Comparison - Subaru Viziv 7 Concept Ascent 2018 - vs - Jeep Cherokee Limited 2019

General

Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
Subaru VIZIV-7 SUV Concept Overview
SUBARU VIZIV FUTURE CONCEPT THE INTERVIEW
2019 Jeep Cherokee | CarGurus Test Drive Review
COMPARED! Land Rover Discovery Sport v Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
2019 Jeep Cherokee Quick Drive | Consumer Reports
2019 Jeep Cherokee latitude Plus - Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K
2017 Jeep Cherokee Ultimate In-Depth Look in 4K
Racing The Sun In The 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk | Drive.com.au
2016 Jeep Cherokee: Full Review, Interior, Exterior and Road Test
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Off Road
Other Names:

Also called:

--

Also called:

Jeep Liberty

Make: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
30 Mar 2017
$
38,245
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat
#000000
Pearl White Pearl Coat
#F7F8F3
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Does the Viziv name sound familiar to you? Well, it should because that’s the name Subaru has used for a large SUV concept not once, not twice, but now three times. It started back in 2013 with the Subaru Viziv Concept that debuted with a funky set of side doors at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A couple of years later, Subaru showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the 2015 Subaru Viziv Future Concept. That second iteration was more toned down that then first – the funky doors were gone – but the interior was still heavily futuristic. Fast forward to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru was back at it again with the Viziv-7 Concept, a model that showcases what a large, three-row SUV from Subaru will look like when it makes its debut in 2018. To date, we have yet to see the inside of the concept – the doors were even locked at the show, with the interior hidden away by tinted windows – but as far as the exterior goes, this baby is ready to go into production.

As far as SUV’s and crossovers go, Subaru doesn’t have much. There’s the Compact Subaru Outback, which isn’t really as much a crossover or SUV as it is a wagon with jacked up suspension. Then there’s the Crosstrek, which is an Impreza with a raised roof and suspension, and then there’s the Forester, which in every sense of the word is an SUV, but it’s still in the compact segment. That means that Subaru has some room to grow if it really wants to compete in the world of gas guzzlers that is the American SUV Market. The production model derived from the Viziv-7 will fit more in the large-SUV category and will compete against the likes of models like the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition, to name a small handful.

Needless to say,Subaru has its work cut out for it if it expects its newest SUV to gain any traction at all in the market. The competition is stiff, and for folks buying in this segment, fuel economy isn’t as important as the number of passengers something can haul or the cargo space available. With that said, let’s take a better look at the Viziv-7 concept and talk about what we can expect from the future model it represents.

By: 
topspeed.com

In early 2018, Subaru will introduce a three-row midsize SUV to the North American market. But until then, we’ll have to make do with the VIZIV-7 SUV concept, which is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it’s quite a good-looking vehicle.

Unfortunately, Subaru says the concept previews the “size direction” of a future three-row SUV, not necessarily the design. So we probably shouldn’t expect to see the bold lighting elements, grille details, and fancy tires make it to production. This has been the case with other concept vehicles Subaru has shown, including the Impreza sedan concept, as they always look much more radical than the final model.

The Subaru VIZIV-7 measures 204.7 inches in length, or more than 6 inches longer than the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, the Subaru concept is longer than the 2017 Highlander (192.5 inches), 2017 Pilot (194.5 inches), and 2016 Durango (199.8 inches). At 79.9 inches, it’s also a bit wider than the competition, and its wheelbase comes in at 117.7 inches, bigger than all the aforementioned competitors but the Durango.

The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president of Fuji Heavy Industries, said in a press release.

With three complete rows of seating, Subaru’s future SUV will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever made. It will be larger than the Tribeca, which ended production after the 2014 model year. We previously reported that the new three-row model will be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee appeals for its adventurous side, but it isn’t as roomy as rivals.

Pros
Lovely cabin trim
Very good front seats
Trailhawk off-road skills
Lots of active-safety options
Good infotainment

Cons
Some styling is derivative
Fuel economy is just okay
9-speed’s occasional hiccups
Interior space arrangement

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee ranked #14 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Jeep Cherokee has a score of 7.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
User-friendly infotainment system
Fantastic off-road abilities
First-rate cabin

Cons
Meager base engine
Low fuel economy estimates
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Prettier face,
more powertrain options,
added cargo space,
off-road chops.

Cons
Characterless turbo mill,
some chintzy cabin trim,
laggardly automatic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.20L
Torque: 
239ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
240hp
271hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.70Feet
Cam Type: 
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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Roadside Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Rear Parking Sensors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
204.70in
182.00in
Width: 
79.90in
73.20in
Height: 
72.00in
66.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
64.10in
Wheel Base: 
117.70in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
Rear leg room: 
40.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4046.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
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: 
power steering
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat
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
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated passenger seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

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
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
506 Watts Stereo Output
Alpine Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
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: 
21''
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

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
Rear 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
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: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED Headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Quick Order Package 26M
Heavy Duty Protection Group
Technology Group
Quick Order Package 2ZM
Quick Order Package 2YM
Trailer Tow Group
MOPAR Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Power Front/Fixed Rear Full Sunroof
Interior Options: 

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black/Tan, premium leather
#000000
Black/Ski Grey, premium leather
#000000
Black, premium leather
#000000