The 2021 Jeep Cherokee has a new look that is grander than the earlier versions. It is for the first time that the Cherokee has a seven-seat option. The new 2021 model design is lighter, stiffer, safe, and efficient than before.
Irrespective of the model and the trim, the cabin will have eight airbags. The 2021 Cherokee prices range from $59,950 for the basic trim model. The basic trim model is the Grand Cherokee Night Eagle (4x4). The top of the range trim model Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (4x4) is $139,950.
The new Jeep Cherokee is one of the most compact SUVs on the road. The off-road capabilities and features of the vehicle make it one of the best SUVs for you.
The SUV will be able to seat five people comfortably. The cargo space behind the rear seats is 25.8 cubic feet. Fold-down the second row to get an extra 54.7 cubic feet of space. The rear outboard seats have two complete sets of latch connectors. These features are helpful if you have kids traveling with you.
The middle seat has one lower anchor and one tether anchor. You will be able to borrow the lower anchor from the driver's side seat. The latch system is simple and easy to use. The soft-touch surfaces and high-quality materials make the interiors pleasant and comfortable.
The D-shaped steering wheel makes the interiors look sporty. The Jeep will be able to seat five adults with plenty of legroom and headroom in both rows. Individuals will be able to climb in and out of the seats easily.
The front and rear seats are supportive. Both the front seats have an eight-way power adjustment feature. The driver seat has memory features. The visibility is good in all directions.
Bluetooth, Infotainment, and Navigation
The Uconnect infotainment system comes standard with the new Cherokee. The 7-inch touch screen is standard. The 8.4-inch touch screen with advanced graphics is also an option. The entertainment features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, voice recognition, a six-speaker stereo, and a USB port.
The infotainment features in the top-of-the-line trim include an 8.4-inch touch screen, satellite radio, navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, HD radio, two rear USB ports, one front USB port, and nine-speaker Alpine premium stereo.
The other available features include a dual-pane panoramic roof, remote start, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, and a universal garage door opener.
The engine of the Cherokee is a 3.6-liter petrol V6 with 216 horsepower and 350 torque. The other engine is a 5.7-liter petrol V8 with 266 horsepower and 530 torque. The towing capacity of the V6 is 2810 kg, and that of the V8 is 3265 kg.
The standard 2021 Cherokee engine's gas mileage is 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The V6 engine gas mileage is 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
Handling and Driving
The suspension has been stiffened and refined. It has improved the handling ability of the SUV. The handling ability is impressive for a vehicle of this size. The light steering helps in parking.
The adaptive suspension does a decent job and enables you to avoid medium and small bumps on the road. The snow and off-road mode will help regulate the power so that you can handle any terrain.
Jeep Cherokee Safety Features
The safety features of the new Jeep Cherokee include:
Adaptive cruise control with highway steering assist.
Rear-cross traffic alert.
Autonomous emergency braking.
Forward collision warning.
Lane departure warning.
Automatic high-beam headlights.
A front and rear parking sensor.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers.
2021 Jeep Cherokee Trims
The new Cherokee is available in five trims.
Jeep Cherokee Latitude: The Cherokee Latitude comes with a standard 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine. The other distinguishing features include six-way manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system.
The 7-inch touch screen infotainment system includes six-speaker stereos, a USB port, Bluetooth, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking.
Jeep Cherokee Latitude Plus: The Latitude Plus trim adds heated front seats, fog lights, a heated steering wheel, cloth and vinyl upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, proximity keyless entry, and satellite radio.
Jeep Cherokee Latitude LUX: The LUX trim comes standard with a V6 engine. The interiors have Nappa leather upholstery and a power-adjustable passenger seat.
The infotainment package includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic control, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, a universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Jeep Cherokee Limited: The Limited trim comes with a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic high beam headlights, standard power liftgate, driver seat memory, outside mirror memory settings, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display.
The steering wheel is leather-wrapped. The infotainment features include a nine-speaker Alpine premium stereo, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, and ventilated front seats.
Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: The Trailhawk has a V6 engine, and it comes standard with the Jeep Active Drive Lock 4WD system. This trim's other exclusive features are all-terrain tires, a read skid plate, and an off-road suspension.
2021 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 Systems
Depending on how often you venture off-road, you have a choice of three 4x4 systems.
The Selec terrain traction management system has five terrain modes.
All three 4x4 systems get equipped with an active transfer case. It helps improve traction. The torque works with the wheel to offer the most grip. The new Cherokee gets billed as one of the most spacious SUVs on the road. It is also the first vehicle that will have an electronic release in the cargo area. It will make it easy to access and load and unload anything in the cargo area.
An off-road enthusiast will love the extra road clearance if offers. The Cherokee offers a ground clearance of 277 mm and a water fording capability of 610 mm. The superior off-roading features get provided without compromising road handling and comfort.