Jeep Cross Over CompetitionA CNET study pits the Jeep Renegade up against the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX3. The experiment evaluated the three CUVs (Crossover Utility Vehicles) on:
- Cabin technology
- Utility and handling
- Off-road ability
Buy This, Not ThatA picture-slide presentation from thestreet.com encourages buyers to purchase the iconic Jeep Wrangler instead of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. We could have told you that… The article sites the Wrangler’s newest and best ever transmission and interior attributes. Those, along with pretty good resell value and, of course, its initial price tag, make Wrangler the sensible option when considering a vehicle that was created for military use.
The same post chooses the Jeep Grand Cherokee over the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. Once again, Jeep beat Benz. The people over at thestreet.com contend that the slightly better interior luxuries and entertainment controls don’t justify the $21,000 higher price tag. The latest Grand Cherokee was developed while Jeep was still owned by Daimler-Chrysler, so both vehicles have the same chassis. They make other vehicle comparisons as well, so you can read the rest of it here.
A British Perspective and SUV CompetitionWe thought we’d have a look at the British perspective of things, and cover carmagazine.co.uk’s group test of the Jeep Cherokee, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Audi Q5, and Range Rover Evoque. Keep in mind, this was conducted in the second quarter of 2015, using the UK top-spec Cherokee Limited with the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine. Turns out the Cherokee came in dead last in a bevy of areas, including:
- Exterior Appearance
- Interior luxury
- On-road/off-road performance