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Compare 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
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4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 18 25 $32,119 $32,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 18 25 $38,251 $39,565
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 18 25 $45,533 $47,395
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT Night 13 19 $63,060 $65,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 18 25 $50,555 $52,795
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door High Altitude 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 19 26 $29,860 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 75th Anniversary 19 26 $36,316 $37,565
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 19 26 $42,668 $44,395
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 19 26 $47,690 $49,795
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4-Door TDI Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Touareg 4-Door TDI Executive 21 28 $60,145 $63,245
Touareg 4-Door TDI Lux 21 28 $52,258 $54,950
Touareg 4-Door TDI Sport w/Technology 21 28 $47,782 $50,245
Touareg 4-Door V6 Executive 17 23 $56,817 $59,745
Touareg 4-Door V6 Lux 17 23 $48,930 $51,450
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $40,613 $42,705
Touareg 4-Door V6 Sport w/Technology 17 23 $44,454 $46,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,119
$60,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,295
$63,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$1054 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a lot more than first appearances might suggest: a true luxury vehicle, a capable off-roader, and a fuel-efficient diesel highway hauler—potentially all in the same build. Expensive and fancy for a vehicle from a mainstream brand, the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg is also less expensive than some comparable luxury-SUV options.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 66
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 113.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 68.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 64
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
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)
13 13
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P275/45HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
TDC NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60TR18 P275/45HR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TDC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 772
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4677 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6305
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.0 L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 240 @ 3400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 406 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
ERC NA
Engine Oil Cooler
- None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.84
Trans Order Code
DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.82
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.6

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