Compare 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2011 Volkswagen Touareg

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Volkswagen Touareg
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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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4-Door Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $57,598 $60,565
Touareg 4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,683 $57,500
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,261 $51,800
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $45,601 $47,950
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,354 $54,000
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $45,933 $48,300
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $42,273 $44,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,601
$57,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,215
$60,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$537 / month
$1009 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
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 Volkswagen Touareg has dropped some of its ruggedness in favor of the comfort suburban families want—but it's still not quite a rival to luxury-brand utes.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 32.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
12.6 x 0.6 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 265/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 265/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 5135
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 NA
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 425 @ 3000-5250
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 380 @ 5500-6500
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Superchaged Gas/Electric V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.81
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.43
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD -
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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