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Re: 2014 V6 Overland or 2014 V8 Limited

I was down between those options as well.

I went V8. Sometimes I want the ventilated seats, and its LAUGHABLE that a 40000+ Jeep doesnt have standard HIDs in 2014+ (when a Acura TSX had them stock in 2004!). I've had a I6, V6 and V8 Jeep in the past (coming from BMW) and the sound makes it worth it.

The base Limited is still pretty nice. It's not perfect, but I like mine. I got black so visually theres not as much distinction as the cladding almost matches. I think the V8 overland is the best option, but I got my '14 3 months ago with 16k on it for 31k. Hard to beat that.

In summary, V8 noise trumps fancy headlights for me. I just love hearing all 8 fire. I'm 30 btw, it doesnt take me back to my childhood, but I always wanted a Trans Am in high school and got a V6 Camaro instead. I've always had cylinder envy.

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Re: 2014 V6 Overland or 2014 V8 Limited

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I was down between those options as well.

I went V8. Sometimes I want the ventilated seats, and its LAUGHABLE that a 40000+ Jeep doesnt have standard HIDs in 2014+ (when a Acura TSX had them stock in 2004!). I've had a I6, V6 and V8 Jeep in the past (coming from BMW) and the sound makes it worth it.

The base Limited is still pretty nice. It's not perfect, but I like mine. I got black so visually theres not as much distinction as the cladding almost matches. I think the V8 overland is the best option, but I got my '14 3 months ago with 16k on it for 31k. Hard to beat that.

In summary, V8 noise trumps fancy headlights for me. I just love hearing all 8 fire. I'm 30 btw, it doesnt take me back to my childhood, but I always wanted a Trans Am in high school and got a V6 Camaro instead. I've always had cylinder envy.
You sound like me. I first test drove a V6 and it was fine, got around good and effortlessly. I jumped in the V8 and as soon as I fired it up, the engine rumble sold me. As we continued the test drive, there was no looking back at the V6 and we placed an order that day for the V8.
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The hemi does have arguably the better transmission--being the original ZF used in powerful eurolux sedans. You may or may not care for reasonably steady speed cruises.



"ZF" also makes MCI coach bus transmissions.
Those things are tough.
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Fuel economy isn't crazy different, but noticeable. I have owned both and I see 100-150 extra miles per tank which for sure adds up.
Not sure how you arrive at those numbers. Having owned both myself and having found less than a 2mpg difference on average, that would allow the V6 about 40 miles more on a 20 gallon tank. Maybe if you pound the V8 and drive the V6 normally, but I never saw a difference in range that extreme...
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Re: 2014 V6 Overland or 2014 V8 Limited

I'm partial to the overland. It feels a lot more premium. No plastic exterior body panels. Better looking wood trim on the interior. The logo on the seats (oddly makes it look better although not a big deal), leather dash, real Napa leather seats and console. Just to name a few, both are nice though.
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Re: 2014 V6 Overland or 2014 V8 Limited

I have a 2014 Hemi Overland.
If I were doing it over, and the price of the V8 was the difference for me going Limited vs Overland... I would go Overland and forego the V8.
Now, the V8 is nice, I'm happy to have it, I like it very much over the V6 but I enjoy the Overland all the time, the V8 from time to time.
I don't think the Hemi sounds "great" like others have mentioned, until heavy into the throttle. It really sounds bad when running in 4cylinder mode. I do like that it never has to work hard to keep up with traffic, and accelerates effortlessly to jump ahead of standard traffic, and pulls easy in the mountains... but, it is not a quick vehicle. It is a typical, rather, stereotypical north american V8, decent grunt, a tonne of midrange then... well... not much else. I happen to really like that for this vehicle, but not enough to give up all the do-dads the Overland brings.
My next GC will likely be an SRT (I think I can save up enough $$), because the Hemi while nice, just doesn't give me that "I've got a V8 feeling". Yes, I like it better than the V6, but in my opinion it's nothing to go boasting over... it's adequate.
I've said it before, but I think the 6.4 should be an option on the Overland/Summit models.
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Re: 2014 V6 Overland or 2014 V8 Limited

I went through the same dilemma as you. In the end, the more premium interior, heated steering wheel, and (most important to me) color matched moldings won. I liked the feel and sound of the 8. But I will hardly ever tow anything. I'm not planning on racing anyone, and the 6 has more than enough pep for typical driving. The Overland just looks more premium to me. You could always get a limited with the lux package, and install tow hooks yourself. Giving you 98% looks of the overland and keep that v8 power. Tough choice, good luck.
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