Features & Specs
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L features and powertrains broken down by trim level
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been redesigned but we'll only see a three-row version for the 2021 model year. If you want the two-row, you'll have to wait another year. In the new Grand Cherokee L, a freshly refined interior and exterior is joined with off-road prowess and next-generation technology to make the Grand Cherokee worthy of a cross-shop.
Which Grand Cherokee model is right for you? Scroll down to see the features and specs of each of the SUV's grades, including price. All prices exclude a $1,695 destination charge.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Laredo
The base model Jeep Grand Cherokee L is no low-tech slouch. It comes standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment touch screen and a 10.25-inch frameless digital instrument cluster. Below the infotainment screen is an 8.4-inch touch screen. The SUV's Uconnect 5 operating system offers customization, a one-touch Home Screen, five user profiles, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are 12 USB ports, split between Type A and Type C, covering all three rows of seating.
The Laredo trim level seats six or seven, depending on the buyer's choice of second row seats. The second-row seats feature standard tip and slide functionality.
Among the roster of standard safety equipment and security features are full-speed collision warning with active brake assist and pedestrian and cyclist detection, rear cross traffic detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, brake assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear park assist.
Keyless entry, automatic headlights, LED daytime tuning lights, and LED taillamps are standard.
The Laredo model is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
It rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels, and also has heated fold-way mirrors, roof rails, cloth seats with power-adjustable eight-way driver seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, and Bluetooth.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is listed at $36,995 for the rear-wheel drive model and $38,995 for the 4x4.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude
The Cherokee L Altitude builds on the Laredo grade adding gloss black appearance details, including 20-inch aluminum wheels, exterior accents and badging, roof rails, and a unique seven-slot grille.
Upgrading to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude will cost $40,195 (4x4) or $42,195 (4x4).
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited
Like the Altitude, the Limited builds on the Laredo model of the Grand Cherokee L. The exterior of this model includes automatic high beam headlights, LED fog lamps, power gloss black side mirrors with heating element, blind spot monitoring, and additional turn signals.
Four-wheel drive models get a Selec-Trac traction management system with five available terrain modes (Auto, Sprot, Rock, Snow, Sand/Mud).
The interior of the model gets upgraded to standard Capri leather seats and comes with an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory, four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat with memory, and heated steering wheel. The second row seats are also heated. Active noise cancellation and single-color ambient lighting is standard.
Remote start, a universal garage door opener, and an adjustable height power liftgate are also standard.
Buyers can get the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited for $43,995 in the 2WD variant and $45,995 for the 4x4.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland has a refined seating and cargo area.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC
Buyers of the Overland grade get a unique Overland appearance on their Grand Cherokee L. That includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, Black Noise pockets, chrome front tow hoods, a gloss black roof rack with stainless insert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, approach-lit door handles, trailer towing, rearview mirror puddle lighting, power-folding gloss black mirrors with a chrome insert that auto-tilt down when in reverse, auto-dimming glass not eh driver's side, courtesy lighting, a windshield wiper deicer, and keyless entry.
Buyers can opt for a Gloss Black roof to give their model a two-town paint scheme starting with this trim level.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee L Overland is the first trim level that offers buyers the opportunity to get the standard V6 engine or upgrade to a 357-horsepower V8 that delivers 390 pound-feet of torque. With the V8, the Grand Cherokee L Overland is capable of towing 7,200 pounds.
Overland 4x4 models get Jeep's torque-vectoring Quadra-Trac II system when equipped with available Off-Road Group and earn the Trail Rated badge. The equipment package also includes high-strength steel skid plates, electronic limited slip differential rear axle, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and all-season tires. A Select-Terrain system and Hill Descent Control are standard on Overland.
The model's interior features Nappa leather seats and door panels, ventilated front seats, a leather-stitched instrument panel, navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, dual-pane sunroof, and five-color ambient lighting. Front seat passengers get length-adjustable cushions while. power-folding third-row bench seat is also standard.
An electronic remote release in the rear cargo area is designed to quickly folding the second row flat. A hands-free liftgate is also standard.
Buyers will pay $52,995 for the 4x2 model with a V6 under the hood. A four-wheel drive Overland with the V6 costs $54,995. Upping to the V8, which is only available paired with a 4x4 brings the price up to $58,290.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit
This model is available with either the V6 or V8 powertrain. They deliver the same output in the Grand Cherokee L Summit as they do in the Overland.
The Grand Cherokee L Summit raises the bar further into luxury territory with premium appointments including Nappa leather leather seats with quilted seat bolsters and perforated seat inserts on all three rows. Absolute Oak wood, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Berber floor mats, and 16-way power-adjustable adjustable front seats are standard on Summit. For the first time on Grand Cherokee, front-row seat massage functionality is available.
Quad-zone automatic climate control is standard and second-row passengers have access to a second-row floor console with two illuminated cup holders and a two-tier armrest with additional storage.
The whole rig rides on 20-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels in Mid-Gloss Clear and has Sumit-specific LED fog lamps, power-folding Gloss Black side mirrors with a Platinum insert, a 360-degree camera, illuminated door sills, and roof rack with silver rails and a gloss black insert.
Jeep has also added more standard safety features on this model including active driving assist, driver attention monitor, intersection collision assist, traffic sign recognition, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
Rear-wheel drive Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summits powered by a V6 cost $56,995. The four-wheel drive version of that model is $58,995. Changing out the V6 for a V8 in the 4x4 brings the price up to $62,290.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve is the most premium model.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC
The Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve is the most luxurious Grand Cherokee L that you'll be able to get straight from the factory. It features a hand-wrapped, quilted Palermo leather, ventilated front and second-row seats, memory and massage front seats and choice of a new Tupelo interior color add distinguishable details to the model.
The interior features open-pore Waxed Walnut wood and wrapped, suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner.
Jeep has given this version of the SUV 21-inch wheels and a 19-speaker McIntosh audio sound system.
The Summit Reserve trim is only available as a 4x4. Getting with the V6 costs $61,995; the V8 is $65,290.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is scheduled to start arriving in Jeep dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.