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Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

So I am ready to pull the trigger on a new JGC. I've searched all over the country but the combination of options I want doesn't seem to exist on anyone's lot so I will be ordering.
I keep my vehicles for 6-8 years and 100k miles +/- which makes the model year depreciation less of an issue.
I'm looking at an Overland with OFAII, Tech Package, HK Audio, Blk Interior. Red is first choice color, Black second.
I know the current Red is going away with a replacement later which means an early 2016 order would likely be Black.
I'm not excited about the new engine start/stop feature but some of the other upgrades seem like small but nice enhancements.
A dealer indicated that current 2015 orders are coming in quickly - early 2016 could take a while I'm guessing.
Any opinions or advice on whether to order a 2015 now or wait for the 2016?

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Old 09-01-2015, 10:06 AM
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

The soonest you would get a MY16 order would be January, most likely, since production doesn't start until late November/early December. And that assumes you are right there to order when the MY16 order banks open. So if the red is important to you and the incremental feature changes with MY16 aren't as important, ordering a MY15 is going to get you in your vehicle faster.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

2015 Overland black interior has white stitching.
2016 Overland black interior has copper stitching.

If that matters to you.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

Much better tires in ORAII and idiot-proof-ized shifter in the '16.

New V6 is +/-; slightly better power and mileage vs. first-year blues. Start-stop is defeatable I believe so that should be a non-factor.

I'll be second or third in line for a '16.

I'm disappointed that they didn't announce Carplay/Android Auto, but I'm holding out a meager hope that the '16 8.4AN will be upgradeable when they do. Not much chance of that for a '15.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

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Much better tires in ORAII and idiot-proof-ized shifter in the '16.
Tires - good catch - I hadn't noticed that.

Agree on the shifter. Current one would take some getting used to. I definitely had some issues on my test drive.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

I never did get used to it in my two-week, 1001-mile test drive. I'm glad it'll be "fixed" on the 2016.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

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So I am ready to pull the trigger on a new JGC. I've searched all over the country but the combination of options I want doesn't seem to exist on anyone's lot so I will be ordering.
I keep my vehicles for 6-8 years and 100k miles +/- which makes the model year depreciation less of an issue.
I'm looking at an Overland with OFAII, Tech Package, HK Audio, Blk Interior. Red is first choice color, Black second.
I know the current Red is going away with a replacement later which means an early 2016 order would likely be Black.
I'm not excited about the new engine start/stop feature but some of the other upgrades seem like small but nice enhancements.
A dealer indicated that current 2015 orders are coming in quickly - early 2016 could take a while I'm guessing.
Any opinions or advice on whether to order a 2015 now or wait for the 2016?
Just saw an article that the 2016 V6 will have improved MPG and torque. If the article is right... Torque should be up around 300 instead of the current 260. The article didn't mention HP numbers or if there is an improvement.

Considering that my 2012 is rated at 24mpg on the highway and I get 25mpg (with heavy A/T tires), another mile or two per gallon would be a bonus.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

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Just saw an article that the 2016 V6 will have improved MPG and torque. If the article is right... Torque should be up around 300 instead of the current 260. The article didn't mention HP numbers or if there is an improvement.

Considering that my 2012 is rated at 24mpg on the highway and I get 25mpg (with heavy A/T tires), another mile or two per gallon would be a bonus.
5 HP more (295), a 14.9% increase in torque and about 6% increase in fuel economy is what I read.
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I'm wondering if this article if accurate.

Can't remember an auto maker putting a new motor on an older platform.

I guess they are going to ride this MB chassis into the sunset.

Looks like all the rumours about complete new vehicle in 2019 are just that.

Anyway..... I hope this one is free of cylinder head issues.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

The powertrain warranty is something to consider, but odds are you can upgrade the new one to be in line with the old rather inexpensively, and even though you keep the car for awhile the major concern I would have for resale between 2015 and 2016 is 2016 is getting a minor exterior refresh like the 2014 did, might make it a lot more valuable on the second hand market as to the untrained eye it may seem to be a whole new generation.
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Re: Order 2015 or wait for 2016?

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Much better tires in ORAII
What will the tires be?
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