What Do You Want To Know About The Jeep Grand Cherokee L?

I drove hundreds of miles in a loaded up Stellantis product. What do you want to know about it?

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I drove the Jeep Grand Cherokee L a whole bunch over the weekend, and I’ve got a lot of thoughts. But, before I put together my second review, I want to know what you want to know.

Let’s get a few things out of the way: it’s big – really big, it’s very comfy, it seats four people perfectly for a long trip, and it gets really not great gas mileage.

This truck is also expensive. It stickers at $67,090, but for that price, you do get a lot. In fact, the 2021 Grand Cherokee L I drove was pretty much fully loaded, other than not having the 5.7 Hemi V8 engine. This truck has to make do with the Stellantis’s corporate 3.6 V6 engine – which in all honesty is enough. Good thing it’s enough to power the big brute too – because I got some pretty terrible gas mileage.

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Photo: Andy Kalmowitz

That terrible gas mileage was achieved primarily on the highway between New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Those are three places where the Grand Cherokee L doesn’t fit in any meaningful way. We’ll get more into that later – but for now, let’s just say thank God for surround-view cameras.

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The GC L has a few main competitors – primarily from GM’s quadruplets: the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and Cadillac XT6. The car presents an interesting issue size-wise since it is the “L.” Keep in mind, the regular Grand Cherokee has its own list of competitors that do and don’t cross over with the L.

Anyway, I don’t want to give that much away yet – but I do have a lot of thoughts on this car. Some good, some bad. It does a lot well, but I can’t help but see it as a rather confusing vehicle.

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So, let me know what you want to know, and I’ll do my best to answer you.