The 2021 Jeep® Cherokee continues to be the most capable SUV in the midsize segment. While the Cherokee has struggled in the sales department since its 2019 refresh, the Jeep brand continues to offer several buzz models for its midsize Cherokee for the new model year. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude continues to be one of the most popular offerings for the nameplate.
Based on the Cherokee Latitude, the Altitude model adds a more “sporty” appearance thanks to its darkened theme without hurting the pocketbook. The Altitude package adds the following features to the Cherokee…
- Gloss Black Accents –
- Jeep & 4×4 Badges
- Unique Cherokee Badge (Matte Black with Gloss Black Tracer)
- Roof Rails
- Upper Grille Surrounds
- Chin & Fog Light Surrounds
- Day Light Opening (DLO) Moldings
- 18-Inch X 7-Inch Gloss Black 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels
- Continental ProContact XT 225/60R18 BSW Touring Tires
- Piano Black Finishes –
- Outboard A/C Outlet Bezels
- Steering Wheel
- Door Applique
- Shift Knob Top Insert
- Black Seats w/ Black Accent Stitching
- Door Armrest and Console Lid w/ Black Accent Stitching
- 7-Inch Uconnect® 4 Touchscreen Infotainment Screen
Under the hood, there is the 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four-cylinder which features 16-valves, Variable Valve Timing (VVT), and a flow-control valve intake manifold as well as Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology. The Tigershark is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and delivers 180 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 171 lb.-ft. (234 N•m) @ 4,600 rpm on regular 87 octane gasoline.
Unfortunately, you can not opt for the 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 or the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder for the 2021 model year. Although the package is still available in both front-wheel-drive (4×2) and four-wheel-drive (4×4) configurations.
For 2021, there are seven exterior colors available for the Cherokee Altitude. Bright White is available at no charge, while there is a $245 upcharge for colors like Diamond Black, Hydro Blue, Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Valvet Red, or Spitfire. There is also a choice of two interior colors including Black or Black and Ski Gray.
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude has a U.S. starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,820 for 4×2 and $31,320 for 4×4 models. Prices do not include the added $1,495 for destination, taxes, title, and other fees.
For more information or availability on the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Altitude, you can contact your local Jeep dealer. The vehicle shown in this article (which is available at the time of the publication of this article) is from City Auto Park Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Burlington, New Jersey.