Re: Drove a 2014 Toyota Highlander today, my thoughts vs the WK2
The Mercedes MLs and GLs are nice, but as SW03ES said, they get very expensive with options. For $60,000 I might look at one, but definitely not for $80,000+. I would still probably take a JGC over an ML with the same options at the same price. The Mercedes drives better but lacks off-road ability. Additionally, they are comparable in terms of niceness. In some ways the Jeep is nicer, and in some ways the Mercedes is nicer. If they were the same price, it would be a matter of preference (in my opinion), but the Mercedes is $20,000+ more when comparably optioned. It was easy to dismiss, for me at least.
Current: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 -- Granite/Dark Sienna, 5.7L HEMI V8, Platinum Series Group, Skid Plate Group
Past: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 -- Granite/Beige, 5.7L HEMI V8, Quadra-Drive II, Advanced Technology Group