The long wait for the two-row version of the all-new 2022 Jeep® Grand Cherokee (WL) is finally over. After months of the all-new three-row Grand Cherokee L (WL75) variant rolling into dealer showrooms, the two-row (WL74) model is now arriving on lots across the Midwest of the United States and Southern Ontario in Canada.
Compared to the fourth-generation Grand Cherokee (WK2) which started production as a 2011 model, the all-new WL74 is quite an upgrade. Yes, the WK2 model was updated several times since then, but the new fifth-generation WL vehicles offer something drastically different and refreshing even though most of the new vehicle’s running gear is a carryover. Materials, technology, and design execution are paramount for the new model when compared to the outgoing one.
At the top of the trims, is the luxurious Summit model. The Summit is packed with premium amenities, such as Nappa leather seats with quilted seat bolsters and perforated seat inserts, Absolute Oakwood and leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, and Berber floor mats. First-row seats feature power 16-way adjustable position with memory and lumbar and are offered for the first time on Grand Cherokee a massage feature with five customizable profiles and three levels of pressure intensity. Forget stepping up to the Grand Wagoneer for such features.
Passenger comfort is elevated on Summit thanks to four-zone automatic temperature control. The system has the capability to select different fan levels and modes for individual passengers in the first and second rows. The system also can have four different temperature settings.
Exterior touches include 20-inch x 8.5-inch polished cast aluminum Painted Silver Lithos wheels, unique Summit-specific LED fog lamps, power-folding multifunction Gloss Black mirrors with a Platinum insert and new 360-degree camera, illuminated door sills, and a roof rack with Fine Silver rails with Gloss Black insert.
For those looking for ultra-luxury, look no further than the Summit Reserve. The new Summit Reserve Package sets the benchmark for luxury in the full-size SUV segment. There is premium quilted Palermo leather, ventilated front and second-row seats, memory and massaging front seats, and choice of a new Tupelo interior color help add distinguishable details to the model.
Also unique to the Summit Reserve Package is genuine open-pore Waxed Walnut wood and premium, wrapped, suede-like fabric on the A-pillars and headliner. For the first time on Grand Cherokee, 21-inch x 9-inch machined multi-spokes with Mid-Gloss Black pockets cast-aluminum wheels come standard with the Summit Reserve Package. Summit Reserve also includes a premium audio experience from a 950-watt, 19-speaker McIntosh audio sound system, which is one of the best, if not the best sound system we have ever heard.
These particular 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4×4 models, as of the writing of this article, are currently in inventory at Orangeville Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram in Orangeville, Ontario.
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