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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,970 $23,095
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $28,192 $28,895
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,925 $25,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $29,657 $30,395
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $30,127 $30,895
FWD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
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
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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
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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 60.9
Liftover Height (in) - 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Width @ Beltline (in) 41.4 45.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.9 74.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 71.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code TRA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code TRA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3655 3296
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 -
Engine
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
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4600 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ED6-A NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Cherokee Subaru Forester
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 (Est) 7.2 (Est)
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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