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Old 07-01-2013, 04:39 PM
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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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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.







Just kidding of course. ;-)
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