As one of the biggest SUV makers around, Jeep draws a lot of attention these days, especially if we consider that there is a lot of interesting things to come for the next year. We already know most of the details about the 2021 Jeep Lineup, so we’ve decided to share them with you.
The next year will be very interesting for Jeep lovers, as almost every model is about to come with novelties. First of all, we are about to see a complete redesign of the legendary Grand Cherokee. Also, the legendary Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models are coming back and they will represent the brand in the segment of full-size SUVs. Smaller models in the lineup won’t come with such significant changes, but a big novelty is coming in the form of a new PHEV powertrain, which will power Renegade and Compass. The Wrangler is also about to get a PHEV version, but probably a familiar one, which can be found in Pacifica. Finally, the Gladiator will most likely come without changes.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
There is no doubt that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will be the biggest novelty in the 2021 Jeep lineup. We are about to see a completely new model, for the first time since 2011. What’s most interesting about the new generation is that it will offer a much higher level of athleticism, despite it’s about to grow in size. The secret lays in the new platform, called Giorgio. Those familiar with FCA Group know very well that we are talking about an architecture that underprints exciting luxury SUV Stelvio, as well as the Giulia sedan.
For this occasion, the platform will be significantly stretched. Moreover, it will be adapted to accommodate various powertrain options, including large V8 units. For the initial launch, we expect that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee will come standard with a turbo-four engine, though the well-known Pentastar V6 should remain in the offer as well, but only as a mild hybrid. When it comes to V8 units, we presume all HEMI engines will remain in the offer, including the monstrous Hellcat with a supercharger. Additionally, we count on a diesel version, while the new inline-six should come at some point as well.
Visually, the new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee shouldn’t change drastically. We count on the evolution of current design, with subtle changes only. On the other side, the inside of this model should come with notably finer materials, as well as with notably more space. Most likely, three-row models will be optional.
2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer
Another big novelty for the next year will be a comeback of the legendary Wagoneer. This time, it will come in a form of body-on-frame SUV and it will be the most expensive model in Jeep’s lineup. As you may presume, it will compete with models like Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe, and it will be heavily based on Ram 1500, especially in terms of mechanics. You may count on the same platform, shared engines and more.
When it comes to the powertrain, base models will probably come with a 3.6-liter V6, equipped with a mild hybrid system. A bigger 5.7-liter V8 is also on the way, as well as a diesel version. Of course, this diesel model will use a 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 260 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
We also count on a long-wheelbase model, which will come as the 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. As you may presume, it will be notably longer, in order to compete with models like Ford Expedition Max and Chevy Suburban. Therefore, you may count on even more impressive amounts of space, particularly in the cargo area. The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are expected to hit the market next year.
2021 Jeep Cherokee
When it comes to a smaller Cherokee, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. While some sources suggest a redesign in the near future, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee will most likely be a carryover model. Simply, the company is currently busy with Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer models, so this one can wait for a little bit more.
Therefore, you may count on familiar design characteristics, which haven’t significantly changed for years, though we saw a facelift a couple of years ago. For that occasion, this crossover received a better-looking styling, as well as a couple of other changes. Aesthetical changes are not expected for the next year, while there is always a chance to see a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment and similar things.
Under the hood, we presume that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee will carry on with familiar engines. Base models should carry on with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, though optional V6 is certainly a much better choice. A turbo-four has been added to the lineup recently and it offers a great balance between power and efficiency.
2021 Jeep Compass and Renegade
The two subcompact crossovers 2021 Jeep lineup will come with the same novelty. Of course, we are talking about the new PHEV powertrain, which has been presented last year. The new system promises an excellent balance between power and efficiency. It is base on a small turbo-four engine but delivers a quite impressive total output of 240 horsepower. Moreover, the company also claims an all-electric range of more than 30 miles.
Other than the new powertrain, these two models are about to remain pretty much untouched. Therefore, you may count on familiar designs, both outside and on the inside. On the other side, there is always a chance to see some additions to the list of standard equipment, though we don’t expect too much in this aspect. The pricing for new PHEV models is yet to come.
2021 Jeep Wrangler
The legendary body-on-frame SUV may also get a plug-in hybrid version. However, we won’t see a new system in this case but rather a familiar one. That would be the one that powers Chrysler Pacifica, which is based on a V6 engine and puts out around 260 horsepower. However, the Wrangler would probably come with a bigger battery, in order to provide a relatively decent all-electric range. The PHEV powertrain will be available only in the four-door model.
Other than the new PHEV version, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler probably won’t feature any bigger changes. This means you may count on a familiar design, which has been around for decades. However, the SUV was mechanically redesigned a couple of years ago and now rides better than ever. There is also a new interior design, which looks really good and comes with loads of tech goodies.
The rest of the powertrain lineup will remain the same, so you may count on a well-known 3.6-liter V6, as well as on a new and more efficient 2.0-liter turbo-four. Finally, there is a diesel version, equipped with a familiar 3.0-liter V6 that comes from the Italian company VM Motori. Once again, you may count on both two- and four-door versions in the offer.
The Gladiator is still a pretty fresh model, so we don’t expect to see any particular change for the next year. Still, that doesn’t mean there is no room for some new versions. For the next year, FCA prepares a version called Mojave and as you may presume, it will be designed as a capable off-roader. Compared to standard models, it will come with several upgrades. Of course, it will have most things in common with the Rubicon, but everything should be even more impressive, including the rugged styling.
On the other side, standard models are about to carry on in the same way. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator will carry on with a familiar design, characterized by a rugged, Wrangler-inspired styling and impressive off-road performances even in most basic versions. While some additions in terms of standard equipment seem possible, we are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same.
This includes the engine lineup as well. So, count on two familiar options in the offer. Base models will come with a 3.6-liter V6, while you can also pick a 2.0-liter turbo-four. The release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.
If you like to read unofficial reports, you probably know all the rumors about the 2021 Jeep Commander. These reports suggest the well-known nameplate may come to North America. Some reports go even that far to suggest this would be a three-row version of Grand Cherokee. However, all these rumors don’t sound very likely. Most likely, the 2021 Jeep Commander will continue exclusively on the Chinese market. There it comes as a mid-size crossover with the optional third row. It features a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and actually makes pretty good sales numbers.