New for 2021, the Grand Cherokee finally wins a third row after all these years and with that row adds an L to the model name. Jeep released the price for that version today. While the build and pricing tool is not yet available on the site, Jeep has outlined some of the options for all trim levels.
The Grand Cherokee L comes in four versions with two different engines and a choice of rear-wheel drive or three different four-wheel drive systems (Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II). There are Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit finishes. The engine options are what we would expect from Stellantis. You can choose between the 290-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or the 357-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V8. All-wheel drive is a $ 2,000 option on each version.
The base Laredo starts at the aforementioned $ 36,995. Inside is a huge standard touchscreen. At 10.2 inches, it is equipped with the latest generation of the excellent UConnect 5. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. If you have a family with multiple devices, they should have no problem charging them indoors. There are a total of 12 USB ports in various locations inside.
There is also the standard set of driver safety systems such as lane departure warning, rear crossing detection and forward collision warning. Power folding heated mirrors, 18-inch wheels, cloth seats, and automatic climate control round out some of the standard features. It comes quite well equipped.
Next is the Limited model. Starting at $ 43,995, it builds on the Laredo by coming with more luxurious features. This is also the version where, if equipped with all-wheel drive, Jeep’s Selec Terrain management system comes standard. Inside are standard heated Capri leather seats for the first two rows, a premium six-speaker sound system, and ambient interior lighting.
The Overland version is next in the lineup. Starting at $ 52,995, this is the trim where the Hemi V8 will be available. Remember, you can get the Hemi with four wheel drive only. Yes, this means that you will have to spend a lot of money to get V8 power. The V8 costs $ 3,295 more than the Overland 4X4 with the V6. This means that a Grand Cherokee L Overland V6 4X4 starts at $ 54,995. So a base Overland 4X4 V8 costs almost $ 60,000 to $ 58,890. However, it comes luxuriously trimmed. There are chrome exterior accents on things like the tow hooks and mirrors. You can get a contrasting roof available in gloss black paint, 20-inch wheels, and door handles that light up on approach and give it a big presence. Inside are heated and cooled Nappa leather seats, a nine-speaker Alpine sound system, panoramic roof and power-folding third-row as standard features.
Finally there is the front line summit. Starting at $ 56,995, it’s pretty much the latest Grand Cherokee L. You can make it even more luxurious with a premium package called Summit Reserve, which starts at around $ 62,000. There are padded Nappa leather seats inside for all three rows. This is interesting since most automakers that offer leather in three-row vehicles don’t typically cover the third row with leather. There’s an oak-trimmed steering wheel, a 16-way adjustable driver’s seat, a five-mode massage function for the front seats, and a four-zone climate control.
Whichever Grand Cherokee L model you choose, it will be a spacious and well-equipped addition to the three-row SUV / crossover segment. It would be nice if you could get the Hemi V8 in the lower settings for buyers who want more towing power at a low price. The Grand Cherokee L hits showrooms this spring.