Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-22-2013, 08:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 572
mensaf is on a distinguished road
From 2011-13 to 2014 Overland

For those that upgraded their 2011-13 to a 2014, was it worth it, is the difference noticeable when driving and what else is good or bad about upgrading from my 2013 to a 2014, other than the cost.


I'm going back and forth on if I should upgrade and want to see what those who made the change think.

Thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-22-2013, 08:30 PM
Jaxon217's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: FTW, IN
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 604
Jaxon217 is on a distinguished road
Will you be changing the engine at all? I traded in my 12 for a 14, but it was mostly because I wanted to upgrade to the hemi, so of course the ride in my 14 is a big difference. I'm about 99% happy with the trade and that's mostly because I still like the older grill just a little bit more. But I absolutely love the new interior, and that's where I spend all my time. I feel like I'm in a much more upscale vehicle. There are def some uconnect sw issues to be fixed, but I hope those will be fixed with time. I've found the 8 sp transmission to make for a very smooth ride as well. Overall very happy with the new jeep.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2013, 08:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 572
mensaf is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaxon217 View Post
Will you be changing the engine at all? I traded in my 12 for a 14, but it was mostly because I wanted to upgrade to the hemi, so of course the ride in my 14 is a big difference. I'm about 99% happy with the trade and that's mostly because I still like the older grill just a little bit more. But I absolutely love the new interior, and that's where I spend all my time. I feel like I'm in a much more upscale vehicle. There are def some uconnect sw issues to be fixed, but I hope those will be fixed with time. I've found the 8 sp transmission to make for a very smooth ride as well. Overall very happy with the new jeep.
I'm sticking with the V6. I agree that the grill is nicer on mine and I don't like that they removed the cd and flipper glass, but those are things I really can live without.

Hows the new gear shifter? i really didn't like how it wasn't simple like mine.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2013, 10:57 PM
Yadkin's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Yadkin Valley, NC
Posts: 1,249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 202317
Yadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond reputeYadkin has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by mensaf View Post
... they removed the ...flipper glass..
What!?
__________________
Owner of Loud Pedal Performance in Mocksville, NC
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-23-2013, 09:12 AM
Jaxon217's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: FTW, IN
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 604
Jaxon217 is on a distinguished road
Re: From 2011-13 to 2014 Overland

You can still get the cd player as a $150 option. I didn't ask for it, but the limited that was available had that option - and it takes up half of the center storage bin between the driver/passenger seats.

And the gear shifter definitely takes some getting used to. I've had my 14 for 4 weeks now, and i still always look at the dash to ensure that i'm in the proper gear before i do anything. I could also see it being a bit of a hassle if you have to make a quick 3-point turn in the middle of traffic or something where you have to go back between drive/reverse. Also, I always keep my right hand on the shifter when i drive, and noticed that i'll occasionally throw the shifter back into sport mode from the momentum if i hit the gas too hard.
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
poll: 20" Wheels on 2014 Overland vs. 2014 Summit jgc4ever Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 14 08-18-2013 12:17 AM
Traded in my 2011 Overland for 2014 Summit Rockraines Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 3 06-04-2013 04:41 PM
Problematic 2011 JGC Overland vs. Later build new 2011 Overland jeepin4ever Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 7 08-17-2011 05:19 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community