Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Nissan Pathfinder

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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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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2WD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $37,264 $40,240
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $27,444 $29,290
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 SV 15 22 $30,236 $32,640
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 15 22 $33,927 $36,630
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $39,299 $42,440
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $29,315 $31,290
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 SV 14 20 $32,086 $34,640
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V6 Silver Edition 14 20 $35,777 $38,630
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $40,714 $43,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,743
$37,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,195
$40,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
6.2
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 Nissan Pathfinder appeals to those who need tow or off-road, yet occasionally carry passengers; if it's the other way around, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 100.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 58.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.4
Third Leg Room (in)
- 28.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 44.0
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 192.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 30.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 48.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 17.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.5
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 11.7 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 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 4676
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 266 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual mode
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.35
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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