4 Cool Things About the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is getting a redesign for 2020, and the new redesign will come with a third-row option. However, the current generation, which dates back to 2009, has remained one of the best options for buyers who seek a reliable, mid-size SUV with strong off-roading credentials. Performance fans are also catered to with the SRT and Trackhawk models.
In 2016, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit was announced as a top-of-the-line luxury SUV with premium amenities such as a new fascia, polished interior, 20-inch aluminum wheels and LED lamps. For the 2020 model year, the Grand Cherokee Summit is receiving new options as well, and it is still offered with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine. Here are four things about the most polished Grand Cherokee that you can get today.
There’s An Optional Black Roof:
With the 2020 model year, Jeep is offering on the Summit a new black roof option, which pops even more with the Ivory Tri-Coat exterior color that’s on the vehicle. Color plays an exciting part in the car as the contrast of the black roof with the white exterior paint brings a fresh and young vibe to a model that’s getting old. Although pricing hasn’t been announced for the black roof yet, expect to pay a bit more, since the Ivory Tri-Coat is already a $595 option.
There’s Also New Leather and New Wheels:
There will be new wheel designs for 2020 and unique interior colors as well. The wheels will stay at 20 inches; however, the design of the current platinum aluminum wheels and polished aluminum wheels will be different in comparison to today’s options. As for interior possibilities today, you can choose between six interior options (including one premium choice). 2020 customers will have two more colors available—Light Frost/Brown and Indigo/Sky Gray, available only on the Summit trims and these dual-tone interiors will be an option, just like the Dark Sienna Brown you can get today.
Engine: V-6 Or V-8?
There is a new Grand Cherokee in the works, but nothing has been announced by Jeep yet so until a new model is out, Jeep will keep refreshing its lineup with unique trims and small details. For 2020 the Summit continues with the 3.6-liter V-6 as the standard engine, which produces 295 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter V-8 is still an option, and it can send 360 hp, and 390 lb-ft of torque to the all-four wheel or rear-wheel transmission which is only available as an eight-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is optional.
For the 2020 model year, the Grand Cherokee lineup consists of seven separate trims. They include the Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk. Changes for the new model year consist of minor styling tweaks and advanced features available on more trims.
For example, there’s the new Premium Lighting Group available on the Laredo, Limited and Trailhawk that adds the more premium models’ bi-xenon headlights with high auto beams. There is also a unique daytime running lights, and LED fog lights. An electric driver assist package is now also available on the entry-level Laredo, and it includes forward-collision warning, lane departure warning, and brake assist.
Luxury Inside And Out:
Getting the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee as an alternative to a luxury SUV with a premium badge means a nice interior with excellent amenities. Like all Grand Cherokees, the Summit comes with the 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.
The Summit also comes with wood trim on the dash, door panels (front and rear), and steering wheel, increasing the refinement inside. The quilted leather on the door panels and seats also stand out in this Grand Cherokee. The front seatbacks have the words “Summit” stitched, telling the occupants that they’re riding in the most luxurious Grand Cherokee.
Don’t forget about rear passengers, who are also in for a treat. The quilted leather seats expand to the rear, and the option for two personalized entertainment screens on the back of the front headrests returns for 2020. The dual-screen entertainment option costs $1,995 today, and we don’t expect that to change.
Both screens can share a Blu-ray video player, but each screen also has the option of playing its content through an HDMI port. Passengers seated in the back will also enjoy lots of leg- and headroom as well as a panoramic sunroof. Jeep Brand is built on more than 75 years of legendary heritage. The company Jeep is known as the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship, and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys.