2021 Jeep Cherokee at Legacy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

The Cherokee has been a staple vehicle in the Jeep family for over 40 years, and in 2021 it is safer, more stylish, and more capable than ever!  This legendary SUV has rolled into the 2021 model year with a whole slew of new safety and security features that come standard on all models to put your mind at ease while behind the wheel.  The unmistakable seven-slot grille now sits between two LED headlamps and is complimented by a newly designed front fascia that puts a modern twist on the original look of the Cherokee. Keep reading below to hear more about what makes this versatile SUV the perfect choice for you and your family, whether you are the adventurous off-roading types or just like to enjoy a stylish and comfortable ride. 

Push Your Boundaries

Jeep Active Drive II 4x4 System

Designed for outdoor adventures, this available system features two-speed power transfer unit torque management and 4-Low mode for impressive performance. It also locks the front and rear driveshafts for an extra level of power at low speeds or for towing toys.

Jeep Active Drive Lock 4x4 System

Active Drive Lock, available on Trailhawk®, features a rear locker for additional traction when off-roading and in Rock Mode on the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System. In addition, low range and neutral modes are ideal for low-speed traction and available flat towing behind an RV.

One of a Kind

Windshield Wiper De-Icer

The available windshield wiper de-icer on Cherokee helps make keeping a clear view in the winter easy.

Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Simply hover your foot below the available hands-free power liftgate for effortless access to the rear cargo area. The button-activated power liftgate is also available on select models.

Carefully Crafted

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Standard on Limited and Trailhawk® and available on Latitude Lux, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control lets you and your front passenger choose individual cabin temperatures.

Heated Steering Wheel

Keep your hands warm during winter months. The available heated steering wheel quickly warms, offering complete comfort for those chilly mornings.

Driven by Innovation

Remote Vehicle Start

Leave your A/C or heat on before turning off your vehicle and use the Uconnect® app to start your engine and warm up or cool down your vehicle before you get in.


Cherokee can make getting from point A to B easy. Standard on Altitude and available on Latitude Plus and up, the Uconnect® 4C NAV will guide you to your destination. You can also search for ATMs, restaurants and gas stations along the way.

High Standards for Safety and Security

Automatic Headlamps

Headlamps activate automatically based on ambient light conditions. The time-delay feature keeps the headlamps on temporarily for added illumination when you exit the vehicle.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go

Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go automatically adjusts speed to maintain a pre-selected distance behind preceding traffic and comes to a complete stop if it detects a possible collision.

Trim Levels of the 2021 Jeep Cherokee


  • Safety and Security Features
  • Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen
  • Premium LED Exterior Lighting

Latitude Plus

  • Standard Comfort and Convenience
  • Premium Interior Styling
  • Newly Standard Safety and Security

Latitude Lux

  • Premium Interior Details
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Power Driver and Front Passenger Seats


  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Uconnect® 4 with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen
  • Safety and Security Suite


  • Aggressive Looks and Functionality
  • Trail Rated® Capability
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine

What are the engine options for the 2021 Cherokee?

There are three engines available for the Jeep Cherokee. The first engine is a 2.0-liter turbo engine that delivers an incredible 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque and is mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission.  The incredible torque allows for a towing capacity of up to 4,000 pounds and allows for great fuel economy, getting 31 miles per gallon on the highway.  The next engine option is a 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair 2 engine which features dual variable timing and a flow-control valve intake manifold, giving it extreme efficiency. This engine has a driving range of more than 474 miles on a single tank and gets up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway.  It is also paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Finally, the third engine option for the Cherokee is a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 equipped with Engine Start/Stop technology to improve efficiency.  This engine delivers 271 horses and 239 lb-ft of torque and is rated best-in-class towing capacity maxing out at 4,500 pounds.

Can you tell me about the newly standard safety features on the Cherokee?

Of course! Blind spot monitoring alerts Cherokee drivers to vehicles approaching in the blind spots beside and behind them and now works together with rear cross-path detection which warns you when a vehicle is crossing your path while backing up. Lanesense lane departure warning with lane keep assist uses audible and visual warnings to let the driver know when they are drifting into an unintended lane, and if needed will gently correct your steering. This is similar to the electronic stability control which senses when you are veering off course and will correct your driving if you are over or understeering. Finally, the Cherokee is equipped with full-speed forward collision warning and active braking and can sense when your Cherokee is approaching the vehicle in front of it too rapidly, and engage the brakes when necessary to avoid a collision. 

Can you talk about some of the technology?

Every Cherokee model is equipped with a touchscreen Uconnect infotainment system in the front cabin of the vehicle and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can access your smartphone right at the tips of your fingers. With Uconnect technology, it's easier than ever to access some of the coolest features of your Cherokee, even when you aren't in your vehicle. With Vehicle remote start you can warm up or cool down your Cherokee before you even get inside, right from the Uconnect app on your phone. Send&Go allows you to find destinations on your phone and deliver them to the Nav system in your Cherokee from the touch of a button, SOS call will connect you with a first responder and dispatch emergency vehicles if you are ever in trouble, and vehicle health report will send a breakdown of how your Cherokee is performing, and what may need a little tune-up!

Get your Jeep Cherokee at Legacy CDJR in La Grande OR today!

Come to Legacy CDJR and test drive one of the many Cherokee's we have on our lot! Our sales representatives would be happy to accompany you and answer all of your questions along the way! You can also check out our entire Jeep inventory on our website, and even schedule an appointment for later in the week! We can't wait to put you behind the wheel of your next dream car!

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