Originally Posted by Crash
Interesting perspective; I'd never thought of it that way. Technically the Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are all 5 seaters. The difference in space (for seating positions) between the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are negligible at best.
Proportionately, I can't see how the Grand could grow to incorporate another row of seating and not look foolish; hopefully the Grand Wagoneer will take care of that.
I think there is a market for the current Compass; and I've seen a few on the road already - so suspect they have a winner on their hands. However the Renegade needs to be put out to pasture STAT.
"The Jeep Renegade is the most popular subcompact crossover vehicle for 2016. Jeep sold 106,606 Renegades in 2016, which was the highest subcompact crossover sales among its competitors, sales figures showed. The Jeep Renegade also sold the most in December with 12,045"
aka, its not going anywhere and just had another record month in September 2017.
Once the Patriot goes away, the lineup makes more sense except for the slightly overlap between Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, with the only differentiator being that the Grand Cherokee is more premium. They could probably be combined into one midsize model size wise although given both have strong sales, not sure why they would offer one compromised vehicle instead of two that cater to slightly different demographics.