Compare 2012 Acura MDX vs 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Acura MDX
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 16 21 $39,863 $43,030
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 21 $43,226 $46,705
AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 16 21 $44,965 $48,605
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 21 $48,671 $52,655
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RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $52,150 $54,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,863
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,030
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Acura MDX is not just comfortable and family-friendly; it's one of the most enjoyable three-row crossovers to drive. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.0 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
141.8 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.6 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
28.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
42.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 69.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.9 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.5 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 24.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.1
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/50R20
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4550 4470
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.2 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.7L/224 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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