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Jeep Grand Cherokee L (GCL) Review

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

Is the Jeep Grand Cherokee a good car?

For the longest time, Jeep lacked many of the modern features that were offered by its competitors. But Jeep redesigned its vehicles in the last couple years and now has a competitive advantage over its rivals. Their redesign starts with the 2021 Grand Cherokee L. The L signifies that this model has three rows of seating, which is a new quality for the Grand Cherokee. A two-row Grand Cherokee will also come out, but not until 2022. Though the 3.6-liter V6 and 5.7-liter V8 engines are essentially carried over from the previous generation, just about everything else is new. Key enhancements include higher-quality cabin materials and the latest version of parent company Stellantis' infotainment system called Uconnect 5. Available in six and seven-seat configurations, the Grand Cherokee L features a second row that can slide 7 inches to make room for passengers in the back. The third row in some midsize SUVs can be cramped, but Jeep has done a nice job of making the Grand Cherokee L's third-row headroom and legroom roomy enough for 6-footers.

Overall, we like how the Grand Cherokee L brings Jeep's rugged ethos to a class of crossover SUVs usually focused on functional family transportation.

Our rating: 8/10

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