I maybe the odd man out here, since I've had time to dink around with my Durango and get used to some of the oddities here and there with the platforms in general.
That being said, a bit of the stuff I saw in the Durango, I see in the Jeep.
Condition on pick up was perfect.
Nothing too weird or out of the ordinary.
Taillights looked good, alignment of the various bits and pieces was good, etc..
No bad paint, scuffs, scratches, bubbles, etc...
Under power the thing is a beast. Love the engine. Very much like most other modern TDI/CRD styles. Ya romp on it and you will be picking your teeth out of your skull, go gingerly and you have a bit of turbo lag... all good and expected.
I did notice some noise/shimmy from the drive train at the 65-75 zone as well. I *don't* get that in my Durango (but I have heard some folks get that in the Rango as well).
Same UConnect oddities in the SFU as in the Rango.
- Forgotten my radio settings once (wiped out all my Sirius settings)
- Decided it does not want to remember my Driver 1 settings (so the seat and steering wheel are all in factory default positions)
- Decided that it does not want to come out of "easy exit" settings (so the driver seat is set waaaaaaaay back).
- Decided it did NOT want to re-learn my settings (hitting the "S" button and a setting button resulting in nothing happening... had to cycle power a few times to clear that glitch).
So... honestly, most of the oddness is dealing with UConnect.
It doesn't seem to make as much noise when ripping through standing water (better design/more sound sealing?) as the Durango does.
I LOVE the advanced tech package (in both). That cruise control is a thing of beauty, as is the cross path detection and reversing at night (also makes hooking up to a trailer a joke).
I'm not such a fan of the collision warning system. It goes off somewhat randomly, or "always" if you are coming up behind a car turning out of your lane and you are not slowing down enough.. damn thing freaks out, even though the other car is basically out of the way.
The rear view camera also seems susceptible to misting/rain kicking up on it. Here in Rain City, after flying down the road, I've noticed that using the backup camera can be... rough, at best, on a rainy day. It's usually covered in rain drops and mist. I may give it a shot of Rain-X to see if that helps.
Durango DOES feel better planted and takes corners better though (it's also lower and wider (I think), so, not shocking).
I'm not a fan of the shifter, I've missed Reverse a couple times, or not hit Drive. REALLY wish that had better physical gating feedback.
All in all, I love it (well, both of em). I am a bit worried about the stop and go traffic I get stuck in here, I suspect my daily driver will be the Rango more than the SFU just to avoid the DPF issues.
However, for highway trips and such, the choice is clear. On a clear run, I was seeing 35-38MPG at 55-60, compared to the Rango which does 18.5MPG combined (26-30 on Highway at 55-60 and waaaay more sensitive to inclines.)