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The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

Looking every bit like its big brother, the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve is clearly the son of a Grand Wagoneer. And that’s perfect for those not needing the ocean liner size or volume in the garage that an owner of the Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer will likely need. Your friends at Napleton News had a chance to give this son of a gun a go recently. We came away impressed. Read all about it.

Rock or Social Climbing? Do both with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve.

All-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

The iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of those vehicles we love to love at the expense of its rough and tumble Wrangler little brother. They really are two completely different vehicles, but after a skull-torturing thrumb of a ride in the Wrangler, you will find this Grand Cherokee as its perfect antidote. In other words, it will be just what the doctor ordered.

Power for the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve is available in a single flavor. Our sampler featured the 3.6-liter V6 engine known as the Pentastar. Used throughout the Stellantis line, it offers 293 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and the ability to tow up to 6,200 pounds.

If you absolutely can’t live without the extra power, the Grand Cherokee can also be ordered with a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine making 357 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. That’s good for a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

Both engines match up to an 8-speed automatic transmission that never missed a beat. Equipped with standard four-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve also includes a multilink front and rear suspension with air springs which enable the entire chassis to raise for extra ground clearance or lower when cruising the highway.

Is the Grand Cherokee a looker?

The 2022 Grand Cherokee rides on a higher plain than the model it replaces. New for 2022 is a grille that follows the lead of its Grand Wagoneer big brother. The result is a more elegant, electric look that makes it appear closer to a luxury vehicle than ever before. The headlamps feature a new crisper design while the rest of the body maintains the unmistakable look of a Grand Cherokee.

How does this Jeep fare inside?

The Grand Cherokee with available 10.25-inch front-passenger interactive display

Modern, with a dose of luxuriousness, the new interior helps the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve succeed on so many levels. Seating has heating and ventilation in the front and second row, Amazon Fire for TV and two video screens. Audio thrills come courtesy of the McIntosh Premium Audio System with active noise cancellation and 19 speakers. The Night Vision system with Pedestrian and Animal detection comes in handy on the driver’s digital screen for those who drive on dark highways after the sun dips.

Our sampler was also equipped with the Luxury Tech Group with wireless charging and manual second-row window shades. All Grand Cherokees take advantage of Jeep’s Active Cruise and Lane Control which comes standard. It offers adaptable cruise control, but the lane keep assist can become a bit tedious with the vibration it sends to the steering column as you approach a painted lane stripe. Otherwise, we like how it accelerates, slows and stops while on Cruise Control.

Driving the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

The rear view of the all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

The new Grand Cherokee Summit is an example of what a brand can do to keep one of their bestselling SUVs up to date, especially when they have just launched a new, larger SUV on top of it. It is still sized right, is strong enough is loaded with capabilities. What more could you ask for.

Power for the Grand Cherokee comes from the 293 horsepower 3.6-liter V6. It is more than up to the task and manages to pull itself quickly when and wherever you ask it to. Getting onto a crowded expressway with a lesser engine might present a challenge, but in the case of the Pentastar V6, it was kid stuff. That’s not to say it wasn’t letting us know that it was hard at work under the hood.

Head up and head on with the 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

But more important than a noise here or a grunt there was how the Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve feels. We found it to be a great road-tripper that managed to proceed even when the road ended.

What more could you ask for from a brand that helped win the war?

Jeep Grand Cherokee Specs

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4×4
Popular Powertrains
Engine Type 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6
Horsepower 293 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 257 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission 8-speed auto w/AWD
Fuel Economy 22 mpg (19 city/26 hwy)
Suspension Multilink / Multilink with air shocks
Turning Circle 38.0 ft.
Also Available Various trim levels, RWD
Warranty 3 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
NHTSA Safety Rating 5-star
Max Seating Capacity 5
Wheelbase 116.7 inches
Overall Length 193.5 inches
Width 77.5 inches
Height 70.9 inches
Cargo Room (Behind 1 and 2nd row) 37.7/70.8 Cubic Feet
Headroom, Front 39.9 inches
Headroom, 2nd 39.4 inches
Legroom, Front 41.3 inches
Legroom, 2nd 38.2 inches
Shoulder, Front 59.2 inches
Shoulder, 2nd 58.0 inches
Inside the Jeep® Grand Cherokee

This post was published on July 27, 2022

Mark Elias

I've loved everything on wheels: Trains, Planes and definitely Automobiles. I am constantly in search of the latest in new technology, which makes our lives better each day, but will always respect the classics. You can't continue forward without first taking a look back at where you've been.

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