2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Forester

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2017 Subaru Forester are the best of the best in terms of all-weather capabilities. From snow-covered streets to off-road trails, they can get through any type of terrain in Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge.

However, you’ll get more than just a capable performance with these sporty SUVs. In this 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2017 Subaru Forester comparison, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about each model, as well as which SUV is best for you.

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Forester: Performance2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Forester

You already know that these SUVs are more than capable of producing a dependable all-weather performance. However, the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the advantage when it comes to overall power.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has three engine options. The 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine gets 295 horsepower. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 produces 240 horsepower, and the 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine gets 360 horsepower. The Grand Cherokee also has 7,400 pounds of maximum towing capability when properly equipped.

The 2017 Subaru Forester, on the other hand, is nowhere near as powerful as the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Its standard and available engine only produce 170 and 250 horsepower, respectively. On top of that, the Forester can only tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds.

Interior Luxuries & Dimensions

While the interiors of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Forester are designed to ensure comfort, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the only model of the two that can give you a luxurious experience. It offers available premium leather seating and a unique overall look that’ll make you feel like you’re driving a high-end sports car rather than a rugged SUV.

The Grand Cherokee and Forester are home to advanced infotainment systems. The Grand Cherokee also includes an available Wi-Fi hotspot and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Subaru Forester does not.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 105.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. The 2017 Forester only has 103 cubic feet of passenger volume, so it may feel a little cramped when you take the entire family out a road trip.

Jeep Grand Cherokee & Subaru Forester Safety2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Forester

Safety comes standard for both the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2017 Subaru Forester. Both models are equipped with active safety features like Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, and an innovative all-wheel drive system. These advanced amenities work to keep the vehicle on its intended course when traveling through adverse road conditions.

The Grand Cherokee and the Forester come with the following driver-assist technologies for added safety and peace of mind:

    • Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
    • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
    • Blind Spot Monitoring

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes with Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. This intelligent safety feature will help you avoid collisions all while making it easier and more convenient to park. The Subaru Forester, unfortunately, doesn’t offer an advanced parking system like the one in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Which SUV Is Right for You?

The 2017 Subaru Forester may deliver an equally impressive all-weather performance, but ultimately, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the better choice for drivers in Chicago, Skokie, and Park Ridge.

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now available at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. If you want to experience all that it has to offer, give us a call or schedule your test drive online now.

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