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2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

Hello Guys...

I am about to purchase a jeep and am torn between this two models... I won't be taking this trucks off road at all but I am just a bit concerned of the difference in gas milage between a loaded summit and an srt... I already drive a 4X4 5.7l 2014 Ram Longhorn Crew Cab... and gas milage is acceptable for me... I drive about 40 hwy 60 city.


Also could the srt get tiresome with its big wide wheels? do they become noisy or unsettled in uneven pavement?

I am looking for feedback from people who have own this Srtīs for sometime now... I donīt want to buy the srt and some time later find out the novelty wears out pretty quick!

Thanks!
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

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Hello Guys...

I am about to purchase a jeep and am torn between this two models... I won't be taking this trucks off road at all but I am just a bit concerned of the difference in gas milage between a loaded summit and an srt... I already drive a 4X4 5.7l 2014 Ram Longhorn Crew Cab... and gas milage is acceptable for me... I drive about 40 hwy 60 city.


Also could the srt get tiresome with its big wide wheels? do they become noisy or unsettled in uneven pavement?

I am looking for feedback from people who have own this Srtīs for sometime now... I donīt want to buy the srt and some time later find out the novelty wears out pretty quick!

Thanks!
JC
I just made the switch from a '14 JGC Overland w/ a 5.7 V8 to a '14 SRT. Gas mileage is definitely less with the SRT than the Overland...so if you're concerned about mileage I'd be weary of the SRT...Not to mention you're supposed to use at least 91 Octane with the SRT...so you'll be paying for the more expensive gas.

I've only had my SRT for a week, but I can tell it handles turns and corners much better than my Overland. I prefer the seats in the SRT because it feels like they hold me much better. Otherwise, for the most part the interiors would be pretty similar.

As for tire noise, it's pretty quiet driving around...I really only hear the exhaust when I have the radio turned down...but the exhaust isn't overly loud or anything.
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

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Hello Guys...

I am about to purchase a jeep and am torn between this two models... I won't be taking this trucks off road at all but I am just a bit concerned of the difference in gas milage between a loaded summit and an srt... I already drive a 4X4 5.7l 2014 Ram Longhorn Crew Cab... and gas milage is acceptable for me... I drive about 40 hwy 60 city.


Also could the srt get tiresome with its big wide wheels? do they become noisy or unsettled in uneven pavement?

I am looking for feedback from people who have own this Srtīs for sometime now... I donīt want to buy the srt and some time later find out the novelty wears out pretty quick!

Thanks!
JC
The EPA numbers on the 4x4 5.7 summit and the SRT are pretty close 13/19 SRT and 14/20 on the 5.7, real world numbers though will be all over the map. going to be very dependent on your particular driving style. They both have MDS which can help out your number especially on the highway.
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2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

As previously mentioned if at all concerned about MPG the SRT may not be your pick. To truly enjoy the power and driving in a "sporty" manner it will probably average between 10-12mpg but also has the potential for 20+mpg if cruising in eco

I usually get on it and average 10.5mpg mostly city.

Conservative in eco on interstate I get 15.5 mpg
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

One last thing to clarify as well...The Jeep SRT does not appear to have memory settings for Eco Mode...Where as the Summit would...so if you were looking to achieve optimal mileage, you'd have to remember to press the Eco button every time you started the SRT.
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

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Hello Guys...

I am about to purchase a jeep and am torn between this two models... I won't be taking this trucks off road at all but I am just a bit concerned of the difference in gas milage between a loaded summit and an srt... I already drive a 4X4 5.7l 2014 Ram Longhorn Crew Cab... and gas milage is acceptable for me... I drive about 40 hwy 60 city.


Also could the srt get tiresome with its big wide wheels? do they become noisy or unsettled in uneven pavement?

I am looking for feedback from people who have own this Srtīs for sometime now... I donīt want to buy the srt and some time later find out the novelty wears out pretty quick!

Thanks!
JC
Please read this and keep it in your mind throughout the decision process: there is no significant difference in gas mileage between the overland v8 and SRT over the life of each. Buy the one you REALLY want. Furthermore, if you are buying a $50k+ vehicle then an extra couple dollars a tank in gas money (which it literally would be if that) shouldn't be a major factor. As for tires/ride, not that big a difference either when cruising. But I'd give the edge to the SRT due to better seats and tires. The Overland seats kinda suck, a bit hard and stiff. P.S. I have the SRT and a 5.7 Durango RT with same tires as Overland gets, and my in laws have a 5.7 overland.
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

Great thread and great read.
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

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Hello Guys...

I am about to purchase a jeep and am torn between this two models... I won't be taking this trucks off road at all but I am just a bit concerned of the difference in gas milage between a loaded summit and an srt... I already drive a 4X4 5.7l 2014 Ram Longhorn Crew Cab... and gas milage is acceptable for me... I drive about 40 hwy 60 city.


Also could the srt get tiresome with its big wide wheels? do they become noisy or unsettled in uneven pavement?

I am looking for feedback from people who have own this Srtīs for sometime now... I donīt want to buy the srt and some time later find out the novelty wears out pretty quick!

Thanks!
JC
I made this same switch at the end of the year, 2013 V8 Summit to 2014 loaded SRT. Here are my impressions so far.

Gas mileage is about the same, probably helps have the new trans in the SRT.
Comfort definitely the SRT, I have the Laguna leather and it's softer and much more luxurious than the Summit.

As for tires/wheels, love the look but definitely notice more road noise and since the roads here in Chicago are so crappy you defiantly get bounced around a lot more. Also the large tires of the SRt seem to be a constant fight if the road is worn in with tracks, probably the only thing I'm not really happy with. I had a Cayenne with 20" wheels and did not have this problem so I'm not sure if it's the run flats or if they are a wider tire.

All in All the SRT is great and would not go back.
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Re: 2014 Summit 4WD vs SRT what can I expect in gas milage and comfort?

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I made this same switch at the end of the year, 2013 V8 Summit to 2014 loaded SRT. Here are my impressions so far.

Gas mileage is about the same, probably helps have the new trans in the SRT.
Comfort definitely the SRT, I have the Laguna leather and it's softer and much more luxurious than the Summit.

As for tires/wheels, love the look but definitely notice more road noise and since the roads here in Chicago are so crappy you defiantly get bounced around a lot more. Also the large tires of the SRt seem to be a constant fight if the road is worn in with tracks, probably the only thing I'm not really happy with. I had a Cayenne with 20" wheels and did not have this problem so I'm not sure if it's the run flats or if they are a wider tire.

All in All the SRT is great and would not go back.
The fight with the tires and worn tracks in the road are from the run flats. My winter setup doesn't fight me and they are stock sizes but not run flats.
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The novelty doesn't wear off. I've never had an "SUV" before this, I've always had 3 series BMWs or Audi, almost a year later I'm still thrilled every time I get in the car. Hands down favorite vehicle I have ever owned. It's a blast to drive and gets more "thumbs up" than literally any car I've ever been in. I was driving down ocean in Miami last weekend and literally had 3 people take photos of my car while it was parked in a sea of lambos and bentleys. I was proud of the ole girl haha.




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