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Old 05-26-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Jeep Commander or Honda Accord for Alaska

I am planning a first time trip to Alaska next month. I have a Jeep commander 4X4 or a Honda Accord that I can tow. My question is, are there some good back road trips in Alaska, where I would need a 4 wheel drive vehicle that doesn't get good gas mileage vs a Honda that get's good gas mileage. Those of you that have been to Alaska before could probably advise me which vehicle would serve me better.


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Old 05-29-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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There are plenty of places where the 4wd really pays off. Our first trips to the great land, I towed a 4wd Blazer and used it! Our last trip, I had my current Honda CRV with AWD. I don't think it got to 4wd more than a couple of times. Enjoy your trip.

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Old 05-29-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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I'd go with the Jeep. Besides the ability to do some jeep trails, the Honda will not do as well being towed on some of the rough sections of the main highways.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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I would choose the Jeep...better to tow and much more versitle. I own a 09 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and we also have a AWD Honda Pilot and though we love the Honda we preffer the Jeep.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #5
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Most definitely the Jeep. Many more possibilities with the Jeep than a Honda in Alaska. We were there last year before we got our new Rubi. Wish we had owned it while in Alaska.
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We just got back from a month in Alaska and the Yukon. The Jeep is clearly the best choice if you plan to go anywhere outside the two larger cities.


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