Gents, I am looking at replacing my 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee. My current Jeep is a 4X4 4.7L V8 with 79k miles. As you can tell I am averaging about 40k miles per year. I have owned Grand Cherokees for about 12 years and have always been happy with them. Nevertheless, I am getting about 15 mpg in city and 17.6 on the highway. With the price of gas, it is getting really expensive for me.
I am a self-employed consultant and have to travel for work. Before gas prices skyrocketed, the cost was bearable but now it's different. I usually keep my jeep for two years and trade it in for a new one.
I have decided to start looking at a replacement because of my mileage and gas consumption. I decided to look at mid-size cars. I narrowed it down to Acura TL, Infiniti G35, BMW 325i, Cadillac CTS and Audi A4. I have eliminated all cars with the exception of the BMW and Audi.
Both cars drive very similar (German engineering). The BMW is a 6 cylinder and the Audi is a 4 cylinder Turbo charged. Gas consumption is 20/30 mpg for the BMW and 22/31 mpg for the Audi.
Does anyone have any experience with these cars that can comment? Thanks for the replies.