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Old 02-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

First off let me say these are by no means professional pictures they are from my Iphone 5, but turned out nice nonetheless. Its soooo much easier taking pics with the cell rather then bring the good camera which I will probably never look at anyway.

Everyone has seen the new 2014's so these are nothing new, but just more perspectives and some personal opinions after seeing them in person.

So I can say that the 2014 Grand Cherokee's are downright gorgeous!! The new headlights and taillights are amazing, and the front end definately looks better in person. For anyone that wasnt sure if they liked the revised back end and taillights, well its perfect, I love it! To be model specific I think the new SRT8 is phenominal. If I had to nitpick one thing I would say it would look a LOT meaner if it came with dark gray wheels instead of the relatively plain polished 5 spoke wheels. I bet it would look killer with the 2013 Alpine or Vapor dark wheels. I have a thing for dark gray wheels though, so thats just me.
As for the Overland and Summit, well after seeing the Summit in person my opinion hasnt changed. Its nice, but I think the Overland looks better. The Overland wheels look wayyy better, and as weird as this may sound I actually think the paint matched side moulding of the Overland looks better than the SRT8 style moulding on the Summit with gray lower valance. The paint matched moulding of the standard Overland is a very nice addition to the 2014's. Im still unsure of the Summit front end, like I said its nice, but just too much chrome and too much going on. I prefer the Overland's front end. Matbe if I saw a different color Summit I would like it more, but for now its just not for me. I also dont like the polished SRT8 style wheels on the Summit. I love how they painted the Overland wheels dark gray on the inner spokes. Looks real slick.
As for the interiors, well its obviously awesome! I have nothing to complain about. I personally was not as much of a fan of the Indigo Blue as I thought I was gonna be. It was definately unique, but that blue was more pronounced that I thought it was going to be and was just too much blue everywhere. I thought it was gonna be so dark it would almost look black, but it didnt. Again, not horrible, but just not for me. If you ordered it dont let my statement upset you as its still amazing, but just a personal opinion.
Even though I dont know if or when I will get myself back into a Grand Cherokee, but if I do its for sure gonna be a Overland (non-summit). I would love to get a SRT8, but thats just too much money and too thirsty for me for daily driving. I will leave the spirited driving for the Corvette :-)

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Great write-up!
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

Good stuff thanks. Do you have any pictures of the interior of the overland? What was the color combo exactly?
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

Nice pictures and good insite.

Is the Overland Maximum Steel?



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The pictures turned out good & thanks for the info!
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

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Good stuff thanks. Do you have any pictures of the interior of the overland? What was the color combo exactly?
Unfortunately I missed getting pictures of the Overland's interior sorry. There was a lot of people around it so it was difficult getting any pictures at all.
The exterior was black and interior was indigo blue.



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Is the Overland Maximum Steel?



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The Overland was black and I'm pretty sure the SRT was maximum steal.
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Thanks for the pics!
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

WoW, instruments you can read. Now if they would just provide a package for earlier cars that people have complained they can't read them...

On the whole though, I like my '12 better.
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

what did you think of the new C7 Stingray??!! i went on Saturday (opening day) just cuz i couldnt wait any longer to check that out, as well as the 14 grand cherokee's! i think its amazing and cant wait to get one. you thinking about up-grading?
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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

Thanks for the write-up and pics. I agree with most of what you said except I am still not sold on the new front-end outside of the SRT...it just doesn't flow well with the rest of the vehicle.

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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

Thank you for the pics.

I still cannot get over that "smile". Perhaps, I should see one in person.
The interior looks very nice with a readable/customizable gauges.

But, man... that SRT's steering wheel looks busy w/ all those buttons. If you are not careful when driving, you might accidentally push some buttons when making a turn.

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Re: Chicago Autoshow. Pictures and impressions inside!

Is that Overland black? Looks almost dark metallic(?) gray...like the charcoal color from a year ago.
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