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Having grown up with steel wheels and wheel covers, I really prefer wheels the at least pretend to hide the brakes. Maybe with some kind of dust shield behind them.

Then again, I like chrome and quilted leather. :lol:

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^^X2. XC90 is the sexiest 3 row I've ever seen! And yeah, those wheels are killer! Good choice over the standard 20s which are still very decent.

My friends make fun of me for calling it sexy, haha but it's damn sexy. Especially the R Design. I had initially decided on the 2017 GC, a High Altitude or Summit, but the front updates turned me off from it and gave me the extra push I needed to get the XC90. It's a little sad, I've driven Jeeps since I started driving 10 years ago. Maybe the next GC will be stunning and bring me back to Jeep.
 

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My friends make fun of me for calling it sexy, haha but it's damn sexy. Especially the R Design. I had initially decided on the 2017 GC, a High Altitude or Summit, but the front updates turned me off from it and gave me the extra push I needed to get the XC90. It's a little sad, I've driven Jeeps since I started driving 10 years ago. Maybe the next GC will be stunning and bring me back to Jeep.

10 years ago - now I feel old - lol


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I'm replacing my Jeep with an XC90 in a few months..
I'll do the same next spring. Although I feel a bit 'guilty' for doing so, I think the XC90 has a bit more to offer than the somewhat aged GC - at virtually the same $$ (I'm leasing). I'm not having an issue with the facelift. I just think the refresh falls short in providing some features you can expect on a MY17 vehicle in that class - like a top view camera etc. What really ticked me off was that they even took away the adaptive headlights on the Summit while the Volvo can be ordered with adaptive full LEDs. I know that the current GC will be replaced fairly soon so it made sense they didn't offer all the features like HUD or an all-digital speedometer. The timing simply favors the Volvo right now.

However, I could see myself again in the all-new GC later on because I'm pretty sure the next GC will get all the bells and whistles again.
 

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Always hated offset spoked wheels like those above, just looks odd have them pointing one way on the left side and the opposite on the right.
 

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an all-digital speedometer.
Are you saying Jeep should remove the option to view the speedometer as analog? It is just a 'video' interpretation of a digital signal, one I prefer.

Maybe I'm missing something. It wouldn't be the first time. :)

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Are you saying Jeep should remove the option to view the speedometer as analog? It is just a 'video' interpretation of a digital signal, one I prefer.

Maybe I'm missing something. It wouldn't be the first time. :)

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I believe that reference is for having the option for an all digital cluster instead of just part of it like the Jeep.

 

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I wish I was able to feel the difference on the 2016 adjustable steering more. I test drove a 2016 HA for a good 25 miles and didn't notice it compared to my 2015 HA. I even selected sport mode. So that leads to me this question. MDbones mentioned his 2014 steering being pretty bad. Since I am not noticing terrible steering on my 2015 HA, is there a difference between steering between a 2014 V6 and a 2015 V6? Maybe I need more time behind the wheel of a 2016 to be able to make a better conclusion, but based on 25 miles of driving, I couldn't tell a difference between 2016 HA steering in sport mode, and a 2015 HA.
Does anyone else have any input? How could his 2014 have been that bad? Also, FWIW, I had a 2014 Summit V8 and I didn't like the steering. IMO was wayyy too heavy and made the entire Jeep feel like you were driving a tank. However, the 2014 V6 should have had the electric steering no?
I had a 14 Overland V-6 and the steering was just fine. Not too light and responsive. The tire feel was lacking but other than that a good steering system. I drove a friend's V-8 14 Summit and it was completely different with a VERY heavy feel and sluggish responsiveness at least comparatively.
 

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I'll do the same next spring. Although I feel a bit 'guilty' for doing so, I think the XC90 has a bit more to offer than the somewhat aged GC - at virtually the same $$ (I'm leasing). I'm not having an issue with the facelift. I just think the refresh falls short in providing some features you can expect on a MY17 vehicle in that class - like a top view camera etc. What really ticked me off was that they even took away the adaptive headlights on the Summit while the Volvo can be ordered with adaptive full LEDs. I know that the current GC will be replaced fairly soon so it made sense they didn't offer all the features like HUD or an all-digital speedometer. The timing simply favors the Volvo right now.

However, I could see myself again in the all-new GC later on because I'm pretty sure the next GC will get all the bells and whistles again.
Beautiful car, best seats in the industry.
The engine though? No thanks. Way too much air being forced in to make HP.
Plus the drone of the 4cyl, and no towing capacity=no 179a. I am out.
 

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I'll do the same next spring. Although I feel a bit 'guilty' for doing so, I think the XC90 has a bit more to offer than the somewhat aged GC - at virtually the same $$ (I'm leasing). I'm not having an issue with the facelift. I just think the refresh falls short in providing some features you can expect on a MY17 vehicle in that class - like a top view camera etc. What really ticked me off was that they even took away the adaptive headlights on the Summit while the Volvo can be ordered with adaptive full LEDs. I know that the current GC will be replaced fairly soon so it made sense they didn't offer all the features like HUD or an all-digital speedometer. The timing simply favors the Volvo right now.

However, I could see myself again in the all-new GC later on because I'm pretty sure the next GC will get all the bells and whistles again.

The XC90 was on my shortlist until I sat in one at a car show - looked good but something about it felt like I aged about 20 years being in it. Also the fact that 100% of the time I have seen one on the road it was driven by an older person or a woman. Nothing wrong with that of course!

Also to option it out the way I wanted would have been at least $5k more than my 17 Summit. Also loved the new Jag F-pace but that was $10k more. Not 100% happy with the fact mine won't have the newest Uconnect, but I'm over it. Excited for the awesome look of the new Summit in black with that crazy cool cattle tan interior, and my gloss black spider monkey reps will toughen up the look a bit and make it more unique.

Hopefully you give it a good extended test drive before ditching Jeep, but now you will start noticing all of the drivers I mentioned of that XC - lmao :)


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I too think the steering on my 15 V6 sucks. It doesn't track down the highway well at all, it doesn't have a very good 'on center' feel. It's my biggest complaint. I am eager to try the new electric steering system. Hopefully it's more sensitive. Because my little 2015 feels like a huge barge.
Humm interesting....and this was a V6?!? I honestly cannot see how a 2015 V6 steering could feel like a barge. If that feels like a barge than holy crap if you tried driving a 2014/2015 V8 you would probably give up lol
Going from my 2014 Summit V8 makes my 2015 V6 feel like a go kart...no joke.
 

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Humm interesting....and this was a V6?!? I honestly cannot see how a 2015 V6 steering could feel like a barge. If that feels like a barge than holy crap if you tried driving a 2014/2015 V8 you would probably give up lol

Going from my 2014 Summit V8 makes my 2015 V6 feel like a go kart...no joke.

You and I both went from a 14 V8. Honestly I think something has always been wrong with my 2015 V6. It needed an alignment since I drove it off the lot. It still feels like it needs an alignment after one was performed.
 

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The XC90 was on my shortlist until I sat in one at a car show - looked good but something about it felt like I aged about 20 years being in it. Also the fact that 100% of the time I have seen one on the road it was driven by an older person or a woman. Nothing wrong with that of course!

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What trim did you sit in? The same has been said for Summits. Where I live, I've never seen a guy in either an Overland or Summit. Ever! I occasionally see older men in Limiteds lol
 

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2017 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

What trim did you sit in? The same has been said for Summits. Where I live, I've never seen a guy in either an Overland or Summit. Ever! I occasionally see older men in Limiteds lol

Was the R spec on the XC. Too funny - I see a good mix. The women here in Texas love their Yukons & Tahoes, so I see more in those than anything.


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Was the R spec on the XC. Too funny - I see a good mix. The women here in Texas love their Yukons & Tahoes, so I see more in those than anything.

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You and I both went from a 14 V8. Honestly I think something has always been wrong with my 2015 V6. It needed an alignment since I drove it off the lot. It still feels like it needs an alignment after one was performed.
Ahh yes that's right now I remember. Ok so that explains your thoughts on the 2014 steering. All I remember was the first time I test drove a 2015 HA V6 was the difference in steering blew me away. So much so that it literally felt like a completely different vehicle. The steering alone is a huge factor in why I left the V8 and the overall driving experience is IMO much better. I bet the 2016 V8 with all electric steering is pretty awesome!
 

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I've seen both a silver and white 17 Overland in person. I'm a previous owner of both a 2012 and 2014 Overland. I love the front end changes.
The cutout for the trailer hitch looks a little square but I'm nitpicking.
Overall I love it and will be trading in my RAM diesel to go back to an Overland as soon as the updated radio is available. Does anyone have any updates on the new radio. I'm a big fan of Android Auto and a higher resolution screen doesn't hurt either. If I can figure out how to post pics I'll share the pics I took.
I'm waiting on Radio too. Will wait until 2018 if I have to.

Curious on any new info on Radio as well. If it is just a drop in replacement I just don't understand why they don't drop it in their Jeep GC but do on other models.
 
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