Compare 2015 Jeep Cherokee vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Jeep Cherokee
2015 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,970 $23,095
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,925 $25,095
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
FWD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $28,192 $28,895
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $29,657 $30,395
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $30,127 $30,895
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,970
$20,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,095
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Although the styling might have some disconnects -- from the past, and within itself -- the 2015 Jeep Cherokee delivers all the Jeep essentials, with impressive features and safety. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
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)
62.2 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)
24.6 34.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.6 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)
200 150
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)
3655 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 @ 4600 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ED6-A NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6400 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 25
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 0.69
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
7.0 7.1
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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