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Whats’ New: 2021 Jeep Cherokee on Everyman Driver

The 2021 Jeep® Cherokee – the most capable midsize sport-utility vehicle (SUV) – boasts a refined, authentic and premium design, along with an advanced 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder I-4 turbocharged engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency.

Jeep Cherokee offers spacious interior comfort and convenience, delivering everyday practicality with outstanding ride-and-handling characteristics, independent front and rear suspension systems with world-class body torsional stiffness and a choice of three different engine offerings mated to an enhanced, high-efficient nine-speed automatic transmission.

Pros

  • Real off-road ability
  • V6 & turbo-4 engine options
  • Outstanding high-tech features
  • Many standard safety features

Cons

  • Average reliability & resale value
  • Under-powered base engine
  • Small cargo area
  • More expensive than some rivals

Below is a throwback video on the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

New for 2021:

  • Standard safety and security features on all models include Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection systems, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and rain-sensing wipers
  • Standard features now available across the lineup:
    • Latitude – Power front windows (one-touch up/down), exterior mirrors with heating element, supplemental turn signals and courtesy lamps
    • Latitude Plus – Heated front seats, premium-wrapped heated steering wheel, remote start and windshield wiper deicer
    • Latitude LUX (new model) – Nappa leather seats, power front seats with power lumbar adjuster, heated front seats, premium-wrapped heated steering wheel, remote start and windshield wiper deicer
    • Trailhawk – Heated front seats, premium-wrapped heated steering wheel, remote start and windshield wiper deicer
    • Limited – Dual-pane panoramic sunroof, auto high-beam headlamps, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist with Full Stop, and ParkSense front/rear park assist with rear stop
  • New Latitude LUX model with available dual-pane panoramic sunroof, premium nine-speaker Alpine sound system and 8.4-inch touchscreen radio
  • 80th Anniversary Edition (based on Latitude LUX) includes dual-pane panoramic sunroof,19-inch wheels with Granite Crystal finish, power front seats with lumbar, dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote start, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, 7-inch full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) display, premium leather seats with Light Tungsten accent stitching, Anodized Gun Metal interior accents, black headliner, Berber floor mats and commemorative exterior badging

Highlights:

  • Best-in-class capability:
    • Choice of 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged, 2.4-liter I-4 or 3.2-liter V-6 engines, also with three available four-wheel-drive systems that raise the standard for midsize SUVs with Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system with up to five customized modes (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock), and best-in-class V-6 towing capability: 4,500 pounds and up to a 51:1 crawl ratio for low-range traction
  • Fuel economy:
    • Up to 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway on 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine and standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine; optional 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with engine stop-start technology, which delivers best-in-class V-6 fuel economy (29 mpg highway); standard nine-speed automatic transmission and industry-first rear-axle disconnect, resulting in reduced energy loss when 4×4 capability isn’t needed, and improved fuel efficiency
    • 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine, one of the most technologically advanced engines in the automotive industry, optimizes premium performance and fuel economy up to 31 mpg (270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque)
  • Refined front design, including front fascia, hood, premium LED headlamps, daytime running lamps and fog lamps:
    • Front lightweight aluminum hood evolves the Cherokee’s unique waterfall grille design to more closely align with the latest Jeep brand styling
    • Front bi-LED projector headlamps incorporate signature Cherokee daytime running lamps feature as a singular component
  • Rear features include lightweight composite and hands-free power liftgate
  • Increase in rear cargo storage space of four cubic feet and retuned suspension packages for improved ride comfort
  • Latest Uconnect systems include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times, dynamic touchscreens, high-resolution graphics, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi HotSpot and Jeep Skill for Amazon Alexa
  • More than 80 available advanced safety and security features

Model Lineup
For 2021, the Jeep Cherokee lineup consists of five models:

  • Latitude
  • Latitude Plus
  • Latitude LUX (new model)
  • Trailhawk (4×4 only)
  • Limited

Available Exterior Colors:

  • Billet Silver
  • Bright White
  • Diamond Black Crystal
  • Granite Crystal
  • Hydro Blue (exclusive to 80th Anniversary model)
  • Light Brownstone
  • Olive Green
  • Sangria
  • Slate Blue
  • Spitfire Orange
  • Sting Grey
  • Velvet Red

Available Interior Colors:

  • Black
  • Black / Light Frost
  • Black / Ski Grey

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