With its smooth, powerful performance and best-in-class off-roading capabilities, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is as talented at highway commuting as it is at mucking through the mud. Besides its sporty capabilities, this compact crossover SUV is also thoroughly modern, from its supportive seating to its cutting-edge safety features.

Power and Performance

Jeep’s compact crossover SUV offers three punchy engine options, all of which are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. While each engine is big on speed-friendly horsepower, those extra transmission speeds help the Cherokee maintain efficiency at high speeds.

  • Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (180 horsepower, 171 pound-feet of torque)
  • Optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (270 hp, 295 lb.-ft)
  • Optional 3.2-liter V6 engine (271 hp, 239 lb.-ft.)
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission standard for all engine options
2021 Jeep Cherokee on the Road

No matter which Cherokee engine you select, you can count on a sporty performance. The steering is nicely balanced and gives you a good sense of the road—or the trail—beneath the wheels. For the most athletic ride possible, choose the turbocharged four-cylinder, which outguns the bigger V6. (Incidentally, it also gives you better fuel economy—more on this below.)

Off-Road Potential

In the compact crossover segment, there’s no model with more off-road potential than the Cherokee. This little Jeep helps you meet your adventure quotient, offering up the performance equipment you need to navigate off-road trails.

Sporty Features:

  • Standard Selec-Terrain management system (with 4x4 only)
  • All-terrain tires
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking rear axle and rock mode
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Trailer tow package
2021 Jeep Cherokee Off Roading

Towing Capacity

Properly equipped, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 2,000 pounds. This hefty performance makes it a great option for drivers with a four-wheeler or Jet Ski at home. Depending on the size, the Cherokee might even manage a fishing boat.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is powerful, but it’s also efficient. Of its three engine options, the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is the most efficient, helping the Cherokee earn up to 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway mpg).

Exterior Style

On the road, the Cherokee commands attention. This compact crossover SUV might be small enough to fit comfortably into a parallel parking space, but its rugged stance and classic Jeep style give it a rugged vibe. Depending on which trim model you select, your Jeep Cherokee can be adventurous, with all-terrain tires and foglights, or classy, with upscale exterior trim and a panoramic sunroof.

Exterior Features:

  • Standard roof rails
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Foglights
  • All-terrain tires
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Panoramic sunroof

Exterior Colors:

  • Diamond Black
  • Sting Gray
  • Walnut Brown
  • Velvet Red
  • Slate Blue
  • Sangria
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Ivory Pearl Tri-Coat
  • Bright White
  • Redline (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)
  • Green Metallic (Trailhawk, SRT and Trackhawk only)

Cabin Space and Comfort

There’s an abundance of personal space inside the Jeep Cherokee, which is good news for people of all shapes and sizes. Both rows of seating also emphasize comfort, with light, breathable upholstery and lots of cushy support. The Cherokee is also known for its smooth ride, with a suspension that’s tuned to even out broken pavement.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Interior Highlights:

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Safety, Security, and Technology

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is also a high-tech SUV. Its features lineup includes everything from danger-seeking driver safety aids to cutting-edge smartphone integration gear. Every Cherokee comes standard with lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision mitigation—technology with the potential to save lives. And every Cherokee also comes standard with features that give you safer access to smartphone apps, such as voice controls and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Technology

Safety Highlights:

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Optional rear automatic braking

Tech Features:

  • Remote start
  • Uconnect 4 with standard 7-inch touch screen or optional 8.4-inch touch screen
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • USB ports, front and rear
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation
  • Nine-speaker premium Alpline audio system

2021 Jeep Cherokee Trim Models


The entry-level 2021 Jeep Cherokee is handsomely equipped, with sporty, adventure-friendly equipment (roof rails, Selec-Terrain management system) and plenty of modern infotainment gear (Uconnect with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration). The Latitude also helps you spot danger, thanks to standard driver safety aids (lane keeping assist, forward collision mitigation).

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof rails
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 60/40-split rear seats
  • Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touch-screen display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Selec-Terrain management system (4x4 required)
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping assist

Latitude Plus

The Latitude Plus adds to the Latitude’s impressive lineup with even more to love, especially in the arena of passenger comfort. On a frosty morning, you’ll be glad to have this model’s heated front seats and heated steering wheel. The Latitude Plus also expands infotainment offerings, with rear USB ports to charge devices. Conveniences like keyless entry, push-button start, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat put a timesaving spin on your daily drive.

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Foglights
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Satellite radio
  • Rear USB ports
  • Rear automatic braking


If you’re looking for a little extra attention, the Altitude can help you on your quest. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude stands apart from the other models with its Gloss Black wheels and stylish black exterior trim.

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 18-inch Gloss Black five-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Dark gray or black trim
  • Premium faux-leather seats

Latitude Lux

New for 2021, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude Lux upgrades performance with the line’s V6 engine. Inside, the Latitude Lux adds an upscale vibe, with your choice of Black or Ski Gray leather-trimmed seats. The Uconnect system with the 7-inch touch screen is standard, but the upgraded 8.4-inch touch screen is optional.

  • 3.2-liter V6 engine, optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat

80th Anniversary

Also new for 2021, the Cherokee 80th Anniversary edition upgrades your ride with a premium Alpine sound system and fancy 19-inch Granite Crystal-painted aluminum wheels. Like the Latitude Lux, the 80th Anniversary features Black leather-trimmed seats. And this Cherokee also comes standard with the line’s V6 engine, making it a quick, capable option.

  • 3.2-liter V6 engine
  • 19-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Premium Alpine audio system


The Limited is a very swanky option. It’s decked out luxuries, including Black or Ski Gray leather-trimmed seats and a panoramic sunroof. The Limited also makes your life a bit simpler, with high-tech conveniences like the power liftgate and adaptive cruise control. The latter adjusts your speed automatically, keeping you a safe distance from the vehicle up ahead.

  • Standard 3.2-liter V6, optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 18-inch painted Diamond-Cut aluminum wheels
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Driver-seat memory settings
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Connect 4 with 8.4-inch touch-screen display
  • Nine-speaker premium audio system


Designed especially for off-road adventure, the Cherokee Trailhawk supplies best-in-class rugged capabilities. As you can see, it comes with a long list of rugged features (all-terrain tires, off-road-ready suspension) to keep you rolling through the mud, sand, sleet, or snow. In addition to its dirt-friendly performance, the Trailhawk also sets you up in a stylish cabin that includes black faux-leather seats and standard Uconnect infotainment (with optional navigation).

  • 3.2-liter V6 engine
  • All-terrain tires
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock with locking rear axle and rock mode
  • Increased ground clearance
  • Off-road-oriented suspension tuning
  • Hill ascent and descent control
  • Skid plates
  • Tow hooks
  • Uconnect 4 with 8.4-inch touch-screen display

High Altitude

At the top of the trim hierarchy, this Jeep Cherokee has a very distinct style, with flashy Granite Crystal wheels and your choice of Black or Ski Gray leather-trimmed seats. It also treats you to an upgraded version of the Uconnect infotainment system that includes navigation.

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 19-inch Granite Crystal aluminum wheels
  • Premium leather-trimmed seats
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch touch-screen display

Cherokee Packages

Interior Package by Mopar (Latitude, Latitude Plus, Altitude, Latitude Lux, Limited, High Altitude)

  • Cargo-Area Liner by Mopar
  • Slush Mats by Mopar

Sun and Sound Group (Latitude Plus, Latitude Lux)

  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Premium Alpine Speaker System

Comfort and Convenience Group (Latitude Lux, 80th Anniversary, Trailhawk)

  • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power-Outlet
  • 8.4-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • A/C with /Dual-Zone Auto Temperature Control
  • Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Power Liftgate
  • Premium Air Filter
  • Automatic-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
  • Security Alarm
  • Uconnect 4 with 8.4-Inch Display
  • Universal Garage-Door Opener

Elite Package (Limited, High Altitude)

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot
  • Carpeted Cargo-Area Trim-Panels
  • Chrome Tow Hooks
  • Fore / Aft Adjusting 2nd-Row Seat
  • GPS Navigation
  • Hands-Free Power Liftgate
  • HD Radio
  • Heated Second-Row Seats
  • SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services w/ 1-Yr Trial
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus with 5-Year Subscription
  • 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic Service
  • SiriusXM Travel Link with 5-Year Subscription
  • 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Display
  • For Details, Visit DriveUconnect.com
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Technology Group (Trailhawk)

  • Adaptive Cruise-Control with Stop and Go
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlamp-Control
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with Stop
  • Side Distance Warning

Sun, Sound, and Navigation Group

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • GPS Navigation
  • HD Radio
  • Off-Road Information Pages
  • Premium Alpine Speaker System
  • SiriusXM Guardian Connected Services w/ 1-Yr Trial
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus with 5-Year Subscription
  • 5-Year SiriusXM Traffic Service
  • SiriusXM Travel Link with 5-Year Subscription
  • 5-Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Display

Trailer-Tow Group (Trailhawk)

  • 7-Pin and 4-Pin Wiring Harness
  • Class III Receiver
  • Trailer Tow Wiring Harness

Jeep Warranty Coverage

Jeep puts your mind at ease with its impressive warranty coverage. Every 2021 Jeep Cherokee helps you plan for the unexpected, with:

  • 3 years/36,000 miles basic bumper-to-bumper coverage
  • 5 years/60,000 miles limited powertrain coverage
  • 5 years/60,000 miles roadside assistance