Compare 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2023 Subaru Outback

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 N/A N/A $38,571 $39,000
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 N/A N/A $40,549 $41,000
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 N/A N/A $38,571 $39,000
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 N/A N/A $40,549 $41,000
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 N/A N/A $44,583 $45,820
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 N/A N/A $46,529 $47,820
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 N/A N/A $54,176 $55,910
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 N/A N/A $56,114 $57,910
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 N/A N/A $57,736 $59,675
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 N/A N/A $59,671 $61,675
Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve 4x4 N/A N/A $59,671 $61,675
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,395
Outback Limited CVT 26 32 $33,014 $35,295
Outback Limited XT CVT 22 29 $37,011 $39,695
Outback Onyx Edition CVT 26 32 $31,409 $33,495
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT 22 29 $36,045 $38,595
Outback Premium CVT 26 32 $28,838 $30,695
Outback Touring CVT 26 32 $37,195 $39,845
Outback Touring XT CVT 22 29 $39,398 $42,295
Outback Wilderness CVT 21 26 $35,908 $38,445

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,571
$26,657

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,000
$28,395

Monthly Payment Estimate

$650 / month
$473 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
6.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a balanced, appealing choice but the myriad engine and trim levels complicate the process. The 2023 Subaru Outback sports a fresh look but delivers the same capability and reputation for safety.

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Fuel Economy

City

Coming Soon 26 mpg

Highway

Coming Soon 32 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Standard SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58 57.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

144.6 109

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.8

Front Hip Room (in)

57.4 55.5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.2 39.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Head Room (in)

39.9 40.1

Second Hip Room (in)

56.3 54.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.2 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 39.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

70.8 66.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.4 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

116.7 108.1

Liftover Height (in)

32.4 28.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.5 73

Track Width, Front (in)

65.4 61.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.4 -

Length, Overall (in)

193.5 191.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

70.8 75.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

37.7 32.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

37.7 32.6

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)

13.8 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)

13.9 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)

23 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38 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)

5000 2700

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6200 2700

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

6200 2700

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 270

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

620 270

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4238 3641

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8.5 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

20 X 8.5 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

257 @ 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)

22 (2022) 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 (2022) 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 (2022) 26

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.45 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

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.0 (2022) 6.3
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