Best SUV of 2013: Jeep Grand Cherokee

$28,795; (jeep.com) The Grand Cherokee is a result of Jeep's thorough understanding of its target demographic--outdoorsmen who want true 4x4 capability but a manifestly higher degree of interior comfort, as well as a far more refined appearance.

Sliding into its well-appointed interior is akin to stepping into a room of finely engraved Purdeys. The vehicle retains its tried-and-true V6 and V8 engines but adds a brand-new 3-liter V6 Ecodiesel that doesn't sound--or smell--like the diesels of old.