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2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Subaru Forester

Both the Jeep and Subaru brands are known for their off-road capability and the confidence of surefooted driving. Therefore, if you're searching for a compact crossover that stands out in these areas you'll want to compare the 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs the 2017 Subaru Forester. To save you some time, we've done much of the research for you to provide a side-by-side matchup of these two top crossover options.

Due to their popularity, it may seem like every auto manufacturer now produces a crossover model, but that doesn't mean that all crossovers are built the same. One of the toughest parts of shopping in such a segment is finding out which models stand out from the pack.

One of the ways in which the Jeep Cherokee rises above the rest in the segment is by offering three available 4x4 systems. Though many models offer just one AWD system, like the 2017 Forester, Jeep allows you to choose a system that suits your driving needs best. Choose Active Drive I for improved fuel efficiency, Active Drive II to add a 4WD LOW mode for low-speed traction or Active Drive Lock (standard on the Trailhawk model) to add a mechanical rear axle lock.

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2017 Jeep Cherokee VS 2017 Subaru Forester
184 hp, 171 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 170 hp, 174 lb.-ft. of torque
4,500 lbs. Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
40.3 Rear Seat Legroom (inches) 38.0
Jeep Active Drive I, II or Lock AWD/4x4 Systems Subaru Symmetrical AWD

Differences Between the 2017 Cherokee vs 2017 Forester

The Active Drive II 4x4 system is excellent for towing, so it's really no surprise to find that the Cherokee has a significantly higher maximum towing capacity than the 2017 Forester. But the Cherokee wasn't designed just for off-road driving and heavy-duty dependability. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee is also a vehicle you'll want to be driving to and from work every day. That's why you'll find premium-level amenities available to you like a wireless charging pad, wood-leather combination wrapped steering wheel and even illuminated front cup holders. You won't find any of this on the 2017 Forester.

Not only does the Cherokee have an edge when it comes to rugged capability, but it also stands out with upscale features to provide you with the best of both words. Though we can't compare every detail between the 2017 Jeep Cherokee and 2017 Subaru Forester, we invite you to learn more by contacting us at Parks Motors.

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