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2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Jeep Renegade Review

New 2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru
Forester

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New 2020 Jeep Renegade

2020 Jeep
Renegade

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MSRP*
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$24,495 to $34,595
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$22,375 to $28,500
Invoice* $23,099 to $32,266 $22,082 to $27,890
MPG - City 26 21 - 24
MPG - Hwy 33 27 - 32
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
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
The Subaru Forester offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Jeep Renegade. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Renegade, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Renegade.

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 Subaru Forester is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Renegade. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Forester carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Renegade.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Jeep Renegade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Subaru Forester, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Renegade.

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

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Renegade, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Renegade is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Subaru Forester and the Jeep Renegade.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Jeep Renegade. With the Subaru Forester, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Renegade.

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