2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Subaru Outback

When you are in the market for a new vehicle, it can be difficult to determine which model is right for you when there are so many that appear similar to choose from. That is why doing comparisons can be helpful, because it allows you to put two similar models up next to each other to examine their differences and decide which one will provide you more of the features and capabilities you are looking for. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 2018 Subaru Outback. While the Outback has a lower price point and higher fuel economy ratings, the Grand Cherokee has more power, convenience and safety features, making it the better option for drivers overall. The Grand Cherokee has an 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual capabilities, providing a smoother ride than the Outback, which offers a 6-speed CVT with overdrive and auto-manual capabilities. Let's take a closer look at some of the key differences between these two models!

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2018 Subaru Outback

3.6-liter V6 Engine 2.5-liter H4
295 Horsepower Horsepower 175 Horsepower
Rear-Wheel Drive Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive
3,500 Pounds Maximum Trailer Weight 2,700 Pounds

Get the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Palmen of Racine

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is sleek and comfortable. It offers more convenience and safety features for its passengers than the Outback is able to on its base trim. The Grand Cherokee has convenience features like a CD player, heated front seats, lumbar support for the driver, a proximity key, dual-zone automatic climate control, a keyless access system, and a sunroof. None of these features are available on the base trim of the Outback. The Grand Cherokee also has advanced safety features available, such as an integrated navigation system, knee protection airbags for the driver, parking assist technology, heated side mirrors and a driver information center, which the Outback does not have available. The Grand Cherokee comes standard with front fog lights, which the Outback does offer as an upgrade only. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available now at Palmen of Racine. Browse our inventory and set up a test drive online today!