Compare 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2022 Subaru Outback

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80th Anniversary 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Freedom 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x2 19 26 $33,523 $33,885
Grand Cherokee Laredo X 4x4 18 25 $35,848 $36,210
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x2 19 26 $40,334 $41,835
Grand Cherokee Limited X 4x4 18 25 $42,330 $43,855
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $46,577 $48,475
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $49,519 $51,505
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $68,552 $71,270
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $52,289 $54,550
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $55,230 $57,580
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $86,036 $90,070
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $45,383 $47,105
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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
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 33 $25,968 $27,645
Outback Limited CVT 26 33 $32,095 $34,295
Outback Limited XT CVT 23 30 $36,093 $38,695
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 23 30 $33,518 $35,845
Outback Premium CVT 26 33 $28,056 $29,845
Outback Touring CVT 26 33 $35,678 $38,195
Outback Touring XT CVT 23 30 $37,883 $40,645
Outback Wilderness CVT 22 26 $35,218 $37,695

Pricing

Invoice Price

$40,334
$23,375
$25,968

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$41,835
$24,795
$27,645

Monthly Payment Estimate

$697 / month
$413 / month
$461 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.8
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L performs on road and off, has lots of space, and competes with luxury brands in its top models. 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 2022 Subaru Outback doubles down on rugged credibility with the Wilderness edition.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 33 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Front (in)

63.9 61.6 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 8.7 -

Length, Overall (in)

189.8 182.1 191.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

68.3 74.3 75.7

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 Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 43.3 43.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 70.3 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

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

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

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

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/50TR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

TKY NA NA

Front Tire Size

P265/50TR20 P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TKY NA NA

Trailering

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 150 270

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 150 270

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4576 3449 3637

Wheels

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

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 - 150

Engine

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

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

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

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 Drive All Wheel Drive

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Grand Cherokee Subaru Forester Subaru Outback

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Short And Long Arm Strut Strut

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

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2021 Subaru Forester
  • 2021 Forester still on sale; 2022s coming soon
  • Lease: From $229/mo
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  • Finance: From 0.9% APR
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