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Re: Is bigger really better?

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I have no idea what you just said but you are right!
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Re: Is bigger really better?

also, another thought i had regarding this topic.

I see these small suv's from benz and other brands and i think to myself, man that would be an awesome suv if it were larger. I wouldn't want this jeep to shrink ANY. Even if it meant I got another mile per gallon. if i wanted light or fuel efficient i would've gone to the KIA dealer.

Maybe you should look into a patriot, they are lighter than the grand and get decent MPG's.

It's all personal preference. I just dislike smallish SUV's. I like my cars large, they seem to be safer and look better, to me anyway.
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Re: Is bigger really better?

When you compare the exterior to a WK, you can see a big difference. I parked next to a Wk at the mall the other day and the WK2 is noticeably bigger/wider/longer/taller.
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Re: Is bigger really better?

I am baffled on those luggage numbers. There is no way the old ZJ had that much luggage space with a spare tire taking up so much room. I owned a 5.9 limited for 3 years and the luggage space was crap compared to any other GC after that. I think the government has adjusted the numbers just like they did with MPG.
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Re: Is bigger really better?

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I am glad you feel it but numbers are numbers - you really don't have any extra interior space except rear seat.

I am coming from ZJ and noticed during the test drive that car "fits" about the same in the driver seat, which numbers confirm.

I am still baffled by decrease in luggage/cargo capacity.
Not necessarily, as someone else stated the shape of the interiors are very different. I bet if I measured the shoulder width of a ZJ, a WK, and a WK2 at the shoulder height of someone 5'6", 5'10" and 6'2" I'd come up with enough different measurements to make any one of those vehicals look better or worse than any other.
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Re: Is bigger really better?

The reduced luggage capacity of the WK2 is most probably due to the increased whelelbase resulting in more rear seat legroom and reduced luggage space. Can't explain the reduced cargo capacity though.
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Re: Is bigger really better?

FWIW, I did some measuring and posted it with little interest but it may be relevant to this discussion:

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