2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve 4×4 review

Overview

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has been an impressive and stylish off-road able SUV with a powerful opening in the marketplace, so it’s normal for Jeep to attempt and create that with an extended edition, the L.

The gas prices soaring at this time so it’s not conducive, but a three-row SUV that’s off-road able and comfortable with luxury features inside just might turn some heads off from the other vehicles like Chevy Tahoes, and Ford Explorers, and Honda Pilots of the realm. Time will inform.

But from a drive and satisfaction point of view the Grand Cherokee L, which debuted in the market as a 2022 model, stirs among the leaders in this SUV component. Its appearance also establishes it is separated, in a slight manner from a snout point of view where there are features of the seven railings on the grille and a handsome snout that easily depicts a more complicated Jeep portrayal.

Mine was a hue of Silver Zenith ($395 extra) Summit Reserve 4×4 model with a colour of the black roof, the ultimate prime of the chain. That implies the rate is waist-deep superfluous level, but the inner necessarily provides on that with sufficient cowhide to worry any flock.

But let’s glance at the dimensional configuration, conducive and people-friendly basics.

First, the L is about a space for foot length (11.4 inches) than the Grand Cherokee and gives much more freight space under the hatch. Besides the third-row seat, while slightly heightened, provides sufficient space for foot and legroom for an adult to drive in the back. With its second-row master’s chairs though this edition will only tow six.

Going to that back row is easy enough as flipping and sliding forward the second-row seats although folding them can be slightly more hard from the back seat than when entering the vehicle through the side door. Kids may want to escape between the chief’s chairs although there is a remarkable second row. Furthermore, the third row can be slid down from the inner surface of the back hatch and the second-row seats also can be expelled from there for easy loading of lengthy articles. So functionally, this is a very good win for a big family of six or seven members at lower levels where a second-row bench is ready for many members.

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Riding efficiency

Well, there are the chances of two engines the tester arrives with the more efficient 3.6-liter V6 that makes a powerful 293 horsepower and establishes 390 pound-feet of torque. A big 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 357 horses and a torque grade of 390 also is ready.

Along with this V6, there are five drive modes — Rock, Sand/Mud, Snow, Auto, and Sport, and it’s possible to ride with the Grand Cherokee L off-road into some hard or serious muck, and over stones, rocks, small trees, etc. Jeep announces this will ford 24 inches of water for cryin’ out loud. Besides the L will raise to 6,200 pounds, so by hooking up the camper or pontoon boat and forward to the state park.

Cheerfully the extensive Grand Cherokee also drives well on and off-road. There’s not much jerking to passengers, even on our rotting Wisconsin roads, which if you believe about it kind of indicate the jagged essence of some off-road trails. The feature named Quadra-Lift air suspension does an outstanding job of softening the ride.

But the steering does not feel as huge nor as accurate as one might visualize, more of a large luxury SUV feel, which (along with its price) makes me surprised if many L consumers will take these off-road. Still, maintaining it in its lane on the freeway is no job, but maintaining at speed you’ll look like someone lean as you would with other huge SUVs. But let’s look at the dimensional and people-friendly basics.

First, the L is about a foot longer (11.4 inches) than the Grand Cherokee and provides much more cargo space under the hatch. Plus the third-row seat, while slightly elevated, delivers enough foot and legroom for an adult to ride in the back. With its second-row captain’s chairs though this version will only haul six.

Getting to that rear row is easy enough too as the second-row seats flip and slide forward, although unlatching them can be a little more difficult from the rear seat than when entering through the side door. Kids may want to exit between the captain’s chairs although there is a considerable second-row console there.

The third row can be powered down from inside the rear hatch and the second-row seats also can be released from there for easy loading of long items.

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Also, the third row can be powered down from inside the rear hatch and the second-row seats also can be released from there for easy loading of long items. So functionally, this is a win for a family of six or seven at lower levels where a second-row bench is available.

Driving it?

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Well, there are two engine choices, the tester coming with the more efficient 3.6-liter V6 that makes a strong 293 horsepower and creates 390 pound-feet of torque. A giant 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with 357 horses and a torque rating of 390 also is available

Couple this V6 with five drive modes — Rock, Sand/Mud, Snow, Auto, and Sport, and it’s possible to take the Grand Cherokee L off-road into some serious muck and over rocks, small trees, etc. Jeep says this will ford 24 inches of water for cryin’ out loud. Plus the L will tow up to 6,200 pounds, so hook up the camper or pontoon boat and head to the state park.

Happily, the extended Grand Cherokee also rides well on and off-road. There’s not much jostling to passengers, even on our crumbling Wisconsin roads, which if you think about it sort of reflect the rocky nature of some off-road trails. The Quadra-Lift air suspension does a superior job of smoothing the ride.

But the steering does not feel as heavy nor as precise as one might imagine, more of a big luxury SUV feel, which (along with its price) makes me wonder if many L buyers will take these off-road. Still, keeping it in its lane on the highway is no chore, but cornering at speed you’ll notice somebody lean as you would with other large SUVs.

Inward internal configuration, the Summit Reserve reflects luxury from the get-go.

First, it’s peaceful. Second, the seats and doors are washed in an oranges tan skin of Palermo leather that was a little too orange for my fondness, and the family frankly found it flashy. It feels high-quality delicate and there’s a diamond stitch structure on the seat horizons and doors that appears luxurious. The color of Dash and the door tops are black. Jeep utilizes real open-pore walnut garnish on the dash and doors. That’s remarkable and possesses the reflection of the luxury and near-luxury makes.

Generally, those seats are warmed and cooled up front and the backs also have a heating device. The $3,000 Summit Reserve choice package expands with the features of cooling to the second-row seats, while also clasping with active noise control, and other accessories like a 950-watt amp, a deluxe suede-like headliner and 21-inch tires and special wheels, etc.

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Jeep’s seats give good assistance and lower leg extension can benefit long-legged drivers. Second-row seats are equally comfortable and the third row a slightly less spacious, but still not bad. The second row has physical sunshades and a wireless charger is a $245 add-on but appears like they should be common in a luxury manner.

Other features on the Summit Reserve encompass a heated steering wheel and a big two-pane sunroof, one of the largest.

Jeep proceeds with its easily operating infotainment system and big info screen. This is easy to adapt and recognize. The Summit Reserve expands with features of a 19-speaker McIntosh stereo system that sounds incredible too, but as a bonus, the model we expect excellent sound.

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