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Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

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Not "cross shopping" but I did take a look at the GLE on the Merc website recently. It's very nice, but they nickel and dime you for so many things, making the cost escalate to more than $10K more than a very nice Summit.
Yes, I would have to agree. I took a test drive today of the Mercedes GLE 350diesel base vehicle=
$63200 Canadian vs $67145 for Summit (plus $4995 diesel option);
plus premium pkg $5900 (includes things like keyless go, 115V socket, Nav, sunroof, heated rear seats, harmin stereo, dvd drive, power rear gate),
and trailer hitch is an option ($675 Can);
Xenon headlights option ($1400);
block heater ($90);
winter mats ($275);
freight $1985 vs $1745 for Jeep;
air cond tax ($100); admin fee $225; license fee $20);
bank registration $55.85... that's a new one!

listed out retail at $71540 Canadian...plus tax

plus some differences but the vehicles are generally similar if you don't look at the offroad capabilities ....

9sp tranny vs 8 sp Jeep
the seats are fake leather vs leather Summit;
the wheels are 19" vs 20" Jeep ;
there is no suede headliner like the Summit (not a big deal but worth more); no headlight washers like Summit ,
cargo capacity slightly larger (70 cubic ft vs 68 Jeep);
mileage in Can Imperial gallons very slightly better (28/35 vs 25/34);
torque and power similar to Jeep;
similar safety features to Summit;
leather heated steering wheel vs wood/leather heated for Jeep which I like;
basic warranty 4yrs/80K vs 3yrs/60K Jeep
curb weight 4795 lbs vs 5374 lbs for Summit diesel
dimensions are similar...

The new front end of the MB takes a little getting used to and in my opinion, is not that great looking... I think the Jeep is a better looking vehicle but that is my personal opinion... Financially, the Jeep will always be a better buy for me given that my brother works on the line for Chrysler so I can get the employee discount price... but overall the MB drove nice, quiet and seemed well built and thought out.... I have yet to test drive a 2016 Jeep since none are available yet.... still not sure what I will ultimately decide on... 16 or 17 Jeep or MB or?? but I am leaning towards the Jeep ...

Frankly, I think it comes down to who the vehicle is marketed to... the MB, it seems, is a soft offroader, and more for those who enjoy the prestige of the brand, and a refined, very quiet ride....while the Jeep obviously has more offroad capabilities, and for those who perhaps have less of a need for the prestige, refined nature of the brand itself...

And of course, other matters are important...what kind of relationship you have with the dealership, service availability close to where you live and so on... and the ongoing maintenance costs of the Mercedes vs the Jeep ... having owned a 2010 MB and many Jeep GCs, I would say that MB service has always been more expensive and less convenient for me given that I have 3 or 4 Jeep dealers for service within a 30 minute drive and only 1 MB dealer within a 3 hr drive.

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Old 02-05-2016, 05:42 PM
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Bmw and audi are the same way start adding on the multitude of goodies and you are mid 80s real quick. That was what was nice about paying 48k for a 4x4 v8 summit, pick your color, pick your engine and you are done. And the other thing is you are not going to find many mercs audi or bmws giving you 7% under invoice for first takers of new model years just rolling off the line. Compare the actual out the door numbers and the GC looks even better.
Yes, my MB dealer doesn't give a dime off of the suggested retail price.... while I get employee pricing with the Jeep and I bet that my dealer (who I have purchased a lot of Jeeps from will also give me a better trade-in value on my VW diesel wagon, given that I have a closer relationship with them than the MB dealership.... and our MB dealership always says that the product is hard to get so take what is on our lot (quickly), with the equipment we felt you would want or forget about it....

and since I would like to order the late available color of luxury brown, Jeep may even have some incentives by then to add to the employee pricing.
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Take some interior shots? I thought they were changing the instrument cluster?
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Take some interior shots? I thought they were changing the instrument cluster?

I will post some tomorrow... Gauge cluster now has the tach in the center of the display... Anything else you would like to see???


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Take some interior shots? I thought they were changing the instrument cluster?
The needles are red, but they look orange in the pics


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Looks great! Hopefully mine will be at dealer when I get back from vacation.
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Has anybody been cross shopping a 2016 or 2017 GC (Summit diesel) with the Mercedes GLE 350d (model numbers for Canada) (diesel)? If so, what are your thoughts on the two? I am looking at both of these and trying to compare the two... both have a V6 diesel in Canada...

I'm cross-shopping both at the moment. My wife (she hates Benz), saw the GLE at the Salon de l'auto de Montreal and listed it as her favourite with the Lincoln MKX second, and the Overland third.

None of the three are perfect. Each have their flaws. The Jeep has some serious lack in plastic materials quality. Many pieces felt cheap to the touch (example: vanity mirror covers). The Benz gets pricy quickly, and still misses out on certain features the other two have standard. The Lincoln runs on premium fuel, and these crazy prices won't last long.

My selection for the GLE 350d has the following options:
-Designo Hyacinth Red $890
-Premium package $5,900
-Sport Package $2,100 (is it worth getting?)
-Beige Artico (ARTIficial COw) interior $0
-Beige headliner $0
-Eucalyptus trim $0
MSRP without Sport package is $72,150, and $74,250 with it.

Keep in mind the 2016 EcoDiesel Overland has an MSRP of over $68,000. So on a three year lease, there won't be much difference. Your Summit will be even closer in price (thanks to a crappy exchange rate).

The Jeep will have more gadgets, but go with what you need. I know I won't use mine off road.


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The needles are red, but they look orange in the pics


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Re: Tire selection....

Could someone explain the differences in ride or traction or other notable differences between....

1. ordering the 18" tires with the offroad package (Goodyear 265/60/R18 all season all terrain tires

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the 20 inch tires (265/50/R20) all season low roll resistance tires that come standard on the Overland and Summit??


2. Also, there is a choice one can make on the Summit between the 265/50R20 all season tires

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(same size) 265/50R20 all season low roll resistance tires??
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2016 GC Overland with dark chrome trim and black emblems. Still has chrome around the windows though. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1454882047.401130.jpg
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