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2022 Jeep Compass vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

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2022 Jeep
Compass

MSRP*: $26,390 to $33,210
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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,195 to $35,295
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MPG - City 22 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.8 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 173.4 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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
The Jeep Compass offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Forester, with comparable head- and legroom. 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 Compass.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Compass, 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). Whether you pick the Jeep Compass or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Compass is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Compass, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Jeep Compass 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 Compass is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Forester. The Jeep Compass has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.