Jeep Refines Grand Cherokee Summit for 2017
Company Claims “Most Luxurious” Title Among Big SUVs
Not satisfied to let the recently revealed Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have all the attention, the luxury-minded at Jeep turned their attention on the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, refining the company’s flagship luxury vehicle into “the most luxurious vehicle in the fullsize SUV segment.”
An updated front fascia sends the luxury message straight away. New LED fog lamps and a bright grille give the SUV a very modern, polished look that we love. New 20-inch wheels have a unique design as well, although we’re not sure their delicate, snowflake-style spokes look at home on a large SUV. Their highly polished faces do look appropriately premium, however.
Inside, the Grand Cherokee Summit gets a leather-wrapped interior, featuring Nappa leather on the dashboard, center console, and door panels, with Laguna leather on the seats. A suede headliner comes standard as well, and genuine Berber carpeting means even feet get a cushy place to rest. Helping preserve inner peace is acoustic laminated front and side glass and active noise cancellation for the 825-watt Harman Kardon 19-speaker sound system.
Although not quite as aggressive as its new Trailhawk brother, the Summit nevertheless features off-road chops befitting a Jeep. Quadra-Trac II four-wheel drive is standard, as is the Quadra-Lift air suspension system. Standard Selec-Speed control helps aid low-speed off-roading by automatically controlling the Grand’s gas and brakes to maintain a set pace of 5 mph or less.
A variety of new tech shows up on the Summit as well, including Jeep’s first-ever application of parallel and perpendicular active parking. Blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, forward collision monitoring, and adaptive speed control come standard as well.
All in, it should be a very comfortable, stylish place to spend time. We’ve never complained about the new Grand Cherokee’s luxury chops before, and with updates like those applied to the 2017 Summit, we’re not about to start now. Interested parties can plan to drop their cash at a local Jeep dealer this summer.