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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Key specs

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182” x 66.2”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Control layout
  • Uconnect multimedia system
  • Truly capable off-road
  • 7,200-pound maximum towing capacity

The bad:

  • Handling
  • Interior feels cheap in places
  • Small backseat
  • Forward visibility, particularly for taller drivers
  • V-8 gas mileage

12 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New 80th Anniversary Edition available
  • 3.6-liter V-6 or 5.7-liter V-8 (regular models)
  • 6.4-liter or supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 (performance models)
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Height-adjustable air suspension available
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The five-seat Jeep Grand Cherokee has a reputation for combining comfort with true all-terrain prowess. The Jeep image alone is a draw, but the Grand Cherokee manages to back up the off-road bravado — especially in Trailhawk form. 

If you want something for everyday commuting, the standard 293-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is perfectly up to the task. If you want more power, the Grand Cherokee offers an optional 360-hp, 5.7-liter V-8. 

For anyone who wants muscle-car performance in an SUV, there are 475-hp SRT and 707-hp Trackhawk models available. They deliver not just loads of driving thrills, but also a hefty price premium over the rest of the lineup. All engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Grand Cherokee competitors include the Toyota 4Runner, Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe

What’s New on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

A new 80th Anniversary Edition that’s based on the Limited trim level gets leather seats, 18-inch wheels with a granite-crystal finish, park assist, special trim and badging and additional active safety features including automatic emergency braking. 

What Features in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Heated side mirrors
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split rear seat
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity

Available features include:

  • Selec-Terrain traction management system
  • Four-corner adjustable air suspension
  • Choice of four four-wheel-drive systems
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Alpine or Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assist

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs. 2021 Ford Edge: How Do They Compare?

The Ford Edge doesn’t have the performance and off-road credentials of the Grand Cherokee, but it’s a comfortable and capable two-row SUV that offers multimedia technology that’s vastly better than some of Ford’s previous efforts. Jeep’s Uconnect multimedia system, however, remains the usability benchmark. The Grand Cherokee has a wider range of trims than the Edge and can be configured for specific needs, whether you’re heading off-road or to the track. 

Should I Buy the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Jeep’s rugged Grand Cherokee has been a favorite for years, appreciated for its off- and on-road capability, attractive styling and practicality. All in all, the Grand Cherokee can be different things to different shoppers thanks to a breadth of powertrains and trims.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Perfect New England Vehicle !

My Grand Cherokee Laredo E just turned 50,000 miles a few days ago. Other than routine maintenance, the only money that I have invested in it was for 4 tires last month. Extremely comfortable, capable and reliable. While not delivering Prius-like gas mileage, given the performance it provides in all types of weather.............NO COMPLAINTS !


What can you expect for over $60,000.00, sucks!

Not happy with the stereo system for starters, when put into reverse makes wierd growling type noises? Now engine sounds like a worn out old car with mega lifter noises?? I expected way more from jeep and over $60,000.00 spent. Not happy, only 7000 miles on the rig and thinking about trying to trade for something else!



We are very happy with our '21 GC Limited. It is well appointed, with many options, drives nice, comfortable and still sits higher, unlike a lot of other "car" SUV's. We use this as our only vehicle, and flat tow behind our motorhome. Jeeps are the best vehicles made to flat tow!! We have climbed dirt trails in the West and cruised coastal waterways. Love it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
36 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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