Jeep releases its most luxurious SUV, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 30, 2016

Jeep recently released what can be considered as the most luxurious model of the full-size SUV class with the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit. In addition to having the usual premium amenities, the exterior has an updated look with the new front fascia and the grille and LED fog lamps.

Even the polished aluminum 20-inch wheels contribute to its upper class looks. The interior meanwhile will have the full-wrap Laguna leather with the Ski Gray and Indigo color scheme, one of the four available. Its full leather interior has its door panels, center console, and dashboard wrapped in Nappa leather.

Furthermore, the Laguna leather seats have the edge welting. The interiors are also offered in Dark Sienna Brown, Brown, and Black colors. All of the Summit models will have the lighted door sill, premium headliner, and acoustic windshield and full side glass.

It also offers premium Berber carpet mats, Active Noise Cancellation, and the Harmon/Kardon 19-speaker 825-watt amp audio system with three subwoofers. There are features like headlamp washers and auto-folding power mirrors.

Technological features in the 2017 Summit include the Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection, and Forward Collision Warning. For the first time, the company will also be offering in the 2017 Summit the Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist and even the Lane Departure Warning. As part of the Grand Cherokee lineup, all of the Summit models will have the Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with the Electronic Limited Slip Differential and even the Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Speed Control.

Exterior paints available for the Summit are Bright White, Diamond Black Crystal, Granite Crystal, Ivory Pearl, Light Brown Stone, Luxury Brown, True Blue, and Velvet Red. Jeep Grand Cherokee has been the definition of what premium SUVs should be.

This SUV has received the most awards. The Summit versions will have extra features and even have the Summit California Edition appearance package that improves even further its already premium exterior aesthetics.

It is powered with the EcoDiesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine paired with the eight-speed transmissions. It can reach a range in excess of 730 miles and even then, it has a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg highway, the best for its segment. As expected from the Summit, it also carries the capabilities Jeep is known for.

This is all thanks to the three 4x4 systems, Selec-Terrain traction management system, and Quadra-Lift air suspension system. It even exhibits the best towing in its class at 7,400 pounds and a 44.1:1 crawl ratio.

The design of the exterior has been refined to a point that it results in having a premium appearance. It even has the bi-xenon headlamps with the trademarked LED daytime running lamps. The interior has the same feel with premium amenities like unique color offerings, Natura leather, and exotic open-pore wood trim.

Press Release

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

Packed with standard premium amenities, the new 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit is the most luxurious vehicle in the full-size SUV segment. The Grand Cherokee Summit’s exterior boasts a new look with an updated front fascia, grille and LED fog lamps, with new 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.

A stunning new full-wrap Laguna leather interior in Indigo and Ski Gray is one of four color schemes. The full leather interior boasts a Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard, center console and door panels, and Laguna leather seats with edge welting.

Other Summit interior colors are Black, Brown and Dark Sienna Brown. All Summit models come equipped with a suede premium headliner, lighted door sill, acoustic windshield and full side glass, Active Noise Cancellation, premium Berber carpet mats and a Harmon/Kardon 19-speaker, 825 watt amp audio system with three subwoofers.

An array of technological and other features are also standard on the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit, including auto-folding power mirrors, headlamp washers, Blind Spot Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and, for the first time, Lane Departure Warning and Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist.

Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with ELSD is standard on all Summit models, as is Grand Cherokee’s Quadra-Lift air suspension and Selec-Speed Control.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit models are available in Light Brown Stone, True Blue, Bright White, Ivory Pearl, Granite Crystal, Velvet Red, Diamond Black Crystal and Luxury Brown exterior paints.

Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the most awarded SUV ever and the vehicle that has long defined what a premium SUV should be. The Grand Cherokee Summit models receive added features, as well as a Summit California Edition appearance package that further enhances Summit’s premium exterior aesthetics.

Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of an available 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine and standard eight-speed transmission. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4x4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds and a crawl ratio of 44.1:1.

A refined exterior design — complete with available bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) — provides a premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities, including Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and unique color offerings.

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