2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee- Everything You Should Know
Posted on March 26, 2021
For anyone who is pursuing adventure and looking for a fresh new escape this year, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a powerful, steady and free-spirited vehicle that will take you far away from the city limits. As a family-friendly SUV which can comfortably seat the kids (plus the dog, and all your gear for a weekend trip!), the Jeep Grand Cherokee is renowned for its luxurious features. With 4x4 capability, the beloved Grand Cherokee offers a premium experience, safety and comfort.
BNN Bloomberg announced in April 2021 that while American brand vehicles have traditionally not sold well in Japan, Jeep is becoming a very popular brand for younger buyers. One buyer, Tsubasa Imai, was quoted in the article - “I like outdoor activities and I was looking for a car that has high horsepower and can carry a lot of baggage,” the 24-year-old said. There also aren’t too many cars in Japan that can tow a boat as well as look cool", he said.
At CarHub Automotive Group, we are proud to carry the Grand Cherokee and are excited to sell the latest 2021 models. Just in time for your new family car purchase this year, have a look at some perks of the Grand Cherokee.
According to Car and Driver, the fuel economy of the four-cylinder version is 23 mpg for city driving and 31 mpg for highways. This translates to 9.78 km/L (city) and 13.18 km/L (highways).
Take a quick glimpse at the design of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, and your eyes will be treated to aluminum or crystal granite aluminum wheels, along with a beautiful sunroof and plenty of cargo space. Popular in the car world, this aesthetic is a simple, classic and iconic square design which is boxy. In fact, this Jeep Grand Cherokee design has inspired all SUV designs on the market. Back when the older Jeep Grand Cherokees were on the market, they competed only with Land Rover. With no other manufacturers producing SUVS, the Grand Cherokee won numerous awards for design.
Ready for a powerful drive which is also safe and perfectly secure for the family? You’ll likely be more than pleased with the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The newest iteration of this iconic SUV features four different 4x4 systems to choose from, which include the Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II®, Quadra-Drive® II and Quadra-Trac® SRT® options. You also won’t need to worry about navigating through various types of terrain, as the drive modes range from Snow (perfect for our wintry Canadian climate) to Sand, Auto, Mud and Rock settings. All these modes are included in the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System, which is responsible for adapting traction performance.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts an upscale interior, with upholstered or leather-trimmed seats. Meanwhile, the additional cargo space can accommodate up to 1,934 litres. For comfortable seating, 60/40 split-folding rear seats offer a cozy space. If you’re in the driver’s seat, you’ll be pleased with the heated steering wheel, while heated front seats, a power liftgate and remote start make for a comfortable journey. The Summit comes with an acoustic windshield for a quiet ride, along with numerous leather packages for the interiors that offer nappa leather and suede interiors.
As many households use the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee as their family car, safety and security are definitely top priorities. Fortunately, this high-tech, contemporary SUV comes equipped with Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, which are revolutionary tech components that help to control steering and utilize ultrasonic sensors for an easy parking experience. If you have any fears about reversing, the Park-Sense® Rear Park Assist offers the same technologically guided helping hand, while the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera gives you a digitally aided glance at your rearview. Of course, features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Collision Warning offer enhanced security while out on the roads.
If you are planning to tow a camper van or trailer as you escape into the countryside for a weekend, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is perfect. It boasts a towing capacity of up to 7,200 lb, which makes it ideal for heavy duty towing. If you go for the Trailer Tow Group IV, you’ll be driving away with perks like heavy-duty engine cooling and rear load-levelling suspension.
While this may be a kid-friendly ride, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is still the coolest kid on the block when it comes to speed and power. The engine options for various trim levels of the 2021 Grand Cherokee include the 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engine, the 5.7L HEMI V8 Engine, the 6.4L HEMI SRT V8 Engine and the extra powerful Supercharged 6.2L V8 Engine (which is not for the faint of heart!)
Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to Jeep Grand Cherokee trims, there’s certainly plenty of spice! The varying trim levels for this baby offer everything from basic models to premium level trims. If you are not sure what exactly does car trim mean, then check out our blog on car trim explanation. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect from the 2021 offerings:
The Laredo comes equipped with standard features like heated front seats, heated steering wheel, power liftgate and remote start. Meanwhile, you can choose between 18-inch fine silver aluminum wheels, or 18-inch tech grey diamond cut wheels. For infotainment, you can go with either a UConnect with 7-inch display or an 8.4-inch screen. Meanwhile, the 8-speed automatic transmission and V6 engine offer power and endurance.
With the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude, you can expect to drive away with 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels. On the inside, the Altitude is chic and sleek with black leather-faced seats that are decorated with suede inserts, and an 8.4 inch UConnect screen. Just like the Laredo, it’s powered with a V6 engine and runs on an 8-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, finishing touches include gloss black badging and grille.
There’s certainly nothing limiting about the Limited! This baby is boosted with 18-inch polished aluminum wheels, with an interior that features leather-faced seating and heated first and second row seats. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited trim level also offers the Quadra‑Trac II® 4x4 system with Selec‑Terrain®.
4. 80th Anniversary Edition:
With 2021 marking the 80th birthday of the iconic Jeep, the Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers a special 80th Anniversary Edition in honour of its milestone year. Want to drive away in true celebratory style? Then you’ll enjoy the 20-inch granite crystal aluminum wheels, along with the various accents to ring in this big birthday. The vehicle is detailed with special touches like Berber floor mats with the 80th Anniversary tag and granite crystal exterior accents. Meanwhile, the ProTech II safety group offers enhanced safety features like full-speed forward collision warning and advanced brake assist.
For anyone ready to go bigger and better, the Trailhawk is enhanced with Quadra‑Drive II® 4x4 System and Quadra‑Lift® Air Suspension. Meanwhile, keep the party inside going with pumpin’ beats, courtesy of the Alpine audio system which features a subwoofer and nine speakers. The interior is luxe and comfy, courtesy of the leather-faced, suede insert-accented seats.
6. Limited X:
If you like your wheels large and in charge, you may want to drive home in the Limited X. This trim level comes with 20-inch gloss black aluminum wheels, a UConnect infotainment system with a touchscreen (8.4 inches) and Bi-Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps for brighter illumination. Come summer, you’ll enjoy cruising with the top down- how could you not, when you have a dual-pane, panoramic sunroof at your disposal?
The 20-inch wheels on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland are detailed with grey pockets, while the same headlamps offered on the Limited X are an added plus. Just like the Limited X, you can embrace the fun of a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, plus a premium audio system from Alpine loaded with nine speakers and a subwoofer.
8. High Altitude:
Just like the Overland, the High Altitude also features 20-inch wheels, but the wheels are low-gloss granite crystal wheels. Keeping up with this theme, the exterior accents also feature granite crystal, while the interiors are a high-end sight with nappa leather. This luxe material makes its grand entrance in the form of black nappa leather-faced seats with perforated inserts. Meanwhile, the safety group is ProTech II (as seen in the 80th Anniversary Edition, with features like full-speed forward collision warning).
The Summit will have you driving in style with 20-inch, fully polished aluminum wheels and a 19-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system to make the drive to your next destination just a little more entertaining! Meanwhile, forward collision warning with active braking keeps you safe as you navigate life’s adventures on the road, with LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist to help you stay in your lane safely.
The interior of the Summit comes with colour options of either ski grey/indigo, black (no additional charge), black/dark sienna brown or frost beige/brown. You also have the option of adding a signature, leather-wrapped interior package. Interested in really enhancing your interiors? There’s also a choice of Natura Plus leather front vented bucket seats (which are standard), or the premium Laguna leather seats that are available.
The SRT is loaded with a 6.4 L HEMI® SRT V8 Engine, which is quite the beast. You won’t be intimidated by this engine however, as the Brembo high performance brakes, Quadra‑Trac® SRT Active On Demand 4x4 System and Selec‑Track® Traction Control System will make your driving experience smooth yet powerful!
The SRT also has many other high-end features to offer, including a high performance suspension which is standard and luxe leather interiors. You can customize your SRT with Laguna leather seats (available, or go with the included choice of Nappa-leather and suede-faced front vented seats. Meanwhile, high-performance brakes and the SRT high performance audio package round out this powerful vehicle’s many exciting offerings.
As the highest trim level of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Trackhawk comes ready to conquer the roads with a Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine which offers 707 horsepower, and a competition suspension. The wheels are also not for the faint of heart, as these big guys are 20-inch black satin aluminum wheels! That’s right, satin and aluminum make for aggressive yet surprisingly stylish-looking wheels. The Trackhawk also features high-performance brakes, so you can with absolute comfort, style and function. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is the fastest SUV in the world, recognized for its powerful performance. It is built with Brembo high performance brakes, for reputable and safe braking while powering this super-strong SUV.
12. Grand Cherokee L:
Arriving this Spring 2021, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L features three rows of seating as a revolutionary feature. If you have a large family, you’ll enjoy the spacious seating arrangements for sure! Along with extra seats, the luxurious interiors also include 16-way adjustable front seats (with massage and memory settings for an extra boost of customization). Nappa leather seating is also offered. Don’t forget the addition of four-zone automatic temperature control and LED lighting to complete the ambience and offer you comfort and style.
You’ll be able to keep the kids entertained with the 10.1 inch touchscreen UConnect system, which is compatible with SiriusXM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the 19-speaker McIntosh system. The L is also designed for performance in all weather conditions, ranging from rain to snow. It is able to handle water fording, and can withstand up to 24 inches (or two feet) of H2O.
While all over this screams “adventure”, safety is also top priority with the L. It is equipped with over 110 available safety features, some of which include Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Active Lane Management. Drowsy Driver Detection will remind you to stay on track with correct steering, while the available Night Vision Camera uses thermographic technology and infrared sensors to scope out the scene up to 200 metres ahead of you.