Compare 2012 Jeep Liberty vs 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Jeep Liberty
2012 Toyota RAV4
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,722 $23,395
RWD 4-Door Sport Latitude 16 22 $22,722 $23,395
4WD 4-Door Arctic 15 21 $24,222 $24,975
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,612 $25,395
4WD 4-Door Sport Latitude 15 21 $24,612 $25,395
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $25,852 $26,760
RWD 4-Door Limited Jet 16 22 $26,070 $26,995
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,370 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Limited Jet 15 21 $27,960 $28,995
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,722
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,395
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With the off-road-focused Renegade model now gone, it's hard to see much value in the 2012 Jeep Liberty, as there were already plenty of better choices for those looking to spend most of the time on-road, commuting or shuttling kids.. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.6 108.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.1 181.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.9 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.2 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)
11.9 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
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)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4076 3360
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 179 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.20
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double-wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
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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