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How the Jeep Cherokee Evolved from 2020 to 2021

How the Jeep Cherokee Evolved from 2020 to 2021

Great vehicles continue to evolve throughout their lifecycle, and the Jeep Cherokee does just that. As a compact crossover that has already separated itself from the competition through its off-road readiness and towing capabilities, the Jeep Cherokee continues to get better each year. From its model options to its safety features, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee offers more than ever before.


The 2021 Jeep Cherokee received a fairly large price increase from the previous model year. The base Sport model starts at $30,557 for the 2021 model while 2020 started at $27,921. However, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee offers more standard features than ever before, which necessitated the increase.


The 2020 Jeep Cherokee featured nine trim levels from which buyers could choose. However, the 2021 Cherokee only features eight. The Upland and Overland models were not brought back for 2021. While the Overland had been the highest trim level on the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2021 model tops out with the High Altitude trim.

Jeep also added a new model to the 2021 Jeep Cherokee--the 80th Anniversary Edition. To celebrate eight decades in business, Jeep created 80th-anniversary editions for its entire model lineup. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition starts at $36,706 and includes highly desirable features and a unique look. It features Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, the Uconnect 4C NAV multimedia centre with an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, and more.

Safety Features

To keep more in line with what its competitors are offering, Jeep added several new active safety features as standard on the 2021 Cherokee. These new additions earned the 2021 Cherokee a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

While the Cherokee was somewhat light in the safety and driver-assist areas previously, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee now includes standard forward-collision warning automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and more on every model.

The New Jeep Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is a well-rounded compact crossover that glides seamlessly over city streets while tackling the rugged trails off-road. For drivers that do not need as much capability, the standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine provides enough power for daily driving. For drivers that seek more thrills and need to tow more, the optional 3.2-litre V6 delivers 270 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque, 2,041 kg of towing capability.

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