Jeep Announces Three Row Grand Cherokee
Jeep Announces Three Row Grand Cherokee
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What 4×4 capability does the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offer?
Jeep’s Quadra-Trac I technology uses a single-speed active transfer case that puts to use input from multiple sensors in the vehicle. The end result is pre-emptively adjusted torque distribution. The system will continue to make corrections if a tire slip occurs reactively. When wheel slippage is detected using Quadra-Trac I, up to 100 percent of available torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.
The Quadra-Trac II system is a two-speed active transfer case that uses a low-range gear reduction input from multiple vehicle sensors. By doing this, the system will pre-emptively adjust torque distribution. The system will continue to make corrections if a tire slip occurs. When slippage is detected, the system will divert up to 100 percent of torque, instantly routed power to the axle with the most traction.
Jeep has introduced a class-exclusive, the Quadra-Lift air suspension. The electronic adaptive damping system delivers class-leading ground clearance and water fording. Quadra-Lift air suspension will automatically adjust the shock tuning to adapt to different road conditions for added comfort and stability. The Jeep Grand Cherokee L’s Quadra-Lift system can be operated manually with the console controls or automatically. The system offers five height settings, Normal, Off-Road 1, Off-Road 2, Park, and Aero. When the vehicle is set to Normal Ride Height, it will have 8.3 inches of clearance. This setting will improve fuel economy and improved aerodynamics during on-road driving. With the Off-Road 1 setting, the suspension will lift the vehicle 1.6 inches, helping clear obstacles while off-road. The Off-Road 2 setting does the same, but instead of 1.6 inches, it will raise the Grand Cherokee 2.4 inches for even more clearance. This system is how Jeep gained best-in-class ground clearance, with 10.9 inches. When the Grand Cherokee L is switched into Park mode, it will lower the vehicle by 1.8 inches allowing for easier exit or entry. Lastly is Aero mode, which lowers the car by 0.8 inches. Aero Mode is controlled by vehicle speed and adjusts for optimal performance and fuel economy. The Quadra-Lift air suspension, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, provides a 30.1-degree approach angle, a 23.6-degree departure angle, along with a 22.6-degree breakover angle.
Jeep kept on adding to the 2021 Grand Cherokee L’s suspension. Enter the class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. This system allows drivers to choose the on- and off-road setting for optimum 4×4 performance. The Selec-Terrain traction management system electronically coordinates up to six different powertrains. The 4×4 torque split, braking and handling, steering and suspension systems, including throttle control, transmission shift, transfer case, traction control, stability control, anti-lock braking system, and steering feel. Like the Quadra-Lift system, the Selec-Terrain system has five modes, Auto, Sport, Rock, Snow, Mud/Sand providing the best ride experience.
2021 brings with it Award-winning powertrains for the Grand Cherokee L
Drivers looking for a more powerful option can choose the award-winning 5.7-liter V-8, rated at 357 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. The V-8 has a cast-iron block with aluminum cylinder heads. The Fuel Saver Technology on the V-8, the engine’s computer, will turn off the fuel and spark and close the valves to the engine’s four cylinders during light-load operation. When full power is needed, the system will immediately re-engage the inactive cylinders to deliver more power. Depending on the driver’s style, cylinder shutoff can increase fuel economy from 5 to 20 percent. The 5.7-liter V-8 has a class-leading towing capacity of up to 7,200 pounds. Both of these powerful engines are mated to a reliable and robust TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The TorqueFlite enhances fuel economy while delivering smooth gear changes.
The all-new 2021 Grand Cherokee L offers 4×4 with a front-axle disconnect. When the L senses that the drive does not require an all-wheel drive, the front axle will automatically disconnect, placing it in a two-wheel drive. This will reduce driveline drag and improve your fuel economy. Once the system senses that the four-wheel-drive system is needed, it will drive automatically re-engage
What is the interior like in the Grand Cherokee L?
When you move to the 2021 Grand Cherokee L’s interior, you will find it elegant and technically advanced. Upon entering, the driver will discover dimension and symmetry. The Jeep design team angled the instrument panel providing a spacious feel. Your focus is drawn to the structural metal and wood trim accents. This mix of rich materials frames the all-new 10.1-inch display for the Uconnect 5 system. The driver’s digital gauge cluster offers almost nearly two dozen different menus with driver-assist technologies. The driver can choose from adaptive cruise control, highway assist, night vision, drowsy driver detection, and speed limit traffic sign display. The driver will navigate the digital cluster with the all-new multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters. Seating in the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L features a length-adjustable cushion for the front row. The driver’s seat offers heated and cooled along with a back massage that includes five customizable profiles with three pressure intensity levels. The standard second-row captain’s chairs in the Summit models are accompanied by a center console that provides generous storage, cup holders, and a class-leading number of 12 USB Type A and Type C ports for charging wireless devices. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is the first vehicle in the world to offer a McIntosh audio sound system. This premium audio system features a 17-channel amplifier with a 10-inch subwoofer and 19 speakers. The McIntosh system provides a maximum output of 950 watts, enveloping the vehicle with high-definition sound.
What kind of technology does the 2021 Grand Cherokee L have?
The Uconnect 5 system comes with a 10.1-inch display providing users with an intuitive experience. The Uconnect 5’s operating system is five times faster than the previous generation. This system uses an Android operating system allowing for over-the-air updates. By continuously updating the system stays up-to-date with all the available features and services. There are five user profiles available, along with a valet mode. Each profile is customizable with the user’s specific music preferences, apps, seat position, mirror angles, and climate comfort levels. A custom home screen for every profile allows for quick access to frequently used features and a one-touch operation.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L offers a Rear-seat monitoring camera. This feature projects a best-in-class, high-definition image of the second-row, rear-facing child seat occupants. This system also provides a unique split-view display with a “zoom-to-seat” function. The Rear-seat monitoring camera accessible through the 10.1-inch Uconnect touchscreen. This system allows the driver to view the entire cabin quickly and to zoom in on each seat. Jeep positioned the camera on the headliner between the second-and third-row seats. Three infrared lights are surrounding the camera. These lights will automatically come on and illuminate the cabin when needed.
Another first for 2021 is the fully digital rearview. The digital rearview mirror displays a real-time video using a rear-facing camera, providing an unobstructed view from the D-pillars or rear seats. The digital rearview mirror will switch between the camera view and the traditional reflective mirror.
The Grand Cherokee L is the first Jeep to offer a Heads-Up-Display. The HUD provides a full-color ten-inch display. The user can choose from three preset configurations and a custom mode with four reconfigurable layouts to choose from. This HUD system allows drivers to see speed, speed limit, navigation, and driver-assist systems without taking their eyes off the road.
2021 brings a standard 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge and cluster with nearly two dozen different menus to the Grand Cherokee L. Drivers can navigate driver-assist features, adaptive cruise control, and active Driving Assist, Night Vision, Drowsy Driver Detection, and Traffic Sign Recognition. Users can also scroll through other features such as media being played, caller identification, digital speed readout, drive modes, or tire pressure. When the driver uses the turn-by-turn navigation, it will also display here along with an off-road pitch-and-roll display. Five full-color tiles allow for quick and easy access to the information. Cluster settings are saved to the user’s profile.