2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

9.8

starting from

$40,040
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
4 stars
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Better suspension
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Good braking distance from 60mph
128 ft
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Spacious back seats
50.8 ft3
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.4

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Good cargo space
108.9 ft3
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More passenger seats
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Quite powerful
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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Spacious front seats
64.1 ft3
Practicality 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Winner: Tahoe LTZ
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  • Room for 3 more people, 8 vs 5
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 64.1 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3
  • Room for around 60% more stuff, 108.9 ft3 vs 68.7 ft3
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs 8.5
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited has 1.7x less risk of rolling over, 4 stars vs 3 stars
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $15,480 cheaper (around 30% less), $40,040 vs $55,520
  • Gets around 10% more miles per gallon in the city, 16 mpg vs 15 mpg
Performance 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 16.7 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp
  • Almost the same, 37.1 ft vs 39.0 ft
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
  • Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Tahoe LTZ
  • More speakers
Road Tests - vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.4

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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Passengers 5 vs 8 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of passenger seats, but the Grand Cherokee Limited has very few
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of cargo room and the Grand Cherokee Limited is pretty good
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 64.1 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,650 lb vs 1,705 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Tahoe LTZ has a good number of cupholders, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is just OK
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Tahoe LTZ
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 10% chance of serious head or chest injuries in a crash
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs 5 stars OK protection, 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash

Luxury Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
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MSRP $40,040 vs $55,520 The Grand Cherokee Limited has a reasonable price, while the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 15 mpg The Grand Cherokee Limited has OK city mileage, while the Tahoe LTZ is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM The Tahoe LTZ is fairly powerful, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is not far behind
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Tahoe LTZ has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.7 lb/hp vs 18.4 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 39.0 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Safety Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system Uconnect vs OnStar

Entertainment System

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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Number of speakers 9 vs 10 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Tahoe LTZ's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Grand Cherokee Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The {better} has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Tahoe LTZ

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tahoe LTZ
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 8.4 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 144 ft The Grand Cherokee Limited has above average braking ability, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.3 s s @ 86.6 mph mph vs 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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