It had IFS, but 2005-10 Grand Cherokee was still great in the rough
Introduced in 2005, the WK model built until 2010 was the first Grand Cherokee to forsake beam-axle front suspension for an independent setup. Nevertheless, it was still up to the task off-road and today, its prices having fallen to around the mid-$20,000s, makes a lot of sense as an all purpose enthusiast wagon. The aftermarket has lots of useful upgrades available. Getting the Mercedes-Benz diesel version might be the kneejerk reaction but, although it'll cost more for fuel, why pass on the wonderful 5.7 litre Hemi V8?