Jeep’s New 3-Row SUV Gets Expensive Very Quickly
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The 2021 Grand Cherokee L, the first Jeep with three rows in more than 10 years, is very soon making its debut. The 3-row SUV has a comparable price tag to other luxury SUVs at its highest trim level.
The base price of the 2021 Grand Cherokee L Jeep is about $39,730. After that, the trim levels go up to Altitude (price starting at $44,285), Limited (starting at $46,340), Overland (starting at $53,430), Summit (starting at $57,340) and Summit Reserve (starting at $64,235).
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The Jeep Grand Cherokee L’s different trim levels
The 3-row SUV has a base V6 engine that is standard on every trim. The V8 is optional in the top two trims, according to Autotrader.
The base 2021 Grand Cherokee L Jeep comes with a standard with many safety features, with every trim including active lane management, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, advanced brake assist, blind-spot monitoring, a backup camera, full-speed collision warning with active braking and pedestrian detection, ParkSense rear parking sensors and LaneSense lane departure warning with lane-keep assist.
From there, adding more features and moving up to different trim levels get more expensive pretty fast.
If you decide to upgrade to the Grand Cherokee L Limited, there are more features inside and out. This trim level adds auto-dimming rearview mirrors, remote start, LED fog lamps, some extra chrome exterior trim, automatic high-beams, a heated steering wheel as well as first- and second-row seats, a universal garage opener, a power liftgate, Capri leather seats, a memory system, a third-row USB port and a 115-volt power outlet.
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The Jeep really starts to get expensive when you get to the Overland trim.
The difference between the Overland trim and the lower trims is some more luxurious features, such as Quadra-lift air suspension, rear load leveling, electronic adaptive damping, 20-in. wheels, LED exterior accent lighting, power-folding second- and third-row seats, rain-sensing wipers and more.
At the top of the model range is the Grand Cherokee L Summit and Summit Reserve, which are comparably priced to other luxury SUVs.
Of course, the top trim level has even more features, which include but are not limited to, a 360-degree camera, four-zone automatic climate control, a gloss back roof, a unique second-row console that has illuminated cup holders, massaging front seats with five customizable profiles, a 10.1-in. touchscreen, drowsy driver detection and more.
Other option packages
In addition to all the features that come with each trim level, there are also option packages available.
For example, at the Laredo trim, you can add the Lux Tech Group I package, which includes rain-sensing wipers, 115-volt power outlet, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, a power liftgate, wireless charging, and remote start.
Then there’s the Trailer-tow Group I package, which includes Class IV hitch receiver, wiring harness, rear load-leveling suspension and a full-size spare tire.
For the Limited trim you can get the Lux Tech Group II package with even more features, and then for both the Limited and Overland models you can add the Entertainment Group if you want to upgrade the infotainment system to the full 10.1-in. screen with navigation.
For the Overland model, you have the option to add the Advanced ProTech Group I with additional cameras, the Lux Tech Group III wireless charging, second-row sunshades, digital rearview mirror among other features, and the Off-road Group, with skid plates, electronic limited-slip rear differential, 18-inch wheels and more.
The 2021 Grand Cherokee L has a wide range of models and features. In fact, there are so many additional features and packages available, that it starts to get pretty expensive pretty quickly as you add more and go up higher in trim level.
In addition to the Grand Cherokee L, Jeep is in the middle of rolling out other new SUVs, including the larger, truck-based Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer that will be released as 2022 models.