The fourth-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee may have made its debut all the way back in 2010, but the SUV remains a popular choice among buyers. In fact, a sales total of 242,969 units in 2019 marked the best year for the aging SUV yet. Before the next-gen SUV makes its sales debut as a 2022 model year, FCA has made a few adjustments to the current offering. Here’s what’s new for the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
As you might expect for the tail end of a product run, there isn’t a ton of new equipment coming to the Jeep Grand Cherokee for 2021. However, FCA has created a Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition model to commemorate the Jeep brand. Based on the Limited trim, the 80th Anniversary Edition can be visually identified by its 18-inch Granite Crystal wheels and commemorative exterior badging. Inside you’ll find leather seating, as well as Light Tungsten interior accents throughout. Overall the changes are a bit more toned back from what we saw on the previous 75th Anniversary models.
Jeep’s ProTech II Package is also standard on the special edition model, and features a suite of safety tech such as Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, and advanced Brake Assist. Other amenities like Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, and rain-sensing windshield wipers are also incorporated into the ProTech II Package.
The Grand Cherokee Limited also picks up the new Sun and Sound Package this year, which includes a dual-pane sunroof and nine-speaker audio system. If the Limited X is the SUV you had in mind, it is also worth noting that they now feature all gloss black exterior detailing.
Jeep has also added the Grand Cherokee Laredo X trim back into the lineup for 2021, with features such as an 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, remote start, a power rear liftgate, and a vinyl and suede interior complete with front seat heaters. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, and is also heated. Standard Laredo models will now wear 18-inch painted machine cast-aluminum wheels for 2021 as well.
While there are no drastic changes coming to the Grand Cherokee for the 2021 model year, buyers may be held off by the new additions until the new WL Series 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee arrives. When it does, it will certainly have big shoes to fill, as the SUV remains the most awarded of all time.