Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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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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4-Door VR6 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$41,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$43,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$723 / 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. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 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 Hip Room (in)
56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 58.0
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 -
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 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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 255/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 255/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4470 4711
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 265 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Trans Type
5 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
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 NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
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
-
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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