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Mountain cars: Jeep Grand Cherokee

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5 mountain cars for ski bums on a budget
Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Base price: $27,495
  • Gas mileage:
    • City - 17 mpg
    • Highway - 23 mpg

This near-luxury crossover offers a spacious interior, a standard 3.6-liter 24-valve V-6 engine and an optional all-wheel-drive system with five different settings including "snow," a great option for mountain cars.

Performance: You have three four-wheel-drive systems to choose from. Hill Descent Control with grade sensing allows a controlled hill descent on rough terrain, while Hill Start Assist helps when starting from a stop on a hill.

Safety: Dual radar sensors monitor blind spots. Driver- and passenger-seat-mounted pelvic and thoracic air bags are standard.

Cargo capacity: Standard towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. Cargo space behind the second row is 35.1 cubic feet. With rear seats folded down, it's 68.7 cubic feet.

Features: Grand Cherokee's Quadra-Lift Air Suspension adds up to 4.1 inches of lift supported by four-corner air springs for a smooth ride. Heated front and rear seats are optional.


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