2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

MSRP range: $34,395 - $87,870
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

  • Plush interior with plentiful luxury and technology
  • Enough off-road ability to conquer practically any trail
  • Available V8 engines offer substantial power
  • Impressive tow ratings for the class
  • Firm ride quality may disappoint, even with air suspension
  • Underwhelming acceleration with base V6
  • 80th Anniversary Edition package for Limited trim level
  • Part of the fourth Grand Cherokee generation introduced for 2011

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers one of the most diverse lineups around for a midsize SUV. There's a wide array of trim levels suited for on- and off-road performance. From the basic Laredo to the go-nearly-anywhere Trailhawk to the insane 707-horsepower Trackhawk, the Grand Cherokee should have your needs covered. Luxury and tech options are plentiful, and its towing power, especially when equipped with the optional 5.7-liter V8, is impressive for the class.

But also know that the Grand Cherokee has gone 10 years without a major redesign. Jeep has done an admirable job of keeping its stalwart SUV modern and fairly competitive, but there are some obvious flaws, including a cramped interior, subpar comfort and lethargic handling. Rivals such as the Honda Passport, Hyundai Santa Fe and Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have significantly more modern and spacious interiors, even if they can't match the Grand Cherokee's expansive mix of models. You can read more about our take on the Grand Cherokee in our Expert Rating below.

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While the Grand Cherokee was once a class leader, its age is starting to show. It's still sturdy and very capable off-road, but we recommend upgrading from the standard V6 engine to one of the available V8 powertrains for a bit more gusto. The most appealing value can be found in the the middle of the JGC's lineup with the Limited and the Trailhawk.
The standard V6 in the Grand Cherokee isn't very exciting. In our testing, 0-60 mph took 8.0 seconds, which is slow for a five-passenger midsize SUV. We'd suggest getting the optional V8. The brakes, however, are strong. In Edmunds testing, a stop from 60 mph took 124 feet — a reasonably short distance for a rig this size.

A downside is the Grand Cherokee's significant weight, which affects acceleration, handling and overall drivability. Another negative is the steering, which feels disconnected from the road. This combo makes the Grand Cherokee overly heavy and lethargic to pilot around turns. For off-roading, though, the GC does well thanks to several available off-road-ready options.
The Grand Cherokee provides an isolated feel in the cabin. The V6 is nicely muted most of the time. At full throttle, there's a bit of a rumble from under the hood that is neither annoying nor particularly satisfying. Otherwise, it's quiet to the point that it's almost serene. The seats are very supportive and the air conditioning works quickly. The heated and ventilated seats, however, aren't very effective.

Our test vehicle came equipped with the optional air suspension. We weren't impressed. It provides a somewhat floaty ride quality on the highway and struggles to soak up smaller pavement ripples, allowing significant vibration to enter the cabin. Big bumps are absorbed to a point, but hit one midcorner and the JGC loses its handling composure. The standard suspension might be a better choice.
The Grand Cherokee has plenty of interior space with generous headroom and legroom in all four major seating positions. It also has a commanding driving position, good visibility and relatively simple controls. Despite that high seating position, everything is within the driver's reach thanks to an impressive range of seat and steering-wheel adjustability.

The Uconnect infotainment interface is a bit dated, but it's still easy to use thanks to large, grippy knobs for the stereo and fan speed. So the only real shortcomings are the thick windshield pillars that partially obscure your view through turns.
The Grand Cherokee Uconnect interface features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. There are plenty of charging options for front and rear passengers. The voice controls are pretty apt at understanding commands, from setting a nav destination to changing climate settings. Audio quality from the optional 19-speaker Harman Kardon system is good, if a bit bass-heavy.

The operation of some of the advanced driving aids is lackluster. Adaptive cruise control and blind-spot warning, for example, are both a little too sensitive for our tastes.
While the Grand Cherokee is certainly utilitarian in nature, its 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats isn't class-leading. It trails behind smaller vehicles such as the Honda CR-V. This smaller space is mostly due to the full-size spare under the rear floor. On the flip side, hey, there's a full-size spare! That's something you'll want if you go off-road or tow — two things the Grand Cherokee does very well.

Small-item storage is limited to a small center console, can-size cupholders in both the front and rear seats, and slim door pockets. The rear car-seat anchors are well marked and easy to find, and there's a good amount of space for most child seats. A properly equipped Grand Cherokee with the V8 has a maximum tow rating of 7,200 pounds.
With the base V6 and the eight-speed automatic, the Grand Cherokee is good for 21 mpg in combined city/highway driving for both the rear- and four-wheel-drive models. Not outstanding perhaps, but it trounces the 4Runner, its main V6 SUV competitor with similar off-road abilities.
Build quality is top-notch in the Grand Cherokee. You'll find tight panel gaps and impressive leather. But decked-out versions such as the Summit get quite expensive, and at that point some luxury rivals start to look more attractive. You'll find the most value with the Trailhawk and the Limited. The Grand Cherokee's warranty is typical. Roadside assistance is good for the class with five years/60,000 miles of coverage.
The Grand Cherokee's optional air suspension isn't something we'd recommend to lead-footed drivers. We're also not enamored with the base V6. But other choices are available, including the impressive V8 and the absolutely bonkers 707-horsepower Trackhawk. And of course, the available Quadra-Trac II 4WD system means you can get pretty far in off-road or snowy conditions. This Jeep is a midsize SUV with a wide range of appeal.

Which Grand Cherokee does Edmunds recommend?

With seven available trim levels to choose from, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is easy to tailor to your preferences. We think the midlevel Trailhawk offers the best mix of maximum off-road capability and sufficient creature comforts. As a bonus, the beefy 5.7-liter V8 engine is available should you also want to tow the occasional trailer.

Jeep Grand Cherokee models

The five-passenger 2021 Grand Cherokee is available in seven trim levels: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT and Trackhawk. Most Grand Cherokees are available with either rear- or four-wheel drive, with the exception of the SRT and the Trailhawk. Those trims come standard with performance-oriented all-wheel-drive systems. All Grand Cherokees have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine lineup includes:

  • A standard 3.6-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 260 lb-ft)
  • An optional 5.7-liter V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft) for Trailhawk, Overland and Summit
  • A 6.4-liter V8 (470 hp, 475 lb-ft) standard on the SRT
  • A supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft) standard on the Trackhawk

Laredo
Starts you off with features such as:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Rear parking sensors (alerts you to obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parking)
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Blind-spot monitor (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while you're in reverse)

Limited
Dresses up the Laredo by adding:

  • Sunroof
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Auto-dimming mirrors
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable front seats with driver memory settings

Trailhawk
Adds off-road capability and extra features, such as:

  • Unique 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires
  • Electronically controlled limited-slip differential
  • Underbody skid plates
  • Heavy-duty engine cooling
  • Off-road-tuned air suspension
  • Enhanced 4WD system
  • Upgraded audio system
  • All-terrain drive modes
  • Special leather and simulated suede seating surfaces
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats

Overland
Adds luxury touches with:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Xenon headlights
  • Upgraded leather seating
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Combination wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel

Summit
Maxes out luxury with:

  • 19-speaker audio system
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Jeep and the car in front)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Upgraded leather seating surfaces
  • Parallel parking assist (aids the driver in parallel parking situations)

SRT
Has the 470-hp V8 plus enhancements for on-road performance such as:

  • Special 20-inch aluminum wheels with performance tires
  • High-performance braking system
  • Sport-tuned adaptive suspension
  • Sport front seats

Trackhawk
One-ups the SRT with the 707-hp V8 plus:

  • 20-inch black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Black exterior trim
  • Ultra high-performance braking system
  • Sport exhaust with quad exhaust tips
  • Ultra high-performance suspension
  • Heavy-duty eight-speed transmission

Note that many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to other trims through option packages.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Average user rating: 4.4 stars
15 total reviews
5 star reviews: 80%
4 star reviews: 7%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 13%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Best GC ever
Mr. Overland,
Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Just purchased a 2021 Overland with 5.7L and 19 speaker audio. I thought the upgrade to a v8 would cause a rougher experience a la my 2015 SRT, which I'm keeping. But this car is incredibly smooth. Hard to notice its running. I previously had a 2014 Limited and a 2015 Limited both with V6s. I strongly recommend the V8. And, by the way, there's no stop-start with the V8. Apparently a 5.7L hemi is incompatible with stop-start. And this car has a sport mode. Not an SRT, but makes the whole driving experience a lot more fun. And manual shift option, but without paddles. Then there's the 19 speaker audio. You could just sit in the car and listen to music. It's that good. The car is just smooth, powerful and a joy to sit in. And there's a shift lever, which I understand is going the way of the dinosaurs. But where are you supposed to put your right hand? And, of course, not everyone's cup of tea, but there's no better looking SUV on the road.
5/5 stars, Awesome ride
Cortez ,
Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Sporty, Smooth ride with awesome features.
5/5 stars, Happy Trails
Bobby D,
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Nothing better for the money
1/5 stars, 2021 jeep grand cherokkee
Ebin,
Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Detailed review of brand new jeep grand cherokkee 2021. First of all nobody ever buy jeep brand. Because technologically and mechanically it is a crap. I bought 2021 jeep grand cherokkee on January 2021. After using 3 months had series of serious problems with it. Vehicle stopped in the middle of the road with undiagnosed issues. The dealer is still trying to figure out what is wrong with it for two weeks. next, I called consumer protection ontario and they told that jeep never going to replace your if your vehicle has serious issues even after 1 day purchase.. you will be screwed for sure. I called customer service department and the lady who spoke with me told the same... they don't care about the safety of the people and they only care about the money. If your jeep is not running next day after you purchase, they will never replace your vehicle because it is already mentioned under the terms and conditions.. the dealer won't tell any of those things when you purchase vehicle.. Now it is two weeks that I left my vehicle with dealer and they never called me or updated the status of the vehicle. I called chrysler canada and they don't either have a proper answer for what happened with my vehicle..I spent 78000 for this vehicle. So never buy jeep vehicles. Better stay away from jeep brand.. read the reviews first and select reliable brands..I will never ever recommend jeep to anyone at all..

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: You might be looking at those two vehicles going, like, why would you race them? They could not be more different. [ENGINES REVVING] JONATHAN ELFALAN: Whoo-hoo! ELANA SCHERR: But that's not true. They're both red. Besides both being red, they're both American luxury SUVs that are way faster than anyone would ever think was possible. SPEAKER 2: 3, 2, 1. Go! [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: If fun was square and red, it would look like this-- the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The Trackhawk is powered by a little engine you might have heard of-- a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 best known for its work in Dodge's Hellcat cars. With 707 horsepower and 645 pound feet of torque and, most importantly, a beefy all-wheel drive setup, the Trackhawk can move all its 5,300 pounds from 0 to 60 in less time than it takes you to say its full name twice. No, seriously, we timed it. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. If you prefer your fun a little rounder and quieter but just as fast, we've got the 2020 Tesla Model Y here to satisfy. The Model Y weighs almost 1,000 pounds less than the Jeep, so the big guy is going to have to work hard to beat it. This is the Edmunds long term Model Y Performance Performance-- so much performance it's got to be repeated. This is one of those races where the outcome is pretty weighted, in this case partially because of weight. There's a common drag racing adage that for every 100 pounds you're carrying, you're adding a tenth of a second to your elapsed time. So you can imagine that the Grand Cherokee is at a disadvantage. We all have our strengths. Let's see who comes out the stronger here. [MUSIC PLAYING] This is the Trackhawk. And you might know it better as the Hellcat Jeep, because this has the Hellcat engine in it. It has 707 horsepower, and it is way more fun than anything this big has any right to be. JONATHAN ELFALAN: All right. So I'm driving the 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance with the performance package, which gets me a couple other things like wheels, and brakes, and all that stuff. I don't really need to do much to make this thing go fast. It's fast out of the box. I just have to make sure it's in sport mode and hit the accelerator, and it should do its thing. ELANA SCHERR: So Dodge is actually really good about having a lot of race-specific options that are very easy to find. Like, I'm going to throw it in track. I'm going to use the launch control. I'm going to floor it. I'm going to let go of the brake. JONATHAN ELFALAN: You know, I think it's a pretty good match-up, but I'm going to have to go with the Model Y, obviously because I'm driving it. And it's really simple to launch. And I mean, that Cherokee Trackhawk, it makes a lot of noise. It makes a lot of horsepower, like 7,000 horsepower, something like that. ELANA SCHERR: I mean, I think this thing weighs twice what the Tesla weighs. So I'm not expecting to win, but I certainly wouldn't mind if I did. JONATHAN ELFALAN: I'm ready to see the look on Elana's face after this electric car totally destroys her Trackhawk. SPEAKER 2: All right, give me a thumbs up when you guys are ready. Drivers ready. 3-- [ENGINE STALLING] ELANA SCHERR: Didn't hold it. Sorry. JONATHAN ELFALAN: You almost had me there. That was good. [MUSIC PLAYING] SPEAKER 2: Drivers ready. 3, 2, 1. [ENGINE ROARING] [MUSIC PLAYING] JONATHAN ELFALAN: I was in park. [LAUGHS] ELANA SCHERR: Well, it didn't quite hold it anyway. So-- JONATHAN ELFALAN: I guess you can mess this stuff up. ELANA SCHERR: I like that you were in park, because I did that once on a "Roadkill" drag race, and I was totally in park. JONATHAN ELFALAN: All right, I got it this time. SPEAKER 2: Drivers ready. 3, 2, 1. Go! [ENGINE ROARING] JONATHAN ELFALAN: Whoo-hoo! ELANA SCHERR: I'm so mad. [ENGINE ROARING] Oh that's-- that was almost not enough space. JONATHAN ELFALAN: Yeah, that was-- that turn came up pretty quick. ELANA SCHERR: That was funny, because I'm like, oh yeah, we're slowing down. We're slowing down. And then I was like, ooh, well, this is a big car. I don't think I want to make this turn at that speed. And ooh, oh, you're right there. JONATHAN ELFALAN: So how are you feeling after that run? ELANA SCHERR: I feel like no one can say that I didn't do my best to beat you. And I think if this was a half mile, I might have-- I might have had you again. JONATHAN ELFALAN: Were you-- were you creeping up on me? I couldn't tell. ELANA SCHERR: You really went by, and then you didn't keep pulling away. But maybe you were already getting ready to get off. JONATHAN ELFALAN: Yeah, I think so. ELANA SCHERR: I definitely think that if the Tesla gave you more at the launch, it would be a very impressive leaver. I think losing in it doesn't feel as bad as I thought it would because I kind of think I'm having more fun than you. But you could argue. You could argue that you're having more fun. JONATHAN ELFALAN: I will say that your car does make fantastic noises. And as long as I have you, you know, maybe half a car length behind, I can still enjoy your exhaust sound. ELANA SCHERR: Well, rematch? JONATHAN ELFALAN: Let's do this. ELANA SCHERR: I'm going to hope that you screw up your launch even more this time, maybe leave it in park or something. And I think it only would take one big mistake on your part, and I might have you. JONATHAN ELFALAN: I don't think you have a chance. I'm really sorry to say that. SPEAKER 2: Drivers ready. 3, 2, 1. Go! [ENGINE ROARING] ELANA SCHERR: That sadly wasn't even close. JONATHAN ELFALAN: Yeah, I agree with you. But I also feel like I went on the G and not the exclamation point. ELANA SCHERR: That's kind of you to say. That is kind of you. I feel like I waited for the O on this one. But no, I-- I just was behind all the way through. JONATHAN ELFALAN: So philosophically, being a Mopar nut at heart, what is your take on EVs in general? ELANA SCHERR: Well, I mean, I'm a little bit of a traitor. I'm sort of like a gun for hire in that whatever car I am in and is winning is my favorite car of the day. So when I was driving the Tesla in some other races that we did earlier, I was a huge Tesla fan. But right now, I think it's the dumbest, lamest car ever, and I hate it. JONATHAN ELFALAN: I don't blame you. I don't blame you. ELANA SCHERR: Jonathan, I was saying I thought I might catch you if we had a longer race track. And let's try a roll race and see if that's true. JONATHAN ELFALAN: I'll take that bet. SPEAKER 2: Drivers ready. 3, 2, 1. Start rolling. [ENGINE SOFTLY REVVING] [ENGINE ROARING] ELANA SCHERR: So you definitely beat me. And I did let off a little bit early, because I was already at, like, 107. And I felt like even when we were just doing the regular quarter mile race, I barely had enough room to slow down before this turn. JONATHAN ELFALAN: Yeah, that was a good call. I mean, again, you have 1,000 pounds on me. And it seems like the brakes are a little more temperature sensitive. So yeah, I don't think the outcome would have changed. ELANA SCHERR: Oh, you don't think I would have made up those six car lengths in the last 60 feet? Also thanks a lot for telling everybody in the audience that I have 1,000 pounds on you. I think I only have, like, 300 or 400 on you. Oh wait, you meant the car? [MUSIC PLAYING] At our test track, these two SUVs were more evenly matched, posting very similar braking and skid pad results. They were even tied in acceleration to 60 miles per hour and at the quarter mile. So what happened during the drag race? Simple-- weather. We filmed the race at a higher altitude and in hotter temperatures, meaning the Jeep's V8 wasn't able to breathe the air its supercharger demands. Because EVs don't need air to make power, the Model Y was able to repeat its performance more easily. Where was this wind when we were racing? I could have used the tailwind in the Trackhawk. I think that Tesla might have still got me, though. Still, considering how much heavier the Jeep is, I think it did pretty well. And the fact that we have an option-- not just one but two different cars that are so fast, are big, can carry stuff, and are made in America. We're all winners. Well, no, actually that's not true. The Tesla's the winner. So far our Model Y is undefeated. What should we race it against next? Tell us in the comments. And if you like these videos, hit like, hit subscribe. Do both of those things. And follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Drag Race! Tesla Model Y vs. Jeep Trackhawk — Racing 2 of the Fastest SUVs

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but since the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Say what you will about electric versus gas propulsion, but we think it's pretty cool that both of these extremely diverse SUVs are American-made. Who wins?

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$36,395
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 25 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.6 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: four wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 293 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 189.8 in. / Height: 69.3 in. / Width: 76.5 in.
Curb Weight: 4625 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 36.3 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Grand Cherokee safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warns you about vehicles in your blind spots.
Forward Collision Mitigation
Detects objects, or cars that have stopped short, in your path and applies emergency braking.
Lane Departure Warning
Warns you when you're drifting out of your lane and prompts you to correct your heading.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. the competition

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota 4Runner

Calling the 4Runner and the Grand Cherokee "old rivals" would be accurate in more ways than one. Both have been off-road rivals for over 10 years. However, it's been about 10 years since either of them had a meaningful redesign. The Jeep offers more powerful engines, but the Toyota does have the edge in rock-crawling capability.

Compare Jeep Grand Cherokee & Toyota 4Runner features 

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Honda Passport

Choosing between the Passport and the Grand Cherokee comes down to a few quick questions. Do you value comfort, fuel economy and passenger space and not really need all-wheel drive for the occasional dirt road? Then the Passport will not disappoint. But if towing and serious off-roading are in your future, the Jeep is the way to go. Read Edmunds long-term road test of the Honda Passport to find out more.

Compare Jeep Grand Cherokee & Honda Passport features 

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Subaru Outback

We like the Outback for its easygoing road manners, fuel efficiency and spacious cargo area. Fresh off a redesign, it also offers a more modern feel overall than the aging Jeep. The Grand Cherokee has considerably more off-road capability than the Outback, but the Subaru offers more capability than the average crossover SUV.

Compare Jeep Grand Cherokee & Subaru Outback features 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Impressions

What is the Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV from Jeep with two rows of seating. In its current form, it has been on sale for nearly a decade, and we expect that Jeep will unveil a fully redesigned Grand Cherokee for 2021.

EdmundsEdmunds says

While it isn't at the top of our rankings for midsize SUVs, the current Jeep Grand Cherokee still has a lot to offer. It's spacious, comfortable and versatile. Available in a variety of trim levels, the Grand Cherokee can be equipped in V6-powered base trims, loaded up with all kinds of options that make it more luxurious, or even made track-day ready with a 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood.

Lately, the Grand Cherokee has fallen behind some of its rivals in a few key categories such as interior refinement, ride quality and acceleration from the base V6. For 2021, however, we expect to see a full redesign of the Grand Cherokee, which should help make it more competitive. A longer wheelbase should help sort out the GC's ride quality, and we expect a full redesign will also include significant updates to interior trim and available tech.

The new GC will likely be larger and more spacious than it is now and add the option for a third row of seating. There's also a strong chance that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a series of updated or all-new powertrains, including a mild hybrid, a diesel and potentially a plug-in hybrid. And, of course, we'll keep our fingers crossed for an off-road-capable Trailhawk model as well as an updated version of the supercharged Trackhawk trim.


FAQ

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Grand Cherokee both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Jeep Grand Cherokee fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Grand Cherokee gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg to 21 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Grand Cherokee has 36.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee:

  • 80th Anniversary Edition package for Limited trim level
  • Part of the fourth Grand Cherokee generation introduced for 2011
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Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee reliable?

To determine whether the Jeep Grand Cherokee is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Grand Cherokee. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Grand Cherokee's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Grand Cherokee and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Grand Cherokee is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The least-expensive 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $34,395.

Other versions include:

  • Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $42,375
  • Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $39,895
  • 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $44,665
  • Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $36,395
  • Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $49,915
  • High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $52,860
  • Laredo X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $37,895
  • Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $45,575
  • Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $55,915
  • Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $34,395
  • Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $40,375
  • SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) which starts at $69,365
  • Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) which starts at $87,870
  • 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $42,665
  • Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $46,915
  • Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $52,915
  • High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $49,860
  • Freedom 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $38,590
  • Limited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $47,470
  • Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $36,590
  • Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $45,470
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What are the different models of Jeep Grand Cherokee?

If you're interested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the next question is, which Grand Cherokee model is right for you? Grand Cherokee variants include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Grand Cherokee models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overview

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered in the following submodels: Grand Cherokee SUV, Grand Cherokee SRT, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Laredo E 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A), SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A), 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Summit 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), High Altitude 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Freedom 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Limited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Jeep Grand Cherokee models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 293 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Grand Cherokee 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Grand Cherokee.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Grand Cherokee featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,135. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $967 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $967 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,168.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Rutland area.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,065 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,065 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,385.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,235. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,096 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,096 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,139.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Rutland area.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,110. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,145 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,145 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,965.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Rutland area.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,750. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,213 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,213 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,537.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,230. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,273 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,273 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,957.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 1 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Rutland area.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,560. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,344 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,344 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,216.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $54,000. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,347 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,347 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52,653.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,920. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,421 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,421 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,499.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 2.5% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $62,450. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $1,953 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,953 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $60,497.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 3.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Rutland area.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $78,725. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is trending $1,294 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,294 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $77,431.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 4dr SUV 4WD (6.4L 8cyl 8A) is 1.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A)

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $98,945. The average price paid for a new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is trending $1,077 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,077 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $97,868.

The average savings for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl S/C 8A) is 1.1% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/25 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainfour wheel drive
Displacement3.6 L
Passenger Volume140.5 cu.ft.
Wheelbase114.8 in.
Length189.8 in.
Width76.5 in.
Height69.3 in.
Curb Weight4746 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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