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Old 10-22-2011, 11:02 PM
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

My old 2001 Yukon Denali is slightly quicker than my hemi overland...The Jeep just doesnt feel very powerful, but then it doesnt need to be so who cares?
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:01 AM
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

hmm drove around in a 2011 tahoe and the 2011 wk2 honestly speaking i like the Tahoe more just coz it drove more comfortably and had more space.

The WK2 has more features but also 2 less seats, and is a totally different driving experience as well. It really depends on your preference here.

a better comparision imo is Tahoe Vs Durango, here i'd go for the durango hands down, the durango drives better, has same seating capacity, is more powerful and has more standard features than the tahoe and here in the middleeast is much cheaper as well (Tahoe LT Vs Durango crew)

Anyways good luck with your choice, you cant go wrong with either
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:36 AM
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

For us big guys, the console thing is always an issue. The Super Duty Lariat I turned in had the split bench with no console as well. I find that the console on the GC is less intrusive than the GM products, but it is still there..unfortunately, the split benches are a thing of the past in SUV's.
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

I like the larger windows and higher up seating position of the Tahoe. GC is all around a better truck though, despite plenty I dont like about it
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despite plenty I dont like about it
Elaborate please?
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Came from a '03 Tahoe in to my '11 JGC Overland.

Some initial, somewhat random thoughts:

The Jeep's interior wins hands down. Some of that is due to the bells and whistles now available (GPS, satellite radio, voice commands, etc.) but a lot of it is just tactile look and feel.

We got the V6, and it gets 23-24 MPG on the highway. I think our Tahoe once got 16 with a tail wind, going downhill. Power is comparable. I didn't drive the V8 JGC, and I am sure I would have liked it, but the V6 is perfectly fine.

I miss the all terrain tires I had on the Tahoe. The Goodyears that came with the Jeep suck. They're really nice on the highway, but awful in sand, and slightly sketchy in snow. I can't wait for them to wear enough to be replaced.

I do NOT miss the oil changes on the Tahoe. The Jeep is one of the easiest vehicles on which I've ever changed the oil. The Tahoe was always a mess.

Overall - we love our Jeep. This is our first Jeep product, and we have been very impressed. I always felt like the Tahoe was too big. For me, the Jeep is "just right" sized. I hope I get a good, trouble free 140K+ out of it like we did the Tahoe.
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Elaborate please?
While I dont think its bad looking I find the exterior styling a bit too crossoverish...just a little fem for my taste.

I think the wood steering wheel in the overland is tacky looking, although it feels alright in hand.

Overall the interior is pleasant but I hate the silver lower part of the center stack. Looks like a cheap knockoff brand dvd player, or a cell phone circa 2003.

Not a big fan of either engine, though the 6 is pretty smooth I still went with the 8. They should turbo and DI the 6 and drop the underperformaning hemi. Hemis exhaust note get old pretty quickly in city driving as well.

I dont like quadralift. Limits the sizes of tires you can run and isnt really useful for much.

A pillars are too fat, I find myself leaning forward to look around them when turning onto streets and out of parking lots....I think visibility overall could be better. I find my yukon is easier to park in tight spaces and squeeze into gaps in traffic.

These are all minor quibbles though, I would purchase again as there really isnt anything better in this price range, every vehicle has its compromises, and really at 43 and change out the door loaded its pretty cheap for all that you get. There are only two SUVs I would take over it and both are much more expensive; the Toyota Landcruiser and the Merc G550.
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

^^^ I concur regarding A-pillars and silver plastic. I'd like to mention that Laredo and Ltd can be had without quadralift.
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Re: Tahoe vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Since I never plan to off-road, perhaps instead of the Overland I should try to purchase a Limited and not get quadralift? Less to go wrong that way. But I want the saddle interior and the leather dash, it is not clear to me if those options are possible without purchasing the Overland?
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Since I never plan to off-road, perhaps instead of the Overland I should try to purchase a Limited and not get quadralift? Less to go wrong that way. But I want the saddle interior and the leather dash, it is not clear to me if those options are possible without purchasing the Overland?
IMO not having potential problems with QL is worth getting over not having saddle leather and leather dash (people also reported leather dash peeling off).
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It's the first I heard someone say the Tahoe was quieter inside the cabin than the Jeep.

Agree. My 07 LTZ has much more road noise down the hwy then the wk2...no comparison, IMO.
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I have an overland without QL. They exist. Overlands without QL but with saddle would be tough/impossible to find though, unless someone had the interior done aftermarket. I'd bet that exact combo doesn't exist.
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