Compare 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2012 Volkswagen Touareg

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2012 Volkswagen Touareg
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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 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door Hybrid 20 24 $58,115 $61,110
Touareg 4-Door TDI Exec 19 28 $54,926 $57,755
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 19 28 $49,790 $52,355
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport 19 28 $44,579 $46,875
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Nav 19 28 $46,119 $48,495
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Exec 16 23 $51,597 $54,255
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Lux 16 23 $46,461 $48,855
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport 16 23 $41,251 $43,375
Touareg 4-Door VR6 Sport w/Nav 16 23 $42,791 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,743
$58,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,195
$61,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$1019 / 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. The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg offers refined powertrains, excellent interior comfort, as well as a luxurious feel--although it carries a luxury-class price tag for a mainstream brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 24 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 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 101.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 188.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 113.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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 32.1
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 58.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 13.0 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 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.9 12.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.67 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/50R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact 195/75R18
Front Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 265/50R19
Rear Tire Order Code
TY8 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 1155
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 7700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4660 5135
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 15.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 380 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Superchaged Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 428 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.81
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.84
Trans Type
5 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 4
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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