We drive The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe PHEV for 2024

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe PHEV – Its not often I get to drive a true 4WD that is also a Plug in Hybrid. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe Jeep is such a car.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV front quarter 1 There is a lot that appeals with the Jeep. It looks stylish. Extremely comfortable inside and plenty of room for four occupants with luggage.

Jeep haven’t skimped on any luxury with the PHEV version.

It comes with a turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine combined with two electric motors and a 17.3-kilowatt hour battery. This is enough for around 45 – 50km of electric only power.  If you are diligent about charging daily, then most urban people can get their daily kilometres on EV only

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe

You can choose to drive as a hybrid, an EV only for the range or save the EV power for later. Clever.

Overall, the 4xe system delivers 280 kilowatts of combined power and 637Newton metres of combined torque. This drives through the famous Jeep 4WD system and an 8 speed automatic transmission.

Under acceleration, there is a bit of road noise and a crisp rasp from the exhaust when using petrol.

While its practical, its also expensive at almost $130,000 plus the usual costs.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV front interior 1

Readers can find more details about the JEEP Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe PHEV  HERE


Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV engine

What is good?

  • Stylish design
  • 4WD Capability
  • Comfortable inside

What is not so good?

  • PHEV has limited EV only range and 2.0L engine struggles by itself
  • Lower payload and towing capacity.
  • Expensive

2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe

Instead of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe PHEV buyers could also look at

Large true 4WD wagons with PHEV capability are not common – in fact rare

Buyers could look at the Land Rover Defender PHEV, Range Rover Sport PHEV,

Other larger SUV styled choices could include: Mazda CX-90, Toyota Kluger Grand Hybrid, Volvo XC90 Recharge, Audi Q5 PHEV.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV rear quarter 1

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