The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a plug-in hybrid with an EPA-estimated 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 mpg-equivalent rating, and it’s rated at 23 mpg once that range is depleted. We’ve previously tested fuel economy with the SUV unloaded, but what happens to the Grand Cherokee 4xe’s fuel efficiency while towing? To find out, I charged one up and pulled a boat on a 65-mile test drive.
What Is the Grand Cherokee 4xe?
Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that pairs with two electric motors for a combined output of 375 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque. Power is run through an eight-speed automatic transmission, while energy for the electric motors comes from a 17-kilowatt-hour battery that sits under the passenger compartment.