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Trim level distribution

Does anyone know what the distribution of trim levels is between Laredos, Limiteds, Overlands and Summits? It seems like every WK2 I see around here (New England) is a Limited. I know the Summit isn't out yet, and that the builds the Milous is tracking are mostly Overlands and Summits as we're all clearly enthusiasts and might spring from something a little more pricey. I looked and can't find that Jeep reports how many or what percentage and spec'd each way. Does someone here have an idea?
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Re: Trim level distribution

Not sure about the distribution, but I suprised that the options price out to a basically a free or very cheap upgrade to the next trim level.

Example Limited with luxury package / 20" group is basically the same price as the overland and you get the upgraded piping, ect with the overland. My buddy was trying to save a few dollars pricing the limited but when optioned he found out he might as well go with the overland.
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Re: Trim level distribution

My Laredo X Hemi is basically a Limited minus the HID headlights, power tilt, chrome door handles and wheels, and sunroof. All that amounts to about a $3,000 difference in sticker price ($39,200 vs. $42,300).
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Re: Trim level distribution

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Not sure about the distribution, but I suprised that the options price out to a basically a free or very cheap upgrade to the next trim level.

Example Limited with luxury package / 20" group is basically the same price as the overland and you get the upgraded piping, ect with the overland. My buddy was trying to save a few dollars pricing the limited but when optioned he found out he might as well go with the overland.
I would be interested in seeing the brake down too! Based off this forum everyone owns overlands, LOL

Looking at MSRP you are correct. Most dealers have been discounting more Limited than overlands. So really you can get a limited cheaper.....also some people do not want the piping, or the leather dash, or the QL so the limited makes sense.
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Re: Trim level distribution

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My Laredo X Hemi is basically a Limited minus the HID headlights, power tilt, chrome door handles and wheels, and sunroof. All that amounts to about a $3,000 difference in sticker price ($39,200 vs. $42,300).
This is basically true, although I did find out that the Laredo's don't have HD brakes. Which makes them a 6500lb GVW instead of the 6800lb of the Limited's and Overlands. Although it looks like if you were willing to spend some money you could change out the calipers, rotors etc and you would have HD brakes from what I can see.
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I would be interested in seeing the brake down too! Based off this forum everyone owns overlands, LOL

Looking at MSRP you are correct. Most dealers have been discounting more Limited than overlands. So really you can get a limited cheaper.....also some people do not want the piping, or the leather dash, or the QL so the limited makes sense.
I forget that not everyone is in the Detroit market, buying a big three car here is a little different. Most people know someone who can at least get supplier pricing, if not employee. On top of that there are over 100 Overlands in a 50 mile radius.
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Re: Trim level distribution

Just my own observation shows a fairly even distribution as I drive around- mostly Laredos with a new Limiteds and Overlands. The WK2 is still pretty rare, but getting to be more common; I see maybe a couple others per week.

I would expect that generally there would be more Overlands than Limiteds though, for the reason we've already observed- it just doesn't cost much more for a rather decent amount more equipment.
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Re: Trim level distribution

Around here they are all Laredo's and most V6's. I have seen one other limited in town not an overland being driven. There are plenty of them on the lots though.
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Just my own observation shows a fairly even distribution as I drive around- mostly Laredos with a new Limiteds and Overlands. The WK2 is still pretty rare, but getting to be more common; I see maybe a couple others per week.

I would expect that generally there would be more Overlands than Limiteds though, for the reason we've already observed- it just doesn't cost much more for a rather decent amount more equipment.

Since Overlands have lower supply (and 4 out of the 5 on my dealer lot were Hemis) I chose a limited. Much of the reason is that I did not want the V8 and can't stand wood steering wheels.

What I also discovered is (as someone else mentioned), due to supply, the Limited offered better bargaining power than an Overland.

I pretty much got exactly what I wanted (ACC / Lux) (on a Limited) with slush mats and roof fails for less than $40k. I definitely did not want QL or the V8, regardless of price.

So, just another reason why they make different options, people like/want/need different trim levels.

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I pretty much got exactly what I wanted (ACC / Lux) (on a Limited) with slush mats and roof fails for less than $40k. I definitely did not want QL or the V8, regardless of price.

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I'm with you on the no QL. After multiple vehicles (and manufacturers) with air suspension i'll pass. Listening to the pump, dealing with air bag leaks in the winter, worrying about level sensors (or driving home from the trail with the rear end bouncing because the rear is fully inflated), or on the ground because of seal ruptures. Hopefully they are not using the Mercedes system, my CLS started leaking after 3 years.
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Hopefully they are not using the Mercedes system, my CLS started leaking after 3 years.
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Re: Trim level distribution

Originally I wanted a fully loaded Laredo X w/ ORAII because I liked the black "wood" trim better. When I realized that I couldnt get the panoramic roof or the HiDs I changed my requirement to a Limited.

Then, in an effort to upsale, the dealership had me test drive an Overland because it was the only Hemi they had on the lot. Well, it sort-of worked. I didn't go for the Overland but after the drive I decided that I wanted my Limited to be fully optioned. I decided this over the Overland strictly because I was not a fan of the interior wood color or the wood steering wheel in an Overland. The cost difference between a fully loaded Limited and an Overland was insignificant.

As far as breakdown of models, around my zipcode there are three Jeep dealerships in an 8mile radius. Breakdown according to Cars.com:
49 Total
40 Laredo
6 Limited
3 Overland

All of which are 4x4. No 4x2s.

Just to expand, within 30-miles of Baltimore City
219 Total
167 Laredo
30 Limited
22 Laredo

218 are 4x4, One (1) is a 4x2.

This is why options and aftermarket accessories exist, to each their own.

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My Laredo X Hemi is basically a Limited minus the HID headlights, power tilt, chrome door handles and wheels, and sunroof. All that amounts to about a $3,000 difference in sticker price ($39,200 vs. $42,300).
So you dont feel slighted - the Limiteds dont have the power tilt steering column unless you order the Lux2 package.
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