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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
FWD 4-Door Base (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,090
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,450
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$458 / 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. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.9 145.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.2 56.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.3 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.7
Third Hip Room (in) - 42.3
Third Head Room (in) - 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 55.0
Third Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.0 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in) 33.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 64.2
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 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 10.3
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 42.3
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 95.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6 12.2 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 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBG NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code TCH NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4261 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 9.9
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 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/225 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
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 4.24
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.52
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.36
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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