Updated April 7, 2022
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a range of mid-size SUVs produced by the American manufacturer Jeep.While some other SUVs were manufactured with body-on-frame construction, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has always used a unibody chassis.
The two-row Grand Cherokee is available in seven trim levels: Laredo, Altitude, Limited, Overland, Trailhawk, Summit, and Summit Reserve. Compared to the previous generation two-row Grand Cherokee, the total passenger volume increases by 4.1 cubic feet (120 L), while cargo space is up 1.4 cubic feet (40 L).
It is available with an optional 4xe plug-in hybrid available on the Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, and Summit Reserve trim levels. It uses an electrically assisted 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making a total of 375 hp (380 PS; 280 kW) and 470 lb⋅ft (637 N⋅m; 65.0 kg⋅m). The 17 kWh battery pack provides an estimated 25 mi (40 km) of range when running solely on electric power. It has the ability to tow 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg).
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Price: Starts at $44,479 CAD
- Comparable to: Chevrolet Blazer, Dodge Durango
- Reliability: This vehicle has a JDPower reliability rating of 84/100 which is considered GREAT.
- Maintenance costs: This vehicle will cost approximately $10,484 to maintain over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
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- Cars.com Review
- Kelley Blue Book Review
- Car and Driver Review
- Edmunds Review
- USNews Review
- JD Power Review
- Motortrend Review
- CNet Roadshow Review
You can view the overall Mid-Size SUV Rankings here and the Luxury Mid-Size SUV Rankings here.
SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 4.1 / 5
USNews: 8.0 / 10
Edmunds: 7.8 / 10
J.D. Power: 79 / 100
Car and Driver: 8.0 / 10
Motortrend: 7.5 / 10
CNet Roadshow: 9.2 / 10
What the critics have to say…
With history tracing back to the early 1990s, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is an icon of the midsize SUV segment. The Grand Cherokee on sale today was introduced for the 2011 model year, but it has retained its appeal even as newer competitors have come to market. Available as an upscale cruiser, off-road crawler, and drag strip rocket, the Grand Cherokee has broad appeal. That said, the aging model is due for a redesign and buyers may find value in holding off until later this year.
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
We’re pleasantly surprised by the Cherokee’s sporty nature, especially when you consider Jeep’s reputation for off-road capability. The steering is nicely weighted and feels direct. It also transmits some of the road texture to the driver. The wheel is well balanced, and there’s a good sense of on-center feel. Shifts feels sluggish with the nine-speed automatic, so we’d probably opt for the turbo 2.0-liter engine, which outperforms the V6.
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliable?
The 2021 Grand Cherokee has a predicted reliability score of 84 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Warranty
Jeep covers the Grand Cherokee with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The Cherokee does a fine job of softening harsh roads but is less adept at controlling the ups and downs of smoother undulating roads. We found the seats to be comfortable, with nice, breathable upholstery, even if they don’t provide a lot of lateral support. There’s an average amount of road and wind noise, not enough to be distracting, but we wouldn’t call it quiet either.
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
Stepping into the Grand Cherokee’s cabin provides either a sense of ruggedness or luxury depending on the model. The contoured dashboard houses an infotainment touchscreen atop chunky redundant buttons and controls, and a 7.0-inch LCD display in the instrument cluster is flanked by analog gauges. Jeep designers use soft-touch materials and leather where it counts—armrests, upper door panels, the dashboard—but hard plastic persists elsewhere.
Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and the entry-level infotainment interface is nice, even if the icons are on the small side. The touchscreen menu is pretty straightforward, providing prompts that are helpful in guiding you through the available commands. You can make calls, tune to a radio station, and even set the climate control system through voice commands. There are two USB ports up front and two more for charging in the back, and the upgraded audio system delivers great sound.
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
Behind its second row of seats, the Grand Cherokee has space for 11 carry-on cases. That count expands to 24 when we fold the rear seat, which splits in a 60/40 fashion; the operation is neat and tidy, too, requiring just one action to release the headrest and flop the seat down to its flat position.
Car and Driver
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
Our midlevel Cherokee model was missing some interior refinement, but things weren’t all bad. The control knobs have soft detents and rubberized knurling that makes for easy adjustment. The hard plastic trim has a ruggedness to it, but it looks a bit cheap compared to what’s in segment leaders.
IS THE Jeep Grand Cherokee A GOOD SUV?
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a fine midsize SUV. It sports an upscale interior with comfy seats, an easy-to-use infotainment system, and decent space for adults in both rows. The Grand Cherokee’s standard V6 engine has more than enough power for everyday driving, and if you want more muscle a trio of brawny V8 engines are available. The Grand Cherokee’s greatest strength is its versatility. There’s a trim for just about any taste, from the off-road-conquering Trailhawk to the near-luxury High Altitude and the tire-smoking Trackhawk.
SHOULD I BUY THE Jeep Grand Cherokee?
You should consider the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee if you want a two-row SUV for family duty on the weekdays and playing in the dirt on the weekends. The Grand Cherokee remains one of most capable off-road vehicles on the market. If you don’t plan to venture off the beaten path, however, there are better two-row midsize SUVs to choose for daily driving, like the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda Passport, and Ford Edge.
THE FINAL WORD
The Jeep Grand Cherokee can do it all. It drives well on-road and is one of the most capable off-road vehicles in this class. Match that driving with great cargo room and well built interior and you have one of the best vehicles in this segment.
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