Jeep® Quietly Discontinues Its Quadra-Lift Suspension For The Grand Cherokee L:

Overland & Summit Customers Will Receive Credit For Deleted Option...

For those who have been using the Build & Price configurator for the all-new 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L (WL75), you may have noticed the disappearance of the popular Quadra-Lift air suspension. The class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension features electronic adaptive damping, delivering class-leading ground clearance and water fording capability. The system automatically adjusts the shock tuning to changing road conditions for enhanced comfort, stability, and control.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland Off-Road. (Jeep).

The Grand Cherokee L’s Quadra-Lift system operates automatically, or maybe controlled manually with console controls, and features five height settings for optimum ride performance. Those five height settings include the following…

  • Normal Ride Height (NRH): 8.3 inches (212mm) of clearance offers improved fuel economy, as well as improved aerodynamics during on-road driving
  • Off-Road 1: Lifts the vehicle an additional 1.6 inches (40mm) from NRH for added height in clearing obstacles (9.9 inches)
  • Off-Road 2: Delivers legendary Jeep off-road capability and provides an additional 2.4 inches (60mm; 9 percent more range than the previous generation) from NRH for increased, best-in-class ground clearance of 10.9 inches and up to 24 inches of water fording depth (improvement of four inches over the previous generation)
  • Park Mode: Lowers 1.8 inches (46mm) from NRH for easy ingress/egress, which levels down the vehicle twice as fast over the previous generation. NRH and Park Mode are driver-selectable, giving the driver full control over vehicle ride height. Air suspension improvements include a dual tank design to enable more controlled and quicker functionality
  • Aero Mode: Lowers the vehicle 0.8 inches (21mm) from NRH. Aero Mode is controlled by vehicle speed and adjusts for optimal performance and fuel economy. The vehicle will also lower to Aero Mode when in Sport Mode
2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve. (Jeep).

The Quadra-Lift suspension adds an additional 4.17 inches (106mm) of lift to Grand Cherokee L thanks to four-corner air springs that provide an air-cushioned, premium ride. This means that the Grand Cherokee L has up to a 30.1-degree approach angle, a 23.6-degree departure angle, and a 22.6-degree breakover angle.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve with 5.7-liter HEMI. (Jeep).

The system which has a standard feature for the rugged Overland and the luxurious Summit (Summit Reserve) models, is now unavailable. The absence of the air suspension from the lineup has left a lot of Grand Cherokee L customers scratching their heads.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland Off-Road. (Jeep).

We reached out to Jeep for the official reason why the Quadra-Lift suspension was quickly removed from the lineup. “Chip constraints have necessitated some changes to available equipment on the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. If a vehicle was built without the equipment, the U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) was adjusted accordingly to reflect a reduction in overall cost”, a Jeep spokesperson told us. 

MONRONEY for a 2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland 4×4 with the deleted Quadra-Lift suspension. (Jeep).

For those who purchased an Overland or Summit (Summit Reserve) model, will now get a $750 credit for the option not being available.

There is no word of when the option will be reinstated for ordering availability. With the latest word of the semi-conductor shortage lasting well into 2023, it is unknown if the change is temporary or will continue into the 2022 model year.

2021 Jeep® Grand Cherokee L Overland Off-Road. (Jeep).

Those who are interested in or already own a new Grand Cherokee L should check out our dedicated website for all the latest news and information surrounding the all-new fifth-generation Grand Cherokee.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for,, and but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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good thing sis got hers before

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As an owner of a 2014 Overland I can honestly tell you to skip this "upgrade". I've already replaced one airbag under warranty that would have cost over $1000 and now with 100k on the odometer likely need to replace what are normal wearable parts. Unfortunately only the dealership can deal with the air suspension system and each front shock assembly is $2000 just for the parts. Likely a $6k replacement of shocks/springs on all corners for a ~$50k stock vehicle. Stupidest unnecessary feature I've ever had on a car. For now I'll rattle my teeth on every bump pretending I bought a Wrangler with solid axles.

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Considering how poorly the WK Grand Cherokee did in Petersen's 4 Wheel & Off Road 4x4 of the year test when it first had air suspension it may end up being a good thing. I remember a Range Rover was in that test too and its air suspension ran rings around Jeeps.

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