Compare 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Jeep Cherokee
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 19 27 $31,426 $32,095
Cherokee 80th Anniversary FWD 20 29 $30,001 $30,595
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $29,982 $30,575
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $28,557 $29,075
Cherokee Freedom 4x4 21 29 $28,066 $28,260
Cherokee Freedom FWD 22 31 $26,626 $26,760
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 21 29 $35,135 $36,000
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 31 $33,710 $34,500
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $28,066 $28,260
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $26,626 $26,760
Cherokee Latitude Lux 4x4 19 27 $31,426 $32,095
Cherokee Latitude Lux FWD 20 29 $30,001 $30,595
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $29,982 $30,575
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $28,557 $29,075
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $35,135 $36,000
Cherokee Limited FWD 20 29 $33,710 $34,500
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $34,945 $35,800
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,426
$23,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,095
$24,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$535 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else. A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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)
37.9 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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
182 182.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.7 34.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 74.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.8 31.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 43.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 31.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 51.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 70.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Brakes
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
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
P235/50TR19 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TLA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50TR19 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLA 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)
3960 3449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
239 @ 4400 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EHK NA
Displacement
3.2 L/198 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
271 @ 6500 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.60 - 0.75
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
8.1 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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2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2021 Cherokee in generous supply
  • Lease: From $259 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $5,750 off
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 84 months
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2021 Subaru Forester
  • 2021 Forester selection robust
  • Lease: From $239 for 36 months
  • Rebates: No factory rebate; dealer discounting possible
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 48 months
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