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Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

A beast that will go anywhere, tote all your stuff and look stylish doing it.



What if you could outfit a llama with a pair of Coach leather bags? You’d end up with something not unlike the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: a beast that will go anywhere, tote all your stuff and look stylish doing it.

Aesthetically, this midsize luxury SUV has a sophisticated appearance that you don’t normally associate with vehicles of its utilitarian ilk. In fact, the interior of this top Summit model compares favorably with many high-end sedans. There’s that usefulness factor, too. Along with room for four adults, the Grand Cherokee offers a large cargo area and the ability to tow more than 7,000 pounds.

The summit is also sure-footed, a trait that’s been bred out of most SUVs. With its serious four-wheel-drive system, 10.8 inches of ground clearance and adjustable air suspension, the Grand Cherokee Summit can ford rainwater-flooded streets with aplomb.

Ultimately, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit’s place as the ideal upscale pack mule is secure.

 Strengths

  • Remarkable bad weather/off-road capability
  • Posh interior 

Weaknesses

  • Sophisticated style/hardware doesn’t come cheap.
  • 5.7-liter and larger Hemi V8s are overkill for most buyers.

Bottom Line

Want to go anywhere with comfort and panache? Here’s your ride.

Pricing

Base Price: $32,195

As Tested: $66,225 

Safety

NHTSA: Overall 5 Stars (out of 5)

MPG (city/highway)

19/26 (3.6L V6/automatic)

14/22 (5.7L V8/automatic)


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