2011 Hyundai
Tucson
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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Has auxiliary audio input
2011 Hyundai Tucson

8.7

Runner-up

Hyundai Tucson

starting from

$24,440
"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

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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 highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
21 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.4
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • 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
  • 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
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 6.6
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Limited; the Tucson only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Grand Cherokee Limited's power seats; not available on the Tucson
Cost 8.5 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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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 more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 16 mpg
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
  • Room for more than 20% more stuff, 68.7 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3
  • The Grand Cherokee Limited can carry more than 30% more weight, 1650 lb vs 1225 lb
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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Performance 10.0 vs 9.9
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Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle
  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.7

Entertainment System

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Number of speakers 9 vs 6 The Grand Cherokee Limited has more speakers and the Tucson 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

Luxury Features

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Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Grand Cherokee Limited's power seats; not available on the Tucson
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Grand Cherokee Limited; the Tucson only offers cloth seats

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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MSRP $40,040 vs $24,440 The Tucson has a great price, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 21 mpg The Tucson 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 '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 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's warranty is very limited

Practicality

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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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 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 1225 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
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Cupholders 6 vs 8 The Tucson 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
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
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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

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM The Grand Cherokee Limited is fairly powerful, but the Tucson is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Tucson 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 '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 19.8 lb/hp The Grand Cherokee Limited has OK performance while the Tucson gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Limited's drivetrain is better for off-road and poor weather driving
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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

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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2011 Hyundai Tucson Hyundai
Tucson
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 8.7 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 128 ft vs 127 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 16.7 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 0.72 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

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

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Hyundai Tucson 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited Tucson vs Elantra Limited
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Toyota RAV4 Tucson vs RAV4
2011 Hyundai Tucson 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring Tucson vs Forester 2.5XT Touring
2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited Tucson Limited vs Grand Vitara Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2012 Ford Escape Limited Grand Cherokee Laredo vs Escape Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2011 Jeep Compass Limited Grand Cherokee Limited vs Compass Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged Grand Cherokee Overland vs Range Rover Sport Supercharged
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2011 Jeep Liberty Sport Grand Cherokee Laredo vs Liberty Sport
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Grand Cherokee Limited vs Land Cruiser

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