The Jeep Grand Cherokee is, as it's always been, part rugged SUV and part comfortable family vehicle.
What's new about the current-generation Grand Cherokee is how this model has deftly entered the luxury realm, competing against some models with pedigreed luxury badges.
For instance, the Land Rover LR4 is the Grand Cherokee's equal in capability, if not all-out luxury; but the Land Rover is priced higher and doesn't allow as many powertrain choices.
The Ford Explorer has sharp-steering, and it's a quick-footed way to tote up to seven passengers, but it's bigger and car-based with no more off-road cred.
The Volkswagen Touareg has a nice interior, although it lacks many of the Jeep's features and has shed some of its off-road gear in recent years.
For the crossover crowd that doesn't care so much about off-roading, the Grand Cherokee's rivals could include the Chevy Traverse or Equinox.
Yet we think the Subaru Outback is closest to its temperament and its utility.
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|2016 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2016 Land Rover LR4Browse Used Listings||2016 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volkswagen TouaregBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 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 Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||N/A|
|RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary||FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM||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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|2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Chevrolet Traverse||2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Ford Explorer||2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Land Rover LR4||2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Subaru Outback||2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg|