Our Grand Cherokee Summit was equipped with the optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine, which sends 360 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and it works similar to a smartphone. It makes sense. EXPLORE INTERIOR. From the dashboard to the seats to the door panels, the Summit's cabin feels a step above your average Grand Cherokee. As transaction prices rise, brands look for ways to offer even more polished products, and the Grand Cherokee was already highly positioned within the Jeep brand. Although the Grand Cherokee Summit leaves a nice first impression, more attention needs to be paid to the details. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit: The Drive Our Grand Cherokee Summit was equipped with the optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine, which sends 360 hp and 390 lb … Step into the 2020 Jeep ® Grand Cherokee Summit and you'll see luxury is all around. The second row has heated seats, two USB ports, and an optional entertainment system with two screens located on the front seatbacks. Those entertainment systems are still useful but are almost obsolete now, as tablets and smartphones can provide more content and games for kids at a fraction of the cost. Other upscale details include dark wood trim, which contrasts really elegantly with the light brown seats that our tester had. Comfort and exceptional functionality are what makes the 2020 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Summit interior a thing of beauty. We know the next-generation Grand Cherokee is coming soon. Nevertheless, Jeep has done a great job keeping the cabin updated. And despite being a decade old, the Grand Cherokee doesn't feel antiquated. From the wallet-friendly Laredo to the Hellcat-powered and performance-oriented Trackhawk, Jeep has the two-row midsize SUV game well covered. The instrument cluster is also due for a redesign, as it's entirely analog and falls short when comparing it to the full digital displays that in use in other modern luxury SUVs at the Summit's price point. The 8.4-inch screen for the Uconnect infotainment system works great; it's fast, has modern graphics and it's easy to use. The engine has abundant torque for climbing hills or merging onto the freeway and always feels peppy and responsive. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit was announced in 2016 as a top-of-the-line luxury SUV with premium amenities; a polished interior; a new fascia, grille … © 2020 MotorTrend | MOTOR TREND GROUP, LLC. The steering is precise, but we wish it gave the driver more feel for what's happening on the road. Besides offering a reliable 4x4 system with a two-speed transfer case, the Summit comes with a Selec-Terrain system with five easy modes to choose from—Snow, Sand, Mud, Rock and Auto. The eight-speed transmission holds gears for as long as it has to and shifts smoothly when it needs to. There's still a large amount of hard plastics on the lower panels betraying the Grand Cherokee's starting price, and the switchgear that looks and feels adequate for a mid-level Grand Cherokee falls short when you're paying over $60,000 for it.