Originally Posted by rszwestko
Forgetting the price for a moment which one would you get if you had to buy it in the next 2 months (from your post it seems that you drive both).
Tough call. Too many variables to answer for you from my perspective. For me, and the business that I'm in, the Jeep works well. Its not obnoxious like a BMW, or a loaded FX, but has very similar equipment options. It flyies under the radar. Financially, for dollar-to-dollar purchasing, the Jeep is a better buy. Leasing, the FX makes the most sense due to residual value and money factors. Peace-of-mind makes me tend towards to the FX for dealership service abilities and ease of in-n-out without hassle. For the U and V, (in SUV,) the Jeep wins hands down.
Lets not forget aesthetics as well. Do you like the center stack in the FX compared to the JGC? Do you like the leopard-like stance of the front end of the FX better than the box-ier stance of the JGC? Are option lists more important to you than utility?
For a egotisitcal & superficial view, the FX series would tend towards women (I say tend, so if any men on this forum drive one - don't chop my head off.) The Jeep is the guys-guys SUV (though I could make an argument that the Tahoe, Suburban, Excursion would fall into the top of the list as well.)
What makes better sense for you? For me (not my wife,) I would choose the Jeep, even though I will be worried about quality control and service department woes.
Originally Posted by dobiegillis
Of course the Chrysler warranty and dealer network is inferior so there is a trade off there. I also believe there is a greater risk with Chrysler build quality than on the imports...
A very valid point, especially if coming from a premium brand vehicle experience.