I have read in this thread and others that one reason to buy a higher trim level is better trade in compared to adding options. I never paid much attention because trade in value is not a criteria I use when purchasing a vehicle. In some matters I live for today.
But, being curious I decided to see what KBB has to say. It turns out that similarly equipped 2011 Limiteds and Overlands are not that far apart. In fact, if the book is accurate the Limited might actually give you a better return. To make them closer I added Nav and V8 to KBB options on the Limited. All else is what they consider common for each vehicle.
Excellent *** Limited $28795 *** Overland $30,005 *** $1,210
Very Good *** $28,295 *** $29455 *** $1,160
Good *** $27,295 *** $28,455 *** $1,160
Even if the numbers aren't accurate, the difference between trim levels is probably closer to the original cost difference than many think.
If anybody finds an error in these numbers, let me know. I have been know to make mistakes.