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Jeep Grand Cherokee - Real World Vehicle Weight

I just went to the dump and got some interesting data funning across the scales.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Slightly more than 1/2 tank of gas + me. No tools or work gear, etc. Non spec equipment: ORA step side rails, Chief Products sump and transmission skid plates, full size spare.

Empty weight across the scales on the way out = 5,460 pounds.

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-31-2021, 09:39 AM
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My overland 5.7 weights in at 5300 to 5500 depending on fuel. Our dry weight is just shy of 5200 lbs from the factory. We are only 500lbs less than a Surbuban.

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Thanks for a real world confirmation on the weight! One of the main reasons Iím impressed with the decent gas mileage numbers for all three engines despite the heavy weight!

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I just went to the dump and got some interesting data funning across the scales.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Slightly more than 1/2 tank of gas + me. No tools or work gear, etc. Non spec equipment: ORA step side rails, Chief Products sump and transmission skid plates, full size spare.

Empty weight across the scales on the way out = 5,460 pounds.
One important thing I forgot to add. My WK2 has the Pentastar V6.
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My overland 5.7 weights in at 5300 to 5500 depending on fuel. Our dry weight is just shy of 5200 lbs from the factory. We are only 500lbs less than a Surbuban.

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By my internet research (the font of all knowledge) I estimate that (for the same trim) the curb weight difference between a Pentastar V6 WK2 and a 5.7 Hemi WK2 is about 250 lbs.
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Thanks for a real world confirmation on the weight! One of the main reasons Iím impressed with the decent gas mileage numbers for all three engines despite the heavy weight!
I totally agree. The WK2 is a heavy beast, but gets relatively good gas mileage.

I used to own a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (WJ), equipped with a 4.7L PowerTech High Output V8. Horsepower figures between the 4.7 H.O V8 and Pentastar V6 are roughly equivalent - 265 hp vs 290 hp. Torque for the V8 is quite a bit higher. And the WJ is several hundred pounds lighter than the WK2. So when comparing gas mileage, the 8 speed transmission on the WK2 probably comes into play here as well.

I would estimate the gas mileage on my WK2 is approximately 5-6 mpg better than the WJ for average driving conditions - mixed highway and street driving. Maybe 8 mpg better for pure interstate freeway driving.

I loved that WJ, but the WK2 is much more efficient.
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By my internet research (the font of all knowledge) I estimate that (for the same trim) the curb weight difference between a Pentastar V6 WK2 and a 5.7 Hemi WK2 is about 250 lbs.
Your estimate is pretty close to Jeep's 2021 spec weight (estimate), although it looks like it varies with model. The Trailhawk's skid plates, tires, and hood decal adds between 243 to 258 pounds to a Limited (estimated).
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I'm guessing my Overland Diesel is another few hundred pounds. Fat Bastard!!

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I totally agree. The WK2 is a heavy beast, but gets relatively good gas mileage.

I used to own a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (WJ), equipped with a 4.7L PowerTech High Output V8. Horsepower figures between the 4.7 H.O V8 and Pentastar V6 are roughly equivalent - 265 hp vs 290 hp. Torque for the V8 is quite a bit higher. And the WJ is several hundred pounds lighter than the WK2. So when comparing gas mileage, the 8 speed transmission on the WK2 probably comes into play here as well.

I would estimate the gas mileage on my WK2 is approximately 5-6 mpg better than the WJ for average driving conditions - mixed highway and street driving. Maybe 8 mpg better for pure interstate freeway driving.

I loved that WJ, but the WK2 is much more efficient.
We also had an Ď02 Overland with the 4.7 HO (Loved that 10 CD changer in the back! ) that although it was an exceptionally nice Jeep, I couldnít get better than 18 mpg with it, regardless of how it was driven. The 3.73 rear end was not for fuel economy! Thatís why I continue to be impressed with the 22-23 mpg highway mileage thatís easily obtainable with my heavier and faster 2014 HEMI equipped GC thanks to the 8 speed and 3.09 gearing.

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