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2021 Jeep Cherokee

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2021 Latitude 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $27,890
2021 Latitude 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,390
2021 Latitude Plus 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,200
2021 Latitude Plus 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,700
2021 Latitude Lux 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,110
2021 Latitude Lux 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $33,610
2021 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,190
2021 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,540
2021 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,690
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What's New

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee sees the base trim gain additional safety equipment. The Cherokee now comes standard with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. A new Latitude LUX trim joins the lineup, which is also what this year's 80th Anniversary special edition is based on.

Choosing Your Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee is available in five main trim levels: Latitude, Latitude Plus, Latitude LUX, Limited, and Trailhawk. Pricing starts at $27,805 including destination for the Latitude and reaches $36,845 for the Trailhawk.

Engine Choices

The Cherokee is available with three different engines. The Latitude and Latitude Plus feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and don't offer any of the others. The Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk all get a 3.2-liter V6, and the Latitude and Limited also offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder for an additional $695.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.4L 4-Cylinder180 hp171 lb-ft25 mpg
3.2L V6271 hp239 lb-ft23 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder270 hp295 lb-ft26 mpg

All engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmisson. Only the Trailhawk comes standard with four-wheel drive, the rest of the lineup starts with front-wheel drive. However, 4WD is available across the board for an extra $1,500.

Its heavier-duty chassis helps the Cherokee score a maximum towing rating of 4,500 pounds with the V6, which is well above the segment’s average.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Cherokee is capable of seating five passengers. While its length and wheelbase are right in line with the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue, the off-road ruggedness and older platform equate to a less spacious interior.

Head room and rear leg room are good, but the cargo volume of 24.6 cubic feet behind the rear seat is well short of the competition. This opens up to 54.7 cubic feet by lowering the back row.

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Safety Features

All Cherokee models receive forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning.

The Latitude Plus and above also get rear parking sensors, but only the Limited comes standard with adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and an automated parking system. Those high-end features are offered on the Trailhawk through the $1,195 Technology Group.

The Cherokee has a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.


The Cherokee starts with a 7-inch touchscreen with Uconnect4, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an audio input jack, one USB port, and Bluetooth. The Latitude Plus and above further get satellite radio and two rear USB ports.

The Limited and Trailhawk upgrade to an 8.4-inch touchscreen. Even at this level, buyers have to pay extra for navigation, HD radio, and wi-fi hot spot capability. These are found in the $1,295 Elite Package on the Limited, and the $2,395 Sun, Sound, and Navigation Group on the Trailhawk.

The larger touchscreen is offered on the Latitude LUX in its Comfort and Convenience Group ($995) package.

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Latitude - From $27,805

The Latitude looks fresh with features such as full LED headlights and taillights, automatic headlights, a chrome grille surround, body-color roof rails, heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the base trim is equipped with cloth seating, a 3.5-inch digital gauge cluster, and six-way manually-adjustable front seats.

Latitude Plus - From $30,120

The Latitude Plus adds meaningful upgrades such as heated front seats, an eight-way power driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, push button start, remote start, fog lights, and cloth and vinyl upholstery. The Sun and Sound Group ($1,995) includes a dual-pane sunroof and an Alpine audio system.

The Altitude sub-trim is also available for $1,440. This model gets 18-inch black wheels, black roof rails, and black accents and badges. The interior is also dressed with gloss black trim and black accent stitching.

Latitude LUX - From $31,640

The new-for-2021 Latitude LUX includes leather seating, a power passenger seat, and the 3.2-liter engine.

The Comfort and Convenience Group is $995 and includes the 8.4-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and more. The 80th Anniversary sub-trim ($2,180) upgrades to 19-inch, the dual-pane sunroof, 8.4-inch touchscreen, 7-inch gauge cluster, and dual-zone climate control, among other things.

Limited - From $35,545

The Limited trim is as luxurious as the Cherokee gets. It comes with 18-inch wheels, a power liftgate, dual-pane sunroof, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and the auto parking system. The interior is equipped with the 8.4-inch touchscreen, 7-inch digital gauge cluster, Alpine audio system, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The High Altitude sub-trim adds the blacked out equipment that the Altitude adds on the Latitude Plus.

Trailhawk - From $36,845

The Trailhawk is decidedly focused on delivering an off-road theme. To go along with its mechanical attributes – 17-inch wheels that afford a larger tire sidewall, a redesigned front bumper for improved clearance, and off-road suspension – the Trailhawk also presents unique styling details such as a rear skid-plate applique, red tow hooks, and Trailhawk badging.

In terms of the Cherokee hierarchy, the Trailhawk builds on the Latitude Plus while offering many of the features otherwise reserved for the top-tier Limited trim. It offers the Sun, Sound, and Navigation group for $2,395, and a handsfree power tailgate by way of the $695 Comfort and Convenience Group.

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CarsDirect Tip

While there is no shortage of available mechanical and aesthetic features, the Latitude Plus trim offers the best value in the 2021 Jeep Cherokee lineup.

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Expert Review

  • A true off-roader
  • Perky turbo-four
  • Improved looks
  • Ample driver-assist features
  • Small interior
  • Pricey for its class
  • No hybrid variant
  • Below average fuel economy
Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Three very different engine choices. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee features three engine choices, and they’re each quite different from the other. The standard motivator is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder with 180 horsepower. This engine struggles to move the near two-ton Cherokee with authority, but at least it delivers a laudable 25 miles per gallon combined, according to the EPA.

A 3.2-liter V6 bangs out 270 hp, which is more like what we’d want in a vehicle of this caliber. Splitting the difference between the two is the Cherokee’s third choice, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This one develops 270 hp while delivering 26 mpg combined. We think the turbo engine is the best choice.

True off-road chops. Some of the smaller SUVs available claim off-road capability, but none come anywhere near matching the Cherokee.

For instance, the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road has only some of the equipment to go off-roading, but it lacks a true low gear and it doesn’t offer skid plates and other underbody armor. A gravelly road or light-duty paths are fine, but take care if you climb a rock outcropping as the result may be none too pleasing and the repairs, expensive.

On the other hand, the Cherokee is designed for off-road fun, especially in Trailhawk guise. That trim comes with standard all-wheel drive and includes a locking rear differential. That’s important for keeping the rear wheels spinning together, ensuring that your chances of getting stuck in the muck are small.

When not working off-road, the Cherokee supplies stellar on-road comfort, thanks to its four-wheel independent suspension. Sure, you can opt for a front-wheel-drive model, but that misses the point of owning a Jeep with serious off-road chops.

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Comfortable, yet not especially spacious. We remarked how Jeep’s four-wheel independent suspension system supplies the Cherokee with a comfortable ride on the road. Beyond that, the cabin does a laudable job of making the driver and front passenger comfortable with ample head, shoulder, hip, and leg room. Add in the thickly supportive front seats and it's clear that the best seating area is in the front.

The rear seating compartment is another story. It's cramped and trails most competitors in comfort. Three people sitting side by side brings in a level of intimacy unrelated passengers might find uncomfortable. Even two tall passengers will find accommodations tight, especially when it comes to rear leg room.

On the flip side, the Cherokee offers very good cargo volume, 55 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. Add in 4,500 pounds of towing capacity, and the Cherokee has laudable on-road utility too. In all, the Cherokee may be the best in its class when these two attributes are combined.

Jeep technology on display. Fiat Chrysler is a formidable player in all things technology. We think the company’s Uconnect infotainment system is wonderful, especially in its advanced grades. FCA was one of the early adopters of a tablet-style screen, which matches handheld units in usability. Even as many other manufacturers have caught up, Uconnect has remained true to its mission.

A Cherokee won’t necessarily offer the best version of UConnect until you move up to the Latitude Lux edition. That’s where the 8.4-inch touchscreen display comes in. It's bright, easy to decipher, and offers the shortest learning curve.

We also like that Jeep was one of the early adopters of smartphone compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Add in the requisite USB ports, Bluetooth, app suites, and an outstanding upgradeable sound system, and the Cherokee takes second place to no one.

Final thoughts. Besides the turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, we think starting your search with the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Latitude grade makes sense. Its price point is higher than what we’d like, but Jeep routinely discounts their models aggressively. Through careful negotiation, we think you’ll find a Cherokee you like for a price you can live with.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
9-spd Autostick w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 171 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
15.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.0 "
Exterior Width
73.2 "
Exterior Height
65.7 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
40.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,590 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
18.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Black
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning-plus Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense With Stop Rear
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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