Comparing the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit and High Altitude

July 6th, 2016 by

Jeep Grand Cherokee Comparison


Trims — what is a car trim? A car trim is a sub-type of car model. So there is a Jeep Grand Cherokee and then there is a specific Jeep Grand Cherokee trim, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Trims typically differ between standard interior, exterior, or even engine options.

Today we’re taking a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude and Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. How do they differ and how are they the same? While the High Altitude and the Summit look very similar because they are both Grand Cherokees, both vehicles have different interior and exterior specs that might make one vehicle more ideal for different buyers. Here are some of the similarities and differences between each of these high-end Jeep Grand Cherokees.


Both vehicles have the same 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT engine coupled with an 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. But both vehicles are  available EcoDiesel engine. All of the mechanical parts (brakes, suspension, etc) are the same and comes standard with the same options. Both vehicles come standard with a 4×2 drivetrain and a fuel economy of 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway.


Both the High Altitude and the Summit share similar features like leather seats, but there are a few differences in the car’s interior features. However, where the High Altitude has leather trim seats, the Summit has leather trimmed bucket The Summit is equipped with an active noise control system, which is a system  that helps to decrease the noise from wind shear and the engine that is heard in the car’s interior, whereas the High Altitude does not.

The High Altitude comes standard with nine amplified speakers and a subwoofer whereas the standard Grand Cherokee Summit speaker package is 19 Harman Kardon speakers with subwoofer — a nice upgrade.

Exterior and Safety

There are also some differences in exterior and safety features. The Summit has ParkSense Front/Rear Park Assist whereas the High Altitude only has Rear Park Assist.  Also, the Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude trim comes standard with  the advanced technology group, a collection of safety features like adaptive cruise control with stop, advanced brake assist with forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.


There is a price difference between both vehicles. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit has a starting MSRP of $47,090 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude has a starting MSRP of $49,475.  Both vehicles share the same warranty options.

Photo Source: FCA Marketing; Copyright: FCA Marketing; Editing: Chloe Lykes
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