2021 Grand Cherokee L

For the first time ever, 2021 Grand Cherokee now offers 3rd row seating for 6 or 7 passengers and it’s called the Grand Cherokee L. Trim levels are; Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit.

Made at the new Mack assembly plant in Detroit, Jim Morrison, head of Jeep said the new 3-row Grand Cherokee will be a benchmark for the industry.

All-New 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Photo: FCA.

Powertrain Choices

For the new 3-row Grand Cherokee L, the standard engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission. For those who want more power, the 5.7-liter V8 with 8-speed automatic transmission is also offered.

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Off-Road Capability


A Jeep wouldn’t be a Jeep if it didn’t continue with legendary off-road status. Some of the most notable of-road features on the new 3-row Grand-Cherokee include; Quadra-Lift air suspension which offers up to a whopping best-in-class 10.9-inches of ground clearance on the Off-Road 2 setting. Other settings for the air suspension include; Park, Aero, and Off-Road 1.

Normal ride height is 8.6-inches. Off-Road 1 adds 1.6-inches, Park Mode reduces ride height by 1.8-inches, while Aero mode reduces ride height by 0.8-inches. In Off-Road 2 mode, water fording of up to 24-inches is also possible, and crawl ratio is 44:1.


2021 Grand Cherokee L offers a traction management system with various drive modes to maximize grip no matter the road or weather conditions. Drive modes are; Auto, Sport, Rock, Mud/Sand and, Snow.

Hill Descent control comes standard on Overland and Summit models.

2021 Grand Cherokee L Towing

Jeep is expecting yet another best-in-class award with the 3-row Grand Cherokee L towing capacity of up to 7,200 lbs with the 5.7-liter V8 engine.

When equipped with the 3.6-liter V6, towing capacity is up to 6,200 lbs.


“While the Jeep Grand Cherokee interior has been synonymous with sophistication, our approach to the three-row version was to showcase distinguished details, handcrafted materials and modern amenities that pair seamlessly with its tailored exterior” says Chris Benjamin, Head of Jeep, Chrysler and Advanced Interior Design, FCA.

A blend of rich materials including oak, walnut, ambient lighting, and premium leather maintains Grand Cherokee’s status as a luxury-level SUV. Jeep is projecting the 3-row SUV to be the most luxurious in its class.

Laredo trims come with cloth seats, while Limited trims come with Capri leather (optional perforated leather seats available with Lux Tech package). Overland models come with Perforated Nappa leather-trimmed seating and smooth Nappa leather bolsters, while Summit trims come with Perforated Nappa leather-trimmed seating and quilted Nappa leather bolsters with the option of upgrading to Quilted Palermo leather seats.


Standard seating is 2nd-row bucket seats with tip and slide or an optional 2nd-row bench seat. Power folding 3rd-row seats are also an option. Jeep is boasting best-in-class 2nd-row legroom.

Quilted Palermo seats in the new 3-row Grand Cherokee. Photo: FCA.

Both 2nd and 3rd rows fold flat allowing for a maximum cargo space of 84.6 cu. ft. Jeep also says they have worked hard on increasing visibility from the side windows.

Driver and front passenger seat massage feature is also available.


Grand Cherokee L gets the all-new super-fast UConnect 5 infotainment system which brings wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard on Summit models and available on Overland and Limited trims is a 360-degree camera with birds-eye view on a 10.1-inch touchscreen.

Navigation is provided by TomTom which incorporates predictive search, live traffic updates and over-the-air map updates.

Other notable infotainment features include an available rear seat monitoring camera, and 19-speaker McIntosh premium audio system.

Driver Assist Features

Available on Overland and Summit models is a head-up display with information such as; Active Lane Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, current speed, turn-by-turn navigation, speed limit, and more.

A night vision camera uses infrared sensors to scan for heat signatures of animals and pedestrians up to 219 yards away. Upon detection, an alert will display on the instrument cluster with the relative position.

L2 driver-assist offers hands-on automated driving and later availability models will offer L2 hands-free automated driving.

Other available driver assist features on the all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L include;

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Highway Assist
  • Drowsy Driver Detection
  • Speed Limit Traffic Sign Display
  • Full-Speed Collision Warning with Active Braking and Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
  • Rear Cross Path detection
  • Active Lane Management
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Blind-spot Monitoring
  • ParkView rear back-up camera
  • ParkSense rear park assist sensors with stop
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist

Watch the 2021 Grand Cherokee L reveal

Contact your local Jeep dealer to find out more.

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Lauren has been working in the automotive industry both in the U.K and in the U.S. for over 10 years. She has driven hundreds of vehicles, not only new cars but beaters without heaters, fast cars on fire, slow cars in snow, off-road trucks in the mucks, and old pickups with pups. She’s driven heaps of Jeeps, miles in muscle and once took her gran in a car from Japan. Lauren is a member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association.

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