Re: Struggling with decision... Overland or Summit
Its a tough decision. When I bought my first WK2 I bought a 2011 Laredo X. I wanted it to be a little utilitarian, and we enjoyed that vehicle. When it became time to replace it with another one, we wanted more toys so it came time to step up the ladder. I too debated between the Overland and the Summit. Here's why I chose the Overland:
1. Its more rugged looking. The Summit is a great looking vehicle, but I prefer the more rugged looking Overland, I prefer the simpler wheels, etc.
2. I loved the indigo blue/brown interior, and hated the brown or black choices in the Summit.
3. The Overland leased much better. This is a real consideration for those who are leasing, the different lease rates on the Summit meant it would have been approximately $100 more per month. On the flip side the Limited leased much better than the Overland, but I felt I was getting more for that difference than I was comparing the Overland to the Summit.
Now, in 2015 the field is a little different. The Summit now has the saddle interior back which I like, and the new Summit plusses add to the value argument. If I were buying a daily for myself, I probably would get a Summit. But for my wife's car (she wouldn't even know the difference if the two sat next to each other) and something I will use on weekends, trips, snow, etc...the Overland is probably what I would wind up with again.
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Previous Jeeps: 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland; 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo X