Comparison - Jeep Cherokee 2017 - vs - Subaru Forester Premium 2017

General

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Also called:

Jeep Liberty

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Make: 
Average Price: 
30,373
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
26,437
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
DB Black Pearl Coat
#000000
Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
#660B0A
Granite Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Light Brownstone Pearl Coat
#A99F93
White Knuckle Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee still antes up considerable trail-riding talent, but other crossover SUVs do a better job of daily driving.
The name is one of the oldest applied to a modern-day SUV, but the 2017 Jeep Cherokee is no Conestoga wagon. It's a thoroughly modern family wagon, recast from its hardcore sport-utility roots into something much broader, more capable in all sorts of conditions.

Pros
Family-sized interior (albeit with no third row)
Daring exterior
Front seat comfort
Quick enough with the base engine
Strong active-safety set

Cons
Exterior styling doesn't feel fully committed-to
Numb steering
Gas mileage okay but not excellent
Transmission woes come and go

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee ranks 13 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee combines an upscale and spacious cabin with good off-road capability. Although you can find a smoother ride and larger cabin in competitors like the Honda CR-V or Ford Escape, the Cherokee’s off-road capability means it strikes a pretty rare balance in this class.

Pros
Premium-quality cabin
Spacious and comfortable seating
Great off-road capability with 4WD option

Cons
Sluggish base engine
Below-average fuel economy
Small cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Cherokee gets only minor equipment revisions, including standard xenon headlights on every trim but the base Sport. This is also the first full year for the top-of-the-line Overland trim that was introduced in mid-2016.

Pros
Available V6 engine provides smooth and assertive power
Absorbent suspension smooths out rough surfaces
Capable and user-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models
Trailhawk offers unique off-road capability for a small crossover.

Cons
Sluggish acceleration with four-cylinder engine
Less cargo capacity than other small crossovers.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Subaru Forester ranks 8 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Subaru Forester offers one of the lowest starting prices in the class, a competitive list of features, and the rarity of standard all-wheel drive. These make it a triple threat in the highly competitive compact SUV class.

Pros
Highest cargo capacity in the class
Roomy back seats
Standard all-wheel drive
Lots of available safety features

Cons
Bland interior styling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

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.
The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel drive. It has the capabilities of a crossover, the ride and handling of a car, and plenty of all-weather security and even off-road capability.

Pros
Good ride, enjoyable driving
Top-notch safety scores, systems
Spacious cabin with super visibility
Among the best CVTs around
Turbo adds speedy performance

Cons
Shift paddles only on turbo
No manual offered with turbo
Priciest models not all that premium

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Forester receives numerous updates, starting with wider feature availability, additional noise insulation and quicker steering response. The enhanced EyeSight safety system now has lane departure intervention and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Automatic high-beam headlight control is newly available, as are adaptive LED headlights and reverse automatic braking. Styling revisions include new headlights and taillights, plus a freshened grille and front end.

Pros
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults in both seating rows
Impressive fuel economy for an all-wheel-drive crossover
Optional turbocharged engine provides spirited acceleration
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
CVT may seem less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic
Doesn't feel as sporty around turns as some rivals
Cabin design and materials aren't especially noteworthy
Maximum tow rating isn't particularly robust

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.20L
2.50L
Torque: 
239ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
271hp
at 6 500rpm
170hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.00in
180.90in
Width: 
74.90in
70.70in
Height: 
67.30in
68.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
106.30in
103.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
53.90in
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
43.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
57.00in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
37.50
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
53.00in
Rear leg room: 
40.30in
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.90cu.ft
68.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.60cu.ft
31.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.30degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4046.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Cloth
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Memorized settings includes audio system
1 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
USB connection
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear power liftgate door
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0
17 x 7.0
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Polished alloy wheels
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Quick Order Package 27M
Heavy Duty Protection Group
Technology Group
Rugged Package #1
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Power Rear Gate
Popular Package #1A
Protection Package #1
Standard Model - 2.5i Premium CVT
All-Weather Package
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Popular Package #2A
Exterior Options: 
Power Front/Fixed Rear Full Sunroof
Full Size Spare Tire
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Exhaust Tip
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Fog Lamp Kit - Gray Interior
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Fog Lamp Kit - Black Interior
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Interior Options: 
Single Disc Remote CD Player
Tonneau Cover
Wireless Charging Pad
Cargo Tray
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Cover (Power Rear Gate)
Cargo Net Side
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
110 Power Outlet Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Cargo Cover (Manual Rear Gate)
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blue
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Speaker Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink for Eyesight Models
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass for Eyesight Models
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#3A3A3A
Black, premium leather
#323232
Black/Light Frost Beige, leather
#8F887B
Black/Light Frost Beige, premium leather
#736C5F
Indigo Blue/Brown, leather
#474A54
Indigo Blue/Brown, premium leather
#63544A
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3