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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

well the mystery of the black or white stitching now opens up.. what a dilemma.

36sec in to this video the guy is stitching in white... possibly totally irrelevant !
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Another point is, on the pictures of the Euro Summit and in the Youtube video it got the RA4 Navigation, but on the main screen the Navigation Button is missing???

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well the mystery of the black or white stitching now opens up.. what a dilemma.

36sec in to this video the guy is stitching in white... possibly totally irrelevant !
I think that's light beige stitching on the Jeep Brown Summit interior steering wheel, although I'm not sure what color the stitching will be on the retail units of those either.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

limited walk around .

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In the video, what are the buttons about midway down on the driver's door?
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In the video, what are the buttons about midway down on the driver's door?
Below the window controls is a set of buttons to select one of two driver memory settings (driver's seat, outside mirrors and steering column positions and radio station)
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

This past weekend I visited Pat at Fields and test drove both 6 and V-8 Overlands. What follows is a rambling account and I’ll try to hit on things that have not been posted before. Both cars were black/black and looked good even though the day was gray and cold. I can’t say the same for the granite color as it looked very plain and dull in this light. The interior looked good the moment I opened the door although a number of controls were identical to my ’08 T&C. Vertical and telescoping steering wheel adjustments are huge. I can’t imagine not getting the steering wheel where you want it. The same can’t be said for the driver’s shoulder belt. There is a vertical adjustment but it is limited. I’m 6’2” and could not get the belt high enough to properly go over my left shoulder. It bothered me at first but I forgot about it after 5 minutes.
The view out the windshield was a little constricted, almost pill box like. This is due to increased standards for the amount of weight the roof structure must support with the car upside down. There are ‘A’ pillar blind spots and the rear view mirror/camera take up a lot of windshield real estate. The shifter took a little getting used to but after a few cycles it felt more natural. An important point here before I continue. At the time I drove the car I did not know about the ‘ECO’ and ‘Sport’ settings available for the trans. Familiarize yourself with them by reading the online owner’s manual so you do a more valuable test drive. The manual also says the trans may take as much as 200 miles to settle in to the appropriate shift patterns. I noticed no green lights on so the cars I drove (2 and 22 miles on the odometers) were probably in ‘normal’ mode. The 8 shifted frequently in urban traffic but never seemed to bog down and when downshifting dropped only one gear. The same could not be said for the 6. It was a busy little trans. A very busy little trans. 1100 rpm shift points were normal for the gas pedal position I was using. From a dead stop at a traffic light it was in 3<SUP>rd</SUP> gear when passing the crosswalk upon exiting. Same thing when making a left turn. When cruising a city street at 30 and moderately accelerating it was a 2 gear downshift….one gear at a time. Sport mode may be the way to go in the city. I wish I knew about it during the drive.
The car seemed very planted and stable on the road (50 mph max). Steering also felt excellent. My wife and I pulled into a parking lot and turned on all the lights and opened all the doors for a good look. The LED’s surrounding the headlights were disappointing at first. From 40’ away they appeared dim and did not show up well. Later, back at Fields, while sitting in the car, another ’14 approached and the LED’s were quite visible. Maybe they wash out at an angle? The HID headlights contrasting against the incandescent driving lights look funky. The color temps are different and the look is one of aftermarket bolt on. The back seat had room and the rear storage area looked very nice with the brushed floor strips and brushed panels near the bumper. A real ‘upscale’ look. When I popped the hood on the 6 I did a double take. There must be 14” of empty space between the electric radiator fan and the accessory pulleys. No problems at all accessing this area of the engine.
We tried out the nav system while driving. We have a couple Garmins and the interface was not like the Garmin. The system worked well once we figured it out. We did not try voice actuation.
Pat was gracious enough to bring over from a remote lot a Jeep brown/frost interior vehicle. We are considering a Summit w/Jeep brown interior and I wanted to see the brown. My wife, of course, can visualize the whole thing just from the brown dash while I’m still at a loss. I’m impressed by those of you with the courage to take the plunge with only off color photos to guide you. I’ve looked at MANY photos and none told me what my eyes did in outside light. Pat is as helpful in person as he is online. He is also a busy guy as was the entire dealership. There was a big line at the carwash and when we left people were crawling around like ants on a dropped Popsicle. I shall return!
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^^That isn't a Garmin Navigation, it is HK
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limited walk around .
He did a nice job ... thanks for posting this one.
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jgc4ever, I notice the wood on the dash in your provided photo's shows the wood is "glossed" I thought the Overland had a "glossed" steering wheel and a natural "flat shine" on wood grain on the dash? Please confirm.
THe Summit has the open grain wood finish (what you are calling "flat shine"). The Overland has the "glossed".

Also, the Summit has the suede headliner - the Overland does not.
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THe Summit has the open grain wood finish (what you are calling "flat shine"). The Overland has the "glossed".

Also, the Summit has the suede headliner - the Overland does not.

I am unsure about indigo but I know the wood in the beige Overland is NOT glossy ... I believe the only glossy wood is in the Black Overland interior. The Limiteds I saw at the auto show did not have glossy wood either.
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This past weekend I visited Pat at Fields and test drove both 6 and V-8 Overlands. What follows is a rambling account and I’ll try to hit on things that have not been posted before. Both cars were black/black and looked good even though the day was gray and cold. I can’t say the same for the granite color as it looked very plain and dull in this light. The interior looked good the moment I opened the door although a number of controls were identical to my ’08 T&C. Vertical and telescoping steering wheel adjustments are huge. I can’t imagine not getting the steering wheel where you want it. The same can’t be said for the driver’s shoulder belt. There is a vertical adjustment but it is limited. I’m 6’2” and could not get the belt high enough to properly go over my left shoulder. It bothered me at first but I forgot about it after 5 minutes.
The view out the windshield was a little constricted, almost pill box like. This is due to increased standards for the amount of weight the roof structure must support with the car upside down. There are ‘A’ pillar blind spots and the rear view mirror/camera take up a lot of windshield real estate. The shifter took a little getting used to but after a few cycles it felt more natural. An important point here before I continue. At the time I drove the car I did not know about the ‘ECO’ and ‘Sport’ settings available for the trans. Familiarize yourself with them by reading the online owner’s manual so you do a more valuable test drive. The manual also says the trans may take as much as 200 miles to settle in to the appropriate shift patterns. I noticed no green lights on so the cars I drove (2 and 22 miles on the odometers) were probably in ‘normal’ mode. The 8 shifted frequently in urban traffic but never seemed to bog down and when downshifting dropped only one gear. The same could not be said for the 6. It was a busy little trans. A very busy little trans. 1100 rpm shift points were normal for the gas pedal position I was using. From a dead stop at a traffic light it was in 3<SUP>rd</SUP> gear when passing the crosswalk upon exiting. Same thing when making a left turn. When cruising a city street at 30 and moderately accelerating it was a 2 gear downshift….one gear at a time. Sport mode may be the way to go in the city. I wish I knew about it during the drive.
The car seemed very planted and stable on the road (50 mph max). Steering also felt excellent. My wife and I pulled into a parking lot and turned on all the lights and opened all the doors for a good look. The LED’s surrounding the headlights were disappointing at first. From 40’ away they appeared dim and did not show up well. Later, back at Fields, while sitting in the car, another ’14 approached and the LED’s were quite visible. Maybe they wash out at an angle? The HID headlights contrasting against the incandescent driving lights look funky. The color temps are different and the look is one of aftermarket bolt on. The back seat had room and the rear storage area looked very nice with the brushed floor strips and brushed panels near the bumper. A real ‘upscale’ look. When I popped the hood on the 6 I did a double take. There must be 14” of empty space between the electric radiator fan and the accessory pulleys. No problems at all accessing this area of the engine.
We tried out the nav system while driving. We have a couple Garmins and the interface was not like the Garmin. The system worked well once we figured it out. We did not try voice actuation.
Pat was gracious enough to bring over from a remote lot a Jeep brown/frost interior vehicle. We are considering a Summit w/Jeep brown interior and I wanted to see the brown. My wife, of course, can visualize the whole thing just from the brown dash while I’m still at a loss. I’m impressed by those of you with the courage to take the plunge with only off color photos to guide you. I’ve looked at MANY photos and none told me what my eyes did in outside light. Pat is as helpful in person as he is online. He is also a busy guy as was the entire dealership. There was a big line at the carwash and when we left people were crawling around like ants on a dropped Popsicle. I shall return!
Thanks Wrench - appreciate the feedback.
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