Engine Options For the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep comes with a wide variety of models of Grand Cherokee to accommodate all kinds of lifestyles. It has affordable models such as the Laredo, as well as the classy Summit trim. The standard V-6 model would be suitable for most buyers, but there is a V-8 360-hp engine for all such customers who are looking for more grunt.

Many automakers are migrating to more compact turbocharged engines. However, there have been some speculations that the upcoming standard Grand Cherokee would not give much importance to V8 and V6 engine choices completely.

It is possible that these engines will not be the sole choices available. Reports have it that a turbocharged 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine is slated to arrive many months after the launch of the new Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee for the model year 2021 wows with its excellent off-road ability and its V8 and V6 engines that enable swift acceleration. At the same time, the vehicle also demonstrates a sturdy ride quality while on road and cumbersome handling.

Horsepower, acceleration, and engine options

Its base engine is a V6 3.6-liter with a torque of 260 pound-feet and a horsepower of 295.

Available engines:

1. Supercharged V8 6.2-liter with a torque of 645 pound-feet and horsepower of 707.

2. V8 6.4-liter with a torque of 470 pound-feet and horsepower of 475.

3. V8 5.7-liter with a torque of 390 pound-feet and horsepower of 360.


8-speed automatic


4-wheel drive available, standard rear-wheel drive

V6 vs. V8 engines:

Its standard V6 engine boasts adequate muscle for light-duty towing and daily drive. However, an available V8 360 HP engine allows crisper acceleration in both these areas. The V8 options with 707 and 475 HP enable the Jeep with a performance that is similar to a sports car but at a higher price tag. Each engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which offers smooth and quick gear changes.


Handsome styling

Actual off-road capability

Different types of trims to select from


Most desirable models come with expensive price tags

One has to pay extra for driver assistance features

Requires a technology overhaul

Final Verdict

Though it is not a new vehicle, the Grand Cherokee is still a desirable and compelling SUV because of its refinement and capability.

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Source: Jeep