Update: ‘Price & Release Date’ section updated with sales data.
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee has replaced the original model launched earlier in 2022. The plug-in hybrid model appeals to environment-conscious and off-road enthusiasts alike. Take a look at what we know about Jeep’s most 4×4-capable Grand Cherokee to date so far, which carries some changes shifting to MY2023:
Jeep has carried over the basic design of the new Grand Cherokee, including the 4xe, to the 2023 model. There are no flashy exterior features that scream “green.” Jeep has kept the styling understated, just the way premium SUV customers prefer it. There’s a tiny blue “e” badge on the push-open/push-close cover securing the charging port on the left front fender and a 4xe logo on the left side of the tailgate.
In comparison to the previous model, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has only one exterior change. It features Gloss Black accents instead of the old model’s Neutral Gray accents.
The interior of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe recycles the 2022 model’s design. The plug-in hybrid SUV features a sumptuous interior with a sleek dashboard and AC vents, a compact steering wheel, a 10.1-inch floating central display, a 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster, and a waterfall-like center console with a rotary selector and a wireless charger among others. Open-pore Waxed Walnut wood trim, memory and massage front seats, suede pillars and headliner, and a rear-seat entertainment system consisting of dual 10.1-inch touchscreens allow the occupants to travel luxuriously.
A talking point of the Grand Cherokee 4xe is the 10.25-inch front passenger screen integrated into the dashboard. The additional screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, camera viewing, and visual entertainment, making the journey for the front passenger nearly as engaging as the driver. Other changes inside the two-row model include updated switches, increased storage space in the front bin, and a new HD rear-seat entertainment system with FireTV built-in.
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe employs a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and two electric motors, one in place of a conventional alternator and the other replacing the torque converter in the transmission. The transmission is the 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic unit. A 400-volt, 17.3 kWh traction battery pack residing under the floor, an Integrated Dual Charging Module (ICDM) that clubs a charger and a DC/DC converter, and a Power Inverter Module (PIM) are the main components of the 4xe plug-in hybrid system.
The driver can select from three different drive modes, namely Hybrid, Electric, and eSave. The first two are self-explanatory, while in the eSave mode, the vehicle drives using only gas, saving the electricity in the battery pack for later. This mode also offers the option of choosing between Battery Save and Battery Charge. Irrespective of the mode, the vehicle operates as a hybrid when the battery pack nears depletion. Here, the driver can select the level of regenerative braking.
Output & EV range
The plug-in hybrid powertrain of the 2023 Grand Cherokee produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. On a full charge, the 17.3 kWh battery pack delivers an EPA-est. pure electric range of 26 miles. The EPA-est. combined fuel economy rating is 56 MPGe (electricity + gasoline)/23 MPG (gasoline). With the battery pack fully charged and the gas tank full, it’s possible to cover a distance of 470 miles (EPA-est.). None of these figures are different from the previous model year.
The 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe supports Level 1 (120V AC) and Level 2 (240V AC) charging, and 7.2 kW is its maximum charging rate. Like in the previous model, Level 1 charging could be a time-consuming process of 12 hours. The Jeep Level II (240V) home charger, which Mopar offers in normal and hardwired versions at the same price of USD 619, can charge the plug-in hybrid SUV’s traction battery pack up to six times faster than a typical Level I (120V) charger, in just over two hours.
|Aspect||2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Specification|
|Engine||2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline|
|Engine Power||200 kW (270 hp) at 5,250 rpm|
|Engine Torque||295 lb.-ft. at 3,000 rpm|
|eTorque Belt-Start Generator Motor Power||33 kW (44 hp)|
|eTorque Belt-Start Generator Motor Torque||39 lb.-ft.|
|Integrated Transmission Traction Motor Power||100 kW (134 hp)|
|Integrated Transmission Traction Motor Torque||181 lb.-ft.|
|System Power||280 kW (375 hp) at 5,250 rpm|
|System Torque||470 lb.-ft. at 3,000 rpm|
|Battery Pack Type||Lithium-ion (Li-NMC)|
|Battery Pack Capacity (Gross)||17.3 kWh|
|Battery Pack Operating Voltage||260-400V|
|Charging Modes||Level 1 — 120V AC, Level 2 — 240V AC|
|Maximum Charging Power||7.2 kW|
|EPA-est. Electric Range||26 miles|
|EPA-est. Fuel Economy||56 MPGe (electricity + gasoline)/23 MPG (gasoline)|
Grades & Features
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe comes in standard, Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit grades. Many optional packages are available to expand features, including a Summit Reserve package for the top-end Summit grade. While the Trailhawk grade was available in the gas-powered Grand Cherokee in the 2022 model year, it is exclusive to the Grand Cherokee 4xe in the 2023 model.
The base (4xe) grade is feature-packed, including 18-inch wheels, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, Uconnect 5 10.1-inch touchscreen, 10.25-inch front passenger screen, 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with memory, 4-way electrically adjustable lumbar support for the front seats, 506-watt, 9-speaker Alpine audio system, and more.
21-inch wheels, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with memory and massage, 10-inch HUD, McIntosh audio system with 19 speakers, 10-inch subwoofer, and 17-channel, 950-watt amplifier, four-zone automatic climate control system, and many other additional/better features are available.
On the safety front, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Monitoring, Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection, ParkSense rear parking sensors, and ParkView backup camera are standard. Drowsy Driver Detection, Intersection Collision Assist, Night Vision camera with pedestrian and animal detection, ParkSense front parking sensors, and ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist are available.
30th Anniversary edition package
The features of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 30th Anniversary edition from the 2022 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2022) are available with an optional package costing USD 4,700. The 30th Anniversary edition package is available to order for a limited time, and deliveries of the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe units specified with it will start soon.
With its blackened exterior, the 30th Anniversary edition package gives the 2023 Grand Cherokee a unique appearance. It includes a modified front fascia, special-edition badging, new 20-inch black wheels, dual exhaust, body-colored rear fascia, lower moldings, wheel flares, and sill claddings, a dual-pane sunroof, and blue tow hooks. Inside, the 2023 Grand Cherokee equipped with the 30th Anniversary edition package has black Capri leather seats.
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Capabilities (Off-roading & Towing)
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 lbs. The Quadra-Lift air suspension with electronic semi-active damping is standard in the Trailhawk, Overland, and Summit grades. It provides up to 24 inches of water fording depth. The standard and Overland grades have the Quadra-Trac II active 4WD system with a two-speed transfer case, while the Trailhawk and Summit grades use the more advanced, Quadra-Drive II 4WD system with a two-speed transfer case and a rear electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD).
The Trailhawk grade boasts a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, a 47.4:1 crawl ratio, and Selec-Speed Control as well. Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep (North America), says that the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe is “the most off-road capable Grand Cherokee yet.” Jeep conquered the Rubicon trail by driving it only in Electric mode.
The PHEV features a new sway bar disconnect which allows the front and rear axles to articulate at crazy angles over rocks and boulders—reconnecting the sway bar improves on-road handling of the SUV as it functions like an anti-roll bar to reduce the lateral forces. The same setup is found on the hardcore Jeep Wrangler as well.
Price & Release Date
Made at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack plant, the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has started reaching U.S. dealerships. Availability looks limited at the moment, though. We’ve seen Sam Leman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Bloomington in Bloomington, Illinois, Jersey City, New Jersey-based Hudson Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, and a few other dealers who have begun receiving stock list it online.
Prices of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe start at USD 60,360 and go up to approximately USD 77,570. A destination charge of USD 1,795 is applicable to all grades.
|Grand Cherokee 4xe||USD 60,360|
|Grand Cherokee 30th Anniversary 4xe||USD 65,060|
|Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe||USD 65,755|
|Grand Cherokee Overland 4xe||USD 68,375|
|Grand Cherokee Summit 4xe||USD 73,090|
|Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4xe||USD 77,570|
The Grand Cherokee is the best-selling Jeep in the U.S. In 2022, it recorded 223,345 units in annual sales, marking a 16% year-over-year decline (2022: 264,444 units). The 4xe variant went on sale in the fourth quarter and accounted for 11% of the model’s sales (5,813 of 50,800 units) during that period.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe should get tens of accessories from Mopar, Stellantis’ in-house service, parts, and customer-care company. Many articles could be shared with the all-new Grand Cherokee L (LWB), where customers have 75 choices for enhanced style, utility, comfort, and convenience. Unique alloy wheels, integrated side steps, cargo basket, bike, and watersport carriers, and a tent kit are some of the official accessories we expect for the Grand Cherokee 4xe. Mopar’s U.S. online store is yet to list parts for the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe.
The Grand Cherokee is among the most capable, feature-packed, and high-quality mid-size SUVs on sale in America, and thanks to the fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid system, quite a frugal one, too!
2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe FAQs
What is the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe release date?
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is already at U.S. dealerships.
What is the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe’s EV range?
The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe’s EPA-est. electric range is 26 miles.
What is the 2023 Grand Cherokee 4xe price?
Prices of the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe start at USD 60,360.
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