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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

From my recollection, the Summit has different appointments in the interior that give it a more warm and inviting appearance. Rather than have the carbon fiber trim, I think there was fake wood. I liked the color choices that the Summit presented. However, comparatively, the packaging of everything will be very similar between the two cars, so if you're comfortable in one, you'll be comfortable in the other. However, there is something on this forum that states that each GC utilizes different foam stiffness levels within the seats. I believe the SRT has a more supple foam in both seat varieties which may counter some claims people have about the lower level GCs being uncomfortable in long trips.

The 5.7 provided ample power in the test drive, but the exhaust note wasn't as audible within the cabin as it is in the SRT. I think someone on here also mentioned a different windshield being installed in the SRT's to allow some penetration of the sound into the cabin. I believe it is that the SRT's don't get the acoustic windshields. The 6.4 will provide a difference that is noticeable and not at all subtle. Also, the active sound cancellation system to reduce the 4 cyl drone while in eco mode works quite well. I'm not sure if the Summit has that.

I don't remember much difference in braking as I didn't really test those out too much. The suspension is also very different and the srt doesn't have that differing ride height that the other models offer.

Overall, in the short test drive I had of the SRT, my thoughts were "Okay, this feels somewhat different." However, I couldn't really quantify how much of a difference there was at the time. There really wasn't much of an opportunity to really get to test out the differences between cars. It sounds as though other members here had different experiences, so hopefully they'll chime in.

I'm finding that as the car wears in and I am getting more used to its handling characteristics, the differences in it over other cars are becoming more discernible. Still, I recommend the car 99.98%.

The salesman who took me for the ride in the SRT tried to distract me most of the trip by showing me all of the Uconnect goodies, in reality, I can't get them to really function well and find them to be more of a disappointment than anything. Seeing as you're not buying an SRT so you can use Pandora, it shouldn't really factor into your decision that much.

Also, you can look to get about 14/20 mpg with the SRT within the first 3000k miles. Some users report different mileage. I believe my best is 24, but it really takes a lot of concentration to get that.

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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

Wow! Thank you for the detailed reply. I guess from my research online, the Summit is more of a luxurious cabin with an amped up cabin, whereas the SRT is purely performance. I just wasn't sure if the SRT was designed to forego any of the features and stick mainly to the engine. But after watching several reviews online the rev the SRT, it sounds so good.
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Another user was telling me that Summit is pretty sweet. I know it is the 5.7 versus the SRT's 6.4, so I was curious on how that felt. There was also some mention that the interior is a lot more plush in the summit, along with more acoustic glass. I was just curious and asking. I know I will get a better sense if I actually drive them.
The Summit and SRT have different purposes so its hard to compare them directly. The SRT is an on road monster so if you want on road speed and performance then that's your vehicle but its not an off road vehicle. The summit is not as fast but has some off road ability and many of the same luxury items as SRT. So a V8 summit will give you a little bit of each, and SRT is your on road high performance choice
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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

Thank you silvermax. That is a pretty good analysis. I am just curious to users' opinion since I am coming from driving an 05 Infiniti G35. Since I live in the high country of CO (about 1200 feet in elevation above Denver), I have been told that snow and weather can get pretty nasty. I was also told that there is no way my G35 is going to handle the snow in our area. Thus, I wanted to look into Jeeps. The SRT immediately grabbed my attention, so I looked into. I also looked into the Summits, High Altitude and whatnot. That being said, I do not have to drive to work or anything. Therefore, I will not be putting tons of miles on it. I maybe put 5K on a year. Thank you for the quick snapshot of the two.
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The Summit actually has real open pore wood trim inside. Not fake thankfully.
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Thank you silvermax. That is a pretty good analysis. I am just curious to users' opinion since I am coming from driving an 05 Infiniti G35. Since I live in the high country of CO (about 1200 feet in elevation above Denver), I have been told that snow and weather can get pretty nasty. I was also told that there is no way my G35 is going to handle the snow in our area. Thus, I wanted to look into Jeeps. The SRT immediately grabbed my attention, so I looked into. I also looked into the Summits, High Altitude and whatnot. That being said, I do not have to drive to work or anything. Therefore, I will not be putting tons of miles on it. I maybe put 5K on a year. Thank you for the quick snapshot of the two.
Fitted with the right tires both will handle snow fine, summit does have the quadra lift air suspension which will give you a few more inches of clearance if needed. I have had my 2014 summit anout 2.5 years now, I was considering SRT but really needed to have that bit of off road ability so i went with v8 summit. Its not as fast as SRT but moves alone fine. I like it a lot.
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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

Very cool. Is that it pictured in your icon? Looks nice! Do you think there will be a big difference between the 5.7 and V6 that I have in the current altitude?
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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

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Fitted with the right tires both will handle snow fine, summit does have the quadra lift air suspension which will give you a few more inches of clearance if needed. I have had my 2014 summit anout 2.5 years now, I was considering SRT but really needed to have that bit of off road ability so i went with v8 summit. Its not as fast as SRT but moves alone fine. I like it a lot.
Agree about the snow. My SRT is great in the snow with the Blizzaks
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Very cool. Is that it pictured in your icon? Looks nice! Do you think there will be a big difference between the 5.7 and V6 that I have in the current altitude?
The 5.7 v8 will be faster but its not a dramatic difference but it is quicker, If i remember right v8 0-60 was 6.5 sec and thd v6 was 7.5. SRT is down in the 4s i think. Mileage difference is also not that much between v8 snd v6 so its really do you want a little quicker or little better mileage.
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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

My wife wanted one
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Coming from a 2012 limited V6 to the SRT there is no comparison. The V8 albeit 6.4L is like Hulk against Lego man 😂


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Re: Thinking about getting an SRT

I can imagine. Anything with an SRT badge is worth driving
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