When you’re on the search for a reliable and stylish SUV for your commutes all around the Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, New York, area, it’s important to do an ample amount of research. This way, you can find a model that includes all the technology, safety, and performance features that are important to you. Two highly capable models you may be considering are the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Forester.

Here at University CDJR, we’re dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make it as simple as possible for you, we created this handy breakdown of the 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Forester. Now, let’s see which one is the perfect choice for you!

Jeep Cherokee vs Subaru Forester Performance and Engine Specs

2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude PLUS Hamilton NY To get started, we’ll head right under the hood of these two SUVs.

With the 2020 Cherokee, you’ll have the choice between three different available engines.

  • Standard 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine

With this engine, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG, which will give you an impressive driving range of over 474 highway miles on just one tank of gas.

  • Available 2.0L Turbo Engine

This engine is paired with the 9-speed automatic transmission for a smooth and easy-to-handle ride. It puts out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque capability.

  • Available 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine

This powerful engine will get you a maximum towing capacity of up to 4,500 pounds, which means you can easily haul your boat down to the lake or hook up a trailer for your next move.

Over in the 2020 Forester, there is only one engine option: the 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine. You’ll only get a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, making it much less powerful than the Cherokee.

Jeep Cherokee vs Subaru Forester Interior Cabin Space and Comfort

2020 Jeep Cherokee Limited Hamilton NY Now, we’ll head right inside and take a look at just how much interior cabin space you’ll get.

While both models fit up to five riders, the Jeep Cherokee provides 128 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Subaru Forester falls short, offering up just 111.9 cubic feet of passenger space.

2020 Jeep Cherokee


2020 Subaru Forester

128 cu. ft.

Passenger Volume

111.9 cu. ft.




40.3 in.

Rear Legroom

39.4 in.

This means riders in the Cherokee will have much more room to spread out and relax than they would over in the Forester.

The Verdict: 2020 Jeep Cherokee vs Subaru Forester

Now that you know all about both these SUVs, it’s clear the 2020 Jeep Cherokee outperforms the 2020 Subaru Forester in crucial categories like performance and interior cabin space.

Here at University CDJR, we’re dedicated to providing our drivers with a fun and informative car-buying experience, so you can find the perfect vehicle for your commutes around the Hamilton, Madison, and Smyrna, NY, areas. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, call or stop by today!

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