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Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

People here might be biased but my lease ends one year from now on my '15 Overland and I'm curious about this new generation Range Rover Sport..

I love the way the Range Rover Sport looks and drives and I can pick up a used 2014 relatively for the same price as a new Summit I suspect or maybe even Overland by next December.

Forgetting the fact that some people buy them as status symbols I drove one and really like the ride and the materials used are definitely of better quality than the jeep. But then again, look at the price tag. Definitively more solid feeling than the Grand Cherokee and I'm willing to get one in spite of their reputation just to try it out. God knows I've had more than my share of problems with the 2014 Grand Cherokee Overland, hence the reason I'm now in a '15 instead and pretty much problem free.

Just thinking I may want to change it up but my problem is the options on a well equipped Range Rover Sport really don't come close to a fully loaded new Grand Cherokee. Answering my own questions, I know. Just really more curious about this vehicle than serious about buying one.

Thoughts welcome but really no need to bash the Range Rover. They have their problems, yes but in spite of that they really are nice rides. However, if I jump into another leased Jeep they "may" make me an unbelievable deal so that could definitely change my thought process. Realistically, another Jeep may be more practical especially comfort options.

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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

When I bought my 2014 Summit new in 2014, the runner-up was a new RR Sport. I really liked the Range Rover; but one similarly equipped was $20,000 more than the Summit and I know too many people who constantly have their RR in the shop.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

Obviously cost is the issue otherwise you wouldn't be asking the question here right? I am the same way, should I get an X used car for the same price as something of lower class than when new? Having said that I always end up leasing new just because I don't want any problems, as much as I love the RR I would not want a used one. On the other end of the spectrum a friend of mine always buys 1-2 year old cars and keeps them for 3-4 years with warranty and never had issues so theres always a positive side of things. I personally would get the Summit which is what I am gearing toward next.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

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Obviously cost is the issue otherwise you wouldn't be asking the question here right? I am the same way, should I get an X used car for the same price as something of lower class than when new? Having said that I always end up leasing new just because I don't want any problems, as much as I love the RR I would not want a used one. On the other end of the spectrum a friend of mine always buys 1-2 year old cars and keeps them for 3-4 years with warranty and never had issues so theres always a positive side of things. I personally would get the Summit which is what I am gearing toward next.

I hear ya. I've had a few WK2s already and thought I would just mix it up by trying one of these for a bit. But it really does come down to a cost and benefits factor for me also. Just uncertain about the Range Rover and if I get a used one I'd be spending $ to extend the warranty. Not sure it's worth it when I can get a brand new loaded Summit for the price of a used RRS HSE V6. Options are weird on that SUV also. To get it up to the same specs as a Summit it would have to be ordered that way--so not a stock option from the manufacturer. Doesn't even come with remote start feature and during those cold Winters and hot Summers that option comes in VERY handy! Just a bit conflicted is all...
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

The RRS shares all of its underpinnings with the Land Rover LR4. Granted the body language lines might be more desirable depending on your choice of aesthetics, but it would be more cost effective new or used to check out a LR4


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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

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The RRS shares all of its underpinnings with the Land Rover LR4. Granted the body language lines might be more desirable depending on your choice of aesthetics, but it would be more cost effective new or used to check out a LR4


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Yuck! Can't stand the looks of the LR4.
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Yuck! Can't stand the looks of the LR4.
Have you dropped by an RR dealer yet?

Before picking up an Overland, I had gone by the local RR dealer just around the corner from work, driving a 19 year old GC ZJ. They were quite welcoming and willing to show models, etc.

However, even with a different sales staff on duty, dropping by in a 2 year old Overland, I got a much warmer reception when looking at a RR sport.

Somehow though, the thought of passing up that marvelous Jag V8 offering in a RR just seems... wrong.

And yes, they do have some reasonable off road creds, even though few people ever even park on the snowbank at a mall just to show off. They also appear to violate more laws of physics when all that tonnage is hustled around at freeway speeds.

Nice vehicles. Know a couple owners well, and they have the same opinion of Jeep GCs that Jeep owners have of RRs when it comes to reliability. Suspect it is who you know and how well put together their individual unit is that leads to conclusions regarding the reliability neither product is famous for.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

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Have you dropped by an RR dealer yet?

Before picking up an Overland, I had gone by the local RR dealer just around the corner from work, driving a 19 year old GC ZJ. They were quite welcoming and willing to show models, etc.

However, even with a different sales staff on duty, dropping by in a 2 year old Overland, I got a much warmer reception when looking at a RR sport.

Somehow though, the thought of passing up that marvelous Jag V8 offering in a RR just seems... wrong.

And yes, they do have some reasonable off road creds, even though few people ever even park on the snowbank at a mall just to show off. They also appear to violate more laws of physics when all that tonnage is hustled around at freeway speeds.

Nice vehicles. Know a couple owners well, and they have the same opinion of Jeep GCs that Jeep owners have of RRs when it comes to reliability. Suspect it is who you know and how well put together their individual unit is that leads to conclusions regarding the reliability neither product is famous for.

Great! but not a damn clue of what the hell you're trying to say.....
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Great! but not a damn clue of what the hell you're trying to say.....
Unless you are married to Jeep, go see the RR dealer and see what your options are.
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Unless you are married to Jeep, go see the RR dealer and see what your options are.

Ah. Got it now.

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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

As others have said, I also considered getting a slightly used, more luxurious vehicle for around the same price of my Summit. Range Rovers were probably on my list at some point. The Range Rovers have a higher "status" associated with them. I prefer something a little more low key. For me, Jeep styling is also more timeless. I still like the look of most prior year Grand Cherokees. With the Ranges, I feel like when the new models come out, they find a way to make the older ones somehow look instantly out of date. My wife likes the Range Rovers, she keeps telling me I should have gotten one. But she is more flashy than me. I also read somewhere that cost of ownership (long term) is horrible on Land Rovers.

Good Luck- In the end, they are both awesome vehicles. It's not like you are comparing the Jeep to a Nissan Rouge. Also, it is just a car, and whatever you side will be reversible... might come at a price, but at least it is a reversible. There are more important things in life to lose sleep over.
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Re: Grand Cherokee vs the new Range Rover Sport

RR's don't come with "Since 1941" Easter Eggs. Case closed.
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