Short story: My April 2013 (MY 2014
) Overland had very hard and uncomfortable front seats (build sheet shows "#5 Seat Foam Cushion
"). Replacement Summit (May 2014 build
) has very comfortable seats, build sheet shows "#3 Seat Foam Cushion
Long story: The front seats in my 2014 Overland (April 2013 build) were also not very comfortable, due to hard side bolsters on seat cushions - felt like a wallet needed adjusting but was not anything in pants pockets. Left+right side of seat bottom were too hard (I am not small or too large- 210lb 6'). Early build Overland had lots of electronic/software issues (apparently normal as with hard seats!), after complaining to Chrysler Customer Care for over a year (no hardware parts were ever replaced!), a surprise call informed me that they would replace it without cost for mileage since it had issues when new (14,000 miles when bought back by Chrysler). My only cost was window sticker difference between Overland and Summit - no extra taxes, dealer fees, etc. After waiting for new order to be built, it was smooth swap over from Overland to Summit. My thinking was that Summit would be different enough that wife would be more apt to like it. Also crystal granite replaced max steel and she likes the front/back styling better than Overland with erratic electronics.
Without thinking about it, I was pleasantly surprised to find the seats in Summit were very comfortable - noticed it the first time I sat in drivers seat. My wife also commented on how much more comfortable the seats were (I don't remember her complaining about the Overland seats - too many other issues with key fob not detected, LCD/NAV going blank, alarm going off, etc., etc). Software updates fixed some things but not all (1+ year for HVAC/temp readout fix, released after swap was ordered).
I am assuming that seat foam cushion #3 specified on vehicle build sheet is softer than #5. I did not have any choice when ordering. Possibly someone can confirm and replacing factory cushion foam #5 with #3 will be a fix uncomfortably hard sides of seat bottoms.
You can see build sheets for Jeeps by going to http://www.jeep.com/webselfservice/B...etServlet?vin=
and adding your full VIN # after "vin=" in web address bar. Vin for Overland with hard seats is 1C4RJFCG6EC130922
, Summit with comfortable seats is 1C4RJFJG3EC521688
Summit has been without issues (other than entering some NAV destinations via voice that were fixed with latest UConnect update last week) for 4,300 miles - all is great now, wife grew to hate the Overland (repeatedly said it didn't like her - particularity key fob not detected after short stops - 5 to 20 min. OK if shorter or longer stops), loves the newer Summit - says it likes her.