The fourth generation Grand Cherokee turned 10 years old this year, but that seems to be about standard for an FCA body style. The Ram 1500 spanned for exactly a decade before it was re-designed, and the Wrangler JK went for 11 years. 2020 seemed to be the year of Wrangler announcements for FCA so it’s nice to see the Grand Cherokee get some love. This is the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L.
At first glance, it just looks like a slightly longer Grand Cherokee, and, it kind of is. But there is another huge change that I will cover in the next paragraph. For now, lets look at the length change. A big advantage here is the ability to add third row seating which could help some families that don’t want to commit to the mini-van life quite yet. There is a little over one foot of length added over the traditional Grand Cherokee and about a 7-inch longer wheelbase. The additional space allows 37.3 inches of headroom and 30.3 inches of legroom and with the seats folded down there’s enough room to carry 84.6 cubic feet of cargo – that’s a lot!
The extra length came with a major interior upgrade. The inside of the new Grand Cherokee L is reminiscent of something you’d see in a Mercedes or Range Rover. With its V8 option, slight off-road capability and new luxury interior, I could really see this keeping up with vehicles of that caliber. An 8.4-inch touchscreen comes standard but with higher trim levels that gets upgraded to a 10.1-inch screen. A digital gauge cluster is now standard equipment with that screen measuring out to an impressive 10.3-inch. A collection of wood trim and leather give a very high-end feel, especially when paired with optional features like massaging seats that are both heated and cooled.
The 2021 Grand Cherokee L is said to be available starting this spring with a starting MSRP of about $40,000. To get the most of out it, you will have to upgrade to a higher trim (such as the Summit) which starts around $55,000.
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