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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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$33,120 — $88,445 MSRP
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5 Seats
13-21 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 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

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.6
56 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Great value and luxury

by TERILYN2 from St Cloud on June 4, 2021

The Jeep exceeds all my expectations. Was looking for a luxury SUV the jeep goes way beyond. Beautiful design all the bells and whistles. Spacious feeling fron back all around. Read full review

(5.0)

Best SUV, heck best vehicle I have ever owned!

by ThorMarketingMs from Madison Ms on June 3, 2021

Grand Cherokees are awesome everyday vehicles and even better for traveling for up to 3 with room for luggage! The only suggestion I can make is less trim lines of the Grand! I have the Overland HA ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    36 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Grand Cherokee received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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