As the clock ticks down on the 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WK2), the Jeep brand is getting ready to launch what will be the WK2’s last special edition. Enter the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition. Jeep is paying honors to the United States military members by expanding its popular Freedom Edition package from the Wrangler lineup across the brand’s portfolio in 2001.
According to our sources, Jeep will only build 2,500 units of the Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition, making it the rarest of the Freedom Edition models. But it isn’t the first time the Freedom Edition name has been on the Grand Cherokee nameplate.
In 2004, Jeep launched a Freedom Edition package for the Grand Cherokee (WJ) which featured a silver front fascia accent, bright silver roof rack and tubular side rails, and chrome tow hooks. Complementing the exterior, outlined white letter P235/65R17 Goodyear Wrangler SR-A all-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch graphite painted cast-aluminum wheels. Inside, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition also had MicroTech instrument panel accents, Dark Slate Gray cloth seating, front floor slush mats, and a molded cargo tray. Outside the United States, the package was called the Rocky Mountain Edition in Canada, and the Red River Edition elsewhere.
The 2021 version is more military-driven and based on the popular Laredo E trim and features the following content…
- 20-Inch x 8.0-Inch Matte Black Aluminum Wheels
- Bridgestone Dueler 265/50R20 BSW All-Season LRR Tires (4×2 models)
- Goodyear Wrangler with Kevlar 265/50R20 BSW All-Season All-Terrain Tires (4×4 models)
- Oscar Mike Hood Decal
- American Flag Door Decals
- Matte Black Exterior Accents –
- Grill Rings
- Roof Rail
- Window Trim
- Fog Lamp Bezel
- Lower Front Applique
- 4×4 Badge
- Gloss Black Exterior Mirrors
- Dark Tail Lights Lenses
- Dark Headlamp Bezels
- Power Liftgate
- Black Lenox Cloth Seats with Light Tungsten Accent Stitching
- “Oscar Mike” Embroidered Seats
- 7-Inch Uconnect Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Universal Garage Door Opener (UGDO)
- Security Alarm
- Remote Start
- Premium Lighting Group – $1,095
- Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps
- Front LED Fog Lamps
- LED Daytime Running Headlamps
- ProTech II – $875
- Advanced Brake-Assist
- Automatic High-Beam Headlamp-Control
- Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning Plus
- Lane-Departure Warning Plus
- Interior Protection Group by Mopar – $275
- Cargo-Area Liner by Mopar®
- Slush Mats by Mopar®
- 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C Infotainment Touchscreen with Navigation – $1,395
- Power Sunroof – $1,295
- Full-Size Spare (4×2 models) – $150
- Engine Block Heater – $95
Under the hood of the Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition is the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 delivering 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pentastar is mated to an 850RE 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and is capable of towing up to 6,200 lbs in both two-wheel-drive (4×2) or four-wheel-drive (4×4).
For those who choose the 4×4 option, the Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition includes the Quadra-Trac I® 4×4 system that works in what is called a “full-time high-range” mode. This means no driver input is required to distribute traction in any driving situation. Power is split with the help of the center differential: 48% is sent to the front axle and 58% is sent to the rear axle.
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition is available in three exterior color choices. They include Diamond Black, Bright White, or Sting-Gray. The interior is sportfully done in all-black interior color.
Pricing for the starts at U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $36,840 for the 4×2 models. For those choosing 4×4, the MSRP is $38,840. Both prices exclude the $1,495 for destination and taxes, title, and any other fees. For ordering availability or more information, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.