The Jeep Grand Cherokee is rugged, comfortable, and even luxurious, and that expands its competitive set.
Traditional rivals start with the Ford Explorer, which carries up to seven passengers while offering sharp steering and deft moves for a large vehicle.
However, the Explorer is larger, car-based, and can’t go off-road as well as the Grand Cherokee.
In concept, the closest rival is the Volkswagen Touareg, which has a similarly upscale interior.
It lacks some of the features that the Grand Cherokee has and doesn’t offer quite as much off-road capability any more.
The Chevrolet Traverse has been recently updated, but it isn’t nearly the off-roader or towing ace that the Grand Cherokee is.
We think the Subaru Outback is close to the Grand Cherokee’s temperament and cargo utility, but, again, it isn’t as capable.
Finally, Porsche's Cayenne offers fiery performance, especially in its top versions.
It also has some off-road credibility, though it costs much more.
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|2018 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2018 Chevrolet TraverseBrowse Used Listings||2018 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2018 Porsche CayenneBrowse Used Listings||2018 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2018 Volkswagen AtlasBrowse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Sport Utility Vehicles||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||N/A||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|Altitude 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||FWD 4-Door L w/1L0||Base FWD||AWD||2.5i||2.0T S FWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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