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Which car has better capabilities:

2015 JGC
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2015 Chevy Tahoe?

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Re: 4x4 capabilities

The bigger and heavier, the longer, the more front dams and aero trickery it has, the fewer tricky electronics for traction control and the less featured the transmission (i.e. locking differentials, low range), the more capable the vehicle is for that suburban off-road lifestyle of towing a boat and dominating the snow-plowed gravel road to the ski cabin. Hence the Tahoe :-)
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Did you even have to ask that ? Maybe with the LT trim with the optional 2-speed Autotrac transmission and the Z71 Off-Road package would get closer in performance but by virtue of its power-to-weight ratio, overall nimbler size, available skid plates and higher ground clearance, the Grand Cherokee should be better.
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

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The bigger and heavier, the longer, the more front dams and aero trickery it has, the fewer tricky electronics for traction control and the less featured the transmission (i.e. locking differentials, low range), the more capable the vehicle is for that suburban off-road lifestyle of towing a boat and dominating the snow-plowed gravel road to the ski cabin. Hence the Tahoe :-)
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Did you even have to ask that ? Maybe with the LT trim with the optional 2-speed Autotrac transmission and the Z71 Off-Road package would get closer in performance but by virtue of its power-to-weight ratio, overall nimbler size, available skid plates and higher ground clearance, the Grand Cherokee should be better.
I was just curious.
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

I would say it depends on the driver :-). A good driver in a Tahoe can do a lot more than a poor driver in a GC (or anything for that matter).

Apples to apples, no doubt a GC is much more capable. Size of the vehicle is a big point that I think gets overlooked a lot.
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

Yeah, size is a factor. I tried to take my Yukon down the same trails that I used to take my 4Runner on and it was much wider.
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Consumer reports conducted a test on this conclusion was that AWDs advantage was only to get the vehicle going but what it came down to was snow tires


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Re: 4x4 capabilities

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Which car has better capabilities:

2015 JGC
or
2015 Chevy Tahoe?
That's a very vague and 'loaded' question...

Capabilities for what?
Mall crawling?
Off roading?
Long distance trips?
...etc, etc.

If I had the choice, I wouldn't mind having both (though I would go for the Yukon with the 6.2l instead of the Chevy).

I like the size of the GC for most of what I do.
It's big enough to fit 4 adults comfortably and yet still small enough (and with an incredible turning radius) to take into any parking lot/ramp.

And I'd like to see even a V6 Tahoe get 25MPG on the highway with A/T tires (which my V6 does).
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

Off road capabilities is what I'm asking about.

There is a foot of snow outside. Which car will have an easier time driving In it.


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Re: 4x4 capabilities

Which one has better tires?
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Re: 4x4 capabilities

If the JGC in question has selec-terrain, putting it in the snow mode and then just driving it is brilliantly simple, and absurdly wonderful. There are no other vehicles comparable, save for Land Rover.


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If the JGC in question has selec-terrain, putting it in the snow mode and then just driving it is brilliantly simple, and absurdly wonderful. There are no other vehicles comparable, save for Land Rover.


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And Subaru, Mercedes, BMW and the list goes on
So when did Subaru, Mercedes and BMW get a select-terrain/snow mode traction management system that allows for user select-ability?? Who else on your mythical list has such??? Your making vague references to vehicles that have AWD and single-speed transfer cases and trying to equate them into the conversation and I very VERY SPECIFICALLY said select-terrain type of traction control. Making blanket statements without the least bit of factual data does NOTHING to help the OP with his original question, nor does it help anyone on this thread.
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