Editors’ Picks: Top Cars We Drove in 2021

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
One of the most successful SUVs of all time, the Grand Cherokee debuted its fifth-generation early in 2021 with the launch of the first-ever three-row 2021 Grand Cherokee L, now followed by a 5-seat 2022 Grand Cherokee that is 3.7 inches longer than the outgoing model but 11.4 inches less than the Grand Cherokee L. The roofline of the Grand Cherokee is lower and tapered, while the beltline is also lower to allow more light into the interior and improve outward visibility. The standard powerplant is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine producing 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque, with a tow rating of up to 6,200 pounds. The other engine choice is a 5.7-liter V8 producing 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, which increases the towing capacity to 7,200 pounds. Both engines get teamed with an 8-speed automatic transmission. In early 2022 the Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid will be added.

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