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New JGC What are your favorite features?

Hi All,

Picked up my new Overland last night and I'm enjoying playing around with the settings and all the tech it has to offer. For those of you with more experience with your Jeep than me, what are some of your favorite features? Tech settings/creature comforts/hidden little gems you've discovered/etc?

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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

What was your build date?


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (Granite Crystal Metallic)
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- Mopar Bright Pedal Kit

Ordered on March 28, 2014...Trying to wait patiently
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

Without a doubt, the #1 feature is the adaptive cruise control. Not sure how we lived without it prior but any new vehicle that we purchase in the future must have it. Hello '14 KL - hopefully placing the order in the next couple of days.

Other than that, the vented seats, then the power liftgate, then the VR audio functionality.

Oh and also the fuel economy of the CRD. Amazing. I'm comparing it to our 5.7 Hemi who I describe as a high-functioning alcoholic. Likes a bit of a drink in otherwords.

Our Overland is the Aust spec'ed one and her build date is April '13 so an early build. Nary a problem.
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

This might sound really stupid... But my favorite feature is when you push start, and the seat and steering-wheel move you into position.

Makes me feel like my car comes alive and is moving me into battle mode!
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

Also want to add a couple other favorite features

1) Voice recognition navigation: I was blown away by the nav's ability to recognize what address I am saying. Even with complicated addresses, it has always pulled up the correct address and directions. Too easy

2) Auto on comfort: I forgot what it was like to get into a freezing vehicle that doesnt warm up for a while.

3 The daytime running lights: Jeep hit the nail on the head with the design. In the past year i've been seeing a lot of new cars with daytime running lights but almost all of them just don't look sexy at all. The design on the GC looks mean and sexy.
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

Definitely the automatic greasing front axles
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

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What was your build date?


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- 8.4 inch NAV
- Power Sunroof
- Door Sill Guards w/ "JGC" Logo
- Mopar Splash Guards w/ Jeep Logo (Logo On Rear Only)
- Mopar Bright Pedal Kit

Ordered on March 28, 2014...Trying to wait patiently
Here is the path my Grand Cherokee followed from order date to dealer delivery. Build date of 4/15/14

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Date ordered: 03/17/2014
Current Status: KZ
D1 status date: 03/21/2014
Estimated delivery: 05/22/2014
Built - Pending Inspection: (I) 04/15/2014 12:44 AM EDT Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
Departed Facility 04/15/2014 07:32 PM EDT Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 04/16/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 04/25/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 04/30/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 05/03/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 05/05/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 05/06/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Staged For Shipment 05/07/2014 01:00 AM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
Departed Facility 05/07/2014 01:40 PM EDT Avi - Vls Java Yard, MI
In Bay At Facility 05/07/2014 01:44 PM EDT Avi - Vls West Road Yard, MI
Adv Ship Notice to Dest Ramp 05/07/2014 01:44 PM EDT Avi - Vls West Road Yard, MI
Plant Release (KZ) 05/09/2014 11:34 AM EDT Detroit Jefferson Assembly, MI
Adv Ship Notice to Dest Ramp 05/09/2014 11:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls West Road Yard, MI
Paper Receipt 05/09/2014 12:43 PM EDT Avi - Vls West Road Yard, MI
Paper Receipt 05/13/2014 10:05 AM EDT Avi - Vls Woodhaven Yard, MI
Staged For Shipment 05/14/2014 04:00 AM EDT Avi - Vls Woodhaven Yard, MI
Ramp Compare Inventory 05/14/2014 05:34 AM EDT Avi - Vls Woodhaven Yard, MI
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Departed Facility 05/18/2014 07:49 PM EDT VASC - Toledo Nitro Creek Yard, OH (on truck to dealer)
Vehicle Delivered to Dealer 05/19/2014 11:59 AM EDT
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

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Definitely the automatic greasing front axles
Mine has the ability to become invisible.
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

some of my favorite features are,

remote start
Air ride
Heated steeringwheel
air cooled seats
sun/moon pano roof
the sound of my V8
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

One of my favorite features is the ability to change from ECO (D) drive to SPORT mode. I do a lot of highway driving and the traffic can become pretty cramped when heading on the highway or passing a slow moving vehicle. A quick tug on the shifter and I'm passing, merging, or getting around cramped traffic. Then a slight tug to go back into ECO for cruising.

Besides all the other stuff I can list, this is my favorite feature for me.
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Re: New JGC What are your favorite features?

I love the NAV, it takes me down all these streets that I have no desire to be on no matter what setting it's in. I never know where it's going to take me. Well at least I'm in a Jeep and up for the adventure.
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I love the NAV, it takes me down all these streets that I have no desire to be on no matter what setting it's in. I never know where it's going to take me. Well at least I'm in a Jeep and up for the adventure.
Agree the NAV does have some unrefined logic that needs a lot of work. It will run you an hour out of your way to avoid a five minute yellow delay spot on your route. My 8 year old garmin has traffic avodance that is sensible and works very well so this is not some new path finder technology. Dealt with the wasted time again on my trip this week. The traffic avoidance feature on this unit has proven several times to be unreliable and im turning it off. I like my jeep a lot but it often feels like a 90% complete science project.
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