Jeep Grand Cherokee 2021
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE18 MPG City / 25 MPG Highway
- ENGINE3604 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
Of Jeep's many SUV offerings, none so effortlessly blends the brand's off-road ethos with refined road manners quite like the Grand Cherokee. To accommodate every lifestyle, Jeep offers a wide variety of Grand Cherokee models, from the affordable Laredo to the classy Summit trim. The standard V-6 should suit most buyers' needs, but for those who want a little more grunt, Jeep offers a potent 360-hp V-8. Those with adventure on their minds should consider the Trailhawk, which comes with a two-speed transfer case, an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential, hill-descent control, Kevlar-reinforced tires, and an air suspension that provides additional ground clearance. Inside, the Grand Cherokee offers a comfortable cabin with room for four adults over two rows of seats. A touchscreen infotainment system and plenty of connectivity features help the GC feel current, but Jeep's driver-assistance tech is mostly optional, even though several of its rivals offer such features as standard. Looking for a third row of seats? Check out the Grand Cherokee L, which we review seperately.
What's New for 2021?
With a new model coming for the 2022 model year, this iconic mid-size two-row off-roader receives only minor changes for 2021. An 80th Anniversary Edition model based on the Limited trim level comes standard with all of the Grand Cherokee's available driver-assistance features plus leather upholstery, Light Tungsten–colored interior accents, special 18-inch wheels, and 80thAnniversary badging. A new Laredo X model joins the lineup and provides in-dash navigation, an 8.4-inch infotainment display, remote start, a power-operated liftgate, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The mid-range Limited trim now can be ordered with a Sun and Sound package consisting of a panoramic sunroof and a nine-speaker stereo, and the Limited X gains gloss-black exterior trim.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- Laredo - $40,120
- Altitude - $45,225
- Limited - $46,440
- Trailhawk - $56,030
- Overland - $56,035
- Limited 4xe PHEV - $59,495
- Summit - $60,095
- Trailhawk 4xe PHEV - $64,280
- Summit Reserve - $66,575
- Overland 4xe PHEV - $67,555
- Summit 4xe PHEV - $71,515
Summit Reserve 4xe PHEV - $76,095
Jeeps offers a Grand Cherokee for every taste and budget. The Limited includes a good amount of luxury items, such as leather seats (heated in front), Uconnect infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces, and 18-inch wheels. We'd consider ordering the new Sun and Sound package to get the panoramic sunroof and upgraded Alpine stereo system. Rear-wheel drive is standard, but Jeep purists can opt for all-wheel drive for between $2000 and $3000 more, depending on the trim level.
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
The Grand Cherokee did not perform well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small-overlap front crash test, but it still offers a comprehensive list of driver-assistance features. Unfortunately the only active safety feature that comes standard is blind-spot monitoring. Key safety features include:
- Available automated emergency braking
- Available lane-departure warning
- Available adaptive cruise control
The Jeep's warranty is nothing special. The Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Santa Fe both provide much better plans, including 10-year powertrain warranties and five years of bumper-to-bumper coverage. However, all 2021 models do come with three years of free maintenance.
- Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
- Three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance is included