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2015 Jeep Compass vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Compass than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Compass.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Compass, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Jeep Compass is a better financial choice over the Subaru Forester, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Compass is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Jeep Compass is about the same width as the Subaru Forester. The Jeep Compass is slightly shorter than the Subaru Forester, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Compass doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Jeep Compass has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Compass is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Compass and the Subaru Forester. The Jeep Compass has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Compass comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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2015 Jeep
Compass

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MSRP*: $18,995 - $28,195

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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City MPG: 21 - 23 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $18,786 - $27,152 $20,995 - $30,927

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