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Old 03-24-2014, 09:48 PM
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I have to agree with the OP on this one when it comes to the seats being hard.

The seats in my "old" 2014 Limited were definitely softer than the seats in my new 2014 Overland.

In addition, I also felt the Limited with the non-air suspension handled better as well. More stable and took the bumps better than my current Overland.

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I have to agree with the OP on this one when it comes to the seats being hard. The seats in my "old" 2014 Limited were definitely softer than the seats in my new 2014 Overland. In addition, I also felt the Limited with the non-air suspension handled better as well. More stable and took the bumps better than my current Overland.
Weird. The amount of "cushion" between the limited seats and the overland is the same. The only real difference is in the leather covers.

Does your Overland have the air suspension? If so, and your Limited didn't, you'll definitely notice the air suspension feels...different. I don't think it actually handles worse...the "feel" just takes a little getting used to. I find that for harsh, sharp bumps it is stiff, and for longer "undulating" bumps or irregularities (like dips) it feels...soft, and a bit weird in a way. I got used to it after a bit.
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Weird. The amount of "cushion" between the limited seats and the overland is the same. The only real difference is in the leather covers.
I remember reading the option list on both models, and it mentioned that the front seat foam/pad was different between the two.

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If so, and your Limited didn't, you'll definitely notice the air suspension feels...different. I don't think it actually handles worse...the "feel" just takes a little getting used to. I find that for harsh, sharp bumps it is stiff, and for longer "undulating" bumps or irregularities (like dips) it feels...soft, and a bit weird in a way. I got used to it after a bit.
I agree. My Overland definitely feels "softer" in turns. My old Limited felt more stable and bounced around less over bumps.
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I remember reading the option list on both models, and it mentioned that the front seat foam/pad was different between the two.
I'll pull up the parts list between the two because now I'm curious. I didn't notice any pad difference between the two when I was comparing but then again I'm 6'4" and 220lbs so I tend I squash everything anyway.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

She had a Daytona Charger before the Tahoe with the really nice SRT type seats. She loved those and everything is compared to those. So it might just be a losing battle on the seats with her. Maybe what I need to do is put the JGC SRT seats in this. Maybe she will be happy then.
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I'll pull up the parts list between the two because now I'm curious.
According to the main Jeep web site when it comes to the standard options listing seat cushions...

Limited - #6 Seat Foam Cushion

Overland - #5 Seat Foam Cushion
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The ride is great. No complaints there. I wanted to see if others felt the same as she does.
The service writer at my dealer doesn't like the new ones at all--he prefers the cushier seats on my older 95 Limited.

I found the newer ones notably stiffer. However, after making pretty much the same cross country drives in a '14 Overland vs a 95 Limited, the stiffer seats seemed to be less fatiguing over the long run.

They do seem to be just a bit off center line to the pedals, where the most natural bohurkus positioning isn't as comfortable as just scootching an inch or so to the right.
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My seat seemed a little stiff when it was new, but either the seats broke in, or my butt broke in. They're real comfortable now.
Mine's that way, too. Of course my other vehicle is a 2011 JK Unlimited Rubicon and obviously those seats aren't even close to the ones in the WK2. They have seat heaters, but they're not exactly what I'd call "comfortable." The WK2 seats are great compared to those.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I find them to be uncomfortable in 2 ways,

The bottom part of the seat isn't wide enough, I find myself sitting on the side bolster.

On the top part I would like the side bolsters to hug you more.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I guess I do have one complaint now that I think about it, but it's mainly because of the interior color I chose.

On the Frost Beige seats, the pigment from my jeans fades onto the seats on a regular basis. It comes off fairly easily, but it doesn't take long for them to start looking pretty crappy. And of course it gets into the stitching, too, so sooner or later I'll have to have them professionally cleaned. Usually, though, I use a baby wipe to clean the denim pigment off of them, though.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

Did 11 hours each way to and from Port Canaveral back in November/December. Felt fine, but then again I've driven 18 hours to Dallas in a Miata as well as 18 hours from Houston in a '67 Mustang, so just about anything feels more comfortable than those to me.
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Re: Overland Seats Uncomfortable

I prefer the seats in the '14 Overland to the seats in the '07 Limited, but my SO prefers the '07 seats. I don't think she's spent any time adjusting the seats in either, though.

based on rental-car experience, GM seats are still at the bottom of my list, though they have significantly improved over the past decade or so... Seats are very subjective.
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