2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Key specs

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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.

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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Out of service 31 days

I am totally amazed that the rating is over zero, ours has been in Naples dealership for 31 days as of today. Waiting for parts on the 14 recalls. We've had horrible response from the dealership regarding taking the junk back. It's a 2021 L model. Very low mileage of course, it lives in the service department.


Frustrated but happy

Love my GC 80th Anniversary Edition. A little over 15K miles and she’s been in the shop 2 times now with a squeaking coming from the engine. Tensioner rod and idle sensor were replaced first, they had it for almost a month. alternator was just replaced, they had it for a week. Picked her up last night, drove her this morning and it’s still squeaking! Very frustrated but hoping to get her fixed!


Best Jeep Ever!

We special ordered the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. The vehicle is all black inside and out. The paint is a Diamond Gloss Black Metalic. The day after delivery we had the entire finish done with Ceramic Coating. We've had this vehicle for a year and the fit and finish is like new. The Ride is tight and still handles great. Fuel mileage is now 21 City. We're sorry to see they will no longer produce this vehicle!!

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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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