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 Head Room (in)
39.5 38.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 180.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 17.4
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 225/70SR16
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6500 2000
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3784 3715
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
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
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
Fuel System
SMFI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus RX 300
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
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

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