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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 23 $28,603 $31,090
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $35,508 $38,595
4WD 4-Door V6 SR5 17 22 $30,205 $32,830
4WD 4-Door V6 Trail 17 22 $33,815 $36,755
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $37,380 $40,630
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
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
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,603
$26,803
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,090
$27,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$518 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The brawny 2012 Toyota 4Runner targets off-road purists who sometimes need to haul the family—and it's better on the highway than you might think. 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 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.3 105.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.7
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 58.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.3
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.5 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.2 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 76.3
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.0 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.1 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.2 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) 89.7 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.3 x - TBD - 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) 12.3 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
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) 37.4 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.67
Tires
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code NA TY8
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/50R20
Spare Tire Size Full Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TY8
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4400 4470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4400 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 1GR ERB
Displacement 4.0L/241 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 5600 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.4 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 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) 3.73 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota 4Runner Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.22 NA
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Rigid Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
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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