Jeep® Cherokee Vs. Subaru Forester

October 26th, 2021 by

Compact SUVs have been steadily gaining in popularity in recent year, and it’s no secret why. The combination of the extra space and comfort in a sleek, compact body makes crossover SUVs an attractive option for many drivers.

At Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, we have plenty of these fantastic new SUVs on our lot—such as the 2021 Jeep Cherokee. Here’s a breakdown of how it stacks up against other SUVs in its segment, such as the Subaru Forester.

Trim Levels

The new Jeep Cherokee offers no less than nine different trim levels, providing nearly endless options for customization and personalization. By contrast, the Subaru only offers five different trim levels. Here are the breakdowns for the trims offered for each mode:

2021 Jeep Cherokee trims:

  • Latitude
  • Freedom
  • Latitude Plus
  • Altitude
  • Latitude Lux
  • 80th Anniversary Edition
  • Limited
  • Trailhawk
  • High Altitude

2021 Subaru Forester:

  • Base
  • Premium
  • Sport
  • Limited
  • Touring

Engine Options and Tow Capacity

When it comes to the Jeep Cherokee, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine comes standard. Those looking to upgrade have a choice of an optional 3.2-liter V-6 engine, or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower and 295 lbs-ft of torque.

The Subaru SUV, on the other hand, has only one choice of engine: a 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower. The Subaru Forester has a tow capacity of 1,500 pounds, while the turbocharged Jeep engine makes out at a whopping 4,500 pounds—exactly triple what its competitor offers.

If you’re ready to come see what else the new Jeep Cherokee has to offer, or you’re interested in another new Jeep, visit our Indiana dealership today to schedule a test drive.