2018 Subaru Outback vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee | Compare Specs

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2018 Subaru Outback 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Versus

2018 Subaru Outback

vs.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2.5-liter 4-cylinder

Engine

3.6-liter V-6
Lineartronic® CVT

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic
25 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

19 city / 26 hwy

Differences Between 2018 Subaru Outback & 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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The 2018 Subaru Outback can save you money over the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In fact, Outbacks offer you more for less. Let’s see how the two compare.

A Better deal

With a lower starting price, the Outback is a better deal than the Grand Cherokee. Only the Outback has standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. The higher-priced Grand Cherokee has rear-wheel drive and offers four-wheel drive for an even higher price. Outbacks have active torque vectoring as part of the AWD system. Drivers will notice the difference when they are cornering on dry pavement. In fact, the Outback’s system is a better choice for road driving while the Grand Cherokee’s 4WD is more of an off-road system. If you do want to go off-roading, however, the Subaru has more standards for that as well. The X-mode system lets you tell the Subaru what type of challenge it is encountering. Hill hold prevents rollback during cold starts on an incline. Hill descent control is standard. This must-have feature for trail-riding keeps your speed steady even when gravity is trying to pull you downhill.


2018 Subaru Outback Interior

Performance

On the base editions, city fuel economy drops from 25 in the Subaru to only 19 mpg in the Jeep, and that’s before you add four-wheel drive to the Grand Cherokee, dropping it to 18 mpg. Likewise, the Subaru earns 32 mpg highway while the Grand Cherokee earns only 26 mpg, dropping to 25 mpg with four-wheel drive. Of course, this is comparing Subaru’s thrifty four cylinder to the Grand Cherokee’s V6. If you choose Subaru’s V6, you still earn more with 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway. An analysis performed by the independent U.S. Department of Energy fuel calculator shows that the Outback four-cylinder engine saves 75 cents every 25 miles, compared to the Grand Cherokee. The Subaru V6 saves 14 cents every 25 miles compared to the Grand Cherokee.


2018 Subaru Outback Exterior

Interior

Compared to the Grand Cherokee, interior measurements show the Subaru with more legroom and headroom in the front seat and comparable room in the backseat. The rear cargo hold volume shows a difference of about a cubic foot, but when the seats are folded, the Subaru has 73.3 cubic feet, and the Grand Cherokee lags behind with 68.3 cubic feet. Subaru also expands your ability to carry a load by having standard roof rails which are easier to reach thanks the Subaru’s step-style doorsills.


This comparison hasn’t touched on the high quality Subaru cabin, its extensive safety technologies or its exciting dash technologies. To learn more, you are invited to test drive the 2018 Subaru Outback at Proctor Subaru.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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