2022 Chrysler Pacifica vs. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

It’s no secret that the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chrysler Pacifica are two of America’s most popular vehicles. They’re both roomy, reliable, and well-built — but which one is better? We’ve put together this quick guide to help you see how they stack up against one another.

Design & Style

  • Exterior Design

When it comes to the exterior design, both vehicles are equally impressive. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is a large vehicle with a sleek, streamlined look and plenty of chrome accents that give it a luxurious aura. It has a four-door body style with full-sized doors, so getting in and out is easy and comfortable. Its hood features an aggressive grille flanked by larger headlights than its predecessor; the front bumper has been reshaped for better aerodynamics, making this car feel speedy even when standing still.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee also has an updated exterior design for 2022—it looks slightly smaller than before but still packs plenty of power under its hood (or, should we say grille?).

  • Interior Design

If you’re looking for a spacious interior, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica has the edge. Its three rows of seating can hold up to seven people at once. The second row features a 60/40 split-folding bench seat and a center console that slides forward to provide access to the third row. This SUV also includes an optional power-operated liftgate with hands-free foot activation—a feature not offered in this Jeep’s price range.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers plenty of passenger space as well. Still, it doesn’t match up quite so well against its rival in terms of seating capacity: The Grand Cherokee only seats five passengers in its standard configuration, though an optional third row adds two more places for rear passengers (for a total of seven). To access that extra row, you’ll need to first remove the second-row captain’s chairs by folding them forward; this process isn’t particularly convenient or easy compared with other SUVs systems for removing such seats (like those found on some Honda SUVs), but it does allow for easier loading and unloading than some other vehicles.

Technology & Safety

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica offers a variety of tech and safety features. The vehicle has an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, which comes standard in the Platinum trim and higher. It also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support so that you can use your phone with the touchscreen interface.

In terms of safety, all 2020 Pacificas come with front crash prevention with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop & go functionality, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert for added protection on the road.


The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain also has an eight-speed automatic transmission, which helps it achieve 24 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 27 combined.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee has similar engine performance specs as its competition in this segment: a 3.6L V6 that produces 270 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque; however, it has the option for a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission or with rear-wheel drive only (no four-wheel drive option available).

The Bottom Line

In the end, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the better vehicle. It offers much more than the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including a spacious interior and competitive powertrain options. While both cars are excellent choices for buyers in this segment, the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica is the one you want if you’re looking for a mid-size SUV that’s fun to drive on long trips with plenty of space and comfort.

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