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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 16 23 $42,691 $46,120
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 16 23 $46,809 $50,620
AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 16 23 $52,346 $56,670
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
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Trim

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
$42,691
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,120
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$769 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 4
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 57.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.1 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 58.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.2 105.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 58.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.7 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) 7.9 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 192.4 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.3 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) 55.8 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 24.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size P255/50HR19 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code NA TY8
Front Tire Size P255/50HR19 P265/50R20
Spare Tire Size T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TY8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4424 4470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 8.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 700
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) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25 3.09
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - 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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Acura ZDX Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 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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