2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L
Features & Specs
2021 Hyundai Palisade
7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,000 lbs
Maximum Horsepower
Maximum Torque
4-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain Option
All-Wheel Drive

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs Hyundai Palisade

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L is an exciting new addition to the Jeep family, making its mark in the lineup as the first Grand Cherokee model to include a third row of seats. The Grand Cherokee L is a great choice for busy families and outdoor enthusiasts alike, with plenty of tech features to keep everyone entertained, as well as the safety features to ensure a confident and secure journey. Since it's new to the three-row SUV segment, you may be wondering whether the Grand Cherokee L is right for you! To help with your new vehicle search, we'll be comparing the L to a well-known competitor, the 2021 Hyundai Palisade. Continued below, you'll be able to see first-hand how the Jeep Grand Cherokee L stands up to the competition!

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Power & Handling

As mentioned above, the Grand Cherokee L has the capability to impress the adventurous driver, but it's equally well-suited for your daily commute on highways and city streets. There are two engines available, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 5.7-liter V8, both of which pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Both engines offer a 4-wheel drive option, featuring three available transfer cases, and all models but the base-level Laredo include standard Selec-Terrain traction management. The Overland model kicks things up a notch by adding standard Quadra-Lift Air Suspension, hill-descent control, and both high and low-range gearing.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Power & Handling

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade offers four trim levels, all of which feature the same engine. This engine is the 3.8-liter V6 capable of producing 291 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. It pairs with an 8-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive as the standard drivetrain. Those seeking a little extra grip can opt for the available all-wheel drive which comes standard only with the Calligraphy trim. The Palisade has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which in addition to falling short of the Grand Cherokee L's 7,200-pound capacity, can also weigh down the Palisade and make it feel sluggish. A more powerful V8 engine option would have been welcome here to add some extra oomph.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Features & Design

The Jeep Grand Cherokee L follows the same design themes that make Jeep vehicles so recognizable, such as the seven-slot grille and athletic exterior appearance. Inside, the cabin is airy and spacious with acoustic laminated glass, and an available panoramic sunroof for stunning views. Upper trim levels feature Nappa leather upholstery and walnut wood accents, and each model is equipped with a Uconnect 5 touchscreen and wireless smartphone integration. Additional features include ambient LED interior lighting, massaging front seats, 4-zone automatic climate control, and a wealth of standard safety features.

2021 Hyundai Palisade Features & Design

The 2021 Hyundai Palisade varies in its design and available features depending on which of the four trim levels you choose. Some standard features starting with the SE include an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, LED exterior lighting, and heated side mirrors. Moving up the list, you'll find additional features like dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Palisade includes standard safety features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assistance, though additional features like blind-spot monitoring are only available on certain trim levels.


Now that we've compared several features and capabilities of both the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L and the Hyundai Palisade side-by-side, we feel the stronger choice between the two is clear. Ultimately, we recommend the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L due to its unique capability, powerful engine, and luxurious and accommodating features. To find new Grand Cherokee L inventory, simply call or visit us at our dealership here in Rochester Hills, Michigan. You can even start your search from home by clicking on the New Inventory tab here on our website. However you choose to shop, we look forward to working with you soon!

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