2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
I got the Overland with light interior and the V6.
-The felt stuff they used for the "misc" holder on the top of the console cannot be cleaned.
I have no idea what they were thinking.
It's just pure stupidity.
-The silver plastic on the center console looks and feels really cheap to me.
It also scratches easily.
-I don't like the dry/broken-earth background on the stereo.
-The carpet isn't that great.
-The plastic isn't that great.
-The grill on the Overland, where it's just the outline of the "teeth" in chrome doesn't look very good.
-I didn't like the flat/matte dark wood at first.
I like it now.
I think that was forward design.
-V6 is peppy
-The V8 must be a blast.
-When I heard "blue leather" I was disappointed that they discontinued the saddle leather.
I'm still disappointed, but the navy blue leather looks classy.
-I love the way they did the LED's.
-I love that the lights go up and down when you start it. (The little things. :)
-The technology and comfort features are great. (The radio wasn't responding very quickly when I first got it, but it seems to be over whatever issue it had and doesn't get hung up any longer). These are my first rain-sensing wipers, and I can't believe how well they match the rain volume. Love the SD card.
-Drives great, fun to drive.
I think they should go higher end on the stereo speakers.
I know they want to stratify the features to get you to upgrade models, but I'm disappointed on the quality of the nine speakers in my model.
I gather that the speakers switch to Harmon's if you go with the Summit version.
I think the Overland has an Alpine system.
Don't get me wrong, it doesn't sound bad, so this is more of an open letter item to manufacturers in general:
Take all of your speakers up two levels in quality.
It's a big part of the experience of driving and you'll win customer loyalty.
Your top model should have Dynaudio or equiv, your second top Polk or MB Quart or equiv.