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Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

I am looking to order my new 2017 Summit this week and possible even today if I have time. I am so on the fence about the upgraded package for the new color scheme that includes upgrading from Nappa leather to Laguna leather. I have no idea what the difference is. I have googled online and find a few articles and posts on various forums saying it's better. Honestly I have gone to the dealer and felt the Laguna leather in a Challenger to see if it felt any better. I really couldn't tell the difference, am I just not noticing something?

If someone has experience with both types of leather please comment below. I'd love for someone to articulate the difference from a few perspectives such as: comfort, durability, color fastness, fading, breathability and cleaning ability (I have 2 kids). I am located in south florida where it is hot all year and often times humid, so any type of seat that breaths better is more comfortable.

I do LOVE the new color scheme of the Indigo and Ski gray. I wish it was available in the standard leather. I just don't know if $5,000 is worth it. Is that lighter color going to get marked up real bad? Also why is the laguna leather such a more expensive option on the Summit this year, other model vehicles have had the upgrade and it was about $1500. Do you think they are just trying to make up profit because they only offer the new color with the upgrade and know some people will pay it just to get the color or is there a more legit reason it costs so much more?

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Re: Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

I have exactly the same issue/question. Added to this, is the Summit worth the price vs Overland.
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Re: Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

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I am looking to order my new 2017 Summit this week and possible even today if I have time. I am so on the fence about the upgraded package for the new color scheme that includes upgrading from Nappa leather to Laguna leather. I have no idea what the difference is. I have googled online and find a few articles and posts on various forums saying it's better. Honestly I have gone to the dealer and felt the Laguna leather in a Challenger to see if it felt any better. I really couldn't tell the difference, am I just not noticing something?

If someone has experience with both types of leather please comment below. I'd love for someone to articulate the difference from a few perspectives such as: comfort, durability, color fastness, fading, breathability and cleaning ability (I have 2 kids). I am located in south florida where it is hot all year and often times humid, so any type of seat that breaths better is more comfortable.

I do LOVE the new color scheme of the Indigo and Ski gray. I wish it was available in the standard leather. I just don't know if $5,000 is worth it. Is that lighter color going to get marked up real bad? Also why is the laguna leather such a more expensive option on the Summit this year, other model vehicles have had the upgrade and it was about $1500. Do you think they are just trying to make up profit because they only offer the new color with the upgrade and know some people will pay it just to get the color or is there a more legit reason it costs so much more?
In addition to being a supposedly different leather, more things are covered in leather. I think it looks good and ordered it. But if you are old enough you might remember this:

Corinthian leather is a term coined by the advertising agency Bozell to describe the upholstery used in certain Chryslerluxury vehicles. The term first appeared in advertising in 1974.[1] Although the term suggests that the product has a relationship to or origination from Corinth, there is no relationship; the term is merely a marketing concept.
While the term was first used during the marketing campaign for the 1974 Imperial LeBaron, it is usually associated with the marketing campaign for the 1975 Cordoba and that campaign's celebrity spokesperson, Ricardo Montalban, who described "the thickly-cushioned luxury of seats available even in soft Corinthian leather".[2][3]
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I am looking to order my new 2017 Summit this week and possible even today if I have time. I am so on the fence about the upgraded package for the new color scheme that includes upgrading from Nappa leather to Laguna leather. I have no idea what the difference is. I have googled online and find a few articles and posts on various forums saying it's better. Honestly I have gone to the dealer and felt the Laguna leather in a Challenger to see if it felt any better. I really couldn't tell the difference, am I just not noticing something?

If someone has experience with both types of leather please comment below. I'd love for someone to articulate the difference from a few perspectives such as: comfort, durability, color fastness, fading, breathability and cleaning ability (I have 2 kids). I am located in south florida where it is hot all year and often times humid, so any type of seat that breaths better is more comfortable.

I do LOVE the new color scheme of the Indigo and Ski gray. I wish it was available in the standard leather. I just don't know if $5,000 is worth it. Is that lighter color going to get marked up real bad? Also why is the laguna leather such a more expensive option on the Summit this year, other model vehicles have had the upgrade and it was about $1500. Do you think they are just trying to make up profit because they only offer the new color with the upgrade and know some people will pay it just to get the color or is there a more legit reason it costs so much more?
I have owned and experienced both. They are both high quality and will wear well. The laguna leather will age better, becoming softer with time. It will also keep its color longer. However, you won't get your money out of it if you sell it or trade it. At wholesale, leather is leather, just know that. If you keep your JGC ten years or longer, you will greatly appreciate the Laguna. Imo
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Re: Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

I have Nappa in my '14 Summit and Laguna in my Challenger Hellcat. Honestly the Laguna is much better in terms of softness and durability and I'll definitely get it when I order my '18 Summit. There is not a mark on the Laguna but the Nappa is showing wear on the drivers seat where I slide in and out. In fairness I had the Laguna treated with CQuartz finest with less than 20 miles on the car so I can't tell you how much of an impact that had.
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Re: Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

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In addition to being a supposedly different leather, more things are covered in leather.
Thanks bill, I had asked that very question to two different dealerships, and they advised it was the same leather locations, that no additional places are leather. That is what confuses me most about the $5k price tag where other vehicles such as the challenger and charger hellcat have the laguna leather for only a $1500 upgrade. I was thinking to myself that maybe it includes additional leather locations that are currently that rubberized texture.

Does anyone have a confirmation of additional leather coverage with the Laguna vs the standard Napa leather?
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Re: Laguna Leather vs Nappa Leather

The Laguna Leather package is "full-wrap." Some of the lower dash panels, some of center console area, and parts of the door that are normally plastic, are wrapped in leather.

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I have Nappa in my '14 Summit and Laguna in my Challenger Hellcat.
I don't think the Summit comes with Nappa leather, that's the Overland. I thought the Summit has Natura.
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I don't think the Summit comes with Nappa leather, that's the Overland. I thought the Summit has Natura.
You are absolutely correct, my bad. However let me say then that the Laguna is much better in every way than Natura, not sure how it compares to Nappa.

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You are absolutely correct, my bad. However let me say then that the Laguna is much better in every way than Natura, not sure how it compares to Nappa.



Good catch.

I've never seen the Laguna in person, but I know my Nappa in all 3 Overlands I've had wears pretty bad, quickly. I've noticed the same in my cousins SXL Optima (Kia claims they're the only ones to use real Nappa leather in the class)
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You are absolutely correct, my bad. However let me say then that the Laguna is much better in every way than Natura, not sure how it compares to Nappa.

Good catch.
You are correct sir, nice catch! So more accurately how much nicer / more durable / easier to clean / keeps cool in the summer is the Laguna leather than the Natura Plus leather?
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