2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Its Competition

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

You have a decision to make, because the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee faces competitors that include car-based crossovers (with little or no off-road capabilities) and true sport utility vehicles (that offer genuine off-road skills).

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Quick Specs
7.6
The 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a genuine dual-purpose SUV that can handle daily commutes almost as easily as sandstone trails.
6.6
The 2009 GMC Envoy is only somewhat suited to hauling passengers from point A to point B. But if you tow frequently, the Envoy might still make sense.
8.4
The 2008 Honda Pilot may not look cutting-edge, but it’s still one of the most family-friendly crossovers available.
7.6
If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
7.2
The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
7.8
Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From     
$29,420$30,625$27,595$26,980$28,415$27,500
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door Laredo2WD 4-Door SLE2WD 4-Door VP2WD 4-Door V6 SRWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)FWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
558757
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SR54 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic