2019 Jeep Cherokee


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2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Subaru Forester

Keyless Entry


Offered on Higher Trim Levels

Standard Touchscreen



Smartphone Integration



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2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Subaru Forester near Baker City, OR

Are you looking for a capable SUV but having trouble narrowing down all the great options to find the one that is perfect for you? We are here to help! We have created this comparison review pitting two of the segments top models against each other so you can find the one perfect for you! These models include the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Subaru Forester. The Cherokee has been restyled for the 2019 model year and has introduced so many new standard features that every passenger will enjoy! The Forester has also been redesigned for the new model year and comes with more passenger and cargo room than years before. Read on to find out more about these model's engine capabilities and interior and exterior features and trim levels!

2019 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

The Jeep Cherokee offers three incredible engine options for the new model year. First up we have the brand new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 270 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. The second available engine is a 3.2-liter V6 that outputs 271 hp and 239 pound-feet of torque. The third and final engine available to power the 2019 Cherokee is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that creates 180 hp and 171 pound-feet of torque. All three of these engine options come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Plus, all-wheel-drive is available for all three engine while the turbo and V6 engines can be outfitted with Active Drive II. The EPA gives these engines an estimated fuel economy between 29 and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. With the V6 engine, the Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds! Perfect for all your adventures that require some extra gear!

2019 Subaru Forester Power & Handling

There is only one engine available for the 2019 Subaru Forester. Underneath the hood, you will find a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Each model mates this engine with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive. The 2019 Forster's towing capabilities max out at 1,500 pounds. 

2019 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

The Cherokee is offered in five trim levels for the new model year and they include Latitude, Latitude Plus, Limited, Trailhawk, and the Overland. Standard features include a rear seat with 60/40 split folding, a passenger seat cushion storage compartment, six-speaker sound system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, height adjustable front seats, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, automatic xenon headlights, rearview camera, 17-inch steel wheels, and a USB port. Higher trim levels come outfitted with features like push-button start, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and larger wheels. The Trailhawk model takes the Cherokee of the pavement to the wilderness with features like underbody skid plates, tow hooks, all-terrain tires, remote start, hill ascent and descent control, a locking rear differential, increased ground clearance, and an off-road oriented suspension.

2019 Subaru Forester Features & Design

The Forester is also available in five trim levels for the new model year and they include the base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring. Standard features include automatic headlights, steering wheel with integrated audio controls, USB ports, automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system. Other trim levels include driver memory settings, a heated steering wheel, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, a larger touchscreen, navigation, and a premium sound system.


It looks like Subaru can definitely hold its own in this comparison review but the Cherokee pulls ahead with multiple engine options that are more powerful and capable as well as an entire trim level dedicated to off-roading! We love the Cherokee and all this is has to offer in the 2019 model year and we know that you will too! You can learn more about this by reading our full review that is linked below. You could also learn more by filling out the contact form or giving our sales department a call!

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