Compare 2003 Subaru Forester vs 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2003 Subaru Forester
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $24,347 $26,480
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $26,136 $28,450
4-Door Limited 15 21 $28,735 $31,410
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,933 $33,840
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $35,076 $38,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,044
$24,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$26,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$441 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 58.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 95.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 70.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 72.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.1 72.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 39.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.9 12.0 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 20.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 6500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
176 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 750
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3784
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 14.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 625
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 230 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA ERH
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 195 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 15
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.74
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA DGK
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs

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