More an SUV than some other five-seat utility vehicles, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has rugged ability to match its rugged look.
It's moving in a different direction than the Ford Explorer, which is now unabashedly a crossover, with everything from an optional turbo four engine to front-wheel drive to voice controls for its infotainment system.
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.
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.
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|12 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 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||FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door LX||4WD 4-Door||4-Door VR6 Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4 Door|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift|