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Looking at a 14 Grand Cherokee Overland

Hi All,

Decided to sign up and become a member. We're looking at getting a 14 GC Overland to replace our 10 year old Nissan Murano, who has served us well over its 90k miles. Hard to compare, lots of new features our Nissans don't have (we've had at least one Nissan in the garage for 20 years)

Thanks for the resource ;-)

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Hi All,

Decided to sign up and become a member. We're looking at getting a 14 GC Overland to replace our 10 year old Nissan Murano, who has served us well over its 90k miles. Hard to compare, lots of new features our Nissans don't have (we've had at least one Nissan in the garage for 20 years)

Thanks for the resource ;-)

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If you live in mostly flat terrain and don't plan to do a lot in western mountains or freeways, the V6 may be good enough. The Hemi definitely comes into its own on steep passing or Nevada 93 once you get out of Vegas and before you get too close to civilization again.

See if you can check out a loaded one. I didn't really want or need the Adv Tech Group, but over 6K miles it has sort of grown on me. Maybe I should go back and pay the dealer the other 50% for that option.
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Re: Looking at a 14 Grand Cherokee Overland

Thanks Istowell. We drove the V6 last week, it seems like it'll work (our Murano is 245 HP), here on the east coast the hills are gentler than the west cost variety. Plus, the MPG is closer to what we have currently. Seems like most we've seen have the adv. tech group which I guess is good. Does it actually work?

I'm concerned about reliability of the electronics, especially after viewing the forum. Tranny shifts seem to be another issue? Anything else we should be warned on?

With the Murano, we have the 2nd year of the CVT which concerned us, but its held up with no issues.

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Thanks Istowell. We drove the V6 last week, it seems like it'll work (our Murano is 245 HP), here on the east coast the hills are gentler than the west cost variety. Plus, the MPG is closer to what we have currently. Seems like most we've seen have the adv. tech group which I guess is good. Does it actually work?

I'm concerned about reliability of the electronics, especially after viewing the forum. Tranny shifts seem to be another issue? Anything else we should be warned on?

With the Murano, we have the 2nd year of the CVT which concerned us, but its held up with no issues.

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If your dealer is worth a darn, the electronic upgrades should all be done before they let you touch it. Thats supposed to help the V6's transmission attitude. The V6 uses a Mopar ZF, the Hemi and Diesel use a ZF ZF different model. Both have dog clutches to reduce losses and I dunno if some of the complaints have to do with that or not.

Yeah, the Adv Tech group actually works. Have the sales type demo it for you.

I'd suggest the Overland, but it is heavier than the Limited.

I find I really use the downtilting mirrors and rear camera a heck of a lot more due to the high waistline [the jeeps, not mine] compared to a ZJ.

Unless you are highway only, the 18" wheels are easier to find top of the line all season tires for. The factory Michelin Latitudes are "OK" but they can't compete with a Michelin LTX for hot/cold/wet traction or wear. or a good Conti or Pirelli. Of course if they have one with 20s, you can probably make a really good deal with the seller to swap for 18s if you want to.

See if they have a rough dirt road, the new suspension is really nice for those compared to the older solid axle jeeps.
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Re: Looking at a 14 Grand Cherokee Overland

Welcome to the site.

I have a 2011 GC Overland, V6. I love it. I drove the 14 V6 with the 8 speed. I loved it too but can't afford a change right now. Maybe in a couple of years
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