Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
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RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $26,803 $27,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $28,743 $29,195
RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,724 $36,795
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,059 $39,295
RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $37,545 $39,895
4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $40,790 $43,395
4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $52,150 $54,670
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2WD 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual S 18 26 $21,926 $22,840
2WD 4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $23,366 $24,340
2WD 4-Door Automatic LE 22 27 $24,168 $25,175
2WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 22 27 $24,902 $25,940
4WD 4-Door Automatic S 21 27 $25,243 $26,295
4WD 4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 21 27 $26,779 $27,895
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE 22 27 $27,490 $28,635
2WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 27 $29,304 $30,525
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE 21 27 $29,367 $30,590
4WD 4-Door Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 21 27 $31,182 $32,480
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 22 27 $32,617 $33,975
2WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav 22 27 $33,307 $34,695
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL 21 27 $34,492 $35,930
4WD 4-Door Automatic SEL w/Premium Nav & Dyn. 21 27 $36,269 $37,780
4WD 4-Door Automatic & Dynaudio SEL w/Premium Nav 21 27 $36,558 $38,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$21,926
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,195
$22,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$453 / month
$381 / 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. It's not particularly fun to drive, but the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan feels every bit like a premium crossover vehicle.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 40.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 174.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 102.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.1 23.8
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 56.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 11.3 x 0.5
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 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 16.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 14.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50R20 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 145/80R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50R20 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 220
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4470 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 11.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.16
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.89
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.09
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Tiguan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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