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The Summit differentiation is purely a marketing decision by Jeep. It's favorable to the majority of Summit buyers, but not favorable to some number of buyers who want the top-line lux and also want the "normal" rough terrain capability that other trim levels offer. I personally fit the profile of the former with the exception that I like having the tow hooks up front "just in case" or to more easily help others.

Jeep did understand the demand for the HK sound for Overland buyers and responded. Perhaps there will be some other things they will offer as options for Overland that are only available on Summit today. There just has to be enough perceived demand.

In the other direction...I really, really, really, REALLY wish they would offer a light interior for the Summit like other near-lux and lux SUV maker does. While I can live with the Saddle/"Tan" variants, there is still way too much black for my taste. But I guess they don't perceive enough demand for that. Strange to me. (It's worse on the RAM...the top end RAM 1500 is only available with a black interior)

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Old 10-31-2015, 12:29 PM
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Re: Front park sense sensors

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And why exactly did you buy a Summit? This isn't the first time that I have seen someone on this site want to completely hack up a Summit just for an extra few inches
I'll just take it as that you were being sarcastic

But I'll answer your question anyway.

My '14 limited ecodiesel got lemoned recently, I loved that car and when the dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse on a '15 Summit ecodiesel, I jumped in. I got the summit for about $4000 less than a comparable, all bells and whistles, Overland ecodiesel. At the time of purchase, I couldn't be happier. Then a few days later, while browsing this site, I found out the sway towards Mall crawler status of the Summit, with the omission of skid plates and the not very off road friendly front facia.

What, to me, makes the Summit worth it is all the advanced tech in it, the HK stereo, parking sensors F+R, the acoustic noise reducing glass, he refined interior, etc.
So from that stand point, since the cabin is where you'll spend your time, I love it.
Now I'm just gradually trying to "enhance" the car to where I don't have to worry about ripping off the front if I go to my favorite snowshoeing/ hiking/ biking trails.
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I'll just take it as that you were being sarcastic

But I'll answer your question anyway.

My '14 limited ecodiesel got lemoned recently, I loved that car and when the dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse on a '15 Summit ecodiesel, I jumped in. I got the summit for about $4000 less than a comparable, all bells and whistles, Overland ecodiesel. At the time of purchase, I couldn't be happier. Then a few days later, while browsing this site, I found out the sway towards Mall crawler status of the Summit, with the omission of skid plates and the not very off road friendly front facia.

What, to me, makes the Summit worth it is all the advanced tech in it, the HK stereo, parking sensors F+R, the acoustic noise reducing glass, he refined interior, etc.
So from that stand point, since the cabin is where you'll spend your time, I love it.
Now I'm just gradually trying to "enhance" the car to where I don't have to worry about ripping off the front if I go to my favorite snowshoeing/ hiking/ biking trails.
Skid plates are an option on summit now, yours may not may not have them but it is a $295 factory option for summit. They are easy bolt ons if you want to add them after but it will be more in the $400s assuming you do it yourself. Hooks you can add with cutting two slits for them to come through also cheap, I paid $130 for them. Drivetrain/suspension are the same thing as overland the only other difference is a more easily removable airdam on overland, that one is not an easy or cheap add on like the other two. That was unimportant to me so I never looked at it. I suppose it's possible but it would be a lot of hacking but if you really need those couple inches everyone does have different needs.
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Re: Front park sense sensors

Yeah, you were in one of the threads I found, and based on the info in those threads, I bought and installed the easy fixes, tow hooks and skid plates. So thanks again for documenting it!
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Re: Front park sense sensors

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I understand that there are limits to custom factory options on a mass produced vehicle, but with the industry''s love of creating "option packages" (like the California package), it doesn't seem too complicated.
And, don't forget, those of us in export markets DO have front parking sensors on our Overlands... so regardless of any limits to factory options this option is indeed possible because we have it standard
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Re: Front park sense sensors

I feel lucky here we have the front parking sensor in the limited with towing hook


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And, don't forget, those of us in export markets DO have front parking sensors on our Overlands... so regardless of any limits to factory options this option is indeed possible because we have it standard
Good point, which further illustrates the mindlessness of FCA product planners. Add rear fog lights to the list of missing U.S. options/features, because I'm sure that the fog outside of the Continental U.S. is much worse than it is here.
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Re: Front park sense sensors

Don't forget that up until recently U.S. Models rarely got power folding mirrors as well. Not until the 2014 did we get those here.
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