having previously owned (and still have it) a large 1987 Chevy Sports Van, which still hauls my three large hunting dogs around with duck decoys and other gear, the Jeep is cramped by comparison but, the mpg is somewhat better, the pickup with this v8 a lot better (than the old van) and am surprised at the pulling power and trailing. Have only had it a short time so the jury's still out on most of it. Call on me in about six months and will give a final opinion.
I needed a car for winter, they are great in bad weather.Its not great on gas ,but very comfortable to drive and roomy. The inline six will run forever with proper maintence. You can't go wrong with a good low mileage used grand cherokee.