2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee
2020 Subaru Forester 2020 Jeep Cherokee
Starting MSRP *
  $24,495 $25,840
MPG (City/Highway) **
  26/33 22/31
Cargo Space
  76.1 cu. ft. 54.7 cu. ft.

2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Jeep Cherokee

Serving Charlottesville, VA

If you want a versatile and durable vehicle that will still keep you safe, comfortable, and entertained on the road, the 2020 Subaru Forester is a prime choice. The Subaru Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive. It has even more standard safety features this year, and some trims now get the All-Weather package. With its ample interior space and abundance of safety and technology, the Subaru Forester is a better choice for a comfortable vehicle that the whole family can enjoy than the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee's interior is not as spacious, and carrying capacity can easily become crowded with the smaller trunk. For road trips and extended adventures, the Subaru Forester is a more solid choice. For its value and list of features, the Subaru Forester ranks #4 in its class of small SUVs, which surpasses the Jeep Cherokee at a #5 ranking.

Safety & Technology

There is plenty of safety and technology on the base trim of the 2020 Subaru Forester, and the successive trims only add on features from there. Now standard on all Forester trims is the award-winning EyeSight technology package that contains advanced driver-assist safety tools including forward collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. A new lane-centering feature comes standard on the Subaru's safety package as well. The Jeep Cherokee doesn't come standard with lane-center assist and a comprehensive package of modern safety aids. Instead, you have to add them on separately, which can get expensive. The Subaru also gets a standard backup camera and an app link suite, which you won't find on the Jeep.


While the Subaru Forester and the Jeep Cherokee can both seat five people, the Forester has more space overall. The Forester begins with many praise-worthy features including a rearview camera and a push-button start. The Jeep doesn't come standard with either. The Subaru also adds on an All-Weather package as a standard feature on some trims, while you have to purchase the same amenities found in that package for the Jeep. The Subaru also has more cargo space than the Jeep Cherokee.


With the standard features it provides at all trim levels, the 2020 Subaru Forester shows that it has exceptional value. Compared to the Jeep, the Subaru is a better deal with the variety of creature comforts, standard safety features, and technology that it offers across the lineup. While many features are included, you can also add on additional amenities and packages at a reasonable price for the Subaru.

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.
** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.