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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|2015 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2015 Land Rover LR4Browse Used Listings||2015 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2015 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded H-4||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Standard SUV 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard SUV 2WD||N/A||Small SUV 4WD||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door Altitude||FWD 4-Door LS||FWD 4-Door Base||4WD 4-Door||4-Door Wagon 2.5i||4-Door V6 Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MOTION|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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