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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2004. - 2007.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2003. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4710 mm
1860 mm
1800 mm
750 liters
2000 liters
75 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4613 mm
1860 mm
1800 mm
552 liters
2047 liters
78 liters

Engine

Hyundai
2.9 J-Line
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2902 cc
163 hp
345 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mercedes Benz
2.7 OM612 LO
Diesel
5 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2685 cc
163 hp
370 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1955 kg
13.0 s
168 km/h
10.9 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
222 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 4 gears
1966 kg
13.4 s
172 km/h
11.9 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
9.1 l/100km
241 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1955 kg
11.2 s
190 km/h
12.5 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
9.7 l/100km
257 g/km

Expenses

2500 EUR
Price from
4290 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 163hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 5-cylinder, 10-valves 163hp engine designed by Mercedes Benz.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the American car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that Hyundai as a brand displays somewhat better results, at least on all of the models level. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.6, and models under the Jeep badge with 3.9 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Terracan as average reliability-wise, and Grand Cherokee is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.9, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Jeep is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.8 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 22km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 8.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (32 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 11% difference compared to the American car.

Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the American car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Jeep being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the Hyundai. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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