Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Chevrolet Traverse
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4WD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $52,150 $54,670
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,743
$30,077
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,195
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$528 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee only gets better this year with the addition of the SRT8's thundering HEMI V-8. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 62.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 153.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 59.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.6
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 78.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 118.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 68.8
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)
68.7 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 12.8 x 1.1
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 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 QPR
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 4859
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
ERB LLT
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 281 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87
Trans Order Code
DGJ MH6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.16
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Coil-Over Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
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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