2022 Jeep Cherokee X Joins Revamped Lineup, Base Price Is Way Up
For the last year or so, attention in the Jeep world focused primarily on the Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee. Both are new, but the non-grand Cherokee still trolls in the background. The midsize SUV is certainly getting along in years – its bones date back to 2014 – but that’s not stopping Jeep from shaking up the 2022 Cherokee lineup. That includes a major reshuffle of entry-level pricing, which we’ll discuss in a bit.
The big news is the addition of a new trim level called the Cherokee X. Slotting in at the lower end of the spectrum, it adds a bit of Trailhawk flavor in the form of rugged styling cues with exterior graphics, a 1-inch suspension lift, all-terrain tires on black 17-inch wheels, and standard-issue 4WD with V6 power. The interior is a mix of black cloth and vinyl, and while eight exterior colors are offered, the only one that doesn’t cost extra is white.
It’s the new point of entry in a significantly different Cherokee family. Altitude, Freedom, and 80th Anniversary trims are gone, as is the base Latitude model. The Latitude Lux gets more standard equipment such as dual-zone climate control and a power liftgate, serving as the more luxurious base model to the rugged X. From there, the only other trim levels for 2022 are the Trailhawk and range-topping Limited.