For a model that took off with bare-bones army autos, it is fairly wild to assume that Jeep can also be now a real competitor to the likes of Cadillac, Lincoln and Audi amongst many others. Sure, Jeep is a purveyor of world-class luxurious SUVs, and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit is proof of that.
Put merely, this jaded automobile reviewer simply stored uttering the identical phrase again and again after opening the entrance door: “Wow.” It is as a result of your eyes, and shortly your fingers, are handled to luxurious supplies over just about each floor. The sprint is upholstered and has swathes of heat, natural-finish wooden trim. The seats are coated in smooth, quilted leather-based with distinction stitching. On this case, it is black leather-based with tan stitching, however grey and saddle-brown leather-based choices can be found. The elective McIntosh audio system have polished metallic grilles with illuminated logos that match the opposite metallic accents properly, and the large touchscreen is superbly built-in, bridging the highest of the sprint with the middle stack.
Issues get higher if you get your fingers on the controls and surfaces. The beginning button has a trendy textured rim that provides it a way of place. The shift knob is a heavy, cool chunk of metallic with a machined checkered texture across the edge. It is flanked by further metallic toggles that regulate experience top and alter drive modes, and so they’re equally hefty and pleasing to make use of. Whereas not fairly as eventful of their motion, the local weather controls and stereo controls are, fortunately, bodily buttons and knobs, making changes of those features fast and straightforward. And talking of the local weather management, it’s a four-zone computerized system.
The infotainment system is equally spectacular. Graphics are crisp and extremely legible. The ten.1-inch display screen, customary on the Summit, offers giant and easy-to-tap icons, and it is usually responsive. It does take a couple of moments for every thing to load upon startup, although. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included together with navigation. The usual audio system is not any slouch with greater than 500 watts of energy, 9 audio system and a subwoofer. However when you’ve got the scratch, we advocate the elective and incredible-sounding McIntosh audio system. It even has a nifty function in its digital VU meters with blue backlighting that may seem on the infotainment display screen, identical to you’d discover on the corporate’s dwelling hi-fi methods. The Summit additionally will get a ten.25-inch digital instrument show that is chock full of data, do you have to want to see it, and has understated graphics just like the infotainment display screen. Optionally out there is a head-up show, which is beneficial sufficient that you just won’t even look a lot on the huge instrument panel. Then once more, the head-up show comes with night-vision when added with our tester’s Superior ProTech Group IV package deal, so you should still discover a use for it.
Seating within the Summit is sort of feature-rich. Along with the attractive leather-based, the entrance seats function heating and air flow, therapeutic massage and 12-way energy adjustment with reminiscence. Nappa leather-based is customary, however our take a look at mannequin got here with Palermo leather-based, which is presumably higher. The second row will get heaters together with sliding and reclining changes, however that isn’t uncommon. The choice of air flow is, nonetheless, and is included with the Summit Reserve Group package deal. The cushioning is a bit agency in each rows, although, and so they haven’t got a lot form. As such, it may get a little bit tiring after a couple of hours on the street. Head, leg and shoulder room actually is not missing in both row.
However in fact, these aren’t the one rows to speak about. The Grand Cherokee L is the primary of the road to supply a 3rd row of seats. Entry is fairly simple because of the tilting and sliding second-row seats. The lodging are fairly tight. Adults can squeeze again there, however will not need to stick round as a result of tight knee room and place near the ground. Nonetheless, that is higher than some three-row choices such because the Infiniti QX60 and Mercedes GLE-Class .
Cargo house is usable no matter what number of seats are raised. Behind the third row, there’s 17.2 cubic ft, which is about common for the section. That expands to 46.9 with the third row folded and 84.6 with each rows down.
For all its luxurious, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L does command a luxurious worth. It begins at $62,095 together with vacation spot. Our mannequin, with four-wheel drive, McIntosh sound system, head-up show, ventilated rear seats, night time imaginative and prescient and extra got here to $67,090. In case you’re feeling notably flashy, there’s one step above our take a look at Summit: the Summit Reserve, which begins at $66,575. This pricing places it proper on par with rivals from Audi, Lincoln, Land Rover and Mercedes. Except for arguably much less snug seats, the Jeep’s inside is simply as good if not higher than all of them.