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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 18.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Front Tire Size
P245/75R16 P265/50R20
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4427 4470
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Displacement
4.0L/241 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
266 @ 5600 290 @ 6400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Pathfinder Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.7 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
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
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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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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