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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review

New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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New 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 Subaru
Crosstrek

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MSRP*
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$28,315 to $38,715
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$22,245 to $27,995
Invoice* $27,814 to $36,919 $21,108 to $26,411
MPG - City 17 22 - 27
MPG - Hwy 25 29 - 34
Engine(s) V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler than in the Subaru Crosstrek. The Jeep Wrangler offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru Crosstrek, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Subaru Crosstrek, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Wrangler, 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). The Jeep Wrangler is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek. 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 is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek.

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

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

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Crosstrek, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Subaru Crosstrek, making the Subaru Crosstrek the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Crosstrek.

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