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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
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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
2WD 4-Door Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$381 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 57.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.6 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 95.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.4 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.1 23.8
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 56.1
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6 11.3 x 0.5
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 12.3 x 1.0
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 16.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.67 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBK NA
Rear Tire Size P265/50R20 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code TY8 NA
Front Tire Size P265/50R20 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 220
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4470 3433
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 4800 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code ERB NA
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.09 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.92
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.89
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.16
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA MacPherson strut
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 Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 4
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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