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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$20,000 - $71,995
$20,000 $71,995
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2021 Laredo 4dr 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $33,885
2021 Laredo 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,210
2021 L Laredo 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $38,085
2021 L Laredo 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $40,085
2021 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $41,835
2021 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $43,855
2021 L Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $44,405
2021 L Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $46,405
2021 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $47,105
2021 Overland 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $48,475
2021 Overland 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $51,505
2021 L Overland 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $54,000
2021 Summit 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $54,550
2021 L Overland 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $55,800
2021 Summit 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $57,580
2021 L Summit 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $58,060
2021 L Summit 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $59,460
2021 SRT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $71,270
2021 Trackhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $90,070
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What's New

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available in 80th Anniversary trim with special wheels, upholstery, and equipment packaging. The new Laredo X model bridges the gap between the entry-level Laredo E and plusher Limited.

The big news is the arrival of the three-row Grand Cherokee L, an all-new design with significantly more interior room. According to reports, the two-row Grand Cherokee will be redesigned on the new platform for 2022.

In this overview, we'll cover both the Grand Cherokee and all-new Grand Cherokee L (see our comparison for a closer look at the key differences).

Choosing Your Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee is offered in 10 trim levels this year: Laredo E, Laredo X, Limited, 80th Anniversary, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk. Pricing starts at $35,695 including destination for the base Laredo E and stretches all the way to $89,145 for the Trackhawk.

The Grand Cherokee L comes in six trims: Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve. Base prices ranges from $38,690 to $63,690.

Engine Choices

The two-row Grand Cherokee engine roster consists of a standard V6, two optional V8s, and a supercharged V8.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.6L V6295 hp260 lb-ft21 mpg
5.7L V8360 hp390 lb-ft17 mpg
6.4L V8475 hp470 lb-ft15 mpg
6.2L Supercharged V8707 hp645 lb-ft13 mpg

The Laredo E through the Summit come standard with the V6 engine. The 5.7-liter V8 is available on the Trailhawk and four-wheel-drive versions of the Overland, High Altitude, and Summit for $3,395 ($3,895 on Summit). The SRT comes exclusively with the 6.4-liter V8, and the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 is reserved for the high-performance Trackhawk.

Four-wheel drive is standard on the SRT and Trailhawk, and available on the others for $2,000 or $3,000, depending on the trim.

Every Grand Cherokee uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity tops out at 6,200 pounds with the V6, and 7,200 pounds with any V8.

The new Grand Cherokee L also starts out with the V6 engine and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive costs $2,000 on the Laredo, Altitude, and Overland; $490 on the Limited; and $1,005 on the Summit. It's standard on the Summit Reserve. The 4WD system used on the Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve features Jeep's Quadra-Lift adjustable air suspension.

The 5.7-liter V8 is optional ($3,295) on the Summit Reserve and 4WD versions of the Overland and Summit. Ratings for both engines are virtually identical to the regular Grand Cherokee. Since there is no high-performance offshoot of the Grand Cherokee L, the two larger V8s aren't offered.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Grand Cherokee is a midsize, two-row SUV room for five to travel in comfort. The Grand Cherokee offers 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat, and 68.3 cubic feet with it folded.

The new Grand Cherokee L seats six across three rows — second-row captain's chairs are standard. The optional second-row bench seat ($695) boosts capacity to seven. With all rows in use, cargo space measures 17.2 cubic feet. Folding the third row opens up 46.9 cubic feet. With the second row down as well, the Grand Cherokee L can swallow up to 84.6 cubic feet, enough to place it in the full-size SUV class.

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Safety Features

Every Grand Cherokee trim gets blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. The ProTech II Group for the Laredo E and Laredo X ($875) adds lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

The ProTech II Group for the Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland ($1,895) also contains adaptive cruise control, an automated parking system, and automatic wipers. All of these features are standard on the 80th Anniversary, High Altitude, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk. Unlike many competitors, the Grand Cherokee doesn't offer a surround-view camera system. This shortcoming will surely be solved with next year's anticipated redesign.

In addition to the Grand Cherokee's standard driver assistance features, the all-new Grand Cherokee L comes with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. Automatic high beams are standard starting with the Limited. The Luxury Tech Group II ($2,295) for the Limited includes a surround-view camera, automatic wipers, a rear camera washer, front cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, a rearview camera mirror, and an off-road camera. These items are available in the Overland's $1,995 Advanced ProTech Group III (except the automatic wipers because they're standard), along with a head-up display, an interior view camera, highway lane-centering assist, night vision, and a navigation display in the instrument cluster.

The navigation display and lane-centering assist are standard on the Summit and Summit Reserve, along with an automated parking system. Everything else comes in the $1,995 Advanced ProTech Group IV.


The entry-level Grand Cherokee Laredo E makes do with a 7-inch touchscreen, six audio speakers, two USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. All other Grand Cherokee models get an 8.4-touchscreen, navigation, wi-fi capability, and HD and satellite radio.

A nine-speaker Alpine sound system is available on the Laredo X, Limited, and 80th Anniversary Edition in trim-specific option packages with other equipment. The system is standard starting with the Trailhawk.

A 19-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system is optional on the Overland and High Altitude ($1,495) and standard on the Summit. The system is available on the SRT and Trackhawk for $2,095. The Limited and above can get a rear video entertainment system for $1,995.

The Grand Cherokee L gets the 8.4-inch touchscreen and six USB ports as standard. Wireless phone integration and charging is included on the Altitude and above. Navigation and a 10.1 touchscreen are standard starting with the Limited.

The Overland and Summit receive the nine-speaker Alpine system. A 19-speaker McIntosh system is available on the Summit ($1,495) and standard on the Summit Reserve. The rear entertainment system can be added to any Grand Cherokee L for $1,695.

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Grand Cherokee Models

Laredo E — From $35,695

The Laredo E comes with cloth upholstery, a power driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, roof rails, proximity key access, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The $2,000 Security and Convenience Group includes remote start, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, and a universal home remote. The Premium Lighting Group ($995) adds bi-xenon HID headlights with automatic high beams, LED fog lights, and LED running lights. A single-panel sunroof costs $1,295.

Laredo X — From $38,995

The Laredo X features black suede upholstery and the contents of the Security and Convenience Group as standard.

The Sun and Sound Group adds the Alpine audio system and the sunroof for $1,595. The Altitude Appearance Package ($1,250) provides body-color exterior trim with gloss black accents and 20-inch gloss black wheels.

Limited — From $41,650

The Limited takes the Grand Cherokee upmarket with leather upholstery, driver memory, a power passenger seat, auto-dimming side mirrors, and polished aluminum wheels.

The single-pane sunroof is standard, but buyers can upgrade to a panoramic sunroof and get the Alpine system in the $1,840 Sun and Sound Group. The Luxury Group II ($2,995) tops off the Limited with enhanced leather seat trim, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic wipers, and a cargo cover.

80th Anniversary — From $43,830

The 80th Anniversary receives a black leather interior with light tungsten stitching, 20-inch low-gloss granite crystal wheels, matching exterior accents, and special badging throughout.

The 80th Anniversary Luxury Group provides the contents of the Limited's Sun and Sound Group and Luxury Group II for just $1,595.

Trailhawk — From $46,850

The Trailhawk bolsters the Grand Cherokee's off-road credentials with a rear limited-slip differential, an air suspension, underbody skid plates, and all-terrain tires. The interior receives leather seats with suede inserts and red stitching, slush mats, the Alpine system, and the climate-controlled seats.

The Trailhawk Luxury Group ($2,695) adds perforated leather seats and the panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, power-adjustable steering wheel, and cargo cover.

Overland — From $48,190

The Overland features a Nappa leather interior, the air suspension, and 20-inch polished wheels with painted gray pockets. The contents of the Luxury Group II and Premium Lighting Group are also standard.

High Altitude — From $51,135

The High Altitude gets a perforated Nappa leather interior in black, the granite crystal wheels with matching exterior trim, and dual black chrome exhaust outlets.

Summit — From $54,190

The pinnacle of Grand Cherokee luxury, the Summit takes on a Natura Plus leather interior, ventilated front seats, illuminated door sill plates, and fully polished aluminum wheels.

A sumptuous extended Laguna leather interior is available for $4,995. The Platinum Series Group ($1,145) adds platinum-colored wheels and body trim. The Summit can get a black-painted roof for $2,100.

SRT — From $70,640

Along with the 6.4-liter V8 engine, the SRT runs with an adaptive sport suspension, high-performance Brembo brakes, and a sport hood. Design elements include carbon fiber interior trim, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and satin carbon wheels.

The panoramic sunroof reverts to option status ($2,095), and the Laguna leather interior is available for $5,295.

Trackhawk — From $89,145

The Trackhawk builds on the SRT with the enormously powerful 6.2-liter supercharged V8, front yellow Brembo brakes, and quad exhaust outlets. Options are shared with SRT.

Grand Cherokee L Models

Laredo — From $38,690

The Grand Cherokee L Laredo offers a 10-inch digital instrument display, cloth upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats with eight-way driver power, LED exterior lighting, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels. The Luxury Tech Group I ($1,295) adds remote start, a heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, and wireless charging. A single-panel sunroof is available for $1,095.

Altitude — From $41,890

The Altitude comes standard with Luxury Tech Group I features, plus leather upholstery and 20-inch gloss black wheels.

Limited — From $45,690

Interior upgrades for the Limited include premium Capri leather upholstery, driver memory settings, an eight-way power passenger seat, and heated second-row seats. In addition to its safety features, the Luxury Tech Group II furnishes ventilated front seats, perforated leather seat inserts, proximity key access, second-row sunshades, and a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory. A panoramic sunroof becomes available for $1,795. The Limited rolls on 20-inch painted aluminum wheels.

Overland — From $54,690

The upmarket Overland features Nappa leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, a power-folding third row, and fully polished 20-inch aluminum wheels. The panoramic sunroof is standard. The Luxury Tech Group IV ($1,995) tops off the Overland with four-zone climate control, 12-way massaging front seats, and heavy-duty engine cooling.

Summit — From $58,690

The Summit comes standard with the contents of the Luxury Tech Group IV, augmented by 16-way front seats. A black roof and multi-spoke wheels distinguish the outside.

Summit Reserve — From $63,690

Along with standard 4WD, the plush Summit Reserve features a quilted Palermo leather interior with open-poor walnut trim and ventilated second-row seats. The exterior wears unique 21-inch wheels.

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CarsDirect Tip

Among the two-row 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee models, the Limited has always been popular for its combination of luxury, features, and affordability. This year's 80th Anniversary edition has the same appeal, only more so due to its standard safety technology and more affordable options. It's our pick of the lineup while it lasts.

As for 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the Limited hits the sweet spot for most shoppers in this class. The Summit Reserve stands out as a legitimate alternative to large luxury-branded SUVs costing substantially more.

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Expert Review

  • Still looks good
  • Huge range of options
  • Strong engines
  • Go-anywhere capability
  • Pricey compared to rivals
  • Patchy safety record
  • Mediocre cargo space
  • Shameful fuel economy
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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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Comfortable and capable. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee continues doing what it does best: keeping you comfortable, no matter how far from the pavement you may stray. It’s a family-friendly full-size SUV, but it has more grunt than most.

Five adults fit comfortably in the Grand Cherokee, with supportive buckets up front. Rivals like the Ford Explorer get more leg room, but the Jeep is no slouch. If a third row is a must, you’re out of luck – the related Dodge Durango will serve you better.

The only place the Grand Cherokee’s cabin falters is cargo space. Its 36.3 cubic feet expands to 63 with the seats folded, which is more than 20 cubic feet shy of rivals like the Explorer or Kia Telluride.

What Jeep still does better than nearly anyone else is off-road capability. The Grand Cherokee gets various versions of Jeep’s Quadra-Trac all-wheel-drive system, which range from adventurous to nigh unstoppable.

Upper trims also get an air suspension that can lift the car up for 11.3 inches of ground clearance, or lower it for (relatively) improved fuel economy. It’s all very impressive. I off-roading is on the docket, few SUVs short of a Jeep Wrangler will improve on the Grand Cherokee.

Looks (and price) to match. Although small changes have kept it competitive, the Grand Cherokee has been on the market for nearly a decade. It’s kept the same basic formula throughout: the seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel arches, and slabby sides. Somehow, it all still works.

The price has risen through the years, and the cheapest Grand Cherokee Laredo now costs more than $35,000. That's asking a lot for an old platform, especially when an Explorer, Honda Passport, or Hyundai Palisade can all be had for cheaper.

At the other end of the spectrum is the ludicrous Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Borrowing a Hellcat engine from Dodge’s muscle cars, the Trackhawk goes from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It also costs close to six figures, but we’re guessing the target audience won’t care.

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Spoiled for choice. Between those two extremes is an extensive and customizable lineup numbering no fewer than 10 trim levels. From base form, the Grand Cherokee can be tweaked to add more luxury, more capability, or both. Upper trims have the materials to compete with luxury badges, but base trims do less to spoil.

The Grand Cherokee also gets a healthy selection of powertrains, although the turbodiesel of yore is sadly departed. The base V6 engine isn’t bad, but the optional 5.7-liter V8 is better. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it makes for a smooth drive and boosts towing capacity to 7,200 pounds.

Sadly, that engine is limited to upper trims. For best value, the Grand Cherokee Limited upgrades infotainment and upholstery without inflating the price too badly. It also opens up the best of Jeep’s off-road packages, which are enough for all but the most dedicated trail warriors.

Spotty safety. The Grand Cherokee shows its age in places. Safety features like automatic emergency braking are notably absent from base trims and optional elsewhere. As more manufacturers make these features standard, Jeep looks increasingly old-fashioned.

Good crash test scores can assuage worries about safety tech, but the Grand Cherokee doesn’t excel in that arena either. The IIHS gave it poor marks in overlap tests on both sides, and it wasn’t complimentary about the headlights.

Fuel economy is equally Luddite, maxing out at a disappointing 21 miles per gallon combined, according to the EPA. Larger engines are even thirstier, all the way up to the Trackhawk, which is stuck in the low teens. Against models like the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, running costs are high.

Final thoughts. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee stays true to its identity, and its fans will surely continue to flock to the showrooms. It remains supremely capable, with more than enough refinement for most buyers.

All the same, the competition is sharper and cheaper, and the Grand Cherokee is aging. Next year should bring a new generation, and we hope Jeep will fix sorely the outdated safety and efficiency.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 293 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 293 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel / Full-size / Steel
Fuel Tank
24.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
68.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
189.8 "
Exterior Width
76.5 "
Exterior Height
69.3 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.2 "
Front Legroom
40.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,513 Lbs.
Wheel Base
115 "
Turning Radius
18.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Colored Insert
Grille Moldings
Body-colored W/chrome Accents / Black / Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 10 Alpine
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side 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 Monitoring System 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
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense With Stop Rear
Security Systems
Security System
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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