Watch what happens when two off-roading legends in the mid-sized SUV space go head to head. Both have confident 4×4 off-roading chops and clean up good for the pavement. The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee offers a dizzying 11 available configurations in 2018, with the High Altitude trim being our favorite. The 2018 Land Rover Discovery shouldn’t need much of an introduction, as it’s built a reputation as a luxury SUV that does way more than look pretty.
Without further ado, we bring you Head to Head: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Performance Comparison
Verdict: Both Jeep and Land Rover tear it up off-road, meeting the expectations of Jeep enthusiasts and delighting Land Rover aficionados. This Land Rover Discovery is full of surprises this year, including the confident transition from paved to unpaved road. Some are saying it’s as competent as a Range Rover, thanks to its Automatic Terrain Response, and the Jeep Cherokee has the grip, available traction options, and variety of 4×4 setting which show it means business. In 2018, both SUVs win in multiple categories, and get bonus points for offering both gas and diesel drivetrains.
2018 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE HIGH ALTITUDE
|Engine||3.6L V6 24V VVT UPG I W/ESS||5.7L V8 MDS VVT||3.0L V6 TURBO DIESEL|
2018 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
|Engine||3.0L V6 SUPERCHARGED||3.0L V6 TURBO DIESEL||
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude vs 2018 Land Rover Discovery Price and Lifestyle
Verdict: We drew two champions on this one. What do you think? Here are some more cool features you can get with both models.
All Jeep Grand Cherokee models get an updated Uconnect® infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with an HD display that gains 2 inches in 2018. The 2018 High Altitude now has an 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Navigation, standard. This Grand Cherokee trim level also comes with an Active Safety Suite, panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, Sirius XM satellite radio, leather and suede-covered heated front seats, and a power rear liftgate, with a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds. The High Altitude’s hip factor inches way up with blacked-out window trim, grille and 20-inch wheels.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude MSRP starts at: $47,490**
Stop in at your local AutoNation Jeep dealership to test a Jeep Grand Cherokee High Altitude today.
The all-new 2018 Land Rover seats up to seven and an optional third row is available. All Land Rover Discovery models get a 10-inch touchscreen in 2018, along with the InControl infotainment center. You can choose between gas or diesel in each of the three Discovery trims, and Automatic Emergency Braking is now standard across the line. The base model, Land Rover Discovery SE, comes with leather upholstery, 10-speaker audio, 12-way adjustable front seats, ambient lighting, a rearview camera, navigation, keyless start, 19-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, a panoramic glass roof, and a gesture-operated tailgate that can haul some serious poundage. The diesel Discovery can tow up to 7,716 pounds and the gas-powered model can haul up to 8,201 pounds. Whoa.
The 2018 Land Rover Discovery MSRP starts at: $52,090**
If you’re ready to test-drive, you can set it up at your local AutoNation-affiliated Land Rover dealership today.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.