Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2018 - vs - Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 2018

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Make: 
Average Price: 
29,395
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
33,645
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
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
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
18.60gals
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
Color: 
Granite Crystal Metallic
#333738
Xtreme Purple Pearl
#4B2175
Firecracker Red Clear
#CC1301
Rhino Clear-Coat
#454B59
Billet Silver Metallic
#837F7C
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Gobi Clear
#7B6F57
Black Clear Coat
#0E0A09
Chief Clear-Coat
#1F8FBD

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 Wrangler skips over the on-road part of the driving test, and heads straight for the hills.

Pros
The undisputed off-road champion
Singular style
Smooth and strong V-6
A few concessions to modernity inside

Cons
Rough-and-tumble ride
Poor on-road handling
Expensive high-end editions
Remarkably poor safety scores
Soft tops are fussy to use

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Jeep Wrangler is completely redesigned for 2018. Note that this review covers the new Wrangler. The previous-generation model, the Wrangler JK, is covered separately.

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

CONS
Mild towing capability for an otherwise highly capable rig
Less cargo space than some conventional crossovers
Standard V6 engine is a little underwhelming

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
There are few vehicles more capable off-road than the Wrangler JK. Equipped with removable doors, a removable roof, and a fold-down windshield, the four-wheel-drive Wrangler JK is one of the most fun and proficient ways to explore off the beaten path or to feel the wind in your hair. It’s also hard not to fall for the Wrangler JK’s charming and simple design, which can trace its roots back to the Willys MB Jeep of World War II fame.

Cons
The Wrangler JK’s off-road capability comes at the cost of its on-road manners. Live front and rear axles do the Wrangler JK’s ride quality no favors. The body also rolls precariously in turns, and the stability-control system regularly cuts in to prevent the droptop SUV from actually rolling over. Wind noise is exceptionally loud at highway speeds, and this Jeep drinks gas like it’s at an open bar. The available touchscreen infotainment system also is slow to respond to inputs and suffers from poor ergonomics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 5 800rpm
285hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
40.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
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
Cargo Floor Mats
Front Door Pockets
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.50in
164.30in
Width: 
70.70in
73.70in
Height: 
68.20in
72.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
10.00in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
95.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.30
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
55.60in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
55.80in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
40.30
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
44.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
44.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
12.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
42.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
32.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
3455.00lbs
4315.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

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
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
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
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Leather steering wheel
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats

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
USB connection
8 total speakers
12 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
17 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
75
Diameter: 
R17

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags

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
Smoker's Group
Trailer Tow Group
Dual Top Group
Power Convenience Group
Cold Weather Group
Quick Order Package 24r
Quick Order Package 23r
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
Metal Half Doors W/Locks
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Swing Gate Reinforcement
Jeep Trail Rated Kit
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Body Color Fender Flares
Premium Black Sunrider Soft Top
Deep Tint Sunscreen Windows
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
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Heated Front Seats
Mopar Premium Sound And Leather
Alpine 9 Speaker W/All Weather Subwoofer
MOPAR Slush Mats

Colors

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