Let me start by saying we've been towing our 2013 Rubicon Unlimited for a number of years and it has served us well. When I set up the Jeep I was doing a lot of off-roading and even an occasional rock-climbing trip from time to time so she's lifted (4") with 35" tires, upgraded bumpers, lights, on-board air compressor, pretty much everything!
So fast forward to the present day and we find that we now spend more than 90% of the time using the Wrangler as just an SUV with only occasional dirt road stuff and it's really becoming a bit of a chore to do a 200 mile sightseeing day.
I've settled on a 2018 or newer Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk as a replacement. I've read all the issues with "Death Wobble" and the upgrades needed but I've been dealing with death wobble on the last 3 Wranglers and it doesn't scare me.
I've got a couple of GCs in my sights. The first one is 2018 with the eco diesel and 2019 with the Hemi. Both are fully loaded with Adaptive cruise, etc... And both are still within the factory warranty as I plan to buy a Mopar warranty that will go an additional 5 years and 60K more miles for around ~$1900.....this will give me the ability to go to pretty much any Jeep dealer around the country and have almost everything covered, except wear items.
The prices are similar and both vehicles have only ~24K miles so this is much more desirable to us than buying new and dealing with the depreciation as this model has changed very little since 2018...... and in this market, I'll likely get pretty much what I pay for the GC when I sell the Jeep
I'm leaning toward the diesel as it will give us a high mileage long haul vehicle when we're not on the road as we live a couple of hundred miles from the 3 major metros we need to visit from time to time.
I'm really hoping to hear from people with personal experience with the GC and seek any and all advice.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to share
Current Jeep shown for reference....Shown with 37's, since changed to 35's