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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

Been a while last I came here. So now we know what the Overland Summer edition looks like and what it offers.

I find all fantastic except the Saddle upper dashboard which it looks like too much Saddle all over. Little disappointed.

Like some said that Saddle color could be too bright or little dark due to vary pictures seen online. It's preferable to see one in person just like I did with a 2011 Mustang which has a Saddle interior that looked brighter by pictures online but actually looked bit darker yet much better in person. So it might be the similar case, I suspect.

Here are three pictures I found online which I think it's most appropriate color looks below... (looks better but hope it does)...







Found them at: http://www.worldcarfans.com/11011172...-jeep-liberty/

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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

I would have left the dask black and left the wood trim a true wood color (cherry or whatever they use).
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

I would have eliminated all the black. Black+brown is gross.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

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jmpdev2020 - I would think a Garmin based system would be superior? I know I was always a bit disappointed with my 2005 JGC's nav system and later updated the DVD to allow in motion inputs...I was really looking forward to the new tech in the 2011 JGC's which is a major selling feature for me so I want the best nav system... Should I insist on (or wait for) the 730N RHR???

Also, a dealer in my area is getting (in transit) an Overland 4x4 V8 with Advanced Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control option in black exterior and dark/light frost beige interior this week. I may just jump on that although the Summit 4x4 V8 in Mineral Gray would be better but probably 3 months away... The black Overland has the 430N so I'll need to decide if the 430N is acceptable................
I totally agree that the Garmin would be superior at least from a GPS/Navigation standpoint. I think a lot of people are hung up the fact that jeep is branding the RHR unit as a "premium" navigation unit. While it may indeed have the two upgrades that make it "premium" (dead reckoning and voice command while in motion) I think its totally subjective and really up to the user to decide which unit is more practical.

There are also a lot of little updates to the RHR, ie. software and user interface, that might be advantageous to some but all in all it doesn't seem to have much over the RHB. And like I said before, the Garmin interface should be slightly more user friendly as well as more practical in terms of being able to update GPS software more easily than the RHR. If you've ever had a Garmin handheld you'll know it's very easy to update software. Simply connect usb from your PC/Mac to unit and done. Not so sure it will be the same with RHR.

This link has some good info on the differences between the units:
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

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I think a lot of people are hung up the fact that jeep is branding the RHR unit as a "premium" navigation unit. While it may indeed have the two upgrades that make it "premium" (dead reckoning and voice command while in motion) I think its totally subjective and really up to the user to decide which unit is more practical.
I'm a techie about this stuff, but if only one nav unit had been offered I never would've gotten preoccupied about the unit's features. But when 3 units are cycled through in the course of a few months, and the latest one is not yet shipping, it creates a sense of upgrade-itis that otherwise would not have existed. It's pretty reasonable for people to want to get the latest in technology, even if it's just a perceived upgrade.

I bought a dashmounted TomTom for my '04 WJ Limited but found I rarely use it and it stays in the center console. When I do use it, I am not crazy about the interface. I have seen Garmin systems and find that their maps are a bit cartoony for my taste. I saw the RER during a test drive and really liked the Harman look. Like you said, it's highly subjective. I think I could live with an RER unit but will probably still hold out for the RHR.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

Cperez - I agree that cycling three units through is a perception problem. However, once you buy it, you're stuck unless you want to spend the $3K and tear your vehicle apart to replace it with the next version. If I am gonna spend $48K msrp I want the best and the latest. I certainly do not want to use another gadget in my car (I have an iPhone for nav backup if really needed) so I want the build in nav to be right since I use it a lot.


Repo503 & Bobby41909 & Silver Cherokee - I think that is what they have the Overland with New Saddle option for. For my taste, the Overland bright wood looks odd and is there simply because they have to in order to score "luxury points" however they should have included wood in the center console then too instead of just the bright wood making a luxury cameo appearance. I prefer the black veneer wood in the Laredo hence my interest in the Summit. Plus the limited use of New Saddle in the Overland look a tad odd to me...a bit "patchy" especially with the bright wood steering wheel visible that goes with nothing when looking in from the outside at a distance. Just my opinion though...that's why they make different configurations.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

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Cperez - I agree that cycling three units through is a perception problem. However, once you buy it, you're stuck unless you want to spend the $3K and tear your vehicle apart to replace it with the next version. If I am gonna spend $48K msrp I want the best and the latest. I certainly do not want to use another gadget in my car (I have an iPhone for nav backup if really needed) so I want the build in nav to be right since I use it a lot.


Repo503 & Bobby41909 & Silver Cherokee - I think that is what they have the Overland with New Saddle option for. For my taste, the Overland bright wood looks odd and is there simply because they have to in order to score "luxury points" however they should have included wood in the center console then too instead of just the bright wood making a luxury cameo appearance. I prefer the black veneer wood in the Laredo hence my interest in the Summit. Plus the limited use of New Saddle in the Overland look a tad odd to me...a bit "patchy" especially with the bright wood steering wheel visible that goes with nothing when looking in from the outside at a distance. Just my opinion though...that's why they make different configurations.
Agreed I think its awesome that there are four different interior options now for Overlands...hard not to find something to fit your tastes. I myself love the beige on the overland. I test drove one yesterday and damn near pulled the trigger right there but I know I should wait until after christmas when I can free up a little larger down payment and my slate will be a little clearer.
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I believe that is correct. You can only input manually when in park with the 430N but the 730N allows voice command programming for your destination. That is why it was a deal breaker for me.

See link below for all the features.

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@joebinotto : what did you decide to do? Curious.
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Been a while last I came here. So now we know what the Overland Summer edition looks like and what it offers.

I find all fantastic except the Saddle upper dashboard which it looks like too much Saddle all over. Little disappointed.

Like some said that Saddle color could be too bright or little dark due to vary pictures seen online. It's preferable to see one in person just like I did with a 2011 Mustang which has a Saddle interior that looked brighter by pictures online but actually looked bit darker yet much better in person. So it might be the similar case, I suspect.

Here are three pictures I found online which I think it's most appropriate color looks below... (looks better but hope it does)...







Found them at: http://www.worldcarfans.com/11011172...-jeep-liberty/
if they had left it exactly the way it is except black upper dash, i think i'd really dig it, especially the wood color. Alas, they didn't
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I think this is the one I want...make it 4x4 V8 too:

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@joebinotto : what did you decide to do? Curious.
Good question! I realized over the weekend that there is no hope to order a Summit (or Overland) with the 730 anytime in the near future. To be honest, I am starting to lose interest. I would have purchased a Summit or even an Overland if I could easily get it with saddle, tech, and 730. But Jeep is really f*** up and I am no longer excited about it. I am weighing other options or just may keep my 2007 RDX for another year.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland Summit Edition

I just saw a window sticker for an Overland that had under "standard equipment" then 430N but then under "optional equipment" lists the 730N with the additional price of $305. Does that mean the new 730N RHR is out now???

As I understand it, the 430N came out only after the old 730N RER was pulled?
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