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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 25 Grand Cherokees, 6.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 5200 miles52
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2015 Subaru Forester 129 Foresters, 7.0 months of data per Forester, average 6800 miles5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 103 Grand Cherokees, 9.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 16500 miles

Refreshed. Improving with resolution of earlier very common problems with new climate control and infotainment system, which is tied into many other electrical systems.
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70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Subaru Forester 120 Foresters, 9.5 months of data per Forester, average 15700 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Good start.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee   16 Grand Cherokees, 7.1 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 26200 miles

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2013 Subaru Forester   21 Foresters, 9.4 months of data per Forester, average 22200 miles

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 58 Grand Cherokees, 8.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 38200 miles55
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Subaru Forester 34 Foresters, 9.8 months of data per Forester, average 30500 miles

Some reports of excessive oil consumption.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 57 Grand Cherokees, 8.3 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 48400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Subaru Forester 39 Foresters, 9.0 months of data per Forester, average 51100 miles

New engine design for this model year commonly leaks oil. Also some reports of excessive oil consumption.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Subaru Forester 55 Foresters, 10.2 months of data per Forester, average 58700 miles28
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Subaru Forester 58 Foresters, 9.9 months of data per Forester, average 70800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee   20 Grand Cherokees, 8.2 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 62400 miles

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2008 Subaru Forester   16 Foresters, 8.7 months of data per Forester, average 78900 miles

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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 28 Grand Cherokees, 9.5 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 88800 miles77
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2007 Subaru Forester   19 Foresters, 9.4 months of data per Forester, average 95400 miles

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee   12 Grand Cherokees, 9.2 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 97200 miles

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2006 Subaru Forester   18 Foresters, 9.7 months of data per Forester, average 90000 miles

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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee   18 Grand Cherokees, 8.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 113800 miles

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2005 Subaru Forester 26 Foresters, 8.9 months of data per Forester, average 99100 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
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0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 28 Grand Cherokees, 7.8 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 127300 miles99
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2004 Subaru Forester 30 Foresters, 9.4 months of data per Forester, average 126800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus. First year for the turbocharged XT. Multiple turbo failures reported. To prevent this, check and possibly remove filter at banjo joint in oil supply line.
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2003 Subaru Forester 27 Foresters, 8.6 months of data per Forester, average 128800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee   10 Grand Cherokees, 9.6 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 136300 miles

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2002 Subaru Forester   12 Foresters, 8.3 months of data per Forester, average 150200 miles

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee   10 Grand Cherokees, 6.7 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 144800 miles

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2001 Subaru Forester   16 Foresters, 8.0 months of data per Forester, average 166100 miles

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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee   10 Grand Cherokees, 7.9 months of data per Grand Cherokee, average 145800 miles

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Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Jeep Grand Cherokee or Subaru Forester reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Subaru Forester truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Forester reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Subaru Forester were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Subaru Forester have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Jeep Grand Cherokee

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
I have had no major problems with any of my Jeeps. This one has had a few electrical glitches but seem OK now.
2005 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I owned a Pontiac Bonneville previously and wanted a 4wheel drive /SUV type vehicle.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
I bought this vehicle brand new straight from the dealers show room its been seven months now and done only 4500 miles but I had to take it twice to the dealer for coolant leakage and water pump issues.
2012 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Air suspension was problematic and took over a month at the dealer and 4 visits to finally get fixed. Also had problems with the radio and the memory settings getting wiped out. Occassional electric gremlins.
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Already in for major repair with only 500 miles on it
2011 4dr SUV 360-horsepower 5.7L V8
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
As I said this is our fourth Jeep and one must be prepared for poor reliability. Chrysler does not seem to be able to build a reliable vehicle. I don't know if it is poor quality control, poor parts supplier, poor training of assembly line workers
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
too early to tell but reports are poor
2005 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.6L V6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
The Grand Cherokee has had very bad electical problems. It seems that you can either get a really good one, or a really bad one.
2002 4dr SUV 285-horsepower 4.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Very poor reliability. Known failures of heater blower doors, window regulators, brake systems. Failures usually out of warranty. Same poor designs carried over from 2001 to 2004.
2000 4dr SUV turbocharged 237hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
Lots of problems with the front differential and axle on the Selec-Trac 4x4
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru has a great reputation for reliability.
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Reliable vehicles that last for years.
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
My last 2 Subarus have gone to 185,000 and 240,000 miles.
2010 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I hope that I find Subaru to be deserving of the reliability & durability ratings.
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
just reliable
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Based on reputation, so far (less than 2000 miles).
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I visited service only for scheduled inspections Reliable car. This is my second Subaru Forester. The previous one was also reliable.
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
There is a reason you see so many old one around in our mountain town - they just work and keep working.
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Well manufactured, tightly built.
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
Subaru has a good reputation (hope this one holds up).
Subaru Forester Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Not impressed thus far. Has consumed far too much oil for a new vehicle. Dealership inspected for leaks; they did not find any. They stated the oil consumption (about three quarts every 4000 miles) is typical. Subaru Of America was no help.
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4
8-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subarus are known for their Japanese make and reliability. But in the year I have owned this car, I have had anything but reliability. In twelve months, the car has been drivable for only 6. And even when it is drivable, it stalls, bucks, and gives a general feel that is not one of confidence.