Jeep’s Newest SUV Will Feature a Separate Screen for the Front Passenger

Alex Healey
· 2 min read
Picture it. You are embarking on a long road trip. Your friend is driving. You want to sit in the front passenger seat because that’s what grown ups do, but the rear seats have a sweet infotainment system. What a dilemma. 
Fortunately,
Jeep
has solved this first world problem by fitting the
2022 Grand Cherokee L
with a personal touchscreen for the front seat passenger, that operates completely independently from the second-row infotainment system.
That’s right, you can now cruise shotgun while gaming or enjoying the latest
car movies on Netflix
. No longer will you have to suffer through the tedium of adult conversation!
The massive Jeep Grand Cherokee L will feature numerous luxurious features.

The Grand Cherokee L has a lot of screens

The Grand Cherokee L is a 3-row version of the newly-redesigned Grand Cherokee. The base model is already a luxurious SUV, but as
Kelley Blue Book
explains, optional upgrades include a separate 10.3 inch infotainment screen for the front seat passenger.
This would mean a total of three screens up front, with the passenger’s display sitting alongside the car’s central touchscreen and the driver’s digital instrument display.
There are two more (10.1 inch) screens available for the second-row passengers, each equipped with Amazon Fire TV capabilities.
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Will the front passenger screen catch on?

It is probably just a matter of time until all SUVs include personal infotainment for the front seat passenger.
The car industry is extremely competitive, and as soon as one manufacturer does something, customers begin to expect it from all of them.
Besides, luxury EVs are fitting their cars with tons of screens—the Mercedes EQ’s multi-screen dashboard covers the full width of the cabin—and brands don’t want their SUVs to appear outdated by comparison.
Designers will have to tread carefully though. Just last week, Tesla was forced to rollback software that allowed games to be played on center touch screens after reports that drivers were getting distracted.
Sensibly, Jeep’s new front passenger display is designed with a built-in privacy screen, meaning the driver can’t see it while operating the vehicle.

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