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Compare 2014 Jeep Patriot vs 2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Jeep Patriot
2014 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 27 $23,156 $23,995
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 27 $25,388 $26,395
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,320 $18,595
Patriot FWD 4-Door Altitude 22 27 $16,252 $16,395
Patriot FWD 4-Door High Altitude 22 27 $20,087 $20,695
Patriot FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 30 $20,087 $20,695
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $23,528 $24,395
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 30 $16,252 $16,395
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4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,156
$26,232
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,995
$27,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new six-speed automatic transmission helps the 2014 Jeep Patriot take on urban errands and weekend adventures with a little more smoothness and quiet than before. The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 103.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 43
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41 40
Second Hip Room (in)
51 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
66.8 68.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.7 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.4 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.1 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.4 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.9
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)
11.6 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TTU NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3331 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.50 - 0.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
DA4-A NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester
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
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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