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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

Congratulations on your new Jeep and thanks for posting some pics.
The different dash displays are so cool!
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

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Just hit the VR button on the steering wheel and say "Turn on driver (or passenger) heated seat" - no need to go thru the touchscreen to do it.
Great info!

I'll guess that if it goes that far, you can also say higher or lower or off.



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Tks for the report. I am about to order. 2014 Overland and your comments are welcomed & helpful.
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

Thanks for the pictures.

Couple questions.

1. Is there any way to get the speed displayed inside the digital/analog speedometer? (Pic 4 in pic 3)

2. It was mentioned removing the flipper glass for improved visibility. Do you notice better visibility?

3. How does the shifter actually work. Can you feel shifting into PRNDS?

Thank you.
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

Great Review ..
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

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is that the only storage in the console
For the center console, yes. There is also a small area where the USB and SD card slots are in front of the shifter.

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Thanks for the pictures.

Couple questions.

1. Is there any way to get the speed displayed inside the digital/analog speedometer? (Pic 4 in pic 3)

2. It was mentioned removing the flipper glass for improved visibility. Do you notice better visibility?

3. How does the shifter actually work. Can you feel shifting into PRNDS?

Thank you.
1) I haven't come across it, but I'm not ruling it out. With all of the pictures I had, you could have the digital reading above the other picture in the middle as well.

2) I can't compare with the older Grand Cherokees. The '14 is really the first one I have driven in a long time. We were in a 2013 as a test drive, but didn't pay too much attention to it. However, the back is smaller compared to the Vue we had, but that thing had a monster back glass and you could see everything.

3) There are different "clicks" that you can feel as you pull back the shifter. We were originally told that you click it like a mouse multiple times to get to drive, but quickly learned that if you pull it further, it acts like a normal shifter that goes back to its original spot.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:48 PM
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

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Thanks for the pictures.

Couple questions.

1. Is there any way to get the speed displayed inside the digital/analog speedometer? (Pic 4 in pic 3)

2. It was mentioned removing the flipper glass for improved visibility. Do you notice better visibility?

3. How does the shifter actually work. Can you feel shifting into PRNDS?

Thank you.
Here's my take on your questions after driving my Limited for several days now:

1.) No; I don't believe so. You can have the large digital speed numbers displayed in the center, or above other info, but can't have the digital numbers inside the analog-style speedo. But, you can display other vehicle-related digital gauges inside the analog speedo - such as oil temp; transmission temp; and a few other gauges.
2.) Not sure about this question - but the rear tailgate glass in the '14s does not open as it did in earlier models.
3.) The shifter is electronic (fly-by-wire); it's not connected to a cable like every other shifter you've used. The travel on it is extremely short - for example, to shift out of park into reverse you depress the brake then the button on the left side of the shifter and pull it down just one notch. To go from reverse to D, you just pull the lever down until it stops - then it returns to its normal position on its own. It's awkward at first, as you want to pull it all the way down and out of the console simply because that's the way every other shifter has worked that you've ever used but you quickly adapt to it and come to appreciate the smooth feel of it.
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

Thank you guys.

Good info.
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3) There are different "clicks" that you can feel as you pull back the shifter. We were originally told that you click it like a mouse multiple times to get to drive, but quickly learned that if you pull it further, it acts like a normal shifter that goes back to its original spot.
The new shifter feels to me like it had no "balls" ... IMHO, I would rather have them remove the shifter and replace it with a dial. Also don't like the look of it. It just looks very out of place and it has no feel to it.
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Great info! I'll guess that if it goes that far, you can also say higher or lower or off.
Yes, you can control those functions via VR as well. The VR system is amazing. If you want any phone-related function (e.g.; calling or texting someone) you press the phone button - for anything else you press the VR button and you can likely control it via voice (changing radio stations; climate control setting for driver and/or passenger; and many more things).
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Re: 72 hours with '14 Overland

Once I selected the correct verbage my Jeep was able to parallel park itself. VR is amazing!
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It will also tell you whether it prefers synthetic or conventional oil.
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