Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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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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RWD 4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $24,286 $26,115
4WD 4-Door Manual 15 18 $25,385 $27,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic 17 20 $25,765 $27,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$24,286
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$26,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$435 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.4
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. If head-turning style and true trail toughness are priorities, the 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser stands above most SUVs—although families and city commuters need not apply.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 31.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 71.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 66.8
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 27.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 12.3 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P265/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P265/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4470 4050
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
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)
3.09 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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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