Handle the Tough Road Situations at the Wheel of a New SUV: A Comparison of the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Crosstrek

Subaru and Jeep has created a solid recipe of designing SUVs built to take on the back roads of life. With functional features like all-wheel drive, powerful engines and roomy interiors, you won't have to second guess your SUV-purchase at the wheel of either the Jeep Cherokee or the Subaru Crosstrek. At our dealership, we're eager to show you what these SUVs can do, and we relish the chance to explain the benefits that they have to offer.

Check out a side-by-side look at these two crossover SUV models!

Jeep Cherokee versus Subaru Crosstrek: Power and Performance

When you peek under the hood of these two models, you'll discover that Jeep and Subaru put a lot of thought into how their engines handle the ins and outs of your daily commute or some fun on the weekend.

  • The Jeep Cherokee comes equipped with a 2.4-liter MultiAir® engine while the Crosstrek utilizes a 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine. The Jeep lineup also offers a 3.2-liter V6 option on higher-end models- you won't get anything outside of the standard engine package with the Subaru model
  • The Jeep SUV puts out more horsepower and more pounds per feet of torque than its Subaru competitor
  • The Cherokee is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission in all models while the Crosstrek includes a six-speed manual transmission with an option for a continuously variable transmission on all models
  • Both models can come with all-wheel drive, but the Subaru offers is as a standard feature whereas the Jeep model has it as an optional choice
  • If you're looking to hook up a trailer to your SUV, the Cherokee will provide more maximum capacity than the Crosstrek can handle

Jeep Cherokee versus Subaru Crosstrek: A Look at the Interior

Utilizing the space inside an SUV can determine which model might be the perfect fit for you. Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Crosstrek are equipped to provide the most space for you and your passengers and they ensure that your storage space is spacious enough for even the most intense shopping trips.

  • The Jeep model offers more interior space for your passengers than the Crosstrek, ensuring that everyone gets a cozier ride when taking a trip in the Cherokee
  • The Subaru Crosstrek provides more cargo space when the back seats are folded down, so you can handle larger grocery trips. But, if you take trips with passengers, the Jeep Cherokee is the better answer as it allows more cargo space with the back seats in the upright position

Jeep Cherokee versus Subaru Crosstrek: Features

Your SUV-buying experience wouldn't be complete without an exploration of the fun technology features you can find inside.

  • The Jeep Cherokee comes equipped with the Uconnect® 4 on a seven-inch touchscreen while the Subaru Crosstrek utilizes the STARLINK™ multimedia system on a 6.5-inch touchscreen display
  • Both models offer integration of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to allow you access to your own music apps via your car's infotainment system
  • While both SUVs offer automatic climate control, only the Cherokee provides dual-zone, so both front seats can manage their own temperature separately
  • Both the Jeep and Subaru come equipped with active safety features like lane departure warning and pre-collision assistance but the Crosstrek has the option for them at all trim levels while the Cherokee doesn't offer them until later models

Both models provide significant improvement to your daily commute with a wealth of performance technology features and while the Subaru is slightly more cost-effective, the Jeep Cherokee offers more features at a base level. The Jeep SUV comes in eight different trim configurations to the Subaru SUV's four options. You'll get more access to luxuries with the Cherokee that you won't find when buying the Crosstrek.

If you'd like to learn more about a Jeep Cherokee, swing by our dealership in Fairfield or give us a call. We'll walk you through all the benefits they have to offer and find the one might just be the perfect choice.


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360 Tunxis Hill Rd
Directions Fairfield, CT 06825-4455

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