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Like a summit or overland is better put together than a regular limited? Less chance of interior rattles? Looking to trade up to a HA
 

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It's funny I never had a rattle in any of my 4 GCs until I got my 2018 Trailhawk and then I realized the rattle was the passenger seatbelt. Once I locked it the rattle was gone.
 

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There does tend to be better sound-reduction in higher trim levels and that might be noticeable to you. But a rattle is generally caused by something being loose or misplaced and it can happen on any vehicle...in the case of JGC that would be anything from the most basic Laredo fleet vehicle to the most decked out TrackHawk. They all come down the same assembly line and are handled by the same robots and humans along their journey.
 
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Alright I'm gonna get it, been thinking about it for 2 weeks now
 

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Like a summit or overland is better put together than a regular limited? Less chance of interior rattles? Looking to trade up to a HA
Not in the slightest. My aunt has a Limited. I've owned both an Overland and a Trailhawk. My neighbor next door has a new Summit. All of them have the same terrible alignment on exterior trim, the driver's door doesn't sit flush with the body on any of them, the tailpipes aren't even (although this tends to vary) and they are just generally not put together very well. Panel gaps are a joke, etc... But if you don't have high expectations, I think you'll be okay with what you get in a Jeep product.
 

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My 2011 Overland seems to be put together relatively well. Panel gaps are large by modern standards but are consistant. Doors and trim line up. Interior fit and finish seems good, nothing is obviously loose or poorly fitting. No rattles to speak of other than the flipper glass on the tailgate, which only recently started rattling since I've been using it more often.

I have noticed brand new Grand Cherokees on dealership lots that look like they are straight up warped with the way the panels fit. I wonder if it has anything to do with the dies at the stamping facility being worn due to the long model run of the WK2, or perhaps quality control standards and/or pride of craftsmanship have dropped off as this is now an aging model.
 

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I haven't found a single thing wrong with my 2018 Limited, other than I think the driver's lumbar support is wrong and the around-town gas mileage sucks.
 

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You would think they would. My previous 14 Overland Hemi had much more defects than my current 17 Altitude. Go figure... No issues with the 17 right now.

The grass isn't greener on the other side.
 
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I haven't found a single thing wrong with my 2018 Limited, other than I think the driver's lumbar support is wrong and the around-town gas mileage sucks.
My around town mileage is garbage too. Granted I have the V8 but it’s still atrocious. I can’t understand how Jeeps V6 or v8 gets such poor mileage when there are other similar engines that do far better
 

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There is better leather and more sound insulation in the Summit. The Summit also has full laminated glass. From my extensive long road trips cruising 80mph+ for hours on end, I have no rattles or wind noise. Rattles are thing of the past from any recent GC I have owned or drove as a loaner.


This was quick snap shot after getting gas on i95. I had my cruise set at 84mph with regular passing up to 90mph. My average mpg would be higher had I just not stopped for gas.
The last tank of gas I averaged 23mpg with ADC locked in 80mph.

 

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Had a 2011 Limited. The only rattle I had was the pano sunroof. After following the manufacturer glass pane alignment procedure, that vehicle was super quiet.

Traded it for a 2014 Overland. Every week, I'm finding and fixing a new rattle. It's constantly something with the door panels or headliner. The rear spoiler is the newest agrivation now that the weather has gotten warmer. It's contacting the rear glass and making a VERY annoying rattle anytime there is the slightest bit of body flex. Just can't seem to get a few days with the same temperature around here so I can troubleshot and repair it. Only happens between 65F-73~F.
 
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My 2017 limited is solid as for rattles and such. I just don't like when you close the rear doors they don't feel or sound solid, kind of hollow tin feeling but they are straight and nothing on the Jeep is misaligned. The paint is good, no waves and the truck is super quiet. My brother has a 2017 trailhawk and the paint is real wavy but the rest is solid and straight. Jeep has come a long way but still not on par with some of the Japanese auto makers when it comes to fit and finish. The interiors are super nice but will they hold up in time?? We shall see.
 

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My 17 Limited has rattles from my sunroof panel, door panels, instrument cluster and dash. They come and go.
 
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My around town mileage is garbage too. Granted I have the V8 but it’s still atrocious. I can’t understand how Jeeps V6 or v8 gets such poor mileage when there are other similar engines that do far better
Because it’s heavy midsize SUV. Toyota 4Runner, v6 Highlander, Range Rover sport all have similar fuel economy.
 

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Because it’s heavy midsize SUV. Toyota 4Runner, v6 Highlander, Range Rover sport all have similar fuel economy.
If the V6 4Runner has similar mileage, that's an improvement on Toyota's part. My 95 4Runner got worse mileage than my 2004 Tahoe and was similar to my 1978 Bronco with the 352 V8, but without the power.
 

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I bought my 2014 with 39K on it. Prior owner said he'd had zero problems, just a couple recalls, one for the gear selector and something else. I've had it 8 months and put 15K on it and the only problem was a very slight vibration at idle which was fixed with new motor mounts under my maxcare warranty. All the panels fit perfectly, there are zero rattles, the paint is excellent. It has tons of power and while the gas mileage isn't great, it's actually better than the gutless V6 Explorer it replaced.
 

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You should definitely get the High Altitude, you will love it. I will say this though, my '18 HA is not as quiet, or seemingly as smooth riding as my dads '17 Summit. For all I know that could be in my head and was not noticeable enough to deter me from buying mine.
 
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