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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,636 $22,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $27,154 $28,095
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,571 $24,995
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $28,604 $29,595
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $29,069 $30,095
FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 31 $23,801 $24,495
4WD 4-Door Altitude 21 28 $25,716 $26,495
4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,636
$20,811
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Jeep Cherokee plants a foot in both the crossover and SUV world--and only flubs the styling. The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 40.3 38
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 49.9 53
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 108.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 182 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 66.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9 61.1
Liftover Height (in) - 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 41.4 45.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.9 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 24.8 34.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.1 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 24.8 34.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 71.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code TRA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code TRA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3679 3296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 -
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4800 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ED6 NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 184 @ 6250 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.70 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.30
Trans Type 9 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.81 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 1.89
Trans Order Code DFH NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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