Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2018 - vs - Jeep Compass Sport 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
29,395
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
22,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
13.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
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 2018 Subaru Forester ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Forester has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity
Spacious rear seats
Good mpg ratings, even with standard all-wheel drive
Many available safety features

Cons
Interior design and build quality trail some rivals'
Fewer tech features than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.

Pros
Fun to drive, good ride
Excellent safety ratings and systems
Good outward visibility
Standard all-wheel drive
Peppy Turbo option, CVT among the best

Cons
Front seats small for some
Priciest trims still not that premium
No manual gearbox for turbo engine
Paddle shifters only on turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Subaru Forester offers a new Black Edition trim package that adds black-finished wheels, body trim and grille. The interior also receives black cloth upholstery and black gloss dashboard trim. Limited trim levels also get a new cargo area cover, while Touring trims now include Subaru's EyeSight safety package as standard along with automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking.

PROS
All-wheel drive comes standard and doesn't sink fuel economy
High ground clearance offers better than average off-road ability
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults both front and rear
Optional turbocharged engine makes Forester very quick

CONS
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Cabin design and materials are just average
Handling isn't as sporty as some rivals
CVT feels less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Jeep Compass ranked #13 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Jeep Compass has a score of 7.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly infotainment system
Good value for an off-road SUV
Cargo storage is convenient and versatile

Cons
Low predicted reliability rating
Below-average cargo room
Lethargic engine

By: 
usnews.com

Coming off last year's redesign, the 2018 Jeep Compass is unchanged.The newest Compass is more comfortable to drive and can be fitted with Jeep's latest in-car technology features such as the easy-to-operate Uconnect infotainment system.

PROS
Roomy interior for such a small vehicle
Trailhawk version is highly capable off-road

CONS
Hard to find a truly comfortable seat position
Four-cylinder engine's weak power delivery

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Jeep Compass makes some compromises in size and power, but its Trailhawk model hits the crossover-SUV sweet spot.

Pros
Tough Trailhawk model
Clever Cherokee-like shape
Lots of trim choice
Up-to-date infotainment
Comfortable ride quality and good handling

Cons
4-cylinder is overwhelmed here
Cabin feels narrow
Seats need better padding
Mediocre visibility
No adaptive cruise control

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
175ft-lbs
at 3 900rpm
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 5 800rpm
180hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
35.60Feet

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: 
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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.50in
173.00in
Width: 
70.70in
73.80in
Height: 
68.20in
64.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.20in
Front Track: 
59.90in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
103.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
38.30in
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
49.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
27.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
16.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
31.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3455.00lbs
3327.00lbs

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
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding Center Armrest

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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Air Conditioning
Dual Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
16 X 6.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Painted Steel Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R16

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model - 2.5i Limited
Popular Package #2
EyeSight, Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Sport Appearance Plus
Quick Order Package 27A
MOPAR Interior Premium Package
MOPAR Interior Protection Package
Cold Weather Group
Cold Weather Group W/Remote Start
Quick Order Package 21A
Tech Group
MOPAR Graphics Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
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 And Harness
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
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
16" X 6.5" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels (Fleet)
Compact Spare Tire
Interior Options: 
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Net Side
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Footwell Illumination Kit - red
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Speaker Kit
Side Still Plate-Front
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Beats Premium Audio System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3