I drove a JKU and JLU back to back yesterday while the patriot was in getting tire reprogramming. In my opinion the JKU rides better, is quieter, and just an overall better vehicle than the JL. I was dazzled by the electronic gadgetry in the JL and one thing that is awesome is the 4WD auto option. However, There is just too much going on in the interior for my liking. I found the JL rode and handle not quite as well as the JK, and the JK interior was quieter (very suprising). I dunno. Putting my butt back into the drivers seat of the JK was like putting on a favorite worn in shoe, where as the JL was a new, stiff, plastic shoe with no give.