2011 Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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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Quite powerful
290 HP @ 6,400 RPM
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.6"
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Average cargo space
68.7 ft3
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited

9.0

starting from

$25,640
"Organic shapes and nicely textured materials."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's build-quality
"Stands out in the crowd with interesting styling."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's external styling

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Tucson Limited

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.4
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Cost 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Winner: Tucson Limited
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 16 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson Limited
  • Room for more than 20% more stuff, 68.7 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited can carry more than 40% more weight, 1650 lb vs 1166 lb
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 9.0

Entertainment System

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Grand Cherokee Limited has more speakers and the Tucson Limited is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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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 No The Grand Cherokee Limited can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Grand Cherokee Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Grand Cherokee Limited; no amount of money can buy it on the Tucson Limited

Cost

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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MSRP $40,040 vs $25,640 The Tucson Limited has a great price, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 22 mpg The Tucson Limited has great city mileage, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Tucson Limited's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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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

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 The Grand Cherokee Limited has OK cargo room, while the Tucson Limited has very little
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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Base payload capacity 1650 lb vs 1166 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 Optional The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Tucson Limited
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Tucson Limited 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

Safety Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Tucson Limited
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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 None

Performance

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 176 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Grand Cherokee Limited is fairly powerful, but the Tucson Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Tucson Limited has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tucson Limited's semi-automatic transmission and the Grand Cherokee Limited's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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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 18.8 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Tucson Limited
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Road Tests

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 8.2 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 122 ft Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 16.3 s @ 83 mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.77 g The Tucson Limited has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Grand Cherokee Limited
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Hyundai
Tucson Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

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