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I decide to buy a new grand cherokee and im looking for the pros and cons of owning a srt8 vs overland summit. Im owning right now a 2010 370z nismo that its to low for country ride and a 2010 unlimited rubicon that is a lemon and i want to change it. Thats why i need the expertise of you guys in this matter. Deciding between the srt8 and the summit. Thanks in advance for your help and concideration.
 

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No comparison man , I'D say SRT8 ALL THE WAY specially on the 12's model the SRT can do everything basically . Let me ask you this , what would you buy a GTR or a nismo Z (Leaving cost factor aside ) ? Also what are the price difference between SRT VS Overland ?
 

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No comparison man , I'D say SRT8 ALL THE WAY specially on the 12's model the SRT can do everything basically . Let me ask you this , what would you buy a GTR or a nismo Z (Leaving cost factor aside ) ? Also what are the price difference between SRT VS Overland ?
Overland summit 48,000 because came out last year but on the srt8 they sale it here for 72,000+ and thats a huge diference, plus i thought that because the summit its 6 speed maybe next year they going to change trans. To the srt8. Could i use the 24,000 diference to match hp to the srt8? And have the best of both worlds. I dont know what to do the thing its that its crazy to paid 72,000 for a car that next year its going to cost 55,000 brand new. Need help
 

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Equipment wise they are virtually the same. The differences come in the drivetrain, suspension, brakes, and appearance. My girlfriend has an '11 Overland and it's a very nice truck. I dont think you'll go wrong with the Summit. As for increasing the power in the 5.7, no tuning options are currently available.
 
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If you plan on doing any off-roading, go with the overland. The SRT is not an off-road vehicle!
If you are more concerned with performance, you can't go wrong with the SRT.
 
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You realize you're on the SRT8 forum, right? The opinions might be a bit slanted? That said, I think it depends on what you want to use the vehicle for. You said you were wanting to replace a new Rubi. Do you intend to go offroad? If so, you probably want the Summit. If you want to stay on the paved roads & want to blow some doors off then the SRT8 would be the best choice. I'm not considering the price differential in this discussion. Hope this helps.
 
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Difference between Summit and SRT8?......oh about 3 sec 0-60!:)

Seriously, if performance isn't important, go with the Summit.
 
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I own both and really like them both. The Summit is all luxury, looks, equipment and function. The SRT is both, it has every piece of luxury equipment that the Summit has except the rear seat heaters, but can act like a luxury car or an animal. The summit rides better on the highway and at cruising speed it actually adjusts ride height for optimal aerodynamics. Pretty cool feature. SRT has a MUCH better audio system. Love the Saddle leather look in the summit, but love the SRT seats more. The 5.7 is a PIG by comparison to the 6.4. The wife's previous car (2011 Larado x) was 2WD and the 5.7 gave it some balls, but in the 4WD Summit it is a slug. The Summit has a 6-speed which is better for the highway vs the 5-speed of the SRT. The Summit has a metric shit ton of chrome if you like that, door handles, mirrors, trim.... vs body color of the SRT which is much better IMO. One thing that bothers me about the Summit is that fender flares and rockers are the same moulded plastic crap that is on the Larado that I fear will fade in the sun. Should have been body color IMO. The ones on the SRT are different/more aggressive design and body color. Lots of differences in the motor, brakes and suspension.

It boils down to this, what are you looking for? Performance or luxury or both and what are you willing to pay. The SRT has both but you will pay more. The Summit is Luxury only but cost less. I did the SRT because I wanted both, the wife went for the Summit because she could care less about going fast.
 

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I own both and really like them both. The Summit is all luxury, looks, equipment and function. The SRT is both, it has every piece of luxury equipment that the Summit has except the rear seat heaters, but can act like a luxury car or an animal. The summit rides better on the highway and at cruising speed it actually adjusts ride height for optimal aerodynamics. Pretty cool feature. SRT has a MUCH better audio system. Love the Saddle leather look in the summit, but love the SRT seats more. The 5.7 is a PIG by comparison to the 6.4. The wife's previous car (2011 Larado x) was 2WD and the 5.7 gave it some balls, but in the 4WD Summit it is a slug. The Summit has a 6-speed which is better for the highway vs the 5-speed of the SRT. The Summit has a metric shit ton of chrome if you like that, door handles, mirrors, trim.... vs body color of the SRT which is much better IMO. One thing that bothers me about the Summit is that fender flares and rockers are the same moulded plastic crap that is on the Larado that I fear will fade in the sun. Should have been body color IMO. The ones on the SRT are different/more aggressive design and body color. Lots of differences in the motor, brakes and suspension.

It boils down to this, what are you looking for? Performance or luxury or both and what are you willing to pay. The SRT has both but you will pay more. The Summit is Luxury only but cost less. I did the SRT because I wanted both, the wife went for the Summit because she could care less about going fast.
Nice write up. It seems to be about your wallet as well. I'd go to car(s).com (eliminate parentheses) & put your zip code in on used. Expand out to all distances & then hit new vehicles on top. Then go to visit dealer site on, then go to new inventory and see if they built a discount in there. If they discount anywhere near $3,000, call to confirm availability / Vin / package.

You'll get lied to, manipulated and virtually molested but you might find your way clear. Then you'll have to go to dealer itself to be raped & thrown around, mostly raped. I'd have a few drinks before going in there & just practice saying no, no, no. Have the exact amount on your check that is due & confirm it matches your total due, it won't & they'll blame the tag fees / dealer estimation / dealer carry fund / wash rack package / Backdoor preferred customer / free in home service delivery with strings of pre-planned timing. By the time you get home, you'll feel like a water-birther with a leaky tub that forgot the baby, enjoy.
 

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Difference between Summit and SRT8?......oh about 3 sec 0-60!:)

Seriously, if performance isn't important, go with the Summit.
I drove our VPs overland summit and it moves. The 5.7 has 360HP and is good for 0-60 in the mid 5s. Hell, the V6 does 0-60 in 6.1
 

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I own both and really like them both. The Summit is all luxury, looks, equipment and function. The SRT is both, it has every piece of luxury equipment that the Summit has except the rear seat heaters, but can act like a luxury car or an animal. The summit rides better on the highway and at cruising speed it actually adjusts ride height for optimal aerodynamics. Pretty cool feature. SRT has a MUCH better audio system. Love the Saddle leather look in the summit, but love the SRT seats more. The 5.7 is a PIG by comparison to the 6.4. The wife's previous car (2011 Larado x) was 2WD and the 5.7 gave it some balls, but in the 4WD Summit it is a slug. The Summit has a 6-speed which is better for the highway vs the 5-speed of the SRT. The Summit has a metric shit ton of chrome if you like that, door handles, mirrors, trim.... vs body color of the SRT which is much better IMO. One thing that bothers me about the Summit is that fender flares and rockers are the same moulded plastic crap that is on the Larado that I fear will fade in the sun. Should have been body color IMO. The ones on the SRT are different/more aggressive design and body color. Lots of differences in the motor, brakes and suspension.

It boils down to this, what are you looking for? Performance or luxury or both and what are you willing to pay. The SRT has both but you will pay more. The Summit is Luxury only but cost less. I did the SRT because I wanted both, the wife went for the Summit because she could care less about going fast.

The SRT does have rear seat heaters, just not rear seat AC, my son has verified this on our most recent trip.:)
 

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I drove our VPs overland summit and it moves. The 5.7 has 360HP and is good for 0-60 in the mid 5s. Hell, the V6 does 0-60 in 6.1
Summit in the mid-5's?......yeah, right.:rolleyes:
So a 2+ ton Summit can out-run a X50i and Cayenne S?.......please lay off the bottle!:)

Pretty much every car magazine has the 5.7 V8 doing 0-60 in the low-mid 7's. The V6 in the high 7's and even low 8-9's.

Here's a couple examples:

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests...rokee_v8_vs_2010_land_rover_lr4_v8/specs.html


http://www.edmunds.com/jeep/grand-cherokee/2011/road-test2.html

I test-drove the Summit V8 last year prior to getting my SRT8 and believe me, it felt like an eternity trying to reach 60.
 

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I drove our VPs overland summit and it moves. The 5.7 has 360HP and is good for 0-60 in the mid 5s. Hell, the V6 does 0-60 in 6.1
Not even a chance if it is 4WD, but I would believe that the 2WD 5.7 can do that. Our old 5.7 2WD Larado would run wheel to wheel with my old TBSS, the wife and I did it many times.
 

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Summit in the mid-5's?......yeah, right.:rolleyes:
So a 2+ ton Summit can out-run a X50i and Cayenne S?.......please lay off the bottle!:)

Pretty much every car magazine has the 5.7 V8 doing 0-60 in the low-mid 7's. The V6 in the high 7's and even low 8-9's.

Here's a couple examples:

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests...rokee_v8_vs_2010_land_rover_lr4_v8/specs.html


http://www.edmunds.com/jeep/grand-cherokee/2011/road-test2.html

I test-drove the Summit V8 last year prior to getting my SRT8 and believe me, it felt like an eternity trying to reach 60.
I second that. I have a 2012 Overland V6 and it does not do 0-60 in 6's. lol Bastard is slow as shit!
 

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What is this "summit" thing ? I just bought a 2012 Overland and there was nothing called a "summit", is it a US designation ?

Anyway, the answer is, buy a 2010 SRT8, mod it until it destroys the 2012's, then commute in luxury in your 2012 Overland V6 :)
 

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What is this "summit" thing ? I just bought a 2012 Overland and there was nothing called a "summit", is it a US designation ?

Anyway, the answer is, buy a 2010 SRT8, mod it until it destroys the 2012's, then commute in luxury in your 2012 Overland V6 :)
I would say go with an 09 because you can get the rear dvd and not have the constant keyless entry problems the 2010s have.... i hate it
 
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