Comparison - Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2021 - vs - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
36,085
Updated: 
24 Aug 2019
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Hydro Blue Pearl Coat
#3D7EBA
Olive Green Pearl Coat
#5B5C4A
Light Brownstone Pearl Coat
#A99F93
Velvet Red Pearl Coat
#4E0B1C
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Sangria Metallic Clear Coat
#7C0E13
Spitfire Orange Clear Coat
#F75900
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#5C6467
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021 Previously optional advanced safety features are now standard.More standard comfort and convenience features on each trim.New Latitude Lux and related 80th Anniversary editions debut.

Pros
Available V6 and turbocharged engines provide smooth, assertive power
Suspension smooths out rough surfaces
User-friendly 8.4-inch touchscreen on many models
Trailhawk offers excellent off-road capability for a small SUV

Cons
Sluggish acceleration with the base engine
Less cargo capacity than other small crossovers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.

Pros
Excessive off-road talent
Refined turbo-4
Better looks than before
Good active safety features

Cons
Pricey compared to class
Poor gas mileage
No hybrid
Cramped interior

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2021, Jeep gives the Cherokee several newly standard active safety features. These include automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and more. The lineup also benefits from reshuffled standard features. For instance, the base model adds heated exterior mirrors and one-touch up/down front side windows; the Trailhawk adds a heated steering wheel and front seats as well as remote start. There's also a new 80th Anniversary Edition that's based on the Latitude LUX trim level, so it inherits all the same standard features. Highlights include Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, power-adjustable front seats, the larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, and more.

Pros
Tows more than its competition, multiple powertrain options, class-leading off-road capability.

Cons
Drives bigger than compact rivals, interior isn't exactly spacious, less cargo space than top competitors.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.

Pros
Capable as ever
Big 11.6-inch touchscreen
A roomy interior
Excellent safety record
Rides very well

Cons
Careful styling
Moderate acceleration from base engine
Needs more small-item storage

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.Adaptive LED headlights now standard on all trims.Seat-belt reminder standard for all passengers.Reminder to check rear seat added as standard safety feature.

Pros
Spacious cabin and smooth, comfortable ride
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier than in most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Big touchscreen is slow to respond and buries many controls in complicated menus
Slow acceleration from standard engine
Native voice recognition system isn't very accurate

By: 
edmunds.com

The Outback was redesigned from the ground up for the 2020 model year, so for 2021 Subaru has made only three minor changes: Adaptive headlamps, a rear-seat reminder system, and a passenger's seatbelt warning light and chime are now standard across the lineup.

Pros
Ground clearance helps off-road or in snow,
spacious cabin,
tons of available tech.

Cons
Unhurried acceleration,
ho-hum driving dynamics,
indistinct exterior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.20L
2.40L
Torque: 
239ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
271hp
at 6 500rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
36.10Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Roadside Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Rear Parking Sensors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.00in
191.30in
Width: 
74.90in
73.00in
Height: 
67.80in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.10in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
40.30in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.70cu.ft
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.80cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
29.90degrees
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.20degrees
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4250.00lbs
3937.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

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
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Vinyl/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated

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
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear power liftgate door
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5 In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
All Terrain Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Emergency Braking Assist
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Sun, Sound & Navigation Group
Technology Group
Comfort/Convenience Group
Premium Leather Package
Trailer Tow Group
Quick Order Package 27E
Standard Model
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Splash Guards
Sport Grille - Turbo
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Net
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, vinyl/cloth
#000000
Black, premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832