The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Summit proves what many repeat buyers of the brand already knew: namely, that Jeep has been making steady progress at cracking the luxury SUV nut over the course of the past several years. The introduction of a turbodiesel edition of what, after its most recent refresh, was already one of the best mid-size SUVs around merely confirmed that Auburn Hills was homing in on the European kill. With no Japanese or other domestic premium people movers featuring an efficient and powerful diesel drivetrain, this Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel is clearly designed to do battle with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the Audi Q7, and the BMW X5.
Does it surprise you to learn that Jeep has set its goals at such a lofty level? Are you even more shocked, then, to find out that the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Summit is essentially a ‘mission accomplished’ writ in metal? It’s no hyperbole to suggest that Germany is now playing catch-up to Jeep in almost every important area of the luxury SUV landscape thanks to this versatile and gorgeously-styled turbodiesel Jeep.