The Ultimate Buying Guide for 2021 Jeep Models

November 13th, 2020 by

A yellow 2021 Jeep Wrangler is driving down the street past blurred trees after leaving a Jeep dealer near you.

As one of the leading car manufacturers, Jeep has been at the top of its game for 80 years. With 2021 just on the horizon, you may be thinking it’s time to start the year with a fresh, new Jeep. But, when walking around the Jeep dealer near you, you might feel overwhelmed by all of the amazing 2021 models that are available. This is especially true if you are a new buyer who is not familiar with the unique features that the brand offers. Nonetheless, choosing a Jeep isn’t as difficult as it seems, and with a little bit of research, you’ll be able to drive away in the perfect vehicle in no time.

What’s New for 2021?

As we said before, there are a lot of options and sub-options available for the 2021 model year. For 2021 so far, it looks like the lineup will include favorites like the Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and many, many more. Each Jeep has its pros and cons, so we are going to break it down and help you decide which model will be perfect for you.

The 2021 Wrangler

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler is perhaps one of the most iconic models that Jeep offers, with a long history and good track record in performance and safety. If you recognize a Jeep as a vehicle where you can take off the roof, doors, and windows, then you’re thinking of the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is going to give you the most customizability when it comes to body and trims. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler is a very versatile and high performing Jeep, handling even the most difficult off-road conditions. Ultimately, the Jeep Wrangler is the perfect choice for the off-road adventurer and leisure driver alike.

Also, new for 2021, the Jeep Wrangler will have the option of being a 4xe plug-in hybrid model. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe marks the beginning of electric-powered Jeep models in the American market. Nonetheless, the 4xe is still able to offer 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, meaning you still have plenty of power to hit the trails.

The base 2021 Jeep Wrangler starts at $28,295, a very reasonable price for a versatile Jeep model. Prices are still unknown for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, which will be coming to the market in December 2020. No matter which Wrangler model or trim you choose, you are going to get an off-road-ready explorer vehicle for a great price.

The 2021 Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is Jeep’s standard SUV model. Although a little more humble than its cousin, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee excels in providing good performance and safety while also providing a spacious comfort experience. All of this is perfect for the family that needs the space and reliability to get the everyday driving done and still go on adventures from time to time.

Starting at $26,535 for the base model, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is one of Jeep’s most reasonably priced vehicles. This makes it the perfect family SUV if you’re looking to buy a vehicle that will get the job done without breaking the bank. It’s also an ideal vehicle if you’re looking for a comfortable driving experience while buying on a budget.

The 2021 Grand Cherokee

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is the next step up from the Jeep Cherokee. Generally speaking, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee can offer pretty much everything that the 2021 Jeep Cherokee can, but with more improvement in other comfort and performance areas. This is especially the case in terms of cargo capacity and luxury comfort features.

Overall, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is far more ideal for longer trips than the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. Offering more in towing capacity, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee can carry more cargo than the Jeep Cherokee. This leaves more space in the interior of the car that can be used to enhance comfort, hold more cargo for a long trip, or even hold more passengers if you have a larger family.

Naturally, this model also sees an increase in performance and versatility in general. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is efficient on different terrain types that would prove difficult for other vehicles, although still not designed to be an off-road vehicle like the Jeep Wrangler. A supercharged engine option is available for some of the upper-level trims, giving the Grand Cherokee an astounding 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque.

Starting at $34,200, the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is not as cheap as the 2021 Jeep Wrangler or the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. That said, for the improvements that the vehicle offers in performance and towing capacity, this price is still reasonable. As such, if you find that the price is not as much of a concern, this SUV is the perfect family vehicle.

A red and black 2021 Jeep Compass is crawling down a rocky hill.

The 2021 Compass

The Compass is another SUV being offered by Jeep in 2021. The 2021 Jeep Compass is largely a very humble SUV, focusing less on luxury comfort and more on standard safety and performance. While maybe not matching fully to the 2021 Jeep Cherokee in performance, its commitment to safety is what makes the 2021 Jeep Compass shine.

With 70 standard and available safety features, the 2021 Jeep Compass outdoes most SUVs in general when it comes to standard and optional safety. This includes, but of course isn’t limited to, blindspot monitoring to alert you to hazards when changing lanes, forward collision warning to help avoid possible accidents, automatic braking for the unexpected, and a plethora of other features to choose from. Frankly, the 2021 Jeep Compass is an SUV that has prepared for every possible scenario.

Starting at $23,895, the 2021 Jeep Compass is the second least expensive model that is available this coming 2021 so far. As such, it’s clear that the 2021 Jeep Compass was designed with the low-budget family in mind. Able to perform with more safety than other SUVs, the 2021 Jeep Compass is both the safest and one of the most affordable SUVs on the market.

The 2021 Renegade

Aside from the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep has been giving us mostly vehicles that can perform somewhat well in off-road conditions but aren’t designed for them. This may seem strange, considering that Jeep has a well-earned off-road reputation; however, the 2021 Jeep Renegade is ready to take you by storm as a more “traditional” SUV with off-road prowess. With enhanced versatility and trail performance, the 2021 Jeep Renegade is capable of tackling any trail or hill it meets.

What’s more, starting at $22,830, the 2021 Jeep Renegade is the cheapest Jeep model available this coming 2021 model year. All in all, this means that the 2021 Jeep Renegade is the perfect recreational vehicle for the beginning off-roader. While the Renegade doesn’t have the modular style of the Wrangler, this little SUV holds its own on the road and the trails.

A red 2021 Jeep Gladiator is shown from above with its top off and kayaks in the bed.

The 2021 Gladiator

When it comes to buying a Jeep, there aren’t a lot of options for truck models. This may be because Jeep is more well known for their SUVs, but when it comes down to it, they really only need one truck model. That’s because the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is more than versatile enough to tackle any job you would need a truck for.

Powered by a 3.6L V6 of a 3.0L diesel engine, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is a solid pickup truck. Couple that with its incredible amount of towing capacity, you’re looking at a truck that will carry pretty much any equipment. At that, the sheer power of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator will truck through nearly any terrain, not only making it a high performance working truck but also the third of 2021 off-road Jeep models with the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Renegade.

Starting at $33,545, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is not necessarily cheap, but it’s worth it for the sheer amount of power and performance the 2021 Jeep Gladiator offers. Plus, like the Wrangler, this Jeep model is modular. Take off the doors, change up the roof, and customize your driving experience. The Gladiator is ready to take you anywhere in style.

So, are you looking for an off-roader, truck, or a family SUV? No matter what you need, there is a 2021 Jeep model waiting for you. If you are in the Lexington area, come find your next Jeep at Dam Cummins of Georgetown. Like you, we are excited about the new Jeep lineup. Let us help you slip behind the wheel of a vehicle with 80 years of history to back it up.