The All New Grand Cherokee

The Jeep brand has always been synonymous with tremendous off-road capabilities, regardless of vehicle type. The Grand Cherokee is no exception. Despite its crossover orientation, which emphasizes the smooth driving quality of sedans, the Jeep Grand Cherokee stands out from its main competitors in its ability to handle the roughest of weather conditions and driving surfaces with relative ease. The 2021 model year welcomes the Grand Cherokee with its plethora of trim level choices, which are the following:

LAREDO E: As the base-level model of the Grand Cherokee, the Laredo E is powered by the popular 295-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which is pinned to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This drivetrain configuration provides remarkable acceleration and easygoing gear shifts. Front-wheel drive is standard, with the option of a four-wheel-drive system for sending engine power to all four wheels for maximizing traction. Accompanying the four-wheel drive is a traction management system to adjust drivetrain components for optimizing performance on the type or condition of terrain. A five-seater with two rows of seats that includes an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, the Grand Cherokee has a dual-zone automatic climate control system, which means that both the driver and front passenger can adjust their heating and cooling preferences. Remote keyless entry enables secure access with key fob presses. And the Uconnect multimedia system—ubiquitous on Chrysler vehicles—is headed by a 7-inch touchscreen that integrates a six-speaker AM/FM stereo system, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a pair of USB ports, and SiriusXM Radio service. For driver assistance, the Jeep Grand Cherokee includes a rearview camera with rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Six airbags are present for restraint and cushioning in the event of a crash.

LAREDO X: The Laredo X is basically a spruced-up version of the Laredo E. Here, remote keyless access is joined by remote engine start. Heating ability is added on the front seats and steering wheel, and cloth seat trim gives way to synthetic leather. Uconnect gets a boost with the replacement of the 7-inch touchscreen with a larger, 8.4-inch one, as well as the addition of HD Radio digital tuning and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
LIMITED: The Limited builds on the Laredo X by replacing the synthetic leather seat trim with genuine leather, introducing two additional USB ports (which are strictly for charging mobile devices instead of both playing content and charging), and adding a sunroof.

80TH ANNIVERSARY: Commemorating Jeep’s eight decades, the 80th Anniversary gets larger wheels and special badging. In addition, you can go with this model instead of hopping a couple of tiers for enhanced driver assistance with the presence of technologies such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, hands-free park assist, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist.

LIMITED X: The Limited X is the Limited’s more aggressively furnished sibling. Get this one if you don’t mind unique features such as perforated leather-trimmed seats, a luxurious black-finished interior, and HID headlights with automatic high beams

TRAILHAWK: True to its off-road optimization, the Trailhawk is one of the three Grand Cherokee models available only as a four-wheel-drive vehicle. (The others two are the more performance-oriented SRT and Trackhawk; more on them later.) The 4×4 system on the Trailhawk is the Quadra-Trac, which comes with a two-speed transfer case. The Trailhawk mirrors the Limited’s standard features, with the addition of hill start assist and hill descent control for bolstering safety measures, heating expanded to the rear seats and cooling ability added on the front seats, the replacement of the six-speaker setup with a nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system, and an upgrade to a Quadra-Lift Air suspension for optimal undercarriage protection.

OVERLAND: The Overland is based on the standard features of the Limited X and Trailhawk. However, it stands out from them with features such as front-seat cooling, rear-seat heating, a nine-speaker setup, and a panoramic sunroof.

HIGH ALTITUDE: Chrysler reintroduces the driver-assistance features that appear on the 80th Anniversary.

SUMMIT: The highlight of the Summit is a 19-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

SRT: The SRT is the recipient of two major upgrades: a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, which replaces the Pentastar engine; and the Quadra-Trac Active on Demand four-wheel-drive system. The former produces 475 horsepower for improved acceleration, and the latter applies limited slip differentials to the front and rear axles. Solely a four-wheel-drive vehicle, the SRT mirrors the standard features of the High Altitude model, albeit with the upgrade to a flat-bottom steering wheel, Brembo high-performance brakes, and a Bilstein adaptive suspension.

TRACKHAWK: The Trackhawk is the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee model. It’s the only one with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8, which is, at least up to this point, the nameplate’s most powerful engine; it outputs 707 horsepower. It shares the same Quadra-Trac Active on Demand four-wheel-drive system with the SRT, as well as that model’s standard features. Apart from the supercharged V8, the Trackhawk stands out with its suede-and-Nappa leather sports-style seats and adaptive cruise control for automatically setting a safe following distance.

Ready to test-drive the 2021 Grand Cherokee? You can do so at our dealership: Team One CDJR. Located in Gadsden, Alabama, we also serve the residents of neighboring Rainbow City and Albertville, among other places. So, if you are in Gadsden, Albertville, or Rainbow City, come visit us at Team One CDJR to try out the 2021 Grand Cherokee for yourself and meet with one of our Jeep experts today.