2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Its Competition

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has remained resolute and rugged while other family trucksters have gone the crossover route.

Yep, we're looking at you, Ford Explorer--you're still a sharp-steering, quick-footed way to tote up to seven passengers, but you're no off-roader like the Jeep.

For the crossover crowd, the Grand Cherokee's rivals could include the Chevy Traverse or Equinox, strictly on a people-carrying basis--but we think the Subaru Outback is closest to its temperament and its utility.

The Land Rover LR4 is the Grand Cherokee's equal, but it's also priced far higher, and has much less favorable history behind its reliability record.

The VW Touareg? Some of the same, with less of a storied history of trailblazer.

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Quick Specs
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style.
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The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Above all else, the 2014 Subaru Outback remains an eminently practical and capable vehicle, with generous interior space both for people and their gear.
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The 2014 Volkswagen Touareg is an expensive way to purchase a mainstream brand's vehicle, but it's more luxurious than many of its mainstream competitors.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
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Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded V-6
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Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
587755
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