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laredo x vs limited vs overland

Hello

I am in the market for a new truck. I have had a 97 Discovery for the last 14 years am thinking of switching religions and jumping from Land Rover to Jeep. I just cant justify the extra 10k for the LR4 and the new Jeep appears to be very impressive.

I have only briefly started my search, so i am not that educated on the differences between the sub models. My main concern is performance, so i believe that i want the v-8, select terrain, quadra drive and lift. It appears that all 4 of these options are available on the x, ltd or overland.

When i play with the onsite configurator, and look at the associated features sets, a few things stand out.

Per the configurator, the 5.7 option for the overland indicates that it also comes with HD brakes, e lsd and HD engine cooling. The same option for the limited doesnt list the e lsd or HD engine cooling. And the same option for the laredo x doesn't list any of those 3 features. Is this a mistake (mine or the website), or is the overland really the only model that gives you the e limited slip in the back?

Any feedback on the quadra lift? Not really a big fan of the adjustable suspension...but maybe i am just too old school and need to get with the program.

Any opinions or comments would be helpful

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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

I'm almost certain that trailer tow group IV combined with the V8 gets you HD engine cooling, and brakes, at least it did on mine with a build date on Jan 2011. One of the magazines also did a shoot with a V6 (Non-locking diff) against a Discovery or Range Rover and concluded that the Jeep basically did just as well offroad. Modern brake limited slip diffs like the one you get with Quadra-Track II with Select Terrain are really pretty good offroad, I have been through a great deal with mine wothout any problems, they are also aren't prone to malfunctions like some of the locking ones are. I think quadra-lift would be nice but would be a little hesitant to get it without an extended warranty, just my two cents ...
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

The online system sometimes is not as up to date as it should be.

When I was shopping several months ago I had a short list of features, V8 and Quadradrive. Although it looked like you could get those on a Limited or X, when the dealer tried to order one, you had to get the Overland. I waited a month, same story.

So you may want to pick the functions you want, visit a dealer and see what model range you can actually order with the desired features. They can quickly plug in the features in their ordering system and see if the system would take the order. I went to a couple dealers just to verify, some were aware from the start, others took awhile, but the answer was always the same.

Your choice then becomes to wait for restrictions to be lifted, find one on a lot somewhere, or get more bells and whistles standard. The down side of more bells and whistles is that you become aware of a feature you no longer can live without. The advanced warning adaptive cruise for one
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

Major differences (speaking basic standard upgrades here)

Laredo-X:
- leather seating surfaces
- remote start
- auto/dual climate control
- power passenger seat
- auto-dimming rearview mirror
- upgraded LCD Sat stereo and steering wheel controls
- AC power rear of console

Limited (in addition to Laredo-X)
- HID headlights
- panoramic sunroof
- auto speed sensing windshield wipers
- Quadratrac2 high-low range Xfer case for 4x4
- rear heated seats
- sideview mirror dimming
- sideview mirror turn signals
- driver seat position memory settings
- real wood trim panels for interior
- extra chrome bits

Overland (in addition to Limited)
- vented seats (front only)
- heated wood steering wheel
- automatic tailgate
- Quadradrive (rear locker) with Quadralift for 4x4
- unique grill
- different leather seating surfaces
- Auto adjusting cruise control

I'm missing some things, but these are the major ones at my time of purchase. Some Overland options can be added to a Limited, but it would cost more than just buying an Overland. The MAIN thing for me not wanting an Overland is that I did not want the Quadralift as it is constantly in operation and if it broke down on a trip it could be a show stopper. The ride is mushier on a Quadralift vehicle, IMHO. Hope my quick & dirty 1-minute-of-thought list helps.
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

Here is everything and anything you need to know about the different packages.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_2011_features.htm
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

The only thing I miss in not getting a limited is the memory settings for the front seat. It's probably worth a hundred bucks or so to me, though it honestly doesn't take much time to work around.
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

Thanks guys. I think going to the dealership and seeing what i can order is probably the easiest solution...although i am going to complicate it by getting/pre ordering a 2012... i dont mind waiting a few months, i will make the 500 bucks i just put in the rover last week and easier pill to swallow if i wait a few months/car payments before writting a big check...

although a bit off base, and i am sure its covered somewhere else, it sounds like some of you would avoid the quad lift but get the 5.7 and other traction options....i assume you would simply add a 2inch-3 inch lift down the road? If so, how has that worked

thanks for all the help. I cant believe a loaded overland can be gotten for 11k cheaper than a mid level lr4....not a difficult decision for me to jump ship

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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

I went thru a similar dilemma with I picked up my WK2 a few months ago. I made the decision that the Laredo X what mostly everything I needed. In retrospect, a limited would have probably been a better decision - I would have preferred Xenon lights, turn signal mirrors, and memory seats.

I have the 5.7 and QT2, but no QL. I, personally, would pass on the air suspension (QL) - just doesn't do much for me, how I use the car.

The bottom line is that a Laredo X package is a damn good deal for everything you get. Unless you need to few extras that the Limited provides, you should be happy w/ the X.
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

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although a bit off base, and i am sure its covered somewhere else, it sounds like some of you would avoid the quad lift but get the 5.7 and other traction options....i assume you would simply add a 2inch-3 inch lift down the road? If so, how has that worked

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These forums are noted to gather those with an issue or problem to resolve, and therefore give you the impression that there is widespread problems with the QL. There seems to be many more complaints about knocking noise in the suspension than a QL problem. There have been a few reports of issues, many made worse by false starts as the dealers and chrysler get experience with them. There are thousands of QL out there without issue. I would not shy away from the QL. It has several advantages, especially if you don't want to ride around all the time in a lifted truck. The QL does ride and handle marginally better than the base suspension, certainly much better than a lifted truck.

As far as the lift, there are a couple threads from those that have installed them. Unless you love to get dirty and have the right tools and several hours of time, its best to leave the install to a pro. The rears are easy but the fronts is difficult, and if the axle slips out of the case, then a real PITA to get back together.
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

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I think quadra-lift would be nice but would be a little hesitant to get it without an extended warranty
That's what I did: quadra-lift and the lifetime warranty. I've had no problems with quadra-lift. It turns out my biggest use of it is to lower the car to park position, making it easier to put kayaks on the roof rack.
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

I'm at dealership right now. Drove the overland and an X. Love the features of the overland but dont need them (as far as I know ) but if the X had HID lights id be sold on that. and if the upgraded brakes only came with the tow package, that's all good bc I would option for that anyway. I'm impressed with the new jeep.. I even drove a new charger but liked the commanding feel the jeep has much more than the sedan
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Re: laredo x vs limited vs overland

X with xenon headlights would be a total win. Such is life.
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