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Compare 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2021 Subaru Forester
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2021 Subaru Outback
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Select style
80th Anniversary 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x2 19 26 $38,757 $40,155
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 18 25 $40,732 $42,155
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 E 4x2 19 26 $32,051 $32,350
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $34,353 $34,650
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x2 19 26 $32,051 $32,350
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x4 18 25 $34,353 $34,650
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $38,757 $40,155
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $40,732 $42,155
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 $66,574 $69,145
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $50,544 $52,695
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $53,459 $55,695
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $83,786 $87,650
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $43,470 $45,355
Select style
CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
Select style
CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,187 $26,795
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $31,451 $33,595
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $35,451 $37,995
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $32,875 $35,145
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $27,318 $29,045
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $35,034 $37,495
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,240 $39,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,757
$23,375
$25,187
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,155
$24,795
$26,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$669 / month
$413 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an icon for its capability and customization. A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs. The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.3 31.1 32.5
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1 75
Brakes
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
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)
13.8 11.6 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.6 16.6 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TKY NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/50TR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TKY NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4576 3449 3635
Wheels
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
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - -
Engine
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
Displacement
3.6 L/220 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
293 @ 6400 182 @ 5800 182 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 (2020) 26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 (2020) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (2020) 33 33
Transmission
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 - -
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester Subaru Outback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (2020) 6.1 6.2

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