Compare Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. Subaru Forester

Compare the Jeep Wrangler against the Toyota FJ Cruiser and Subaru Forester. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Wrangler, FJ Cruiser and Forester stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Wrangler, FJ Cruiser and Forester. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Jeep Wrangler 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2014 Subaru Forester
4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Sport
  • 4WD 2dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Freedom Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Sahara
  • 4WD 2dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Sport RHD *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 2dr Rubicon X
  • 4WD 4dr Sahara
  • 4WD 4dr Dragon Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Polar Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon
  • 4WD 4dr Rubicon X
RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • RWD 4dr Auto (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Man (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Auto (Natl)
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 2.0XT Premium
  • 2.5i Touring
  • 2.0XT Touring


MSRP $22,395 $27,680 $22,995
Invoice $21,838 $25,743 $21,724
Avg. Paid $22,760 $19,533 $21,006

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.9 8.2 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.3 7.5 9.3
Performance 7.9 7.5 7.4
Interior 6.9 6.9 7.4
Cost to Own 8.6 8.5 8.9
Safety 5.7 9.0 9.3
Reliability 2.0 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great off-road capability
  • Standard four-wheel drive
  • Convertible SUV
  • Great off-road capability
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Spacious back seat
  • Large cargo area
  • Good fuel economy
  • Noisy cabin
  • Low fuel economy
  • Limited standard features
  • Poor reliability rating
  • Low safety score

  • Rivals are more comfortable for daily driving

  • Navigation system isn't user-friendly

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.6 L/220 Regular Unleaded V-6 4.0 L/241 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 17 City / 21 Hwy 16 City / 20 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy



Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility


Wheelbase(in) 95.4 105.9 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 163.8 183.9 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 75 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 71.3 66.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Optional Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Targa Roof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3346

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Standard Optional
Tires - Front On/Off Road Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Standard Optional
Tires - Rear On/Off Road Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 4700 1500


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41 41.9 43
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 58.4 57
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.4 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 31.3 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 44.7 53.9 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 44.7 51 53
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 55 66.8 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 12.8 27.9 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 12.8 27.9 34.4


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Optional Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 3.6 L/220 4.0 L/241 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 285 @ 6400 260 @ 5600 170 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 4800 271 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 34.9 40.7 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 (Est) 16 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est) 20 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 19 15.9


Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Leading Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm Multi-Link


Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard
5-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.