I had a '14 Overland and now have a '17 Summit with Laguna leather package. I find the cushions are just as hard on the Summit.
I'm not complaining, but don't expect a luxury car comfort level from the seats.
As for having a Summit seat option, they made a good business decision. The option is to buy a Summit. If we could pick and choose each option there wouldn't be trim levels. Everybody has their own favorite option they would like in a base Laredo.
If you need a shoulder to cry on ...
... pull over to the side of the road!