Compare 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2016 Jeep Cherokee
2015 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 21 28 $26,773 $27,295
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 21 28 $25,335 $25,495
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 21 28 $30,439 $31,195
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $26,773 $27,295
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $30,439 $31,195
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 19 26 $37,207 $38,395
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $25,335 $25,495
Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $30,251 $30,995
Cherokee FWD 4-Door 75th Anniversary 22 31 $24,818 $25,295
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 31 $23,360 $23,495
Cherokee FWD 4-Door High Altitude 22 31 $28,484 $29,195
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $24,818 $25,295
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $28,484 $29,195
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Overland 22 31 $33,654 $34,695
Cherokee FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $23,360 $23,495
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,773
$26,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,295
$28,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Jeep Cherokee offers everything that the brand and nameplate promise—although there are some disconnects in the styling and packaging. 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
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 103.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 40
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 28.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 70.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.6 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.6 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TWS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWS NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3953 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
ED6-D NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6400 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.61
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.79
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.50 - 0.97
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 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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