2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2022 Subaru Outback
2022 Jeep Cherokee


2022 Subaru Outback
Small SUV 4WD

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD
3.2L V6

Base Engine

2.5L 4-Cylinder
271 hp / 239 lb-ft of torque

Base Engine Output

182 hp / 176 lb-ft of torque
128 cubic feet

Total Passenger Volume

109 cubic feet
182 inches

Vehicle Length

191.3 inches

Searching for a small and agile SUV with serious 4×4 capability? There are a few clear leaders in this specialized segment, and they include the Jeep Cherokee and the Subaru Outback. As you may already know, Jeep SUVs offer pioneering four-wheel drive technology to tackle an incredible range of off-road activities—including water fording and rock crawling.

All Subaru models come standard with a 4×4 drivetrain, but when you compare the Outback vs. Cherokee head-to-head, it’s clear that the Outback simply can’t match the Cherokee’s all-terrain prowess on the Brattleboro area’s best off-road trails! Get the details below, and then apply for financing online when you’re ready to move forward with a new Cherokee lease or finance deal.

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Outback: Engines & Capability

Both models offer a trim that’s focused on off-road capability—the Subaru Outback Wilderness CVT and the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4×4—but even here, you’ll see that the latter comes out on top. The Cherokee’s available 271-hp, 3.2L V6 engine upgrade generates more power than the Outback’s 260-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder upgrade.

A closer look at each model’s off-road technology reveals a greater degree of difference: with its extensive suite of specially-designed off-roading features, the Cherokee is on an entirely different level. See below for just a few of the highlights you can expect from the Trailhawk®.

  • Jeep® Active Drive 4X4 System – Automatically engages four-wheel-drive mode on unpredictable roads and actively monitors traction levels and wheel slippage.
  • Available All-Weather 4X4 Capability – Responsive handling for enhanced control off and on the road and a class-exclusive available mechanical rear axle lock.
  • Available Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-inch Touchscreen – Learn more about the challenges that lie ahead with Off-Road Pages, a resource that offers key off-roading insights and information—from wheel articulation and transmission temperature to suspension height and suggested drive modes.

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Outback: Interior Dimensions

If you’d prefer to trade off some capability for cargo space, the Subaru Outback might be a better fit. While both models can comfortably accommodate five passengers and offer similar headroom and legroom, the Outback’s large cargo area is an advantage if you’re taking a paved route to your favorite Swanzey-area camping spots.

All that said, if you’re planning on some long road trips, the 10+ extra cubic feet of passenger space inside the Cherokee could make for a more comfortable ride. Here’s how these key Subaru Outback vs. Jeep Cherokee specs compare:

2022 Jeep Cherokee Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume – 128 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind Row 2 – 25.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume – 54.7 cubic feet

2022 Subaru Outback Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume – 109 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space Behind Row 2 – 32.5 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume – 75.7 cubic feet

2022 Jeep Cherokee vs. Subaru Outback: Exterior Design

If there’s limited parking space or lots of traffic where you live and work in Walpole, you’ll want to compare the Outback vs. Cherokee exterior design and dimensions. As noted above, both models feature enhancements for better off-road performance, like heightened ground clearance. A few differences to keep in mind include the Cherokee’s shorter length: because of its extra-large cargo hold, the Outback frame is nine inches longer. See the detailed measurements here:

2022 Jeep Cherokee Exterior Dimensions

  • Ground Clearance – 8.7 inches
  • Curb Weight – 3,590 pounds
  • Vehicle Length -182 inches
  • Vehicle Width – 73.2 inches
  • Vehicle Height – 65.7 inches

2022 Subaru Outback Exterior Dimensions

  • Ground Clearance – 8.7 inches
  • Curb Weight – 3,634 pounds
  • Vehicle Length – 191.3 inches
  • Vehicle Width – 73 inches
  • Vehicle Height – 66.1 inches (with roof rails)

Test Drive a New Jeep Cherokee for Sale in Keene

If you’re an adventurer at heart, then don’t wait to see what the 2022 Jeep Cherokee has to offer you! Stop by our showroom at Keene Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for a test drive whenever it’s convenient for you, or value your trade-in and explore our specials to save on your next new vehicle today.


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