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2021 Jeep Model Year Changes



2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A lot of safety features are now standard on all models: Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and rain-sensing wipers.

A new variant of the entry-level Latitude, the Latitude LUX adds leather seats and power front seats with lumbar adjustment. The Overland trim is gone.

An 80th anniversary edition is available with leather seats, 19-inch wheels, power seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start and of course, commemorative badges.


2021 Jeep Compass

#SavetheManuals !! The 6-speed manual transmission is discontinued in the baby Jeep, the last Jeep other than the hard-core Wrangler/Gladiator to offer a third pedal.

Automatic headlights, automatic high beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection are no longer offered on Sport, but are standard on Trailhawk and Limited. Xenon headlights and a power liftgate are no longer offered on Latitude, only Trailhawk and Limited. A spare tire is no longer offered on the Sport, either, but one could be added at the dealership.

An 80th Anniversary Edition (for the Jeep brand, not the Compass) will be offered, based on a Latitude model and packed with premium content such as 19-inch wheels, leather seats, remote start, 115-volt household outlet, power driver's seat with lumbar support and an 8.4-inch Navigation infotainment system.


2021 Jeep Gladiator stock photo

The 3.0 turbo diesel engine never appeared for the 2020 model year, but will be offered for 2021, with 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Now the full-time Selec-Trac 4x4 system is available on all models.

Gladiator will also offer an 80th anniversary edition.

A new Willys edition will feature a limited slip differential, rock rails and 32-inch tires.

The TrailCam front-facing camera is now available on Overland in addition to Rubicon. Blind Spot Monitoring, automatic on-off headlights and LED headlights are now optional on all models.

Grand Cherokee

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Laredo ditches the 17-inch wheels, leaving 18-inch wheels as the smallest available.


2021 Jeep Renegade

Blind-spot monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist are all now standard on all models; Forward collision warning with automatic braking is standard on all but Trailhawk. Dual-zone automatic climate control is also standard on all models, now.

18-inch wheels are discontinued, leaving the standard 17-inch and the 19-inch ones optional on Latitude and Limited. Satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are all now standard. Navigation is standard on Trailhawk and Limited.

Jeeps are all about special editions: for 2021 an 80th anniversary, Jeepster and Islander edition are now offered.


2021 Jeep Wrangler

The e-Torque mild hybrid 3.6 V6 is now offered with 2-door models in addition to 4-doors, both only with the 8-speed automatic. The non-hybrid 3.6 V6 is now only for manual transmission models.

Rubicon models now offer a full-time all-wheel drive version of their Rock-Trac 4x4 system with its 4:1 Low ratio. The more every-day Selec-Trac full-time system with the 2.72:1 Low ratio is now also offered on Sport models, in addition to Sahara as before. With the two part-time systems, this makes four distinct four-wheel drive systems offered in the Wrangler.

A forward-facing TrailCam (first available on Gladiator) is now offered to help better place the tires on challenging terrain. It us offered and uses the available 8.4-inch touch screen.

Rubicon gets Off-Road Plus, a system that fine tunes throttle sensitivity, transmission shift points and traction control to help traverse serious terrain better.

LED headlights are now also offered on Sport S models.

An adjustable Tire Fill Alert system can help de-air tires for the trail and then bring them back up to pressure for the road by chirping the horn when the set pressure is reached on each tire, making it easier to get the pressure right without constantly checking it with a tire gauge.


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