Compare 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Jeep Cherokee
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FWD Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Latitude 22 31 $24,692 $24,795
4x4 Latitude 21 29 $26,187 $26,295
4x4 Upland 19 27 $26,187 $26,295
FWD Altitude 22 31 $26,653 $27,145
FWD Latitude Plus 22 31 $26,653 $27,145
4x4 Altitude 21 29 $28,133 $28,645
4x4 Latitude Plus 21 29 $28,133 $28,645
FWD High Altitude 23 31 $30,465 $31,200
FWD Limited 22 31 $30,465 $31,200
4x4 Trailhawk 18 24 $33,115 $33,945
4x4 Trailhawk Elite 18 24 $33,115 $33,945
4x4 High Altitude 19 27 $33,585 $34,445
4x4 Limited 19 27 $33,585 $34,445
FWD Overland 20 29 $35,677 $36,745
4x4 Overland 19 27 $37,157 $38,245
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV shoppers looking to tread beyond paved parking lots might whittle their car-shopping lists down to two models: the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Subaru Forester.

These right-size, five-seat crossover SUVs deliver on the promise of four-wheeling capability in flashy brochures and advertisements.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,692
$22,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,795
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee appeals for its adventurous side, but it isn’t as roomy as rivals. The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
128 111.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 105.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 35.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 43.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 35.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.7 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3590 3449
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EDE NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6400 182 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.69
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.60 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 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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2019 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2019 Cherokee selection still healthy
  • Factory rebate up to $2,750 + $1,000 finance bonus
  • Up to $4,250 in lease bonus cash
  • Get 0% APR for 60 months + $1,000 bonus
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2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2019 Forester still arriving at dealers
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease from $255 for 36 months
  • Get 3.49% APR for 63 months
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