Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Subaru Outback
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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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4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,743
$22,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,195
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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. Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 105.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 188.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 34.3
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 71.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 11.3 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 405
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 3495
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 170 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 NA
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.90
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.53 - 0.61
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
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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