Compare 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2011 Lexus GX vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2011 Lexus GX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 22 $30,601 $32,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $36,971 $39,215
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 22 $39,774 $42,295
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door 70th Anniversary 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,711 $30,215
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $34,626 $36,715
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $36,519 $38,795
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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $47,209 $53,045
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $51,477 $57,840
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,601
$47,209
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,215
$53,045
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$537 / month
$884 / month
$1016 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is one capable, good-looking crossover—and a welcome sign of life from Chrysler. The 2011 Lexus GX 470 is refined, comfortable, and ready for off-roading or towing; cargo versatility is sorely lacking compared to other SUVs, though. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 141.4 143.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.7 40.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 7 7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.0 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.4 58.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.5 50.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.3 34.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1 - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.2 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189.2 200.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 72.6 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.4 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.8 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 74.2 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.4 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.1 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.6 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 46.7 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 91.9 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - 18.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 12.3 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 13.3 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 23.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 3.0 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 18.4 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 265/60R18 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/60R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 265/60R18 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 975 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6500 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 5305 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 301 @ 5500 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 329 @ 3500 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.6L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 17 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 20 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.22 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.04 2.86
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.90 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.56 - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.58 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.52 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.40 1.92
Trans Type
5 6 7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00 - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus GX 460 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs Airmatic
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.0 11.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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