The Subaru and Jeep brands are both known for their all-terrain capabilities without sacrificing style. The 2022 Subaru Outback and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee continue that tradition. Both vehicles make it possible to cruise the streets near Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers, MA, or take the road less traveled-but which one is right for you?

To help you decide between the two, we at Ira Subaru have created this Subaru Outback vs. Jeep Cherokee review. Ready to see which model fits your needs? Keep reading!

Versatile Performance

Whether you're torn between the 2022 Subaru Outback and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee for their off-roading abilities or their ability to buckle up and hit the open road, you need an SUV that can keep up with you. Not only that, but you need a vehicle that encourages you to go on endless adventures.

While both vehicles offer adventure-ready features, the Subaru Outback makes it easier to start your next escapade thanks to its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. This standard feature works to optimize your SUV's traction while keeping you balanced on the road no matter what type of terrain.

While the 2022 Jeep Cherokee does offer all-wheel drive, it's only available as an optional feature.

Traveling longer distances is possible when driving a Subaru Outback thanks to its EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.* The Jeep Cherokee, on the other hand, only has an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway MPG.

Subaru Outback vs Jeep Cherokee Dimensions

With the ability to travel wherever your heart takes you, we're sure you'll have all your family and friends begging to take a turn inside your adventure SUV. Both models have seating for five passengers, but which one offers the space needed to stretch out on even the longest trips?

Subaru Outback vs. Jeep Cherokee Dimensions


2022 Outback

2022 Cherokee


191.3 inches

193.5 inches

Headroom (front/rear)

40.1/39.1 inches

39.9/39.4 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

42.8/39.5 inches

41.3/38.2 inches

With its greater amount of headroom and legroom in both rows of the the Subaru Outback, you and your passengers will have an easier time stretching out than you would inside the Jeep Cherokee.

Safety Features

To ensure your adventures will be as safe as possible, both SUVs are equipped with safety features. Two similar features you'll find offered by both vehicles are a lane departure system and a blind-spot monitoring system.

While these features are available options for both vehicles, only the Subaru Outback will provide a standard comprehensive safety system that includes:

For more features, you can equip your Subaru SUV with the optional Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, and many others.

Subaru Outback vs Jeep Cherokee: The Verdict

Adventure SUVs are popular due to their versatility for both on- and off-road travels. The 2022 Subaru Outback and the 2022 Jeep Cherokee are two great examples. However, as our Outback vs. Cherokee review points out, the Outback is the better choice.

With better fuel efficiency, standard all-wheel drive capabilities, more passenger space, and additional standard safety features, the Outback is sure to take your trips near Wakefield, Reading, or Danvers, Massachusetts, to new heights. Contact us at Ira Subaru today to learn more!

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

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