With the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee comes a new sense of refinement—more than in any previous version of the storied model. We’re talking downright luxurious when it comes to the top of the line Grand Cherokee Summit model we tested for this review.
Refreshed for the 2014 model year, the Grand Cherokee now offers diesel power, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a broad array of the latest in-car tech features, and a quieter and more comfortable ride. In fact, those familiar with even the 2013 version of the Grand Cherokee will be pleasantly surprised at the sheer and utter sophistication exuded by this latest model of America’s favorite SUV.
In many ways the Grand Cherokee can be said to be the auto responsible for igniting what ultimately became the SUV boom of the latter part of the 1980s, which ran throughout the 1990s and well into the first decade of the 21st Century. Tracing its roots all the way back to a military vehicle created for the U.S. Armed Forces just prior to the start of World War II, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of America’s most storied models.