Go to the Jeep website and look at the "standard features" of the Altitude vs. Limited. While I love the look of the Altitude, I chose the Limited instead. The deal-breaker for me was the factory installed backup camera (with sensors), and the 2nd row heated seats.
Keep in mind there are certain options that you CANNOT get on an Altitude, like the Hemi/Diesel, ORA packages, LuxII, etc (at least on the Jeep website).
Meh ...for me I knew I'd be able to add the OEM camera and sensors for ~5-600 in time so that wasn't enough to justify spending the extra few K for a limited. Also the Limited comes with gray plastic lowers and faux chrome instead of body color like the Altitudes so it was a no brainer for me.
Went limited because if you do something you do it right. Base cars allow you to do things that cost time and money. My time is a lot.
They must of removed some options/features from the 2014 Altitudes that were standard or options in the previous years, as my 2012 Altitude has both the Hemi and the back-up camera. Also I noticed that the new Altitudes no longer have the blacked out grille. I do like the sharkfin antenna on the new Grand Cherokees though, so I upgraded mine with one of the aftermarket sharkfin antenna, and the reception is just as good as it was with the factory antenna.
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 5.7
2002 Pontiac Trans Am Firehawk
1991 Pontiac Formula Firehawk
I'm interested in some details on your backup cam install...looking to have the same thing done on my Altitude. It's kinda confusing shopping online, not getting a clear story. Some questions:
-Is yours integrated in the back Jeep frame piece? Did you have to get new one? Or is it a license plate frame cam?
-Does it integrate with the uConnect screen?
-Were parking assist sensors drilled and installed in the rear bumper? Did you do front ones as well? Do those integrate to the parking assist system or do they operate independently?
The camera was installed and looks identical to the factory. It works through the unconnected screen but had to pay the dealer to activate it. The dealer stated it looked identical to the factory model which leads me to believe it's the Mopar 2013 camera. I will try and get more info.