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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.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 108.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 38.1
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.58 - 0.62
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
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 -
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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