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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
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (SE)
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Engine

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 17 $35,337 $39,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,090
$25,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$28,415
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$474 / 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. The 2008 Toyota 4Runner isn’t as roomy or as efficient as newer crossover designs, but if you need towing or off-road capabilities, it’s a good, safe choice.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.9 103.1
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 55.3
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.5 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 69.3
Liftover Height (in) 33.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.5 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.5 42.2
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) 66.8 75.1
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.2 12.6 x - TBD -
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 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 23.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TCH NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4261 4045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 236 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/225 4.0L/241
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.04
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.52
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.40
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SR5
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota 4Runner
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Coil-Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA independent Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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