Compare 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 17 22 $25,179 $27,415
4-Door 4WD Laredo 17 21 $26,968 $29,385
4-Door Limited 15 20 $30,697 $33,615
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $33,037 $36,205
4-Door Overland 15 20 $35,882 $39,440
4-Door 4WD SRT-8 12 15 $36,578 $39,700
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $38,800 $42,680
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4-Door Manual 2.5 X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5 X 22 29 $20,452 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X 23 28 $21,180 $22,595
4-Door Manual 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,569 $24,145
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,297 $24,945
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 23 28 $25,001 $26,895
4-Door Manual 2.5 XT Limited 20 26 $26,005 $27,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5 XT Limited 21 26 $26,733 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,179
$20,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,415
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.6 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.7 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
32.1 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)
73.3 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.4 62.7
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 29.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 11.6 x 0.94
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
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)
2.85 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TCC NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TCC NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBW NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4254 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 - TBD -
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 173 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 29
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.33
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Lower L-Arms
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/Stabilizer bar w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm HD Raised

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