2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Features & Specs
2021 Chevy Traverse
7,200 lbs
Max Towing Capacity
5,000 lbs
23 gal
Fuel Capacity
21.7 gal
10.9 in
Max Ground Clearance
7.5 in
Not Available

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs Chevy Traverse

Here at Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep, we understand the trials and tribulations when you're trying to buy a new SUV. You need to consider many things, including all of the engine options and what features are best for you and your family. Questions such as will there be enough space, are sure to be in the forefront of your mind. We want to help you out a bit by comparing two of the best SUVs on the market right now in the Grand Cherokee L and the Chevy Traverse. While both of these vehicles would look nice in your driveway, there is one with a distinct advantage. To find out what vehicle comes out on top, continue reading!

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Power & Handling

The Grand Cherokee L is extremely powerful and should impress Jeep fans with its 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 290 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque. This engine connects nicely to an eight-speed automatic transmission which should give you a smooth ride whether you're on the road or out on trails. Towing for the V6 is impressive at 6,200 pounds, so be sure to take that boat with you during those vacations. The Grand Cherokee L also offers customers a 5.7-liter V8 that ups the horsepower to 357 and the torque to 390 lb-ft if you want a little more power. This engine will also come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this engine, you can haul about 7,200 pounds which is the best in the class. You also have the option of four-wheel-drive for some added traction.

2021 Chevy Traverse Power & Handling

No matter what trim of the Chevy Traverse you go with, it will come with a 3.6-liter V6 that kicks out 310 horses and 266 lb-ft of torque. Paring with this engine is a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. Towing for the Traverse is decent at 5,000 pounds, but that is much less than what the Grand Cherokee L offers you. We wish there were more engine options, but with the Traverse that's all you get.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Features & Design

There is a lot to love about the Grand Cherokee L's features. First, there is an available 10.1-inch touchscreen that will align nicely across the instrument panel and aligns across the instrument panel and adds in a digital gauge cluster and a terrific touchscreen radio. The spectacular LED lighting will create the perfect ambiance for all of your passengers. You also have the option of some spectacular features such as driver and front passenger seat massage, personalized climate zones, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. If you're looking for an SUV with a ton of safety, the Grand Cherokee L is it as it comes with Forward Collision, Active Lane Management, Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross Path, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go. Some advanced safety systems, such as an L2 driver-assist system with hands-on automated driving, along with 360-degree surround view and night vision.

2021 Chevy Traverse Features & Design

There are seven trims available for the Chevy Traverse, and there are some good features available for each. The starting trim is the L which comes with 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. Adding to this is the LT Cloth, which adds heated front seats, a power-adjustable power seat, remote engine start, an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen, and a power liftgate. Higher trims add more luxury and tech 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, when you get to the top-level High Country, some more exciting features include a panoramic sunroof, several trailering enhancements, and a power-folding third-row seat. These are some good features, but the ones of the Grand Cherokee L are more advanced.


For us, the Grand Cherokee L has it all over the Chevy Traverse due to its more powerful engine option and more impressive tech features. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the superior Grand Cherokee L by heading down to Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and scheduling one with our fantastic sales team. If you find a trim you like, be sure to check out our finance department, where our professionals will assist you in getting a great deal. Even if you can't make it down to the dealership right now, you can check out our full Grand Cherokee L inventory here on our website!

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