The forthcoming 2021 Jeep Cherokee will arrive with further improvements. This SUV will be released in the last quarter of 2020 with a more refined interior and fresh styling. Moreover, Jeep could introduce more engine options. From everything we know, the new 2021 Cherokee will arrive as the next-generation model.
While new design and improved interior are imminent, Cherokee will remain practical family-SUV. New spy shots are available, but some things are still not official, so there are plenty of rumors at the moment. The Cherokee SUV will slot between Compass and Grand Cherokee models.
2021 Cherokee Spy Shots
New spy photos of the 2021 Grand Cherokee are showing how the arriving model could look like. Some parts are still not visible, but a complete exterior design will definitely happen. Cherokee SUV will wear recognizable Jeep’s design, and it will look very modern. Dimensions will remain, but new styling will improve the vehicle’s appearance.
The current generation has been present for years, so a redesign is more than needed at the moment. Aerodynamics are improved, and front fascia looks brand-new. New headlights and wider grille are providing a more upright appearance. 17-inch wheels are looking fantastic, and it looks like Cherokee will get more ground clearance.
The interior of the upcoming 2021 Jeep Cherokee will get more luxury. It looks more refined and up to date. This SUV will gain plenty of new high-tech amenities and a longer list of standard features. The infotainment system supports the latest phone integrations. On top of that, FCA will deliver the next-gen Uconnect5 infotainment system. However, the most significant upgrade will be the optional third-row.
It is the first time that Cherokee SUV will get a seven-seat variant. Thanks to that, Jeep will improve the vehicle’s practicality, and Cherokee will remain one of the best family-oriented SUVs. New upholstery, larger displays, and additional driver-assistance systems are also available.
Jeep could introduce a new engine option. New-gen 2021 Jeep Cherokee is the perfect candidate, but nothing is official yet. It is hard to speculate about the new powertrain. However, a 3.6-liter V6 will surely remain standard engine choice. It can produce 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A 5.7-liter unit will be optional, and it delivers 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, Jeep offers a 3.0-liter diesel engine. This unit is available in Wrangler SUV and Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Diesel will deliver 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of twisting power. We believe that hybrid powertrain is not on the cards right now. However, Cherokee is available in seven trim levels, and it offers numerous powertrain options. Moreover, a new engine is a possibility, so there is no room for a hybrid system right now. Lastly, if you want a more powerful version, SRT trim level will produce incredible performance thanks to its 6.2-liter turbocharged V8.
2021 Jeep Cherokee Release Date and Price
The price of the all-new 2021 Jeep Cherokee will start at around $36,000. The sales will begin in late 2020. However, the COVID-19 outbreak could force FCA to move Cherokee’s launch for the first quarter of 2021.