Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Pros: Availability of unique SRT/Trackhawk high-performance models; tough-to-match off-road prowess; classy, upscale interiors in higher-end models

Cons: Not as good a value as many class competitors; rear legroom can grow cramped; poor fuel economy in SRT and Trackhawk models

CG Says: The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds a new 80th Anniversary model with unique trim and a Laredo X with standard navigation, heated seats, and power liftgate. The Grand Cherokee lineup grows for 2021 with the addition of the all-new Grand Cherokee L (see separate report), a three-row model that fits into the large SUV class. The “non-L” Grand Cherokee covered here is a two-row model that is built on a platform that dates back to the 2011 model year; it is scheduled to be redesigned on a shorter version of the new L’s platform next year, and gain a plug-in-hybrid “4xe” version in the process. Jeep offers a wide choice of engines in the Grand Cherokee, with horsepower ranging from 295 to 707. The base engine is a 295-hp 3.6-liter V6. Three V8s are available: a 360-hp 5.7-liter, a 475-hp 6.4-liter, and a 707-hp supercharged 6.2-liter. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. SRT and Trackhawk have standard all-wheel drive, while other models are available with rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive—except the off-road oriented Trailhawk which is 4WD only. A 2-speed transfer case is optional. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, parallel parking assist, trailer-hitch camera, panoramic sunroof, and power tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Grand Cherokee has evolved into sort of a poor-man’s Range Rover, and that’s not a bad thing. It can be equipped for severe off-road use or country club luxury–or both–and that helps set it apart from its 5-passenger rivals in this class. So do its higher towing limits. But most buyers who want a midsize SUV for more normal driving will likely find others in this class to be a better value from a features-per-dollar standpoint.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Laredo: $35,695
4WD Laredo: $37,695
Laredo X: $39,240
4WD Laredo X: $41,240
Limited: $41,895
4WD Limited: $43,895
80th Anniversary: $44,075
4WD 80th Anniversary: $46,075
4WD Trailhawk: $47,095
Overland: $48,435
4WD Overland: $51,435
High Altitude: $51,380
4WD High Altitude: $54,380
Summit: $54,785
4WD Summit: $57,785
4WD SRT: $70,885
4WD Trackhawk: $89,390

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6 (Laredo, Laredo X, Limited, 80th Anniversary, Trailhawk, Overland, High Altitude, Summit)
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
360
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

Optional Engine
6.4-liter V8 (SRT)
Horsepower
475
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19

Optional Engine
supercharged 6.2-liter V8 (Trackhawk)
Horsepower
707
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
11
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
17

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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