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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

New 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$26,310 to $35,550
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $26,192 to $34,709 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 18 - 22 26
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Cherokee than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Cherokee, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Cherokee is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Forester. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.