2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Don’t let its civilized design fool you – the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not your typical prim-and-proper type SUV. The Jeep favorite crawls over tough terrain just as well as its more rugged-looking siblings. This remarkable model manages to top it all off with a long list of feature offerings that give even the more luxury-focused models a run for their money. See just how the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee trounces its competitors when we pit it against the 2019 Subaru Outback in this model comparison.

If power bears any importance to you, you’ll want to pass on the Outback. Offering just two engine options across the entire lineup, the 2019 Outback caps its power ratings at 256 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft. of torque. With its standard 3.6-liter V6 offering up to 295 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft., even the Grand Cherokee’s base engine outperforms the Outback’s top engine option. With the Grand Cherokee’s top-end 6.2-liter supercharged V8 scoring 707 horsepower and 645 lb.-ft. of torque, the Outback doesn’t even hold a light to the Grand Cherokee’s potential for power.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2019 Subaru Outback

Starting MSRP $26,345
23 city / 32 highway
Fuel Economy 23 city / 30 highway
295  707 hp
Horsepower 175 – 256 hp
36.3 cubic feet
Cargo Space 35.5 cubic feet

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2019 Subaru Outback Feature Comparison

Both the Jeep and the Subaru model bring an impressive array of feature offerings, but the Grand Cherokee gets a competitive edge in a few places. One nifty feature makes the Grand Cherokee the more fitting choice for stop-and-go driving conditions. Equipped with Auto Start/Stop technology, the Grand Cherokee’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution.

A useful feature for families, dual-zone automatic climate control allows the driver and front passenger to select different preferred temperatures. Drivers can find this temperature-controlling feature standard on all 2019 Grand Cherokee models, while the Outback reserves it for its higher trim levels.

The highly sought-after Adaptive Cruise Control feature, which automatically alters your speed to maintain a preset distance from the vehicle ahead, is offered on the 2019 Grand Cherokee as optional. The Outback, on the other hand, does not offer Adaptive Cruise Control on any of its trims.


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