Poll: Jeep Grand Cherokee or Land Rover Discovery Sport?

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Poll: Jeep Grand Cherokee or Land Rover Discovery Sport?

SUVs and crossovers, everybody seems to love these versatile vehicles. There are big ones and small ones, efficient offerings and still others that can tow mountains.

Of course, there are a handful of these vehicles that are designed for off-roading, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Land Rover Discovery Sport. Neither of these vehicles is afraid to sling a little mud.

The ‘Rover in the faceoff features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder; it’s the only engine offered. Still, it provides a respectable 240 horsepower with 250 lb-ft of twist. It’s matched to a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

With a wheelbase of 107.9 inches and an overall length of 180.7, the Discovery is a little bit smaller than the GRAND Cherokee, which has a 114.8-inch span between its hubs and a body that stretches just shy of 190 inches.

This Jeep’s base engine is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that’s good for 295 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque, but you can also get a 5.7-liter V8, a diesel and even a 6.4-liter Hemi in the sporty SRT model. No matter which engine you choose, they’re all matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

In keeping with its rich heritage, several four-wheel-drive systems are available, including a rock-bashing Quadra-Drive II system with low-range gearing and an electronic limited-slip rear differential. For maximum efficiency you can also get a two-wheel-drive Grand Cherokee… but what’s the point of that?!

As for pricing, an entry-level Discovery Sport can be yours for around $38,000. As for the Jeep, in most basic Laredo trim they start at about 30 grand.

As you can see, either of these vehicles will handle sloppy weather and off-road driving with ease, the only question is, which one do YOU prefer? Well, compare them here for more information and make sure to vote in the poll down below!

  • smartacus

    can i punt and say Honda HR-V?
    the parking spot at the mall won’t care :p