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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,984
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,245
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness. The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 58.7
Third Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) 43.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.0 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 141.4 105.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2 76.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.2 69.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.7 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 91.9 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
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) 12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
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) 13.3 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.4 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.67
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TY8
Front Tire Size 265/60R18 P265/50R20
Spare Tire Size 265/60R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Rear Tire Size 265/60R18 P265/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 975 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5128 4470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Engine
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 301 @ 5500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 329 @ 3500 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA ERB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.41
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.19
Trans Order Code NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low 2.56 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus GX 460 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style 4-Door SUV Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Axle Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 9.6
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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