2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Features & Specs
2021 Chevy Traverse
357 hp
Max Horsepower
310 hp
390 lb-ft
Max Torque
266 lb-ft
7,200 lbs
Max Towing Capability
5,000 lbs
Not Available

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs Chevy Traverse

Jeep and Chevy are two companies that have always had a rivalry, and in 2021 they are going head-to-head again with the latest version of the Chevy Traverse and the new Grand Cherokee L. Both of these SUVs have their advantages with solid engine options and several advanced features, but one SUV is more advanced than the other. Below we have compared both of these amazing SUVs engine options and features. Continue reading to see which one our team here at Shively Motors of Shippensburg thinks you should be driving home.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Power & Handling

Under the hood of the Grand Cherokee L, you will find two potent engines. Coming standard is a 3.6-liter V6 that pumps out an amazing 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque and connects to an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you want to tow that boat behind you, then the V6 is decent for that as it can haul up to 6,200 pounds. Want a little more power? Then you have the option of a 5.7-liter V8 that delivers 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque and also pairs with the smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine also ups the towing to 7,200 pounds which is tops in the class. Four-wheel-drive is an available option for more added traction.

2021 Chevy Traverse Power & Handling

All trims of the Chevy Traverse will come with the same engine, though it's a solid option. Flipping up the hood will reveal a 3.6-liter V6 with 310 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque which connects to a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. The Traverse is solid for towing as it can haul around 5,000 pounds, which is good but far less than what the Grand Cherokee L offers. We wish more engine options were available for the Chevy Traverse, but unfortunately, this is all you get.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Features & Design

There are four trim levels available for the Grand Cherokee L, and there are some impressive luxury, tech, and off-road features available. We start with the Laredo trim, which comes with a power driver's seat, a digital gauge cluster, a manual liftgate, LED headlights, and 2nd-row captain's chairs. Looking for more tech? The Laredo has you covered with the latest version of the Uconnect system, which has speeds that are five times faster than the previous version and has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 12 USB ports. Then there is the Limited, which adds to the Laredo with leather upholstery, heated power front seats, a power liftgate, and the Select-Terrain traction management system. Also included is a heated steering wheel, a remote start system, heated side mirrors, and automatic high-beam headlights. Rounding things out is the Overland and the Summit, which has several off-road features and more luxury such as Nappa leather seats with quilted bolsters, massaging front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, a McIntosh audio system, hill-descent control, front tow hooks. LED headlights, a navigation system, and more!

2021 Chevy Traverse Features & Design

With the Chevy Traverse, you have seven available trim levels, and there are some interesting features here. Starting things off is the L which brings you 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated outside mirrors, cloth upholstery, triple-one climate control, and a 7-inch touchscreen with onboard WI-Fi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Next is the LT Cloth, which has heated front seats, a power-adjustable power seat, remote engine start, an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen, and a power liftgate. The higher trims mix in more good features such as a heated steering wheel, blacked-out styling cues, LED headlights, a hands-free liftgate, heated and ventilated rear seats, and wireless device charging. Finally, the top-of-the-line High Country has a panoramic sunroof, several trailering enhancements, and a power-folding third-row seat. We like a lot of these features, but the Grand Cherokee L is more impressive.


Both the Grand Cherokee L and the Chevy Traverse have some interesting features, but we will go with the Grand Cherokee L! We love the V8 engine option and all of the advanced tech that this three-row SUV offers. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Grand Cherokee L by heading down to Shively Motors of Shippensburg and scheduling one with our wonderful sales team! If you find a trim you like, we have a full finance department dedicated to getting you a great deal. You can even view our entire Grand Cherokee L inventory here on our website.

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