Compare 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Subaru Outback
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Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,360 $25,895
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,623 $32,695
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,351 $27,995
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $34,111 $36,490
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $33,064 $35,395
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $36,089 $38,690

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,745
$24,360

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,895
$25,895

Monthly Payment Estimate

$515 / month
$432 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.7
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury. Unless you really need three rows of seats, the 2018 Subaru Outback is the sensible SUV alternative.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58 57.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

105.4 108.1

Front Leg Room (in)

40.3 42.9

Front Hip Room (in)

57 55.5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.6 38.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.8

Second Hip Room (in)

56.2 55

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 38.9

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

69.3 66.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.1 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

114.8 108.1

Liftover Height (in)

32.4 27.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.5 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63.9 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

189.8 189.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.3 73.3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

36.3 35.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

36.3 35.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 41.8

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 42.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 77.7

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 46.3

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 32.5

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.8

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)

13 12.4

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 36.1

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/50SR20 P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

TLP-B NA

Front Tire Size

P265/50SR20 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TLP-B NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 2700

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 2700

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

3500 2700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 270

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 270

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4513 3622

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 490

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4000 174 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

ERC NA

Displacement

3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

293 @ 6400 175 @ 5800

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 25

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.27 4.11

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 -

Trans Type

8 6

Drivetrain

Rear 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

DFT 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

8.4 6.3

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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