand Cherokee’s future looks very bright with the announcement of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe lineup! If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area and are interested in the Grand Cherokee 4xe, the sales team here at Arrigo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Margate is standing by, ready to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact us right here on our website, by phone, or in-store. You can also stay updated on our most recent arrivals by viewing our new inventory right here online. We look forward to serving you!