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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $25,325 to $37,240
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.0 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Cherokee offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Outback, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Outback will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Cherokee, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Cherokee will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Outback. 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 Cherokee is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. If you go with the Jeep Cherokee, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Jeep Cherokee for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Cherokee has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Cherokee doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Outback.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Outback. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.