Compare 2018 Jeep Compass vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Jeep Compass
2018 Subaru Forester
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass Altitude 4x4 22 30 $23,957 $24,395
Compass Altitude FWD 22 31 $23,957 $24,395
Compass Latitude 4x4 22 31 $23,957 $24,395
Compass Latitude FWD 22 31 $23,957 $24,395
Compass Latitude w/Sun/Wheel Pkg FWD 22 31 $23,957 $24,395
Compass Limited 4x4 22 30 $28,469 $29,195
Compass Limited FWD 22 31 $27,059 $27,695
Compass Sport 4x4 22 31 $22,377 $22,595
Compass Sport FWD 23 32 $20,960 $21,095
Compass Trailhawk 4x4 22 30 $28,093 $28,795
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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
$23,957
$27,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,395
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Jeep Compass makes some compromises in size and power, but its Trailhawk model hits the crossover-SUV sweet spot. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 103.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
173 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.8 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.2 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.1 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.2 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
42.1 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.2 31.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
59.8 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 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)
12 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
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)
3327 3653
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3900 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
EDE NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6400 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.50 - 0.98
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.66
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.80
Trans Order Code
DF5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 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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