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RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SR5 (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 SR5 (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Sport (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited (SE)
RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V8 XLT
  • 4WD 4dr V6 XLT
  • AWD 4dr V6 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V8 XLT
  • AWD 4dr V8 XLT
  • RWD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • AWD 4dr V6 Eddie Bauer
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • AWD 4dr V8 Eddie Bauer
  • RWD 4dr V6 Limited
  • RWD 4dr V8 Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Limited
  • 4WD 4dr V8 Limited
  • AWD 4dr V8 Limited
RWD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Laredo
  • 4WD 4dr Laredo
  • RWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • RWD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr SRT-8
  • 4WD 4dr Overland *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $28,640 $28,470 $30,450
Invoice $25,860 $26,458 $28,090
Avg. Paid $17,465 $12,826 $13,683

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.3 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.1 8.2
Performance 8.3 7.8 8.5
Interior 7.7 8.1 8.0
Operating Cost 7.6 7.4 7.3
Safety 8.1 8.4 8.5
Reliability 5.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb build quality
  • Tons of rugged capabilities
  • Exceptional reliability rating
  • Quiet cabin
  • Good road manners for a big, truck-based SUV
  • Capable SUV for towing and off-roading
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Upscale, refined interior
  • Comfortable ride on-road
  • Nearly unbeatable off-road
Cons
  • Cramped available third row
  • Poor safety scores
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Some cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Crossover SUVs are more composed on road
  • Back seat isn’t especially roomy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 4.0L/241 Gas V6 4.0L/245 Gas V6 3.7L/225
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy 16 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door SR5 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.8 113.7 109.5
Length, Overall (in) 189.2 188.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 73.7 85.5
Height, Overall (in) 69.3 71.9 68.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Running Boards Standard Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4045 4261

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Front On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Optional
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.1 108.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.8 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.4 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 59.0 59.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 55.4 56.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.7 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.9 34.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 58.9 58.5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.5 55.3
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 75.1 85.8 66.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.2 45.1 29.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Optional
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional Optional
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Optional Optional
Daytime Running Lights Optional Optional Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Optional
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.0L/241 4.0L/245 3.7L/225
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 5200 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 4000 254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 36.8 37.1

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Optional
Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 23.0 22.5 21.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Live Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double wishbone w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil spring w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard