Compare 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2008 Toyota 4Runner

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2008 Toyota 4Runner
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RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 21 $28,090 $30,450
RWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 16 21 $28,090 $30,450
4WD 4-Door Laredo 15 20 $29,898 $32,420
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 15 20 $29,898 $32,420
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 21 $34,183 $37,220
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 20 $36,099 $39,310
RWD 4-Door Overland 14 19 $37,954 $41,410
4WD 4-Door SRT-8 11 14 $39,389 $42,965
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $41,081 $44,845
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RWD 4-Door V6 SR5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 21 $25,658 $28,415
RWD 4-Door V8 SR5 15 19 $27,477 $30,430
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 16 20 $27,711 $30,690
RWD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 21 $27,621 $30,725
RWD 4-Door V8 Sport 15 19 $28,902 $32,105
4WD 4-Door V8 SR5 14 17 $29,532 $32,705
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 16 20 $29,677 $33,000
4WD 4-Door V8 Sport 14 17 $30,954 $34,380
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 21 $31,695 $35,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 19 $33,284 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 16 20 $33,748 $37,375
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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)
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P265/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCH NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4261 4045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 266 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/225 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 236 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota 4Runner
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SR5
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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