Subaru XV Crosstrek  vs Jeep Cherokee 

Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited

  • $24k
  • 2.0L Flat 4
  • 25 city 33 hwy
Front view of Subaru XV Crosstrek
The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek starts around $22,000, and at that level, the value equation is strong.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)

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)

Benchmarks Real world tests of XV Crosstrek vs Cherokee

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

Front view of Subaru XV Crosstrek

Reasons to consider the
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited

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Saves on fuel $1,940 vs $2,151 Around 10% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Better highway driving range 524 miles vs 489 miles More than 5% further range on the interstate
Better city driving range 397 miles vs 347 miles Around 15% further in the city
Slightly higher EPA city mileage 25 MPG vs 22 MPG Around 15% better fuel economy in stop-and-go traffic
Car-autoblog-first view of Jeep Cherokee

Reasons to consider the
Jeep Cherokee Sport

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

$24,495 13.2¢/mile Subaru XV Crosstrek
Jeep Cherokee $22,995 14.6¢/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 Jeep Cherokee is cheaper (per year) for infrequent and average drivers, but the Subaru XV Crosstrek is cheaper for heavy drivers due to its cheaper fuel costs per mile.
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Subaru XV Crosstrek Jeep Cherokee
Price $4,899 ($24,495) $4,599 ($22,995)
Fuel $1,978 (2,673 gallons) $2,193 (2,964 gallons)
City 25 MPG 22 MPG
Highway 33 MPG 31 MPG
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Reviews Word on the street

XV Crosstrek  vs Cherokee 

The CVT is the more efficient of the two transmissions; it's rated 25/33 mpg city/highway — good numbers for a small crossover with all-wheel drive — versus the manual's 23/30 mpg.
XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited

Specifications Full list of technical specs


XV Crosstrek  vs
Brand Subaru Jeep
Model year 2014 2014
City range 397 miles 347 miles
Highway range 524 miles 489 miles
MSRP $24k $23k
Annual cost $6,839 $6,750

power & handling

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

safety features

Active head restraints No Yes
Rear side
Head curtain
Rear side w/head
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A Optional, $345
Rear sensor N/A N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None None

physical dimensions

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


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

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 2.0L 2.4L
Air compressor None None
Cylinders Flat 4 I4
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Traditional Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 4x4 9-speed Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Generic
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes No
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input Yes Yes
AM/FM radio Optional, $0 N/A
CD player Optional, $0 Optional, $195
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio N/A Optional, $195
Entertainment system N/A N/A


Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof Optional, $122 N/A
Navigation system Optional, $546 N/A
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Optional, $339 Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
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