The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee faces a wide range of competitors, including car-based crossovers (with little or no off-road capabilities) and true sport utility vehicles (with genuine off-road skills).
The Toyota and Nissan are both larger than the 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but they don't share the Jeep's nimble off-road handling.
Neither offers the variety of engines found in the Jeep or a performance model like the Grand Cherokee SRT8.
But practically, the Toyota and Nissan both sport a third row of seating that can come in handy.
And the quality of either of these nameplates is reassuring, especially in light of the Jeep's rather spotty reputation for reliability.
Unless you feel compelled to shop another domestic manufacturer, skip the choices from GM; these two SUVs haven’t been kept as up-to-date.
Even when ordered with four-wheel drive, these SUVs aren't designed for tough off-roading, even if the Pilot does look somewhat rugged, though both have a very spacious interior with three rows of seating.
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|2009 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazerBrowse Used Listings||2009 GMC EnvoyBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota 4RunnerBrowse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain||2WD 4-Door LT w/1LT||2WD 4-Door SLE||2WD 4-Door LX||2WD 4-Door V6 S||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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