Compare the Forester in Helena   

See How the Subaru Forester Outperforms the Jeep Compass in Helena, MT

A lot of people drive crossovers these days because they give you the high ground clearance you want in an SUV, while also being fuel-efficient and easy to maneuver. A good SUV is ideal for traversing snow-covered roads during Helena, MT winters. Most people think of Jeep vehicles first for off-roading, but the Subaru Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance that enable you to take it off the beaten path. The 2020 Jeep Compass is a compact SUV with only 7.8 inches of standard ground clearance and 8.5 inches of clearance in its highest Trailhawk trim.

Here at Placer Subaru, we believe you should know all the facts about these two SUVs before you decide which one to purchase. We think that once you take a closer look, you'll agree that the Subaru Forester is the better overall vehicle for Townsend, MT drivers than the Jeep Compass.

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Jeep Compass

  • The Forester Gets Better Gas Mileage: The Subaru Forester comes with a 182-horsepower four-cylinder BOXER® engine that gets 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The Jeep Compass has a 180-horsepower Tigershark® engine that gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. People in Montana City will pay less for gas with the new Forester and also have a little more horsepower.
  • The Forester Comes with All-Wheel Drive: The Forester comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive for better grip on wet or icy roads. An available X-Mode feature optimizes the Forester's all-wheel drive system for enhanced traction. The Compass comes with front-wheel drive standard. Four-wheel drive is available in the Compass, but you have to pay more to add it.

Forester interior Helena 
  • The Forester Rides Smoother on Pavement: The Compass often feels reluctant and unrefined on paved roads. Its uneven steering and body roll around turns can be unsettling. Drivers in Helena Valley will prefer the Forester for cruising in the city. It has smooth, car-like handling for a cushioned ride on most surfaces. Its strong brakes and accurate steering keep it poised and controlled around corners.
  • The Forester Has More Cargo Space: Most people want to be able to bring all their camping equipment or sports gear along when they go four-wheeling in the woods. The Compass only has 27.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and just under 60 cubic feet with the back seats down. The Forester's 35.4-cubic-foot cargo hold is one of the largest in its class. People in Helena will appreciate that the Forester has a class-leading 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded.
  • Forester Cargo Space Helena 
  • The Forester Is Safer: Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your passengers. Subaru is known for making safe vehicles, and the Forester is no exception. Drivers in Townsend will feel good knowing that the Forester earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and it comes with a slew of driver assistance features in its EyeSight® suite of active safety features. The Compass only received four out of five stars from the NHTSA. Its only standard safety feature is a rearview camera.
  • The Forester Is More Reliable: People in Montana City want an SUV they can count on to run well every day. The Forester has an above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power. The Compass has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

  • Choose the Forester Trim That's Perfect for You at Placer Subaru

    If you want a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient SUV that can hold its own on rough trails and steep hills, the 2020 Subaru Forester is an excellent choice for Helena Valley drivers. It also has lots of passenger and cargo space and easy connectivity with its standard STARLINK Multimedia infotainment system. Placer Subaru has a wide range of Forester trims at our Helena, MT dealership. Come see us and test drive one today.

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