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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Same decision I made. The Overland fit me more than the Summit and I preferred the looks of the Overland to the Summit. I figured I can always upgrade the speakers and have a better sounding system than the stock Summit, but can't do much to change the looks. I would have loved the adaptive lights, but it was still a minor loss compared to having the looks I liked more and offroad package from the factory.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:54 PM
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

After seeing someone modify the Summit lower fascia to accept the tow hooks, the water is muddied again for me. I think I'm still leaning towards the Overland, though.

The stereo can be upgraded, exactly how I want it to be. I need to look into it, but I suspect you could even upgrade the amp.

The rims are of no concern, I plan on eventually buying a second set. One for fun, one for commuting/on-road only.

The adaptive headlights are a bummer, but not enough of one to outweigh any of the other criteria.

I could modify the Summit to take the offroad gear, but I'd prefer not to.

The summit interior upgrades just aren't that appealing over the overland imo.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Not in the hunt for either model trim ( Limited for me), but just spending sometime at a dealership on Sunday; ( sorry if mentioned before or is obvious)

The wheel well/ fender trim:
Limited and Laredo get the plastic dark grey/ black.
Overland gets the body color trim.
And the Summit doesn't get any trim. It's just a smooth metal fender. It does change the overall look to me and I tried writing this without bias...because it would be great to get any model.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

For me it was an easy decision to order the Overland. The base Overland with no options had all the features I wanted. I also liked the way the front of the Overland looked. And no need for a better radio as mostly we listen to AM. The one thing I did like on the Summit was the brown interior. Al
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

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Not in the hunt for either model trim ( Limited for me), but just spending sometime at a dealership on Sunday; ( sorry if mentioned before or is obvious)

The wheel well/ fender trim:
Limited and Laredo get the plastic dark grey/ black.
Overland gets the body color trim.
And the Summit doesn't get any trim. It's just a smooth metal fender. It does change the overall look to me and I tried writing this without bias...because it would be great to get any model.
The 2014 Summit has the same or nearly the same wheelwell trim as the SRT.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Summit for me ;-) Supposed to be delivered today and I'm chomping at the bit. I also just bought a Wrangler Unlimited 10A, so my offroad needs are met with that vehicle, wife will be driving the Summit.
Tow hooks can be added to the Summit along with skid plates if you really want them. I personally really liked the front fascia design on the Summit as it really put itself apart from the other models. I know its not everyone's cup of tea, but to each their own. No way you will disappointed with either trim level.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

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I personally really liked the front fascia design on the Summit as it really put itself apart from the other models.
I agree. That's also what the Jeep designers were going after with the Summit. A more upscale look for their flagship vehicle.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

why don't jeep make the limited slip diff in a 6 cyl?.....why must I get a hemi 8 cyl to get this?......sonny
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Because the wimpy V6 doesn't generate enough torque to ever slip, ergo no limited slip differential necessary.







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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

For a while I leaned towards Overland trim with ORAII, ATG, and Diesel engine. However, EOY now and some dealer discounts on the ’14 Summit models (more so than the ’14 Overland models), made me reconsider. Most of my driving will be on road, but I will sometimes be on non-maintained dirt roads, jeep trails, and snow, ice, mud, rocks etc, which is main reason I’m buying a Jeep to begin with. With Overland trim, I do like the front fascia, tow hooks, on/off road tires, and skid plates. For the Summit, I like the Grand Canyon brown interior, radio, and the seats seemed more comfortable to me. However, I had concerns regarding the Summit’s off road capabilities but dealer gave me pricing for front tow hooks and skid plates (+$1K) and in the future I can change the wheels and tires. Also, I checked the stats, and all ground clearance dims (approach angle, break over angle, departure angle, and running ground clearance) are exactly the same for all trim levels so the Overland and Summit will get me through any rocks and ruts that I may encounter equally well. Therefore, the Summit makes the most sense for me, since it can do many things well, with a few tweaks and a little extra cash.
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

I was in the same boat with this debate. It came down to the dealer made me a offer I could not refuse on the Diesel Summit they had sitting on the lot for what I have just found out was a long time.

The Overland with ORA II seemed to be a little bit more off-road worthy to me but let me tell you, stock Summit is does not seem to be a slouch. Two weeks after buying it we had a bunch of rain and by the house and a friend of mine got his Toyota Tacoma stuck at a sloppy muddy construction site by my house and needed to be yanked out. Told him let me grab my bag of tricks and I would be right out. Gave me crap over the phone about no way my "Soccer Mom Mobile" was going to be able to get back to where he was and the there was no way I would be able to pull his lifted Toyota out of the mess. I was instructed to that I should go find our friend with his Tundra to yank him out. Well, it performed flawlessly, was able to get the recovery strap hooked up to my hitch mounted recovery hook and was able to drag him out. Two thing I needed to do that I didn't was I accidentally stayed in Auto with the Selec-Terrain settings and I forgot to raise the suspension till I bottomed out once. As a result, I have a pile-O-skid plates sitting in the corner of my living room that need to be put on as a result and I am trying to figure out rims and tires now for the next purchase.

Summit features I love:
-Stereo
-Brown interior
-Diesel Power (not a summit only feature)
-Front Park assist

Summit features I could live without:
-too much chrome
-adaptive headlights (I like them and they are cool, but survived for years without them)
-rather have 18" wheels
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Re: 2014 Overland vs. Summit

Surprised no one posted the difference in the leather interiors. The Overland has Nappa leather (real leather from calfskin) whereas the Summit comes with Natura leather. When I looked it up, it is an engineered product made of mostly vinyl with some leather blended in. I just liked the look and feel of the nappa leather better, as well as other points already made by others regarding the Overland. I'm not a huge fan of the Overland logo on the seats but it's growing on me.
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