The popular compact SUV has been around for almost six years. However, it looks like the current generation will remain in production for some more time. The company is currently very busy with the next-generation Grand Cherokee and the comeback of the legendary Wagoneer. So, it’s not hard to presume that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee won’t feature any particular change. We count on the same design characteristics, though some reports suggest we might see some minor tweaks such as new color options and additions to the list of standard equipment.
On the other side, the base design characteristics will remain pretty much the same. That means you may count on a design that provides pretty amazing off-road capabilities. The styling has been updated a couple of years ago and the new model now looks much better than the initial version of the fifth generation. We expect that the release date will be scheduled for late 2020.
2021 Jeep Cherokee Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is not expected to bring any particular change. The current generation is expected to remain in production for some more time, probably for another year or two. Given the 2019 facelift, we are pretty sure that the company won’t introduce any particular novelty. This model is based on a familiar Compact US Wide platform, which may not be the freshest one in the automotive industry, but still has a lot to offer. This particularly refers to off-road performances, where this SUV really shines. On the other side, this crossover doesn’t deliver the smoothest on-road ride quality, though things are more than decent.
From the aesthetical standpoint, this model has been updated a couple of years ago and now fits more the brand’s design language, which is more about classic design solutions, inspired by Grand Cherokee and other models.
When it comes to the 2021 Jeep Cherokee interior, we definitely won’t see any particular change. With 106.3 inches in wheelbase, this is a pretty typical compact crossover, so you may count on class-average amounts of room in both rows. On the other side, one of the drawbacks refers to the cargo area, which is smaller compared to most compact crossovers. In numbers, you may count on about 25.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 54.7 cubic feet with them folded.
When it comes to the overall interior quality, this model definitely shows signs of aging. The overall quality is okay, but a mix of hard and soft-touch materials make this model less attractive compared to rivals like Honda CR-V or Nissan Rogue. Also, the dashboard isn’t particularly stylish.
When it comes to standard equipment and features, you may count on familiar trim level organization – Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and Overland.
The base 2021 Jeep Cherokee Latitude will probably carry on with the same list of standard features, though a couple of additions are possible. Currently, the list of standard equipment includes things like 17-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, 60/40-split folding rear seatback, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, two USB ports, a 7-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration and a six-speaker audio system.
The Latitude Plus adds a couple of things, including safety features like a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, rear parking sensors.
The Limited trim is a step higher, which brings standard features like leather upholstery, an upgraded driver display in the gauge cluster, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, while the Overland is the most luxurious version of this crossover. This trim comes standard with sound-deadening windshield and front windows, driver-seat memory functions, wood inserts, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a navigation system etc.
Finally, count on the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, which comes with loads of off-road upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like advanced all-wheel-drive system, all-terrain tires, increased ground clearance, off-road-oriented suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, skid plates, tow hooks etc.
2021 Jeep Cherokee Engines
Under the hood, things will definitely remain the same. That means you may count on three familiar choices. The base engine is a familiar 2.4-liter four-cylinder. It delivers around 180 horsepower and definitely feels underpowered. Therefore, one of the optional engines seems like a far better choice. A 271-hp V6 is a safe pick, while a turbo-four features the same power but significantly more torque. also, the turbo-four features a much better fuel economy. All three engines come with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Jeep Cherokee Release Date and Price
Considering that we don’t expect to see any particular novelty for the next year, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee will hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, the current model starts around 26.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.