Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

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Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby chrismjx » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:44 pm

Because the vehicle that gets you to the trailhead and sometimes serves as your shelter too is "gear" in my mind :-D

I'm shopping for a new vehicle and figured I could get some good input and experiences from this community. I'm considering either:

Nissan Xterra Pro-4X
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4
Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited (main attraction here is the gas mileage)

Aaaaannnddd..... GO!
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby pioletski » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm really happy with my 4Runner... just sayin'...
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby alpinenut » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:56 pm

I test drove both the Laredo and the Pro 4X. Laredo is more civilized and comfortable. Much better on the highway. Comes with crappy tires. The Laredo with proper tires and Trail Ready package can go just about anywhere the Pro 4X can and we'll be much better around town. The Jeep will cost you a lot more $$ upfront and in maintenance. I bought the Laredo. For a pure 14ers machine you can't beat the Pro4X (unless you're too tall to sleep in the back). To me it comes down whether this is your one and only vehicle. If so Laredo. If you have a car too go for the Pro 4X.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby Shooter » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:26 pm

pioletski wrote:I'm really happy with my 4Runner... just sayin'...


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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby My-Therapy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:29 pm

Personally I would stay away from the Jeep.

Go with the Xterra or better yet, a 4Runner.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby gonzalj » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:40 pm

I recently bought a Pro-4X and love it (both driving it in the city & 4wd roads). 4runner is great, but the price tags were more expensive than the Pro-4X.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby KTC88 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:58 pm

I’ve had a Pro-4X for almost 3 years and love it. I’ve been happy with it around town and on the highway. Off-road I’ve driven to the upper TH in Yankee Boy Basin with no problems. Been over Cinnamon and Engineer Passes (down Mineral Creek to Ouray, although I probably won’t do that again…) and up to Jaws .5 on the road to Lake Como (having now seen the road to Jaws 1, I realize I could have made it up that far without any trouble).

Maintenance costs are very reasonable. I get about 16 mpg in the city and 22+ on the highway. While I wish the gas mileage was better, it’s the cost of having a 5000lb towing capacity. The back seats are super easy to remove to create a flat space for sleeping. I’m 5’9” and have plenty of space to stretch out. I just push the front seat forward, put a storage container in the space behind the seat to fill the gap and throw my paco pad down.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby mtnview » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:15 pm

Also consider the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby JTOlson26 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:22 pm

Shooter wrote:
pioletski wrote:I'm really happy with my 4Runner... just sayin'...


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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby 12ersRule » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:38 pm

Neither, both get atrocious gas mileage and aren't good for the environment. Amazing in this day and age with oil reserves past their peak and we're taking more and more liberties with extracting these resources out of the ground that people still get away with selling these monstrosities.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby Yikes » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:04 pm

blame it all on those developing countries...

anywho, I like my Xterra
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs. Xterra

Postby GregMiller » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:07 pm

I do love my Subaru :-D

All you need is a friend with an xterra to get you to those last couple trailheads the subie won't get to.
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