I am in the market for a JGC. I am coming from a 2011 Overland that I absolutely loved. Due to a traffic accident, however, my Overland has just been declared a total loss.
The main differences I can see is:
2011 = 5-speed Auto
2012 -2013 = 6-speed Auto
2014 = 8-speed Auto
I gotta say, I did NOT like the 5-speed. I never got around to adding a Hemifever tune (heard it helps a bit). How do the transmissions compare?
2011 = RER
2012-2013 = RHR
2014 = RA4
I was sad to learn that my RER did not support Bluetooth streaming, so already I like the RHR and RA4. Obviously the RA4 is vastly different. Is it much better than the RHR? Is there any way to use Spotify with the RA4?
Adaptive Cruise: I have heard a lot of good things about this. Having never used it, I am not sure if it would be a major factor in my decision. I do use cruise control with a great degree of regularity.
Flipper Glass and remote window control
I know a lot of people say the miss the flipper glass and wish they could control their windows with the remote, but honestly, I never used either. I guess this one has little to no bearing for me.
This is got to be one of the biggest differences and certainly contributes to my decision. While the 2011-2013's look fantastic, I do like the new style. This one, I am not sure on. For one reason or another, I like both styles.
Anyway, I would really like to hear from those that have owned both generations. What do you miss about the "old"? What do you regret (if anything) about the "new"? What do you love and/or hate about either?
Thank you for your time in reading all this. I have about 2-3 weeks to make a decision.
Finally, please let me know what you think about this one:
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland