Interesting comparisons of the old and new:
Edmunds had a comparo of the 2007 Jeep GC vs the 2008 Audi R8
and they said:
"A 4,722-pound SUV with the same feel of immovable mass as Stonehenge shouldn't hope to challenge the dynamic prowess of the midengine Audi. Yet the Jeep SRT8 cleaves turns with surprising precision. Stiff suspension underpinnings deliver a firm, confident ride with minimal body roll, resulting in a more than respectable 0.84g result on the skid pad and 61.9-mph speed through the slalom"
Vs. the new:
"Surprisingly enough, the Jeep doesn't even fall all over itself during handling tests, pulling 67.2 through the slalom and 0.87g on the skid pad. It put a beating on the 2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS and trounced the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SC — especially in handling."
Big differences there.