Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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RWD 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 20 $43,236 $46,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 20 24 $51,885 $55,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $86,109 $92,590
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RWD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,236
$28,711
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,490
$30,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$775 / month
$504 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns respect with neat styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one capable, good-looking crossover—and a welcome sign of life from Chrysler.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58.3 57.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.0 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
58.3 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.5 69.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.4 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.5 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)
13.0 x 1.3 12.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.1 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Front Tire Size
P255/50R19 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4632 4470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
- TBD - Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.59
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.41
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm multilink w/stabilizer bar Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 10.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
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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