Compare 2012 Subaru Outback vs 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Subaru Outback
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
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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
$21,939
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,295
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy. 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
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 105.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 69.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 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)
71.3 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)
11.3 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)
11.6 x - TBD - 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)
18.5 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.67
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TY8
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P265/50R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3386 4470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 160
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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