Compare 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2019 Jeep Cherokee
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $26,424 $26,545
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $24,929 $25,045
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $28,369 $28,895
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $26,889 $27,395
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $33,821 $34,695
Cherokee Limited FWD 22 31 $30,701 $31,450
Cherokee Overland 4x4 19 27 $37,393 $38,495
Cherokee Overland FWD 20 29 $35,913 $36,995
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4x4 18 24 $33,351 $34,195
Cherokee Upland 4x4 19 27 $26,424 $26,545
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2.0i CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek 2.0i CVT 27 33 $21,609 $22,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited CVT 27 33 $24,840 $26,295
Crosstrek 2.0i Manual 23 29 $20,692 $21,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium CVT 27 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium Manual 23 29 $21,431 $22,595

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee: Compare Cars

Think of the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Jeep Cherokee as the automotive equivalent of low-top hiking boots. They’re not quite as off-road-ready as a new pair of high-top Montrails, but they’re far more eager to get down and dirty than a pair of Top Siders.

On our scale, the 2018 Crosstrek scores a 7.2 out of 10, while the refreshed 2019 Cherokee comes in with a 6.2. The Subaru scores for its value and its safety, while the Jeep earns points in off-road ability and its wider lineup of engines and trim levels. Let’s have a look at the nitty-gritty.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,369
$21,609
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,895
$22,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee appeals for its adventurous side, but it isn’t as roomy as rivals. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek smooths over the edges that we didn’t like with the last version. It’s smooth, quiet, and capable—all good things because it won’t be rushed.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
128 100.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 71
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 30.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 61
Length, Overall (in)
182 175.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.7 29.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 20.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 10.8
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 11.6
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 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TWS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR18 P225/60HR17
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)
3875 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EDE NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6400 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 7
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
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)
4.71 3.60 - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Subaru Crosstrek
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 6.1
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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