Compare 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 1998 Subaru Forester

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1998 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,507 $25,945
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 21 $25,275 $27,915
4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,360 $31,460
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 21 $30,533 $33,890
4-Door 4WD 5.9 Limited 13 17 $34,392 $38,275
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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,507
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,945
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose Vehicles 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.1 95.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.58 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 42.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.75 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 99.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.9 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.3 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 34.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3020
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.0 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 85
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 4600 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2400 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ERH NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.11
Trans Order Code
DGB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Coil MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadra-Coil Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Link

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