Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs. Hyundai Palisade.jpgThe 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and 2022 Hyundai Palisade are excellent choices for a midsize, three-row SUV. Whether you're looking for a new vehicle to haul the kids back and forth from school and extracurricular activities or one to take on the annual family road trip, a midsize, three-row SUV provides more space and comfort for everyone. It can be challenging to determine which vehicle fits your needs best. So, a head-to-head comparison of the Jeep Grand Cherokee versus the Hyundai Palisade may help you select the right one.

Exterior Features

You can purchase the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L in six trims: Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. The Laredo features roof rails, LED headlights, and 18-inch wheels. On the Altitude, you get gloss black exterior accents, a power liftgate, and 20-inch gloss black wheels. Moving up to the Limited adds remote vehicle start and LED fog lights. And the Overland offers a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, hands-free power liftgate, front tow hooks, and 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

The Summit adds a gloss black roof for a unique look to the Grand Cherokee L, and the Summit Reserve rolls down the road on 21-inch polished aluminum wheels. But no matter your choice, each 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L trim level is guaranteed to turn heads as you pass by.

On the other hand, the 2022 Hyundai Palisade is only available in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited, and Calligraphy. The SE features LED headlights and 18-inch alloy wheels, and moving up to the SEL adds a sunroof and roof rails. The Limited offers automatic wipers, 20-inch wheels, and a hands-free liftgate. But if you're looking for something more distinctive, the top-of-the-line Calligraphy has a unique grille, wheel designs, and front and rear fascias.

Power and Performance

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L features a 3.6-liter V-6, delivering 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque, as the standard engine. However, you can trade up to a 5.7-liter V-8 that garners 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque on the Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for a smooth ride. Four-wheel drive is optional on all trims, except the Summit Reserve, which has four-wheel drive as standard. Jeep offers three available versions of the four-wheel drive system, including Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive III.

The Quadra-Trac I is a four-wheel drive system with a single transfer case. The Quadra-Trac II offers a two-speed transfer case, providing low-range gearing for enhanced traction in low-speed, off-roading situations and neutral mode capability. The Quadra-Drive III adds a fully automatic high-range four-wheel drive to the features found with Quadra-Trac II. The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers better off-road capabilities than most three-row SUVs.

On the front-wheel drive trims, you can expect 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg on city streets. The four-wheel drive trims get an EPA-estimated rating of 25 mpg for highway driving and 18 mpg for city driving. You can haul up to 6,200 pounds with a properly equipped Jeep Grand Cherokee L, allowing you to bring all your toys for a weekend adventure.

You have one engine option on the 2022 Hyundai Palisade. All trims feature a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine is matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission for seamless driving. Front-wheel drive is standard, with an available all-wheel drive for better control and traction on various surfaces and conditions.

The front-wheel drive Palisade earns an EPA-estimated rating of 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg on city streets. In comparison, the all-wheel drive gets 24 mpg for highway driving and 19 mpg for city driving. Your Hyundai Palisade can tow up to 5,000 pounds, letting you bring along a small camper or boat for your weekend of fun.

Interior Design

Take your place behind the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L's wheel to enjoy the comfort and convenience features designed for drivers and passengers alike. The Laredo features tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, sliding second-row captain's chairs, and proximity keyless entry with a push-button start. It also offers a six-speaker sound system with an 8.4-inch touch screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Moving up to the Altitude adds a heated leather steering wheel and front seats, leather-trimmed seats with microsuede inserts, and a wireless charging pad.

On the Limited, you can enjoy ambient interior lighting, a premium six-speaker audio system, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, and heated second-row seats. The Overland boasts ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-folding third row, a navigation system, and a nine-speaker sound system. The Summit does even better by offering 16-way, power-adjustable front seats with memory settings and massage, four-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Alpine stereo system, and a 10.1-inch touch screen. But the Summit Reserve upgrades everything with a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system and ventilated rear seats.

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade also has many comfort and convenience features added to the interior design. The SE has five USB ports, second-row bench seats with power seatback folding, and an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SEL adds proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, and second-row captain's chairs.

The Limited features ambient lighting, ventilated front and rear seats, upgraded leather upholstery, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. And the Calligraphy tops it off with a faux suede headliner and quilted leather door inserts.

Whether you're looking to take your midsize SUV off-road or not, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L comes out on top in this comparison. The Grand Cherokee L has more to offer with slightly better mpg ratings, more engine options, four-wheel drive capabilities, and more interior design features on the lower trims.

When you're ready to take the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L out for a test drive to experience the performance and comfort for yourself, stop by to see our Montgomery CDJR sales team. You can find us at 1010 Elizabeth St. in Nicholasville, Kentucky, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, closing at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Call us at 859-305-3948 or complete our secure online contact form to get started.

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