The Jeep® brand has celebrated its military heritage for the past couple of years with a unique Freedom Edition package for its iconic Wrangler lineup. For 2021, Jeep has decided to expand its Freedom Edition offerings to other vehicles in its portfolio, including the 2021 Jeep Cherokee (KL). The Freedom Edition hasn’t appeared on the Cherokee nameplate since 2000 when it was the boxy midsized (XJ).
The 2021 version is based on the Cherokee Latitude front-wheel-drive (4×2) and the four-wheel-drive (4×4) offerings, the Freedom Edition adds some unique content to the popular package. 2021 Jeep Cherokee Freedom Edition models come with the following equipment…
- 18-Inch X 7.0-Inch Matte-Black Aluminum Wheels
- 225/60R18 BSW Touring Tires
- Oscar Mike “Military Star” Hood Decal
- American Flag Front Door Decals
- Gloss Black Roof Rails
- Matte Black Grille Surround
- Black Badging
- Black Cloth Seats
- Oscar Mike Embroidered Front Seat Logos
- Liquid Titanium Accent Stitching
- Liquid Titanium Door Trim Appliques
Under the hood is a 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir®2 four-cylinder engine that delivers 180 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. (234 N•m) of torque. It features 16-valves, Variable Value Timing (VVT), and a flow-control valve intake manifold as well as Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology. When the vehicle brakes to a stop, fuel flow are cut and the engine shuts off. When the brake pedal is released, the engine automatically restarts and the 9-speed automatic transmission is engaged.
Customers can choose from 5 exterior colors including Diamond Black, Sting-Gray, Slate Blue, Olive Green, and Bright White. Both Sting-Gray and Bright White are available at no extra charge, the other three colors are a $245 option.
The Mopar Interior Package is the only available option you can get on the Cherokee Freedom. The package includes a cargo-area liner and Mopar slush mats. The lone option will set you back $265.
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Freedom Edition has a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $27,705 for 4×2 models and $29,205 for those who check the 4×4 option. Those prices do not include destination charges, any other fees, taxes, and/or discounts.
If you are looking to get your hand on one of the special edition buzz models, you better act fast. For more information on ordering or availability, you can contact your local Jeep dealer. You can also now configure your own on the Cherokee’s Build & Price configurator on Jeep.com.