2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Three-Row and Engine Updates

Grand Cherokee is the star in Jeep’s SUV lineup. It is the
flagship model and the best-selling product. The FCA is
clearing ups space for it, by sending the Dodge Durango to the ladder
frame. Also, the company is expanding the offer by adding a
three-row version. The new Grand Wagoneer will also be a 7-seat
SUV, but nevermind. The stuff 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee bringing
on the table is hard to match, not only for other models from
the same carmaker. There are no too many SUVs ready to compete
with Grand Cherokee.

Well, the mid-size segment is pretty crowded nowadays. The base
versions are on par. But, with every new option, Jeep is making
difference in favor of its Grand Cherokee. Well, the current
generation is aging and we believe it is time for the next
series. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee should get a kind of
electric drivetrain, probably PHEV model, which will be enough
for the start of fifth generation. Whatsoever, we believe that
Trackhawk model is more interesting with its 707 hp engine.
Some aftermarket upgrades are making the SUV offer 1000+
ponies.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee three row

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Changes

Spy photos of the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee are already
available. The company is not wasting time and tests are
already in progress. However, first results are still a secret
and the company will remain quiet until next year. Then, the
first hints will be available. The FCA is well known for its
easter eggs. For example, during the premiere of the new Ram
1500 they set the time on display at 7:07. That is the amount
of horsepower the Hemi engine is delivering. The same engine
should arrive for the Ram TRX Rebel off-road truck. So, we must
pay a lot of attention to all premieres by the FCA to catch
such hints.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engines

The new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will keep both V6 as the base,
and V8 as optional engines. A 3.6-liter V6 is a popular
Pentastar drivetrain capable to produce 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of
torque. It is the most fuel-friendly mill, since it consumes
less petrol than any V8. On the other hand, a 5.7-liter unit
upgrades outputs to 260 hp and 390 lb-ft. With such
configuration, the 2021 Grand Cherokee will be able to sprint
to 60 mph faster and pull more cargo. Still, it can’t match
8,500 pounds of towing capacity by 6.4-liter unit. It also
brings 475 hp and 470 lb-ft of twist. On  the other hand,
the cost is a poor fuel economy. This engine returns 15 mpg
combined.

The best fuel economy comes from the diesel unit. The 2021 Jeep
Grand Cherokee will use the same turbodiesel drivetrain as the
Ram 1500. This will make the SUV produce 240 hp and 420 lb-ft,
but the towing capacity will jump over 8,000 lbs. With 26 mpg
combined, it is also the most economical engine in the lineup.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Trackhawk Model with 707 hp

Supercharged 6.2-liter engine is making the 2021 Jeep Grand
Cherokee Trackhawk the most powerful SUV on the market. There
are some aftermarket products that top this output. But, the
same tuning can make the Grand Cherokee go over 1000
horsepower. However, the company is tuning a V8 Hemi engine to
deliver 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque. We believe FCA
is going to keep these numbers for 2021 season and the new
Grand Cherokee.

Three-Row Version Comes Next Season

For a long time Grand Cherokee was only a five-seat SUV. It was
big enough to get a third row, but the company is adding it for
2020 season. If the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee hits the next
generation, it will definitely keep both configurations. Now,
with Dodge Durango
becoming the SUV based on the body on frame platform, the Grand
Cherokee will get more buyers. Also, we still don’t know too
much about Grand Wagoneer’s comeback, but it seems like this is
going to be a three-row SUV as well.

Both Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango
belonged to the mid-size class. Now, Durango will
sit on a new architecture, the same as Ram 1500 truck. It makes
this model a whole different SUV, moving to new customers,
leaving some of the existing market to the 2021 Jeep Grand
Cherokee. Everyone expect sales jump, especially with so many
options in the offer.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs dodge durango

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Prices

The base 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a V6 engine will keep
the price at the current level, despite the number of changes
and the new generation. The cost of $33,200 is already above
the most rivals, and Jeep can’t push it further to stay
competitive. On the other hand, additional options will easily
boost the price over $40,000. Trailhawk is one of the best
values at $45,000. If you are willing to spend more on the
performance-oriented SUVs, then prepare at least $70,000 for
the SRT edition with 6.4 engine, or more than $85,000 for the
Trackhawk.