Less a crossover than some of its five-seat ute competitors, the Grand Cherokee has real off-road capability baked into its rugged body shell.
Priced well below the Mercedes M-Class that's a distant relative, the Jeep competes with the Ford Explorer, though the Explorer is now a crossover, with everything from an optional turbo four engine to voice controls for its infotainment system.
The Honda Pilot and Chevy Traverse are seven-seat crossovers, inexpensive enough to be considered as alternatives for those who use their Jeeps that way.
For more adventurous drivers, the VW Touareg has some trail-riding talent and a very upscale interior, while the Land Rover LR4 seats seven and truly can trundle through messy terrain with skill.
|2012 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2012 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2012 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover LR4Browse Used Listings||2012 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude||FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door LX||4WD 4-Door LUX Limited Edition||4-Door VR6 Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift|