Comparison - Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2019 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
38,045
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
$
31,095
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.50gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Ocean Blue Metallic Clear Coat
#001B58
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Sting-Gray Clear-Coat
#3A3A3A
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Mojito! Clear Coat
#497E09
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Bikini Pearl Coat
#FAFAFA
Hellayella Clear Coat
#FDE82D
Punk'n Metallic Clear Coat
#AB2E00
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler is a rugged two- or four-door SUV that’s an adventure waiting to happen.

Pros
Impeccable off-road chops, in any configuration
Iconic style
More efficient turbo-4
Improved interior
Easy-to-use optional off-road system

Cons
Expensive for a Jeep Wrangler
Rugged ride
Back seat takes a back seat
Sparse base trim
Pickup and diesel are on the horizon

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Jeep Wrangler SUV models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 285 hp, depending on engine type. The 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.

Pros
Unrelentingly capable off-road
Maintains rugged Jeep character
Increased capability compared to old models
Extensive customization options from the factory and aftermarket

Cons
Steering is slow and feels loose, especially on the Rubicon trim
Poor ride comfort and handling abilities
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler ranked #13 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Jeep Wrangler has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 14 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Herculean off-road ability
Four-door model has lots of cargo space
Punchy turbocharged engine

Cons
Other SUVs are more agile and smoother on the pavement
High starting price
Subpar gas mileage

By: 
usnews.com

The Forester was all new for 2019, so Subaru hasn't made many changes for 2020; however, there are a few new features that buyers might find interesting. The standard adaptive cruise control system gains a lane-centering feature, the tire-pressure monitor now displays the pressure in each tire, an LED lamp illuminates the license plate on all models, and a rear-seat reminder alerts the driver to check the back seat upon exiting the vehicle if the rear doors were opened prior to the start of the trip. Premium models now come standard with the contents of last year's All-Weather package—heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer—and touring models get LED cargo-area dome lights.

Pros
Good at most everything that matters to crossover buyers, spacious cabin, relaxed ride and handling.

Cons
Lethargic acceleration, uninspired design, few luxuries come standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.New lane centering function added to list of standard driving aids.All-Weather package now standard on Premium models.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features is standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
166.80in
182.10in
Width: 
73.80in
71.50in
Height: 
73.60in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
10.80in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
96.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.60
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
41.70
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.70in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
45.00in
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.70in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.40cu.ft
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.70cu.ft
33.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
44.00degrees
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
37.00degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5250.00lbs
3542.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5-In
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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: 
rear ventilated 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: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Electronic Infotainment System Group
Advanced Safety Group
LED Lighting Group
Steel Bumper Group
Quick Order Package 28R
Safety Group
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow And HD Electrical Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 23R
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
MOPAR Hinge-Gate Reinforcement
MOPAR Lower Body Side Graphic
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Soft Top Window Storage Bag
MOPAR Upper Body Side Graphic
LT285/70R17C Outline White Lettering Off-Road Tires
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Tan Sunrider Soft Top
17" X 7.5" Black Wheels W/Polished Lip
Black 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
Alpine Premium Audio System
MOPAR Hardtop Headliner
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
MOPAR Cargo Tub Liner
MOPAR Front Grab Handles
MOPAR Black Perforated Leather
MOPAR Black Stitched Leather
MOPAR Black Stitched Leather
Trail Rail Management System
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
MOPAR All-Weather Floor Mats
MOPAR Plastic Door Sill Guards
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, premium cloth
#000000
Black/Heritage Tan, leather
#0E0E0E
Black, leather
#000000
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA