Originally Posted by Justal13
Lets see how well the door dings look after a while. Jeep should have switched to or offered optional body-colored side molding. You can park in the lot nether-lands, but some neanderthal will always search you out - park 12" from your GC and open a door into it.
I have a local trim business that can order custom-made, factory finished-end side molding painted to the OEM color. I have done that on a few vehicles. Just make sure you or the installer wipes the painted surface with rubbing alcohol before installing the new trim.
Personally, I like my chrome grille, chrome side molding and chrome tail-gate brow. I think removing those items, the new head & tail-lights and toothless mouth looking lower bumper on the 2014 cheapen the new GC and almost offset the postive features (new center-stack, new media center and nw 8-speed). The taillights and rear hatch area in particular now look like almost every melted ice-cube SUV on the road including the new Kia Sorento (not that I would ever purchase a "foreign" branded vehicle).
Most of the new OEM wheel choices are a down-grade from the 2011-13 too. The only ones I really like are the 20" chromed ones on the Summit.
Did anyone notice that Jeep's website and literature promise 25 mpg highway for the V6 4WD model, but the window stickers only show 24 mpg. So the new tranny really is not much of an improvement in mpg over the 2013. And during my test-drive of the 2014, the tranny up/down shifted constantly on open highway. Around town, I did not notice any major improvement over my 5-speed.
I know this is not the thread for MPG but I'm glad you brought it up.
I haven't seen posts about MPG on the new transmission.
Do you think you are driving it harder because its new?.