2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Jeep casts a wide net with the Grand Cherokee.

In entry-level trim, it’s a formidable step up from the Subaru Outback and Honda Passport.

While not as capable in every form as the Toyota 4Runner, the Grand Cherokee is far more pleasant and modern on-road—and it may not be that much pricier.

The long-wheelbase Grand Cherokee L competes well against the serene Volvo XC90, while top trims inch closer to Jeep’s own Wagoneer.

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Quick Specs
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The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a balanced, appealing choice but the myriad engine and trim levels complicate the process.
6.7
The 2023 Subaru Outback sports a fresh look but delivers the same capability and reputation for safety.
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As a backwoods exploration companion, the 2023 Toyota 4Runner excels. For any other use, shop its competition.
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The 2022 Passport adds a new TrailSport trim that looks more rugged, but doesn’t offer any off-road upgrades.
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The big 2022 Volvo XC90 crossover blesses its complex mechanicals with a serene cabin—and a long warranty.
MSRP From     
$39,000Coming Soon$28,395$38,805$38,370$50,900
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 26 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6N/ARegular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 2WDN/ASmall SUV 4WDN/ASmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Altitude 4x2N/ACVTSR5 2WD (GS)EX-L FWDT5 FWD Momentum 7P
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
6N/A5557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2023 Jeep Wagoneer2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2023 Subaru Outback2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2023 Toyota 4Runner2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2022 Honda Passport2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2022 Volvo XC90