Compare 2017 Jeep Patriot vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Jeep Patriot
2017 Subaru Forester
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75th Anniversary Edition 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition 4x4 20 25 $19,802 $20,040
Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition FWD 21 27 $17,914 $18,040
Patriot High Altitude 4x4 20 25 $25,174 $25,840
Patriot High Altitude FWD 22 26 $22,072 $22,540
Patriot Latitude 4x4 20 25 $25,174 $25,840
Patriot Latitude FWD 23 30 $22,072 $22,540
Patriot Sport 4x4 22 27 $19,802 $20,040
Patriot Sport FWD 23 30 $17,914 $18,040
Patriot Sport SE 4x4 20 25 $19,802 $20,040
Patriot Sport SE FWD 22 26 $17,914 $18,040
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,424 $29,295
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $32,028 $34,295
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,272 $23,595
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,321 $29,195
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,363 $22,595
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,466 $25,995
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,032 $25,495
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $29,243 $31,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,802
$27,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,040
$29,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Feeling like a modern, but not as rugged incarnation of the classic '80s and '90s Jeep Cherokee, the Jeep Patriot is a simple crossover that makes a decent budget choice. One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 181.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.5 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23 31.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.4
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TRX NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
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 NA
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 - 0.98
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.37 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.0
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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