2016 Grand Cherokee Summit: the Most Luxurious Vehicle in its Class

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

When you scout a 2016 Grand Cherokee for sale, you should expect to find a much more versatile vehicle than what it once was. Before, it was just a larger answer to the Cherokee, but now each trim has its own distinct flavor and serves a specialized purpose. For the Summit trim, that purpose is to deliver supreme comfort and the fact it has been named the most luxurious vehicle in its class is a testament to just how comfortable this vehicle truly is. Even though it comes standard with an abundance of great comfort features, it still has plenty of optional amenities you can buy to make it feel more like a living room than a car.

The Luxury II Package is one of those investments that provides even more upscale interior comfort. But, even if you don’t choose that package, the richly appointed interior won’t let you down. Finally, the Grand Cherokee Summit also has some great entertainment technology features.

Luxury II Package

2016 Grand Cherokee Summit Seats

When you scout a 2016 Grand Cherokee for sale, you should expect to find a much more versatile vehicle than what it once was. Before, it was just a larger answer to the Cherokee, but now each trim has its own distinct flavor and serves a specialized purpose. For the Summit trim, that purpose is to deliver supreme comfort and the fact it has been named the most luxurious vehicle in its class is a testament to just how comfortable this vehicle truly is. Even though it comes standard with an abundance of great comfort features, it still has plenty of optional amenities you can buy to make it feel more like a living room than a car.

The Luxury II Package is one of those investments that provides even more upscale interior comfort. But, even if you don’t choose that package, the richly appointed interior won’t let you down. Finally, the Grand Cherokee Summit also has some great entertainment technology features.

Luxury II Package

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Moonroof

The 2016 Grand Cherokee Summit isn’t called the most luxurious vehicle in its class just because it has a few extra comfort features. It goes much further than that, providing a luxury experience you’d expect from a much more expensive luxury sedan and all for the price of a great luxury SUV.

Typically, the dashboard of a vehicle isn’t the first thing you’d look at when you get inside a vehicle. But with the Grand Cherokee, it’s definitely the first thing you’ll notice. The headliner is made from a suede-like premium material, and really helps set it apart from the other vehicles in its class because there aren’t too many other SUVs out there that have a soft and rich interior like this. Having this suede-like headliner resting just an arms length away is a great way to create a cozy cabin.

Even if you don’t decide to grab that Luxury II package, the standard seats won’t disappoint. On the Summit, the Natura Plus leather-trimmed heated seats with edge welting are sure to make you feel right at home. Plus, they have outstanding breathability, which helps make the leather trim comfortable in both hot and cold weather. Also, that premium suede-like headliner can be coupled with exotic open-pore wood accents, and copper or chrome trim. Combine the luxurious seats and stylish headliner with a leather-trimmed instrument panel door, center console, shifter nob, and an armrest — and it’s easy to see why the Grand Cherokee Summit is the most luxurious vehicle in its class.

While the high-quality materials used to design the cabin are impressive, that’s not the only part of the 2016 Grand Cherokee Summit that makes it so luxurious.

Entertainment Technology

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Blu-Ray

Unlike the Grand Cherokee from the ‘90s, the 2016 Grand Cherokee Summit is loaded with technology that’s meant to entertain the entire family.

Starting with the sound system. Shared across all trim levels, the Grand Cherokee is able to be equipped with three different sound systems. The standard one that comes on most trims is the six-speaker sound system that includes two instrument panel-mounted tweeters, two front-door and two rear-door full-range speakers.

Next up, and standard on the Summit trim, is a nine-speaker setup that comes with a 10-inch subwoofer and a high-power 506-watt amplifier.

If that’s still not enough for the audiophiles out there, then it’s a good thing the third available system is a premium state-of-the-art one: a Harman Kardon, which has Logic 7 multichannel surround-sound processing and 19 powerful and energy efficient GreenEdge loudspeakers. When was the last time you heard of a car having 19 speakers?

Another notable entertainment feature for rear passengers is the dual-screen Blu-ray and DVD entertainment system. These dual 9-inch screens are able to play Blu-ray discs, DVDs, audio DVDs, audio CDs, MP3 audio discs, and even video CDs. They also come with independent HDMI ports so you can hook up a game system in the back. To ensure that only the intended audience enjoys this feature, it also comes with wireless headphones.

Whether it’s rocking out on the way to a nightclub, or driving the kids to a soccer game, the Grand Cherokee Summit will be able to keep everyone entertained.

Price

Typically, what comes standard or available on the 2016 Grand Cherokee Summit is found on the more expensive and high-end vehicles. But, you can have that experience (along with great performance capability) for a fraction of the price of one. A starting MSRP of $49,595 is as good as it gets for a vehicle that’s rated the most luxurious in its class.

While tacking on a few of the upgraded features mentioned above might raise the price a little, this is a vehicle that doesn’t require a handful of expensive packages to provide a class-leading luxurious experience. But, that 19-speaker audio system does sound pretty appealing, right?