2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Subaru Forester comparison

2018 Subaru Forester

If you’ve been looking for a capable SUV in greater Chicagoland, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee remains one of the most solid options out there. In fact, when put up against the popular 2018 Subaru Forester, the Grand Cherokee blows it away in categories including:

  • Standard power
  • Available power
  • Drivetrain performance
  • Passenger space
  • Dedicated cargo space

Get the details with this handy comparison guide.

Engine Specs

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is noticeably more powerful than the 2018 Subaru Forester, whether you go with the base engine or upgraded engine on either model:

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
3.6L V6 (295 hp, 260 lb-ft of torque)

Base engine

2.5L flat-four (170 hp, 174 lb-ft of torque)
5.7L V8 (360 hp, 390 lb-ft of torque)

Upgrade #1

Turbo 2.0L flat-four (250 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque)
6.4L V8 (475 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque)

Upgrade #2

Supercharged 6.2L V8 (707 hp, 645 lb-ft of torque

Upgrade #3



The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee also offers up superior drivetrain performance:

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee – The Jeep Grand Cherokee is offered with a rugged four-wheel drive (4WD) system that is able to send out torque to each of the four wheels individually for superior traction.
  • Subaru Forester – The Subaru Forester is offered with a standard all-wheel drive (AWD) system that is able to send power to the front and rear axles but cannot send power between the left and right wheels.

Passenger and Cargo Space

The Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes in with superior passenger space and dedicated cargo space:

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Passenger capacity

140.5 cubic feet

Total interior volume

134.8 cubic feet
36.3 cubic feet

Dedicated cargo space

31.5 cubic feet

Find Out More About the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

When you’re ready to take the next step, make your way to Larry Roesch CJDR to test drive the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and check out your financing options. Our doors are open Monday through Saturday at 200 W. Grand Avenue in Elmhurst, IL, and you can contact us at (630) 333-9121.

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