Now don't worry, my Cruze isn't going anywhere, but my mom is long over do for a new SUV (currently drives a 2000 Tahoe she bought new). After dealing with set backs from being layed off, and helping me get my Cruze, she's been looking around and has come up with a short list of cars, and seeing as I have time during the day to kill, and I generally know more about cars than she does, she has entrusted the car finding to me.
Anyways, after going to the silicone valley car show back in January she has narrowed her choices down to 4 cars:
Cadillac SRX (removed)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (2014)
Now, after some searching of my own, I've crossed the SRX off the list, and added the Audi allroad as a possibility because its roughly the same as the Q5, but has different features at different trim levels. So far, she's leaning towards the Jeep due to its 3L V6 Eco engine that gets 30mpg and a total range of 730 miles. However I have some concerns on it being the first year of a new generation of the Grand Cherokee. Also, due to how much my mom is looking at spending on her new SUV, I've crossed the Equinox off the list as a back-up because we can get a much nicer car(tbh).
In the end, I'm really looking for feedback on the Audi allroad, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, because my mom's friend at work owns a Q5 and we already have all our info for that car. Anyone out there have any insight to shed on these two cars? I'm mainly looking for un-biased answers here, no jeep bashing just because you're not a mopar fan, or audi bashing because you're a Beemer/Benz person at heart (aside from being a loyal chevy driver of course :P).