Compare 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2020 Subaru Outback
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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
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
$25,049

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,150
$26,645

Monthly Payment Estimate

$536 / month
$444 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
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 Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

105.4 109

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58 57.4

Front Leg Room (in)

40.3 42.8

Front Hip Room (in)

57 55.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.6 39.5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.1

Second Hip Room (in)

56.2 54.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.7 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 39.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

69.3 66.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.1 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

114.8 108.1

Liftover Height (in)

32.4 28.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.5 73

Track Width, Front (in)

63.9 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

189.8 191.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.3 75.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

36.3 32.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

36.3 32.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 43.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 75

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 45.2

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 32.1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 42

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 NA

Front Tire Size

P265/50SR20 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TLP 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 3634

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 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

260 @ 4000 176 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

ERC NA

Displacement

3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

293 @ 6400 182 @ 5800

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 26

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.27 3.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.11 -

Trans Type

8 8

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 0.56

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.29 4.38

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 0.67

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.07 - 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 6.1

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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