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2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Subaru Forester. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Subaru Forester.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. 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 Wrangler Unlimited is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Subaru Forester. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as you will in the Subaru Forester.

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

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2015 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

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MSRP*: $26,495 - $35,395

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.84% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.39% --
City MPG: 16 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 20 - 21 28 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $25,781 - $33,350 $20,995 - $30,927

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