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Compare 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $31,858 $32,150
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $34,160 $34,450
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $44,904 $46,695
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $47,819 $49,695
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $31,858 $32,150
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $34,160 $34,450
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $31,858 $32,150
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $34,160 $34,450
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $38,568 $39,955
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $40,543 $41,955
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x2 19 26 $38,568 $39,955
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x4 18 25 $40,543 $41,955
Grand Cherokee North 4x4 18 25 $34,160 $34,450
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $44,904 $46,695
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $47,819 $49,695
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $66,343 $68,895
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $50,356 $52,495
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $53,271 $55,495
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $83,552 $87,400
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $43,551 $45,155
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x2 19 26 $31,858 $32,150
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $34,160 $34,450
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,049 $26,645
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $31,314 $33,445
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $35,221 $37,745
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $32,664 $34,895
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $27,180 $28,895
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $34,896 $37,345
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,011 $39,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,858
$23,099
$25,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,150
$24,495
$26,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$408 / month
$444 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee impresses with style and performance, but lags behind in safety and fuel economy. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner. The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57 54.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 39.4 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.2 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.6 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.2 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.6 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58 57.2 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 111.9 109
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.3 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 105.1 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
32.4 28.4 28.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 71.5 73
Track Width, Front (in)
63.9 61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 182.1 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
69.3 67.5 66.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 31.1 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.3 31.1 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 76.1 75.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1 75
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2 45.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8 32.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7 42
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.2 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 16.6 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TLP NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/50SR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TLP NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150 270
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4513 3449 3634
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - -
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 182 @ 5800 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4000 176 @ 4400 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERC NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26 26
Transmission
Trans Type
8 7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.56
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.69 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 - -
Trans Order Code
DFT NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.56 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.60 - 0.75 4.07 - 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.70 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 - -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester Subaru Outback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 6.1 6.1
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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