Compare 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 17 22 $24,147 $26,255
4-Door 4WD Laredo 17 21 $25,935 $28,225
4-Door Limited 15 20 $29,153 $31,880
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,493 $34,470
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,147
$19,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,255
$21,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.9 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.5 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
84.2 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.4 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.1 33.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.6 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 11.4 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TCC NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
TCC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
570 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4147 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.06
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.33
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms

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