Originally Posted by Dcbullets
I have a V8 '13 Overland Summit. I really like it quite a bit, however I don't get great gas mileage (90% city driving). I've read about so many issues with the 8 speed tranny, so I'd definitely keep that in mind. I also use my flipper glass on a daily basis and would miss that feature if I upgraded.
The '13 is still a really nice vehicle. Good luck!
I have a 2012 V8 Limited.
The 6 speed trans has all the programming updates. The truck runs great now, super smooth.
I just drove 2014 summit around for 3 weeks, the biggest thing I noticed about the 2014 is that the shifts are smooth and frequent.
IMO, In city driving it(2014 V8) feels very similar to the V6. The V8 shows up on the highway tho;effortless and quiet.
The character in the V8 is always present in the(2012/2013) 6 Speed trans.
I also missed the flipper glass and can do without that new shifter.
Picking up a 2012 or 2013 is a great rental choice until they put out the 2017s.