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Im in love with the ACC

I purchased a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland about a month ago. Yesterday I returned from an overnight trip from Dallas to Houston (about 3 1/2 hours).

Both going to and from dallas, I didnt need to put my foot on the brake or gas once. I set the ACC and let it cruise. Not a single mishap or failure from the system. It was truly incredible.

Now im spoiled because all of my future cars are going to need to have this or a better system installed (until automated Jeep Grand Cherokees exist).

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Old 08-14-2015, 01:04 PM
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I have ACC on the Charger, and I have to agree. Its one of the most amazing new gadgets to come on a vehicle in many years. Its like a 1000 times better than regular cruise control especially now that highways are rarely empty and you have to deal with other vehicles constantly. At least around here, its impossibly to maintain a single specific speed for more than 5 minutes.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I also really like the ACC system on these Jeeps. I've only had it flake out one time during extremely heavy rain. And to be honest, I expected it to do something stupid because of how hard it was raining.

The only modification I'd want on my current vehicle is a Brake Hold feature. So that the vehicle would keep the brake fully engaged for as long as needed in stop-n-go traffic, instead of the current 2 second limit.

And I believe the 2016 Grand Cherokees will actually have this modification to the ACC.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

And no reason to wait for only highway trips. I use ACC almost daily on all my commutes to and from work. I live in the far suburbs so some roads are open enough that I just use cruise often.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I got a 2015 Summit a few months ago, traded my 2014 limited for it. one reason was driving my mothers Chrysler 200 with ACC (and hers has lane holding, the damn thing steers for you on the highway). I LOVE the piss out of ACC. I use it every day, on side streets, highway, don't care. Couldn't agree more, what a cool feature.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I too like it but for one minor gripe. I don't like its extra quick acceleration when the vehicle aahead either turns off or increases its speed. I wish the acceieration was more smooth/linear because when I'm using it, I'm trying for the best MPG. if it was more slower in acceleration, I could always use my foot if I needed more acceleration.

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Re: Im in love with the ACC

Super excited to try this myself.
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I too like it but for one minor gripe. I don't like its extra quick acceleration when the vehicle aahead either turns off or increases its speed. I wish the acceieration was more smooth/linear because when I'm using it, I'm trying for the best MPG. if it was more slower in acceleration, I could always use my foot if I needed more acceleration.

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I could appreciate this. Definitely a little bit harsh on the acceleration but other than that, its top notch.

DCLeopard91 youre going to love it. It makes road trips a breeze. Just sit back, provide minimal steering input, and enjoy the ride. Its well worth the cost on any vehicle.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

I also truly enjoy the ACC feature and will also want it on all future vehicles, both for me and for other family members.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

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I too like it but for one minor gripe. I don't like its extra quick acceleration when the vehicle aahead either turns off or increases its speed. I wish the acceieration was more smooth/linear because when I'm using it, I'm trying for the best MPG. if it was more slower in acceleration, I could always use my foot if I needed more acceleration.

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I've found a good "cheat" to minimize this unwanted quick acceleration, as well as quick braking when a car cuts in front but is moving with the flow. Press the "Cancel" button on the steering wheel. Moments later (depending on relative speed and conditions), press "Resume".

BTW, ACC really shines in stop-and-go bumper-to-bumper traffic!
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

ACC is so much fun!! I really like it.

I just drove 900 miles to Austin, TX yesterday. Used ACC most of the way.

I have one issue, it's personal though. I tend to get drowsy using cruise control. So sometimes I have to cruise old school and use the pedal to stay awake.
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Re: Im in love with the ACC

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I purchased a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland about a month ago. Yesterday I returned from an overnight trip from Dallas to Houston (about 3 1/2 hours).

Both going to and from dallas, I didnt need to put my foot on the brake or gas once. I set the ACC and let it cruise. Not a single mishap or failure from the system. It was truly incredible.

Now im spoiled because all of my future cars are going to need to have this or a better system installed (until automated Jeep Grand Cherokees exist).
Agree big time, I drive a lot of highway trips and ACC is blessing....would not buy car without it in future.
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