I've been fortunate to have owned both a WK2 Overland & and SRT8. Each has its driving advantages. I liked the Overland for having the 'go anywhere' flexibility. I drove the Overland where I wouldn't dare drive the SRT, e.g. my Overland had Quadra-Lift, & I used that a lot. On the other hand, I'm really glad to have the SRT8. Its road & track (handling & speed) performance is amazing.
I installed winter tires on both GC's, and have never had a problem in snow (keeping in mind, I've only driven the SRT8 on snow covered roads & not in the mountains).
Here's a pic showing both my Jeeps' centre consoles. The Overland has a lot more flexibility, on & off road.
My current ride:
- 2012 GC SRT8, Mineral Grey Metallic
My previous Jeeps:
- 1993 GC Laredo, 1995 GC Limited, 2000 GC Laredo, 2004 GC Overland, 2011 GC Overland.