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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
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
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
RWD 4-Door Automatic (SE)
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Transmission

Drivetrain

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.6
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7.4
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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 12.6 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 12.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 19.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBK - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/50R20 P265/70R17
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 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4470 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 271 @ 4400
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 260 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Toyota FJ Cruiser
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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
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
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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