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Re: First driving impression - Sell me wk2

I had a 2014 diesel Limited, which I had to turnback, and got a 2015 Overland v6 gas. In terms of handling, I much preferred the Limited. Find the Overland gasser more bouncy, and less able to hold a track in corners. Find it wandering a bit on the highway. Not sure this is because of the weight of the diesel, or the air suspension in the Overland. I haven't test driven a gas Limited, but I would spend some time in both a Limited diesel and Overland diesel. Also, if you poke around on this forum you'll see that there have been mechanical issues with the air suspension. Adds a lot of parts and pieces with irrelevant functionality (I am also a DC commuter).

First time I opened the hood on the gasser, I texted my buddies "where is the engine?" There is like a foot and half of open space in the front of the gasser as compared to the diesel.

I prefer the beige interior. Limited has black carpet, Overland has beige carpet...shows dirt. I would make sure to get the "Advanced Technology Package", the assisted cruise control is an absolute must in DC traffic.

Diesel is a much better drive, but am happily avoiding the dealer service dept...sigh

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I had a 2014 diesel Limited, which I had to turnback, and got a 2015 Overland v6 gas. In terms of handling, I much preferred the Limited. Find the Overland gasser more bouncy, and less able to hold a track in corners. Find it wandering a bit on the highway. Not sure this is because of the weight of the diesel, or the air suspension in the Overland. I haven't test driven a gas Limited, but I would spend some time in both a Limited diesel and Overland diesel. Also, if you poke around on this forum you'll see that there have been mechanical issues with the air suspension. Adds a lot of parts and pieces with irrelevant functionality (I am also a DC commuter).

First time I opened the hood on the gasser, I texted my buddies "where is the engine?" There is like a foot and half of open space in the front of the gasser as compared to the diesel.

I prefer the beige interior. Limited has black carpet, Overland has beige carpet...shows dirt. I would make sure to get the "Advanced Technology Package", the assisted cruise control is an absolute must in DC traffic.

Diesel is a much better drive, but am happily avoiding the dealer service dept...sigh
Thanks for the input. I had concerns about reliability of air suspension, but did not think it may affect the handling. I am considering Overland only because of high altitude package and premium leather. Now, I have to look for limited with premium II and advanced technology package.
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I drive my 2014 Summit diesel in a fair amount of traffic and the biggest detriment I find is that there is a fair amount of turbo lag when you are trying to pull away from stoplights, and also the transmission is kind of herky-jerky as you accelerate from 0 to 15 miles an hour in stop and go traffic. Of course I'm used to it and it doesn't bother me anymore, but it's not silky smooth or anything like An Acura or Lexus. It's not a deal-breaker..... it's just something to be aware of and possibly test drive before you commit to it, it will either be no big deal to you or it will drive you nuts depending on what your tastes are......
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Jeep gets really great mileage when stuck in 5 mph to 20 mph traffic. Would say mid 30's mpg.

I personally don't believe this. I drove 1200 miles on interstate on vacation and averaged about 31 miles per gallon. But since I have spent the last month in the city and in stop and go traffic in Florida, my current average for the last month is about 23.5 MPG.....this is more real world mileage per gallon in stop and go traffic. And even that is pretty remarkable as most other SUVs are in the mid to low teens in traffic....


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32k miles on 2014 diesel, average 25.5. 10k miles on 2015 v6 gas, 20.2 mpg. Commute is 30 miles round-trip, about 2/3 highway.
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