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Compare 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

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Selected Style RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
4-Door VR6 Sport
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Body Style

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,711
$42,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,215
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$504 / month
$741 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one capable, good-looking crossover—and a welcome sign of life from Chrysler. The 2011 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 101.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 76.4
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.4 68.2
Liftover Height (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.1 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.7 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 -
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 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.67 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 12.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Rear Tire Size P265/50R20 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code TV9 NA
Front Tire Size P265/50R20 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code TV9 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4470 4711
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 220
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 16
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 4.85
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.86
Trans Type 5 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 3.83
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.84
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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