2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has kept its rugged image and abilities while other crossovers have reduced off-road capability in trade for improved comfort.

The Ford Explorer is a perfect example--it's still a sharp-steering, quick-footed way to tote up to seven passengers, but it's bigger and car-based with no more off-road cred.

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 in capability if not all-out luxury, but it's also priced far higher, and has much less favorable history behind its reliability record.

The VW Touareg is nice inside, but also lacks many of the Jeep's features and has shed some of its off-road gear in recent years.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans.
The 2015 Chevy Traverse may look a little sedate, but it offers plenty of comfort and practicality for the whole family.
The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
The 2015 Land Rover LR4 is one of the few true SUVs left on the market; you'll value that if you're willing to trade off a little on-road nimbleness for uncompromised trail ability and top-notch interior comfort.
The 2015 Subaru Outback is as much of a tough, safe family wagon as ever; but this year, its brawn doesn't come with as much compromise in comfort and quiet.
The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is expensive and fancy for a VW, but less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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