It hasn’t been long since Jeep released the special 80th Anniversary Edition of the Cherokee and already the automaker is gearing up for releasing an all-new trim for the midsize crossover.
Coming as a 2021 model, the Jeep Cherokee Latitude LUX is a premium trim option that includes advanced safety features as standard equipment and a 4×4 capability at a reasonable price point.
The new Latitude LUX also features heated Nappa leather seats, a heated steering wheel, remote start technology, a windshield wiper deicer, and topped with a Uconnect infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Optional add-ons include a panoramic sunroof, nine-speaker Alpine sound system, and an 8.4-inch touchscreen display.
But even with all the high-end features, the Latitude LUX trim is not the highest trim level in the Cherokee lineup. The High Altitude remains as the range-topper, with the Latitude LUX sitting comfortably between the base model and the fully-loaded variants Limited and Trailhawk.
“The new 2021 Cherokee Latitude LUX enhances the Jeep lineup and is a direct reflection of what our customers want and value the most in their vehicle—everyday practicality, exceptional comfort, with outstanding ride and handling characteristics,” Jeep Brand Head Jim Morrison said.
Jeep is also giving the SUV its Comfort and Convenience Group system that comes with a security alarm, power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, air dual-zone automatic climate control, universal garage door opener, and 115-volt power outlet.
Also included in the list of standard equipment is the Latitude LUX’s safety suite that features a forward collision warning, LED lights, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-path detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and rain-sensing wipers.
The 2021 Cherokee Latitude LUX is powered by a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 that delivers 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque as the base engine. Price starts at $30,145 for the 4×2 variant, while the 4×4 retails for $31,645.