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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

Specx, dual exhaust requires a larger investment than it used to..folks who used to enjoy it at the lower trim levels can no longer do so without moving up in the "JGC food chain". (At least for the V6 engine)

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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

You don't "lose" any content. You're misinforming people.

Hemi and EcoDiesel have dual exhaust regardless of trim. The only set up that doesn't have duals is the Laredo and Limited with the Pentastar V6. Same as it was in 2011-13. IN FACT, now you gain something... The Overland comes with duals with Pentastar and there's also a Summit trim to chose from (which comes std with duals.) MY11-13 you couldn't get duals on the Overland and there wasn't an actual change in the Summit trim. So like I said, you're mistaken.
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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

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Specx, dual exhaust requires a larger investment than it used to..folks who used to enjoy it at the lower trim levels can no longer do so without moving up in the "JGC food chain". (At least for the V6 engine)

Pre refresh you couldn't enjoy duals without getting the Hemi anyways. It was only for 2014 that everyone got a piece of the pie.
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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

Adaptive cruise changed to a full start/stop early in 2014 models years. That's a nice change to the system prior to that which knocks off cruise control at a certain speed. Quadra-lift will also automatically lower to park setting (if selected), unlike earlier systems that must be manually selected. More obvious exterior things are the edition of LED rear running lights, license plate lights, front LED signals (on equipped vehicles), LED DRL (on equipped vehicles), lots of additional features on the 8.4 Uconnect as well as the digital instrument cluster, 8spd tranny (can't emphasize that one enough)!!!
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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

I went from a 2012 V8 Overland to a 2015 V8 Overland.

The differences are HUGE IMNSHO. Overall fit & finish is much better & it feels & drives like a completely different vehicle.

- The exterior styling is much better. Less chrome and awesome looking LED DRLs.

- The interior is also much improved. The steering wheel was redesigned and is excellent. UConnect is bigger & better. Controls have been tweaked and refined.


- The 8-Speed transmission is vastly better then the old 5 & 6 speeds.

And my 2015 has had no issues where my 2012 had numerous ones right off the bat.

Best advice is to check one out for yourself. Be sure to actually drive it as well.
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I went from a 2012 V8 Overland to a 2015 V8 Overland.

The differences are HUGE IMNSHO. Overall fit & finish is much better & it feels & drives like a completely different vehicle.

- The exterior styling is much better. Less chrome and awesome looking LED DRLs.

- The interior is also much improved. The steering wheel was redesigned and is excellent. UConnect is bigger & better. Controls have been tweaked and refined.


- The 8-Speed transmission is vastly better then the old 5 & 6 speeds.

And my 2015 has had no issues where my 2012 had numerous ones right off the bat.

Best advice is to check one out for yourself. Be sure to actually drive it as well.

Yeah every time I see the pre refresh steering wheel (especially the ones with wood) I want to barf. That orange wood on the interior was horrid.
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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

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Yeah every time I see the pre refresh steering wheel (especially the ones with wood) I want to barf. That orange wood on the interior was horrid.
I was actually okay with the wood.

What I didn't like was the button layout and overall configuration. During spirited driving, I often ended up accidentally pressing a button or control. FCA spent a LOT of effort redesigning and improving the steering wheel form and function. Now it feels and functions much better then the 2011-2013 version.

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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

I just bought a 2016 High Altitude over the weekend. Had to downgrade to the V6 and 4x2 but otherwise it's better in every way than my 2011 Summit. Only 200 Mike's so can't comment on reliability.
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Re: 2011 versus 2016. Any major changes over the years? Current owner.

I just traded my '12 Limited for a '16 today. Both V6. Miss the flip glass. Also miss the USB in the arm rest. I don't like keeping the console door open. Miss the hard drive and the CD player. They give you a DVD owners manual that you can't use in the Jeep. UConnect is cool, as is the gauge screen. Siri integration is fine. I like the 5 years of traffic and travel link with the GPS package. Start Stop is not too noticeable (it's an adjustment) and the transmission is smoother than the 5 speed.




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