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 SUV 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 68.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 64
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 32.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 32.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 7716
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 772
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4677 4919
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 9
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 220
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 450
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 406 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
ERC NA
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.86
Trans Type
8 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Trans PTO Access
- No
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No
Transfer Case Model
- None
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Body Code
- S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.6

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