2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L adds a three-row option to the Grand Cherokee lineup to better compete against a large part of the mid-size SUV segment.

The Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade aim more at road manners than the Jeep, and both have luxurious interiors, though the Kia has better styling.

The Dodge Durango is based on the outgoing Grand Cherokee’s platform and offers V-8 power and slick on-road moves.

The GMC Acadia isn’t quite as polished as the Jeep or the Kia, but it’s a comfortable daily driver.

The spacious Ford Explorer is a crossover on a rear-wheel-drive platform like the Jeep, and it’s similarly priced.

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6.7
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models.
6.8
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe gets larger, roomier, comfier, and loaded with more features than a cineplex.
6.0
If you came to Durango, you came for power. Three V-8 options might leave you in the past, but the past was fast.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
6.2
The 2021 GMC Acadia shines most brightly in turbo-4 spec, but rival three-row crossovers put out more lumens.
7.5
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
MSRP From     
$33,885$49,600$33,877$32,925$29,800$32,190
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V8Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 2WDN/AN/AStandard SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Laredo X 4x22WD 4-Door LSSXT Plus RWDBase RWDFWD 4-Door SLLX FWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
585778
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4 DoorSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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