Compare 2012 Nissan Pathfinder vs 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2WD 4-Door V6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $27,444 $29,290
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $29,315 $31,290
2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $30,236 $32,640
4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $32,086 $34,640
2WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 15 22 $33,927 $36,630
4WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 14 20 $35,777 $38,630
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $37,264 $40,240
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $39,299 $42,440
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,714 $43,970
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,444
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,290
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better. 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
City
15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
44.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
36.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.6 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.3 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.0 69.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.9 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.2 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
17.4 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.9 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.7 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 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)
21.1 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/75R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Front Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/50R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4427 4470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 160
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
4.0L/241 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.76 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.13 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
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)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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