2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

April 20th, 2021 by

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Options

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been a household name for nearly 3 decades. While its origins date back to the Jeep Cherokee XJ, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around since the 1993 model year. Over that span, it has been the most awarded SUV in America. The Grand Cherokee has been pushing the limits in offering a comfortable, tech-friendly ride with the off-road capability that Jeep customers have come to expect. In this article, we will take a look at the different engines offered on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

 

Available Engines on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes in 4 available engine options, each providing different capability offerings to your vehicle. Let’s take a deeper dive into the performance metrics of each engine.

 

3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

First up is the base level 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine.  You’ll find this engine on several popular FCA model vehicles including the Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Durango, Jeep Gladiator and Ram 1500. This engine offers a great mix of power and efficiency. The 3.6L V6 engine puts out 295 max horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The engine features Electronic Stop/Start Technology that helps it to reach up to an EPA-estimated 26 highway MPG. The engine is capable of towing up to 6,200 pounds of towing capacity when your Grand Cherokee is properly equipped.

 

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

Next up is the upgraded 5.7L Hemi V8 engine. This engine is perfect for those looking for enhanced performance and capability over the V6 option. The 5.7L V8 puts out an impressive 360 max horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine also helps to deliver more fuel economy by deactivating four cylinders when use of all eight cylinders is not necessary. The V8 engine also delivers the maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped.

 

6.4L SRT V8 ENGINE

6.4L SRT® V8 ENGINE

Next up is the performance-focused 6.4L SRT V8 Engine. The SRT in the name means “Street and Racing Technology” and this engine delivers just that. With a maximum horsepower of 475 and engine torque of 470 lb-ft; there is no shortage of power here. The engine is offered alongside an 8-speed automatic transmission with five drive modes (Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow) to help your Grand Cherokee perform in any condition. You’ll also achieve max towing capacity of 7,200 pounds with the SRT V8.

 

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L HEMI® SRT HELLCAT V8 ENGINE

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L V8 ENGINE

Last but certainly not least is the iconic Supercharged 6.2L V8 engine. The high-strength, forged-alloy pistons, powder-forged connecting rods and sodium-cooled exhaust valves all combine to deliver track-bred power to the Grand Cherokee. With an incredible 707 max horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque, you won’t come across an SUV like this every day. The Supercharged V8 can take you from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and also delivers max towing of up to 7,200 pounds.

 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine By Trim Level

Now that we’ve taken a look at the engine specs for all four of the Jeep Grand Cherokee engines, let’s look at the trim levels that are built with each engine.

 

3.6L PENTASTAR® V6 ENGINE

  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO E
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE FREEDOM
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO X
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE 80TH ANNIVERSARY
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED X
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK®
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE OVERLAND
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE HIGH ALTITUDE
  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE SUMMIT

 

5.7L HEMI® V8 ENGINE

  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK®

 

6.4L SRT® V8 ENGINE

  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE SRT®

 

SUPERCHARGED 6.2L V8 ENGINE

  • 2021 GRAND CHEROKEE TRACKHAWK®

 

As you can see, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine is the most widely available of all Grand Cherokee engines. The three V8 engine options are offered for those looking for more power and performance that what is offered at the base level.

 

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Glenn’s Freedom Jeep

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