Compare the Subaru Forester to the Jeep Compass

See where the Forester beats the competition

The Subaru Forester Offers More for You than the Jeep Compass - See for Yourself with this Side-By-Side Comparison

When it comes to shopping around the greater Helena Valley area for a new SUV with five seats and two rows, Placer Subaru knows you have options. After all, compact SUVs are a popular option for drivers across the country, and just about every carmaker around has a model in their collection that could be competing for your attention.

But none of those competing models can promise a quality and craftsmanship equal to the inventory of new Subaru models that we have in stock near Townsend, MT. Take the latest Subaru Forester models, for example. This longtime favorite crossover has a lot to offer and add to your commute, and it comes out ahead of competing models, such as the Jeep Compass, in several key areas. Read on to learn more.

Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Compass

  • Standard AWD. Like nearly all world-class models in the Subaru collection, our Subaru Forester comes with all-wheel drive as a standard feature across all models and trims. This special amenity means added traction and unmatched peace of mind in any Montana City weather condition or storm, and you won't find it listed as standard with the Jeep Compass. Models in that lineup start with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is listed merely as an available feature that you have to request.
  • Power and performance. Both SUVs get their power from a four-cylinder engine. But the Subaru Forester system is more powerful and has a greater output than the Jeep Compass. All Forester models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, while the Compass gets a 2.4-liter four-cylinder system that produces 177 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.
  • Utility. The extra boost in power for the Subaru Forester also helps it pack a higher tow rating as well. Depending on the trim you choose, the Forester can tow up to 3,000 pounds, while the Jeep Compass manages a maximum of 2,000 pounds.
  • Efficiency. You might expect that the more-powerful engine in the Subaru Forester makes it less efficient, but the numbers don't lie. The Subaru Forester is more powerful, and it also has a greater efficiency rating and a greater range per fill up than the Jeep Compass. While the Forester gets 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined, the Compass gets only 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Additionally, the Forester has a range of 432 miles in the city and 548 miles on the highway per full tank of gas, and the Jeep Compass ekes out a mere 297 miles in the city and 419 miles on the highway per fill up.
  • Cargo space. Whether you're travelling near or far and regardless of whether you're hauling groceries or camping gear, the Subaru Forester has more room in the rear cargo hold than the Jeep Compass.
  • Passenger comfort. Not only is the Subaru Forester more spacious for cargo than the Jeep Compass, but it also has more space for your passengers to stretch out in than the Compass as well. Look forward to extra inches of headroom, legroom, and shoulder room throughout the Subaru Forester cabin.
  • Features. From tech to safety features, the Subaru Forester also has more of the amenities that drivers want listed as standard equipment than the Jeep Compass. For example, automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control are both standard for the Forester, but only optional of available on upper trims for the Jeep brand SUV.
  • Discover the Perks and Benefits of the Subaru Forester in Helena, MT

    The best way to understand what makes the Subaru Forester right for your commute is a test drive. We invite you to browse our new Subaru inventory, or save money on a used Subaru Forester, and contact us to make your appointment to meet and experience the Forester crossover soon.

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