Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
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RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $52,150 $54,670
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$494 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 59.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 153.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 62.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 68.8
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)
68.7 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 13.0 x 0.8
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 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 QPR
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4470 4658
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 660
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
ERB LLT
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 281 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ MY9
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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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