A wrangler or Grand Cherokee is hard to beat.
The 96-98 years for the ZJ was one of the best. Highly modifiable and good for off road and trailer/boat towing.
Get you about the same place as a wrangler will go.
Have had both; now we have as a second vehicle, our 3rd 96 Laredo with 4.0 liter six with 4x4.
Versatility, drivability, off road proven, good fuel economy, very comfortable seating.
A great vehicle that Jeep should have continued producing.