Compare 2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Subaru Forester
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Latitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 28 $25,730 $25,895
Cherokee Latitude FWD 21 30 $24,240 $24,395
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 28 $27,258 $27,795
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 21 30 $25,783 $26,295
Cherokee Latitude Tech Connect 4x4 21 28 $25,730 $25,895
Cherokee Latitude Tech Connect FWD 21 30 $24,240 $24,395
Cherokee Limited 4x4 21 28 $30,548 $31,295
Cherokee Limited FWD 21 30 $29,073 $29,795
Cherokee Overland 4x4 20 27 $36,229 $37,340
Cherokee Overland FWD 21 30 $33,115 $34,095
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 19 25 $30,266 $30,995
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,607 $29,495
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,730
$27,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,895
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee performs its crossover chores as asked, but loves the off-road tasks more. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 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)
39.4 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
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 70.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 28.6
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
182 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.9 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.6 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 45.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.6 31.5
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
P225/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TRF NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRF 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 3653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 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
ED6-1 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)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.80
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.66
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 - 0.98
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
7.7 7.0
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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