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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 21 $28,090 $30,450
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 21 $34,183 $37,220
RWD 4-Door Overland 14 19 $37,954 $41,410
4WD 4-Door Laredo 15 20 $29,898 $32,420
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 20 $36,099 $39,310
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $41,081 $44,845
4WD 4-Door SRT-8 11 14 $39,389 $42,965
RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 16 21 $28,090 $30,450
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 15 20 $29,898 $32,420
2WD 4-Door LX
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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
2WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
4WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,090
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$462 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee works well on road and trail, but a cramped interior and low fuel economy indicate that there are better choices for suburban families. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 61.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 62.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.9 153.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 58.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 8
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 58.9
Third Leg Room (in) - 32.1
Third Hip Room (in) - 48.4
Third Head Room (in) - 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.9 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 71.0
Liftover Height (in) 33.4 NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 109.5 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.5 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.8 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.5 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
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) 12.6 x 0.6 13.1 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) 12.9 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 38.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TCH NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4261 4319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 1.61
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 2.70
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 1.89
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Honda Pilot
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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