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Old 04-16-2014, 05:45 AM
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Laredo, Overland and Summit all show "Premium Insulation Group" on the build sheet so must be the difference in interior materials. Suede headliner/pillars, open pore wood (feels like plastic tho ), leather dash, etc... probably help absorb noise better than lesser materials. I also think having the HK sound system means there is more/different door panel/cavity insulation since it is an "engineered" surround sound system which should also help knock down exterior noise levels. I personally feel even the SUmmit has too much wind noise going on. Again, Summit is definitely quieter but to be honest I am spoiled from my BMW 5-series. NOTHING is as quiet as that cockpit!



Overland seats are the stiffest. I did not care for them myself. I must say the Summit seats are pretty darn comfortable. The build sheets list the seat cushion foam as:

#1 (Limited Capri Leather)
#2 (Laredo E/Cloth)
#3 (Summit Natura Plus Leather)
#5 (Overland Nappa Leather)



Another feature I thought, eh, who needs it. Sure is nice being able to tuck up tight on stuff pretty accurately. Not necessary, but nice.
I can't figure out why the Overland seats are a bit on the more firm side. Is it because it's the most off road capable vehicle off the line? Maybe they don't want people who off road in their Overland's to fall asleep while driving down a cliff?
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:04 AM
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Second, we are considering the advanced tech package, mostly for the blind spot as my wife has some difficulty when she drives.
To be blunt your wife should not be driving then.

Glad to hear they are taking care of you though.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:33 AM
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I can't figure out why the Overland seats are a bit on the more firm side. Is it because it's the most off road capable vehicle off the line? Maybe they don't want people who off road in their Overland's to fall asleep while driving down a cliff?
Good question, I didn't understand it when I drove it either. They felt like a rock to me. I know, I'm gonna get some hate on that one but that was in comparison to the '14 Limited, Summit and my outgoing rig, '02 JGC Limited 4.7HO, whose seats were squishy soft that never broke down over 12 yrs.
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To be blunt your wife should not be driving then.

Glad to hear they are taking care of you though.
Well I wasn't implying that she can't see at all. Its in reality those times that everyone has a blind spot.

Thanks, yeah, I am glad that they are finally taking care of us. Its a long time coming with the way we have been treated and how many problems the vehicle has.
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Hi Rumline,

That was my concern regarding adding the tech package. It is interesting that your year does not have any problems with the FCW/ACC and yet the 2014 does. I was wondering if that issue had been solved and/or how prevalent that issue was: as it sounded dangerous.

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I have a May 2014, and the ACC package hasn't had a single issue.
Your newer one should have the stop option...

The lane warning is quite useful, particularly if little bitty sports cars like your blind spot.

I rarely get a chance to use the ACC, but when I have the chance, it is nice for relaxing your leg/foot on long x-country drives.

Yes, it can break. As can any of the other thousands of gewgaws on the thing. Make 'em feel guilty enough to get a extended warranty/service contract and enjoy.

Too bad the Summit doesn't have a real off road package, but the Overland with all the bells and whistles comes close and is a surprising trail buster.
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Hi Summit,

Well, my wife and I came from Lexus and chose this vehicle over BMW so we like our luxury. I don't think I could go down from the Overland.

So do you think they added extra insulation or is it just the suede-like material?

Its a delicate balance, because I want to do some light-medium off road but also want the better and natural leather. One complaint I have about the Overland is that I feel the seats are rock hard given the price point, and if they are more comfortable in the Summit, I may have to consider it. My wife likes the front parking sensors as well, which I felt was silly that it wasn't included in the tech package.

We are taking a big risk allowing them to replace us with a new Jeep rather than push for our money back. I just want to make sure that we get the maximum luxury and quality out of the right vehicle.
There are some really good mild trail tires out there in 20 inch size, plus you can add the skid plates to the Summit if you are worried about rocks. I think the Michelin MS/2 comes in 20, but so do some Conti and Pirelli.

If the Summit is what floats your boat, go for it...

I hang out in old trails and stuff in Colorado mountains, but rarely do I ever use the difference between a Summit and my Overland--and am still running the !@#$@ Latitudes in summer.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:03 PM
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No, mine has had a problem with the FCW too. Only once. I was driving on the freeway with it activated and it sounded the warning and a second or two later applied the brakes automatically. I was caught off guard and didn't react initially, but once it started braking I hit the brakes further to turn off the ACC. Fortunately nobody was too close behind me, but I did get a one-finger salute. Now when I'm driving with ACC on, I keep a mental note to be ready to hit the "cancel" button on the steering wheel, just in case I need to shut it off in a hurry. That was over a year ago, never a problem before or since, knock on wood.
Not picking on you, Rumline, but posts like this crack me up.

"Aside from the fact that it tries to kill me from time-to-time, the advanced technology pack is a real peach!"

I'm still convinced that I'll let this technology mature some more before I pony up the extra dough for it... but then again, I was a late adopter for ABS as well.
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I'm not sure that the reliability of the Jeep could be made better by adding more things that could break. With that being said, I love the tech package on mine. The blind spot warning is great, and having it encourages you to always use your turn indicator when changing lanes (that's what activates the sensors). The adaptive cruise control is very helpful for long drives. I don't know about you but it's rare that I'm on the interstate with no other traffic that I have to follow. ACC makes this really easy.

My blind spot warning light comes up without the sensor. Every time I pass a car or a car passes me it lights up. Or is there a warning sound when you use the turn indicator? Because I don't use it until it's open for me to move into that lane.
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My blind spot warning light comes up without the sensor. Every time I pass a car or a car passes me it lights up. Or is there a warning sound when you use the turn indicator? Because I don't use it until it's open for me to move into that lane.
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Chime was probably disabled when I purchased the vehicle. That would be annoying in the Northern VA/DC area with traffic, to chime each time I passed or a car passed me.
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I believe the chime only activates when the turn signal is on and a vehicle is detected.
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I believe the chime only activates when the turn signal is on and a vehicle is detected.
That is what I meant, sorry for any confusion. On my 2012 the light in the corner of the mirrors always turns on as soon as a car is detected in the spot, but it will actually chime at you twice if you hit your turn indicator and something is either already in the blind spot or then moves into your blind spot. I like this because it allows me to scan wider areas with my eyes and let my ears listen for the warning rather than trying to monitor the mirror for the little orange triangle as I am changing lanes.
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