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Compare 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Subaru Forester
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $28,581 $29,095
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $27,061 $27,595
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 27 $34,043 $34,845
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 31 $30,865 $31,600
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $27,186 $27,340
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $25,651 $25,840
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $28,581 $29,095
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $27,061 $27,595
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $34,043 $34,845
Cherokee Limited FWD 22 31 $30,865 $31,600
Cherokee Lux 4x4 19 27 $28,581 $29,095
Cherokee Lux FWD 20 29 $27,061 $27,595
Cherokee North 4x4 19 27 $27,186 $27,340
Cherokee Overland 4x4 19 27 $37,436 $38,495
Cherokee Overland FWD 20 29 $35,931 $36,995
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $33,958 $34,755
Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 4x4 18 24 $33,958 $34,755
Cherokee Upland 4x4 19 27 $27,186 $27,340
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,581
$23,099
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,095
$24,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Jeep Cherokee cashes in on off-road prowess and luxury features but comes up short elsewhere. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 71.5
Liftover Height (in)
30.9 28.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 31.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.7 34.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 31.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.2
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
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 Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWS NA
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3875 3449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.60 - 0.75
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.70
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
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 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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2020 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2020 Cherokee selection looks good
  • $2,750 factory rebate + $750 finance bonus
  • Lease from $254 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 72 months, no payment for 90 days
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2020 Subaru Forester
  • 2020 Forester supplies holding up
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease from $265 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 63 months continues
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