All-new fifth-generation 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Credit: Jeep.
The wait for a three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee is over. Jeep launched the first-ever three-row version of the SUV this week. It’s based on the new fifth-generation Grand Cherokee that will arrive as a 2021 model. The three-row version, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, launches first. It will be followed by the two-row model and the plug-in hybrid 4xe, (a name first used on the Jeep Wrangler 4xe that arrives in the first quarter.)
From our first impressions, the next-gen Grand Cherokee, which is a long time coming, looks like it was worth the wait. Photos showcase a great-looking, luxurious interior and an exterior with design cues from the new Wagoneer. The three-row version will offer seating for up to seven passengers. It will be offered in four trims and you’ll have two engine choices and available air suspension.
The interior is significantly updated with premium features. Massaging 16-way power seats definitely get our attention and they come on the Overland and Summit trims. Those top of the line trims also get a night vision camera and head up display. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is also the first production Jeep vehicle to offer a fully digital rearview mirror. Other available technology will include: rear-seat monitoring camera, windshield HUD, frameless digital cluster and a McIntosh 19-speaker premium audio system. A UConnect 5 8.4-inch or larger 10.1-inch touchscreen is dependent on the trim and you get Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Alexa “Home to Car” capability. You’ll also get a total of 12 USB Type A and Type C ports for all three rows.
The Grand Cherokee L also launches with a long list of standard driver’s assistance and safety features. Jeep says Level 2 autonomous vehicle capability will be available in late 2021 for 2022 model-year Grand Cherokee L Overland and Summit models.
The new Grand Cherokee L is expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2021. Stay tuned for pricing details. The two-door Grand Cherokee as well as the 4xe version will debut later this year.
The a2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is built at the new Detroit Assembly Complex – Mack Plant. FCA says it invested $1.6 billion to convert it to an entirely new assembly site - and that investment included adding 3,850 new jobs to support Grand Cherokee production. The plant is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2021.