2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
- $33,000-$89,000 (estimated)
- Winter 2020
What to expect
- The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will be fully redesigned
- Built on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio
- Larger and more spacious than before, it could offer a third-row option
- A variety of available engines including potential hybrid and diesel powertrains
- The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will kick off the vehicle's fifth generation
What is the Jeep Grand Cherokee?
The Grand Cherokee is a midsize SUV from Jeep with two rows of seating. In its current form, it has been on sale for nearly a decade, and we expect that Jeep will unveil a fully redesigned Grand Cherokee for 2021.
While it isn't at the top of our rankings for midsize SUVs, the current Jeep Grand Cherokee still has a lot to offer. It's spacious, comfortable and versatile. Available in a variety of trim levels, the Grand Cherokee can be equipped in V6-powered base trims, loaded up with all kinds of options that make it more luxurious, or even made track-day ready with a 707-horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood.
Lately, the Grand Cherokee has fallen behind some of its rivals in a few key categories such as interior refinement, ride quality and acceleration from the base V6. For 2021, however, we expect to see a full redesign of the Grand Cherokee, which should help make it more competitive. A longer wheelbase should help sort out the GC's ride quality, and we expect a full redesign will also include significant updates to interior trim and available tech.
The new GC will likely be larger and more spacious than it is now and add the option for a third row of seating. There's also a strong chance that the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will get a series of updated or all-new powertrains, including a mild hybrid, a diesel and potentially a plug-in hybrid. And, of course, we'll keep our fingers crossed for an off-road-capable Trailhawk model as well as an updated version of the supercharged Trackhawk trim.