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Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,261

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $3,684

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,036

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,404

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelCherokeeCherokeeForester
TrimLimitedOverland2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,495 $34,895 $34,295
Base Invoice $28,781 $33,857 $32,028
AWD 2,000 1,055  
Uconnect 8.4N 1,195    
Luxury Group 1,815    
Technology Group 1,645 1,645  
SafetyTec Group 1,095    
Trailer Tow Group 795    
CD player, remote 495 495  
Engine-block heater 115 115 133
Cargo cover 145 145 182
3.2L V6 1,745 1,745  
Panoramic sunroof 1,755 1,755  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     199
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,595
Door sill trim plates     38
Cargo organizer     60
Universal garage door opener     76
Cargo net     90
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror     224
AC power outlet     415
Remote start     445
Class II trailer hitch     634
AWD 1,955 1,119  
Uconnect 8.4N 1,087    
Luxury Group 1,652    
Technology Group 1,497 1,497  
SafetyTec Group 996    
Trailer Tow Group 723    
CD player, remote 450 450  
Engine-block heater 105 105 86
Cargo cover 132 132 118
3.2L V6 1,588 1,588  
Panoramic sunroof 1,597 1,597  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     129
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,366
Door sill trim plates     24
Cargo organizer     39
Universal garage door opener     49
Cargo net     58
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror     145
AC power outlet     311
Remote start     333
Class II trailer hitch     475
Options (change) 12,800 6,955 4,091
Options (change) 11,782 6,488 3,133
Destination 1,095 1,095 875
Total Price $43,390 $42,945 $39,261
Total Invoice $41,658 $41,440 $36,036

The configured Jeep Cherokee 4dr SUV has a 271-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Jeep Cherokee and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Jeep Cherokee Limited trim is $29,495. The features would cost an additional $12,800. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $43,390.

The base sticker price of the Jeep Cherokee Overland trim is $34,895. The features would cost an additional $6,955. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $42,945.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $4,091. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,261.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Jeep Cherokee trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Jeep Cherokee 4dr SUV has a 271-horsepower 3.2L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Jeep Cherokee and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Jeep Cherokee Limited trim is $28,781. The features would cost an additional $11,782. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $41,658.

The invoice of the Jeep Cherokee Overland trim is $33,857. The features would cost an additional $6,488. Including the destination charge of $1,095, the total price of this trim is $41,440.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $3,133. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,036.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Jeep Cherokee trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $509
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,340
Model Year201720172017
ModelCherokeeCherokeeForester
TrimLimitedOverland2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine271hp V6271hp V6250hp H4
TransmissionT9T9CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6506, 10440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18225/55-18
Total Price$43,390$42,945$39,261
Adjustments for Features-1,950-3,1750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$41,440$39,770$39,261
Cost Above Minimum$1,670$0$0
Total Invoice$41,658$41,440$36,036
Adjustments for Features-1,872-3,0640
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$39,786$38,376$36,036
Cost Above Minimum$1,410$0$0

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Features Comparison: Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201720172017
ModelCherokeeCherokeeForester
TrimLimitedOverland2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400$1400 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Lead vehicle start alert  $25
PIN Code Access  $10
Remote app$25$25 
Semi-automated parking system$500$500 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0 
Backup collision intervention  $150
Full-size spare tire$225  
Hill descent control  $250
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane sway warning system  $25
Obstacle detection, front$200$200 
Pedestrian detection  $50
Temporary spare tire $150$150
Trailer sway control$25$25 
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray  $40
Class II trailer hitch  $200
Class III trailer hitch$250  
Storage compartment under front seat(s)$50$50 
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player  $125
CD player, remote$100$100 
MP3-compatible player  $50
Navigation map updates, three years  $0
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175 
Rear air vents$100$100 
Satellite radio  $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250 
SD Card slot$25$25 
Text dictation$50$50 
Variable intermittent wipers  $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 $250
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Sunroof, large  $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights  $1000
Steering-linked headlights  $150
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Folding passenger seat$150$150 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 $150
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100 
Power release, second row seats  $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100 
Upgraded floor mats $0 
Upholstered instrument cluster hood$50$50 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather $1000 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Polished alloy wheels$600$600 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$10,325$11,550$8,375
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,950$3,175$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,872-3,0640

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Specifications Comparison: Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelCherokeeForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase106.3 in103.9 in
Length182.0 in180.9 in
Width73.2 in70.7 in
Height65.7 in66.4 in
Curb Weight4,044 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.6 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.8 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.1 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.5 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room49.9 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom40.3 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
24.8 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
54.9 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Jeep Cherokee Limited

Uconnect 8.4N
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested750100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Power liftgate350Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Total Requested55065%
Total Not Requested30035%
Technology Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Obstacle detection, front200No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested130046%
Total Not Requested155054%
SafetyTec Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%
Trailer Tow Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Full-size spare tire75No
Class III trailer hitch250No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested475100%

Option Package Details
Jeep Cherokee Overland

Technology Group
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Obstacle detection, front200No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested130046%
Total Not Requested155054%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Total Requested7543%
Total Not Requested10057%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Total Requested272592%
Total Not Requested2508%

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