Compare 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2014 Subaru Outback

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Subaru Outback
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
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4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 30 $23,040 $24,495
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,281 $29,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 30 $27,589 $29,395
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 30 $23,349 $24,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 30 $25,208 $26,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 30 $25,520 $27,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i 22 29 $22,123 $23,495
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $22,431 $23,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,289 $25,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $24,602 $26,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 17 25 $30,034 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,046
$23,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,495
$24,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent. Above all else, the 2014 Subaru Outback remains an eminently practical and capable vehicle, with generous interior space both for people and their gear.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 105.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43
Front Hip Room (in)
57 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 65.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 28
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 70.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 44.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.3
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)
12.9 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)
24.6 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TV9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6200 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
6200 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
620 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4677 3459
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
700 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.58 - 0.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Outback
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
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 6.9
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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