Comparison: 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Subaru Forester


The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a perfect combination of high-tech features, off-road excellence, and style. The reasons behind its popularity are clear, and the drivers in the Boston area are taking notice.

Check out this comparison between the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Subaru Forester, and then come down to McGovern Jeep in Newton and take it for a ride.


The 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers three different engines, a 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair 2 which generates 180 horsepower with 170 lb-ft of torque, a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 creating 271 horsepower with 239 lb-ft of torque, and lastly, a 2.0-liter Turbo Engine putting out 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Three engines give the driver the choice of the amount of power they need and provides efficient and remarkable power. The 2019 Subaru Forester only offers one 2.5-liter engine, producing 182 horsepower (89 less than the top Cherokee Engine) and 176 lb-ft of torque (121 lb-ft of torque less than the top Cherokee engine).


Perfectly designed to handle any conditions, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers a suite of features to maximize the Jeep’s functioning and handling regardless of where life takes you. All 4WD versions (Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, and Overland) come with Active Drive I System which uses a rear axle disconnect feature, Selec-Terrain traction system to allow the driver to switch between Auto, Snow, Sport, and Sand/Mud, and a standard brake lock differential. Mother nature will not be able to keep this Jeep for adventuring. 

Upper trims come with Active Drive II. This uses all the features in Active Drive I and adds torque management which increases the performance when low-speed power is needed, whether technical driving or hauling a trailer. The final trim, the Trailhawk features Active Drive Lock, which is a locking rear differential, providing even better off-road handling. The Trailhawk also lifts the ground clearance to 8.7 inches. The 2019 Subaru Forester pales in comparison to the off-road handling of the 2019 Jeep Cherokee but does offer 8.7 inches of ground clearance and X-Mode, which uses Hill Descent Control to give better control when climbing, on a decline, or slippery road conditions.

Take a drive over to McGovern Jeep today and get behind the wheel of a top-tier Crossover vehicle today!


2019 Jeep Cherokee
Starting at $24,545

2019 Subaru Forester
Starting at $24,295

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