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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$25,840 to $34,845
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$26,645 to $39,695
Invoice* $25,651 to $34,043 $25,049 to $37,011
MPG - City 18 - 22 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Outback are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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.

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.