Compare 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2003 Lexus RX 300

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2003 Lexus RX 300
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $24,347 $26,480
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $26,136 $28,450
4-Door Limited 15 21 $28,735 $31,410
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,933 $33,840
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $35,076 $38,495
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,347
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,480
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$441 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.5 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 110
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.5 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.0 39.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.3 75.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.4 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.0 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 41.3
Steering Type
Power Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/75R16 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 225/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 225/70SR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3784 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.5 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 3000 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERH 1MZ-FE
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ 4600 220 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.19
Trans Order Code
DGK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus RX 300
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Solid Axle Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA

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