Dual Pane Panorama Sunroof, Quilted Nappa Leather, Power 16-Way Driver & Front-Passenger Seats with Front Seat Back Massage Feature, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Heated 2nd Row, Parallel & Perpendicular Park Assist, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Navigation / Multimedia Centre with 10.1” Touchscreen, 360° Surround-View Camera System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Power liftgate, Remote Start, McIntosh Premium Audio System with 19 Speakers, Power Fold-Flat 2nd & 3rd Row, Quadra-Lift Air Suspension System, Quadra-Trac II 4×4 System, Trailer Tow, 3.6L Pentastar VVT V6 w/ESS, 8-Speed TorqueFlite Automatic with Paddle Shifters, 20” Alloy Wheels, Balance of Factory Warranty and ONLY 2,136 KM
At the top of the mountain is the fittingly named Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit. With quilted Nappa leather, oak interior trim, heated and cooled 16-way-adjustable seats with massage, and a 360-degree surround-view camera. This new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is 15.1” longer than the current Grand Cherokee, and it has a wheelbase stretched by seven inches. This allows the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L to comfortably accommodate three rows of seats.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee L has a stout unit-body structure with rugged subframes for the engine and suspension. With all-new vehicle architecture and multilink rear suspension, the Cherokee L is similar in size to the 3-row Dodge Durango, which is 3.7 inches shorter than the Cherokee L.
While we see the Grand Cherokee L primarily being used as a luxurious family hauler, it does have off-road chops. With the Quadra-Lift air suspension, the Cherokee L has a 30.1-degree approach angle, a 23.6-degree departure angle, and a 22.6-degree breakover angle.
QUADRA-DRIVE II – This 2-speed transfer case immediately senses tire slip and directs power to the tire(s) with better traction, aided by an electronic limited-slip rear differential.
QUADRA-LIFT AIR SUSPENSION – Quadra-Lift has five height settings that can lower the Cherokee L 1.8 inches for easier ingress/egress or raise it by up to 4.2 inches for better off-roading. There’s also an Aero mode that lowers the Cherokee L by 0.8 inches for more efficient highway cruising.
The Summit is the most luxurious Grand Cherokee L, thanks in part to its Nappa leather interior with quilted bolsters, massaging front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, and 19-speaker McIntosh audio system. Also on the Summit is a 2nd-row floor console with illuminated cupholders, a 360-degree surround-view camera, and Active Driving Assist, which uses the adaptive cruise control and active lane-centering to lessen the strain of highway driving, but only with the driver’s hands on the steering wheel.
This Jeep is quiet and roomy, and the view out the front is excellent. It has an in-command — but not overly high driving — position, and the heated and cooled quilted leather seats prove to be both supportive and comfortable on long stints. Items you touch — such as knurled metal rotary knob of the gear selector, the thick-rim steering wheel, and even the open-pore walnut trim — all have a high-quality feel.
There are five selectable driving modes (Sport, Auto, Snow, Sand/Mud, Rock) in the new Grand Cherokee L, but Auto, the default setting, works just fine in most situations. The Quadra-Lift air suspension delivers a comfortable and well-controlled ride while offering up to an extra 4.2 inches of chassis lift. This allows the new Grand Cherokee to ford water that’s up to 24 inches deep, which is four inches more than the previous Grand Cherokee could manage. The max ground clearance is 8.5 inches with the standard suspension and 10.9 inches with the air suspension in its highest setting.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L looks sophisticated and handcrafted inside, with an instrument panel angled away from the driver for added spaciousness. The 10.25-inch digital gauge display and 10.1-inch screen for the Uconnect 5 infotainment system are both beautifully integrated into the dash.
Also notable: The Summit models are available with a premium McIntosh audio system with a 17-channel amplifier and 19 speakers. All to accentuate the premium feel of the Grand Cherokee L’s new interior design, says Jeep.
For families who feel they’ve outgrown the Grand Cherokee or want something that’s more premium inside, or more capable when towing than a Ford Explorer or GMC Acadia, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L hits the sweet spot.
In short, we’re impressed.