Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Lexus GX

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Lexus GX
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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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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GX 460 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $48,984 $53,245
GX 460 4WD 4-Door Premium 15 20 $53,396 $58,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,743
$48,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,195
$53,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$887 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
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. The 2012 GX 460 is a good pick for those who need the serious towing ability of a body-on-frame SUV, along with the refinement of a Lexus. But gas mileage is dismal, and it has some pretty critical packaging flaws that limit its usefulness.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 141.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.3
Third Hip Room (in)
- 43.1
Third Head Room (in)
- 35.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 74.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 11.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 46.7
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 91.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 12.3 x - TBD -
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)
12.9 x 1.2 13.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 23.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 18.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact 265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 975
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 5128
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 301 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 329 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.04
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.90
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.40
Trans Type
5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Lexus GX 460
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4-Door SUV
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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 w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
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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