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2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Jeep
Renegade

MSRP*: $22,850 to $30,025
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2021 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $24,795 to $34,895
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Invoice* $22,581 to $28,864 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 50.8 ft3 69.2 - 74.3 ft3
Engine 177-hp, 1.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 180-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 - 180 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 166.6 in 182.1 in
Exterior Width 74.2 in 71.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.6 in
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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Jeep Renegade than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Renegade, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Renegade, 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 Renegade will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Renegade is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Renegade is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Jeep Renegade, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Jeep Renegade and the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Jeep Renegade and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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