Compare 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.63
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 255/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4470 4711
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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