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2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2023 Subaru Outback Review

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2022 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $29,995 to $39,345
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2023 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $28,395 to $42,295
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MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 21 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 26 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 75.6 ft3
Engine
  • 180-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 271-hp, 3.2-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.9 - 183.1 in 191.1 - 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 39.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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). Whether you pick the Jeep Cherokee or the Subaru Outback, it's going to cost you about the same.

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

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. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Subaru Outback.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than 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.