2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Blazer
Four
Engine options
Three
295 horsepower
Engine power
193 horsepower
Standard
Driver assists
Optional
68.3 cubic feet
Cargo volume to front seats
64.2 cubic feet

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Chevrolet Blazer

There is a lot to consider when you're shopping for a new SUV, especially when the midsize SUV class is so crowded. Two of the class's heavy hitters in the 2021 model year are the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Chevy Blazer. The Grand Cherokee is the most award vehicle in its class and has always forced other manufacturers to up their game in terms of power, capability, comfort, and safety. The Blazer left the Chevy lineup in 2005 and wasn't heard from until the 2019 model year brought its return. At Gator Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we know that deciding between two of the top midsize SUVs in today's market can be overwhelming. So we want to make it easier for you by putting the 2021 Grand Cherokee and Chevy Blazer in a side-by-side comparison with all the best features on display. Keep reading below to see what makes the Grand Cherokee and Blazer the great vehicles they are!

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Power & Handling

There are four engines available to the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The standard Grand Cherokee engine is a 3.6L V6 that kicks out 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power to fit the needs of most drivers. But if you're not most drivers, there are three more available engines starting with a 5.7L V8. This engine cranks out 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque and is available to the Limited trim and the ones that follow. There are two performance-focused Grand Cherokee's, the SRT and Trackhawk. The Grand Cherokee SRT comes with an exclusive 6.4L V8 that pushes out 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. The thrill-seekers will be satisfied by the Trackhawk's supercharged 6.2L V8 Hellcat engine that rips out 707 horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque! That's 66 more horsepower than the mighty Lamborghini Urus! The Grand Cherokee comes standard with rear-wheel drive but four-wheel drive is optional on all trims. Four-wheel drive is standard on the Trailhawk, SRT, and Trackhawk trims to provide a fun driving experience! All four Grand Cherokee engines are mated to a smooth-shifting 8-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer Power & Handling

The 2021 Chevy Blazer offers three engines to compete with the four Grand Cherokee engines. The base engine is a 2.4L I4 that provides drivers with just 193 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque. Yes, 102 horsepower less than the Grand Cherokee's base engine. The 2LT and 3LT trims come with a turbocharged 2.0L I4 that produces 277 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful engine option is the 3.6L V6 exclusive to the highest two trim levels. This kicks out 308 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The Blazer comes paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional on the turbocharged engine and standard with the V6 engine.

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Features & Design

There are a total of ten Grand Cherokee trim levels. The Laredo trim kicks things off with fantastic features like an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, heated side mirrors, and ProTech I driver assists. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with a backup camera, blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. Higher trim levels add options like 20-inch alloy wheels, an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, Alpine Premium Audio, a 19-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system, a single-pane sunroof, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon HID headlights, Nappa leather upholstery, heated front seats, and more. The adventurous Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes with standard 4x4, all-terrain tires, selectable drive modes, skid plates, Quadra-Lift air suspension, and heated rear seats. The performance Trackhawk trim throws in a supercharged engine, launch control, paddle shifters, a Brembo high-performance braking system, Quadra-Lift air suspension, and more. The ProTech II safety package comes on higher trim levels with adaptive cruise control with stop and go, parallel and perpendicular park assist, full-speed forward collision mitigation, rain-sensing wipers, and lane-keep assist.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer Features & Design

The Blazer comes in six different trims. The L trim comes out swinging with 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, smartphone integration, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The only driver assist that comes standard on the Blazer is a backup camera. The other five trims add things like leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, an 8-speaker Bose sound system, and driver assists. Driver assists on the higher trim levels include blindspot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. The sporty RS trim adds 20-inch alloy wheels, navigation, a hands-free tailgate, and a V6 engine. The Premier trim brings more luxury with LED interior lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Conclusion:

There are a lot of ways that the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chevy Blazer seem similar. But there are even more ways that they are different. As you can tell by this side-by-side comparison, the 2021 Grand Cherokee comes out on top with more powerful engines, more standard features, and more safety features. If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you can find our full inventory right here on our website. If you prefer, we invite you to come on down to Gator Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to work with a friendly sales associate to find the best Grand Cherokee for you!


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