Jeep Cherokee  vs Subaru XV Crosstrek 

Jeep Cherokee Sport

  • $23k
  • 2.4L
  • 22 city 31 hwy
Front view of Jeep Cherokee
The front end splits its headlamps and underplays the grille-the one design detail that connotes Jeep no matter where it's seen, around the world.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium

  • $22k
  • 2.0L Flat 4
  • 23 city 30 hwy
Angle view of Subaru XV Crosstrek
Rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Mini Countryman deliver engaging on-road performance and laudable fuel economy, but the new XV Crosstrek supplements its solid road manners with a surprising level of off-road proficiency and the best fuel economy of any all-wheel-drive (AWD) SUV on the market.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Cherokee vs XV Crosstrek

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog-first view of Jeep Cherokee

Reasons to consider the
Jeep Cherokee Sport

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Slightly better city driving range 365 miles vs 347 miles More than 5% further in the city

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$22,995 14.6¢/mile Jeep Cherokee
Subaru XV Crosstrek $21,995 14.4¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Subaru XV Crosstrek is cheaper (per year) in all scenarios, because of its lower price and cheaper fuel costs per mile.
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Jeep Cherokee Subaru XV Crosstrek
Price $4,599 ($22,995) $4,399 ($21,995)
Fuel $2,193 (2,964 gallons) $2,160 (2,918 gallons)
City 22 MPG 23 MPG
Highway 31 MPG 30 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Cherokee  vs
XV Crosstrek 
Brand Jeep Subaru
Model year 2014 2013
City range 347 miles 365 miles
Highway range 489 miles 477 miles
MSRP $23k $22k
Annual cost $6,750 $6,517

power & handling

Max torque 171 ft-lb @ 4,800 RPM 145 ft-lb @ 4,200 RPM
Max HP 184 HP @ 6,250 RPM 148 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.6 feet 34.8 feet

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Double wishbone
Front brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc 11.61 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 10.94 in Disc 10.79 in Disc
Front wheel width 225 225
Front wheel diameter 17 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60 55

safety features

Active head restraints Yes Yes
Rear side
Rear side w/head
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera Optional, $345 N/A
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None None

physical dimensions

Width 73.2 in 70.1 in
Front track width 62 in 60 in
Height 65.7 in 63.6 in
Ground clearance 5.7 in 8.7 in
Length 182 in 175.2 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 103.7 in
Tow weight 2,000 1,500
Has a rear spoiler Yes Yes
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 54 ft³ 56 ft³
Rear seat room 49 ft³ 42 ft³


Cherokee  vs
XV Crosstrek 
Stops the engine instead of idling No No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.4L 2.0L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders I4 Flat 4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Traditional Traditional
Transmission 9-speed Automatic 2WD 5-speed Manual 4x4

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Has a speed sensitive volume No No
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes Yes
AM/FM radio N/A Standard
CD player Optional, $195 Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Optional, $195 N/A
Entertainment system N/A N/A


Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof N/A Optional, $1,000
Navigation system N/A Optional, $1,200
Roof rails N/A Optional
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Optional, $260
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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