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Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

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Just wanted to give my quick opinion and see what everyone thinks. I originally was thinking of getting either a 2013 or 2014 Summit. Couldn't get into the 2014 new styling for the Summit at all. Never even looked at the 2014 Overland.

Recently when i looked at the 2014 Overland I was amazed about how much better it looked to me. The front end with the tow hooks look better, the rear exhaust style and tow package looks better, rims look better to me, no chrome trim along the sideskirts, etc.

Anyone else think this? I'm kind of confused a little because to me, the Overland looks classier than the Summit. I guess I'll be going with the Overland then. The money really isn't much on an issue but I suppose it's good to save a few bucks as well. Anyway, anyone else feel like this?
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

The same styling won me over on the Overland vs. the Summit. I wanted the speakers and moving headlights from the Summit, but I couldn't look past the square exhaust and lack of ORAII package. Depending on how the audio sounds, I can always upgrade the speakers and hopefully someone finds a way to get the headlights to work on the Overland.
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

What i wanted was the Brown interior and speakers, but the rear looking like a combo of the Mercedes/Acura rear and the weird front/wheels throws me off too much. To me, the Summit doesn't have that same Jeep aggressive identity that the Overland has.

Eventually i do plan on upgraded the sound system and getting custom leather on the seats can be pricey, but it'll just individualize mine more so it's a wash IMO. I want to love the Summit, but i can't.
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

Your tastes are your tastes, but they seem to align with the majority of people here.

The perks of the Summit are on the inside. Nicer leather, HK stereo system, suede like headliner are the major ones.

I'm ordering the Overland because it looks better on the outside and inside. I'm not a fan of the brown interior. I've had black interiors on all of my vehicles, and it's time for something new...so I ordered the indigo interior. It has the dark feeling of a black interior, but its nice and unique.
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

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The same styling won me over on the Overland vs. the Summit. I wanted the speakers and moving headlights from the Summit, but I couldn't look past the square exhaust and lack of ORAII package. Depending on how the audio sounds, I can always upgrade the speakers and hopefully someone finds a way to get the headlights to work on the Overland.
I had adaptive headlights on my Lexus, and really didn't notice the difference between having them off and having them off.

I thought they were really cool when I first got the car. A year after I bought it, I put in a new stereo. After the disconnected battery reset everything, I think I went 2 years with the adaptive headlights turned off and never realized it.

I'd save your $$ on the headlights and do something more unique to your Overland!
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

Subjective. For me, both are great but like anyone, there are things on each that I like or dislike. I like everything about the Summit (I'm not an off-roader) with the exception of the lack of a lighter colored interior. I absolutely HATE black interiors and the new brown, while very nice, is still darker than I would prefer. That one item would push me toward the Overland. Of course, then there would be the loss of the higher end sound system and some of the unique body styling I like...and the Summit wheels which I really like. (which others hate... ) If I were buying tomorrow...and I'm not...I'd probably still choose the Summit with the brown interior. It's my nature. But I could be very happy with a fully optioned out Overland, too.

Pick the one that provides you the longest list of things you need and desire and the shortest list of thing that don't work for you. Both are great rides!
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

Looking at pictures I thought the overland was better too, but after seeing the summit at the Geneva auto show, I have to say it looks much better than the overland.. It looks more upmarket and much more expensive
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

I also like the Overland more than the Summit, though I think the Summit looks more classy than the Overland. The Overland, IMO, is a good mix of classy and rugged all in one package.

I certainly don't mean this in a negative way, but I see the Summit as more of an older person's vehicle compared to the Overland and below.
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

I'm in the same boat! I have a 2003 Tundra and am looking to step into a more modern vehicle. As much as I enjoy the practicality of a truck, I want a more refined ride, and a unibody SUV seems like a good compromise. I need to maintain as much of the non ideal road condition capabilities as I possibly can. I am looking seriously at a fully optioned '14 Overland vs. the '14 Summit.
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Re: Overland looks better than Summit for 2014?

In my quick review, I don't care for the chrome bling on the Summit. I like the tow hooks and exposed trailer hitch on the Overland... not to mention you can get it outfitted with the necessary specs to earn the "trail rated" badge. I suspect I'll put in after market speakers, and I've never owned a vehicle with adaptive lights or headlight washers, so why care? I would like to have all the bells and whistles, but not at the sacrifice of more off-road or inclement weather capability. Does anyone anticipate Jeep tweaking the options to satisfy those of us who like bits and pieces of both the Overland and the Summit?
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In my quick review, I don't care for the chrome bling on the Summit. I like the tow hooks and exposed trailer hitch on the Overland... not to mention you can get it outfitted with the necessary specs to earn the "trail rated" badge. I suspect I'll put in after market speakers, and I've never owned a vehicle with adaptive lights or headlight washers, so why care? I would like to have all the bells and whistles, but not at the sacrifice of more off-road or inclement weather capability. Does anyone anticipate Jeep tweaking the options to satisfy those of us who like bits and pieces of both the Overland and the Summit?
That has been the hope of many on this forum, myself included, when it comes to the premium HK sound system. But there has been no leak or information that would indicate that they are going in that direction for the MY2015 JGC. One can only hope at this point, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Does anyone anticipate Jeep tweaking the options to satisfy those of us who like bits and pieces of both the Overland and the Summit?
Honestly, I doubt that will happen. Why? Because these two vehicles are marketed to what Jeep slots as different buying demographics. That combined with the now long time general auto industry trend toward avoiding the higher cost of what I'll call a la carté options makes it less likely that there will be much mix 'n match of options that are slated as exclusive to a given trim level. Allowing those exclusive options to float would certainly cannibalize sales of the Summit trim level, for example, because I believe there truly are folks who will agree to the higher price tag just to get the sound system and other electronic/style goodies...many of them have posted here at JG over the past year. But those same folks do have available the pieces/parts to add the off-road capability...at extra cost and effort, of course. And some have done so.
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