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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

If I am completely honest, I probably would have gone with the Summit over the Overland if given a second chance, and the sound system is a big part of that. I wish I had listened to both before ordering, as I am not thrilled with the Overland system. It's fine, but it isn't great and isn't as crisp as I would like (even when listening from an SD Card or Bluetooth). I'm sure the system in the Summit is amazing. I was too excited and eager to get the Jeep and did not take enough time to make sure I was getting what I wanted. I went in when some of the first 2014 models came in and test drove a white Summit with the Black interior, but never listened to the sound system. Once more models came in with different colors, I never went back to check anything out in person. In fact, I didn't go back to any dealer until I picked up my GC.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:06 AM
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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

The Overland is a great car. Ride, options, etc. But audio system leaves something to be desired. Hook up a JBL MS-8, an amp or two and some new speakers and you've got your cake to eat. A recommendation for my mates in Oz who want a Summit.

Alpine could do wonders for their PR by offering a bit better but we don't know how that deal went down with Jeep/Chrysler.
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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

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I'm sure the system in the Summit is amazing.
Don't be too sure..

I have a '14 Summit and while I'd never take it back to the dealer to complain about the sound quality, I can't imagine what the lower models (Overland, Limited, Laredo) sound like. I'm not a crazy audiophile or anything, but the mid's just aren't there and the bass response is so-so if you ask me.

I never drove (or even looked at) the Overland, but I like some of the Overland exterior styling over the Summit. The seats/wheel on the Summit I wouldn't trade and the stitching on the dash and suede-ish headliner is nice too. The air suspension has come in handy on occasion, but that wouldn't be a deal breaker either way.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:21 PM
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Don't be too sure..

I have a '14 Summit and while I'd never take it back to the dealer to complain about the sound quality, I can't imagine what the lower models (Overland, Limited, Laredo) sound like. I'm not a crazy audiophile or anything, but the mid's just aren't there and the bass response is so-so if you ask me.

I never drove (or even looked at) the Overland, but I like some of the Overland exterior styling over the Summit. The seats/wheel on the Summit I wouldn't trade and the stitching on the dash and suede-ish headliner is nice too. The air suspension has come in handy on occasion, but that wouldn't be a deal breaker either way.
That makes me feel better about my decision. If neither system is that good, I'm glad I went with the styling I prefer.

Also, I have the same steering wheel as you, the same stitching on the dash, air suspension, and very similar seats (mine are Nappa leather and yours are Natura Plus, I couldn't really tell a difference between them to be honest). The only things I don't have are the swiveling headlights, suede-like headliner, front parking sensors, and an absurd amount of chrome.
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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

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That makes me feel better about my decision. If neither system is that good, I'm glad I went with the styling I prefer.

Also, I have the same steering wheel as you, the same stitching on the dash, air suspension, and very similar seats (mine are Nappa leather and yours are Natura Plus, I couldn't really tell a difference between them to be honest). The only things I don't have are the swiveling headlights, suede-like headliner, front parking sensors, and an absurd amount of chrome.
Good deal. I've been on some back country roads and haven't really found the rotating headlights to be that beneficial. Maybe you see an object a split second sooner, but nothing so far that I would say could have avoided a crash. Front parking sensors are nice to get to a precise spot in the garage, but absolutely not a necessity. The chrome I could DEFINITELY do without, but with my white exterior I think it kinda works.

Any other differences between the Overland and the Summit?
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Good deal. I've been on some back country roads and haven't really found the rotating headlights to be that beneficial. Maybe you see an object a split second sooner, but nothing so far that I would say could have avoided a crash. Front parking sensors are nice to get to a precise spot in the garage, but absolutely not a necessity. The chrome I could DEFINITELY do without, but with my white exterior I think it kinda works.

Any other differences between the Overland and the Summit?
The rear cupholder is surrounded in chrome on the Summit, whereas it is just surrounded by plastic the color of the leather on the Overland. Also, Off-Road Adventure II is available on the Overland, giving you 18" wheels, skid plates, and Selec-Speed Control. The Overland also has tow hooks standard. Just so everyone knows, I am comparing a loaded Overland to a Summit.
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Any other differences between the Overland and the Summit?
Off hand, the leather on the Summit is a little softer. No big deal but the rear seat backrest has Summit engraved into it whereas the Overland only has it on the front backrests. Berber floor mats on Summit are nice compared to the plain looking floor mats in the Overland. Maybe the 14 Overland has it but the Summit has LED lights turned on when headlights are on under the front seats and dashboard.
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Off hand, the leather on the Summit is a little softer. No big deal but the rear seat backrest has Summit engraved into it whereas the Overland only has it on the front backrests. Berber floor mats on Summit are nice compared to the plain looking floor mats in the Overland. Maybe the 14 Overland has it but the Summit has LED lights turned on when headlights are on under the front seats and dashboard.
Three features on the Summit that are not on any other trim line are adaptive LED headlights (they swivel when turning), headlamp washers and front parking sensors. Overlands don't have these even with the tech package.
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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

Went with the Summit over the Overland. One big reason was the audio difference. Coming from a pretty good Bose system in the Pathfinder, the HK system sounded similar. The other features of the Summit helped make the decision as well.

I am not an audio geek but I do know what sounds good to me.
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Three features on the Summit that are not on any other trim line are adaptive LED headlights (they swivel when turning), headlamp washers and front parking sensors. Overlands don't have these even with the tech package.
Thanks. I was talking about the interior differences.
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Thanks. I was talking about the interior differences.
Ah. Not a lot of differences, there. Piping on the seats is somewhat different and there is a different covering on the front windshield pillars. Kind of like a fake alcantara leather/suede feel to it.
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Ah. Not a lot of differences, there. Piping on the seats is somewhat different and there is a different covering on the front windshield pillars. Kind of like a fake alcantara leather/suede feel to it.
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