QUOTE(abbygolden @ Jun 30 2009, 10:41 AM)
Texasrvers - I didn't realize we were keeping score.
Oh, we're not. I was just being silly because the first two responses were about Jeeps.
There are a few things in play here. If you like going "off-road" (and I do), a Jeep is an excellent choice. If you are going sightseeing and just travelling around, any other towable is better. After spending all my formative years in the military, the word "Jeep" still has a negative connotation to me, even though I know they are not nearly the same. FWIW, I take my Saturn VUE way off road ALL the time, although I wouldn't try many of the rutted, low clearance road that a Jeep can traverse.
You do know that the Grand Cherokee looks more like a car/SUV than the "traditional" Jeep Wrangler. That's why we like it. It drives and rides like a passenger car but can also carry things you typically can't get in a car trunk. As for the 4 wheel drive, we aren't big off roaders. It was just that the 4 wheel drive model did not need any modifications to the drive shaft to be towed. It was ready to go just like it was. It now has over 100,000 combined driven and towed miles on it, and it is still going strong.
There are several car models (and trucks as well) that can be towed with four on the floor. It's always best to get one that meets YOUR needs, not mine or someone else's.
This is very true, but the OP did ask for suggestions.