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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 V6 S
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,090
$25,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$26,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
7.4
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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. If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.9 149.1
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.0
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.3
Third Hip Room (in) - 44.0
Third Head Room (in) - 36.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) - 28.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.9 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 72.4
Liftover Height (in) 33.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.5 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.5 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.5 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.8 79.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type Power Power
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 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code TCH NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4261 4446
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 550
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG VQ40
Displacement 3.7L/225 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 266 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
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) 3.59 3.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.53
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.35
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.13
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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