2013 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Jeep WranglerSwift Current and Saskatoon drivers looking for a rugged, capable vehicle might come across the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4×4 during their research. Available here at Crestview Chrysler in Regina, this new Wrangler is readily equipped with impressive performance capability, secure storage capacity, and a premium entertainment system. However, the 2013 Subaru Forester Touring might also appear when searching for a similar vehicle. Unfortunately, the new Forester does not stack up well against the new Wrangler.

  • Under the Hood: The 2013 Jeep Wrangler has a 3.6L V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. This motor is capable of a whopping 285 kW and 260 N-m of maximum torque. The Subaru Forester’s engine is only a 2.5L H-4 with a 5-speed manual transmission and only puts out 170 kW and 174 N-m of torque.
  • Handling and Ride Quality: Equipped with heavy-duty suspension tuning, the new Wrangler 4×4 is arguably better suited to handle tough, uneven surfaces than the new Forester’s regular suspension.
  • Interior Entertainment Amenities: The Jeep model has a 7 speaker audio system complete with MP3 device connectivity, single-CD playback, steering wheel audio controls, and a premium amplifier. The Subaru has similar offerings except it is only outfitted with 4 speakers and no amplifier whatsoever.
  • Comfort: Featuring more front hip and headroom at 1412 mm and 1049 mm respectively, the 2013 Jeep Wrangler is ideal for taller occupants and is more comfortable in general. The Forester, on the other hand, only has 1344 mm of front hiproom and 1015 mm of front headroom, so the driver and front passenger might feel a little more cramped than in the Wrangler Sahara.

Test Drive the 2013 Jeep Wrangler at Crestview Chrysler

If you’re interested in a closer look at the 2013 Jeep Wrangler, give our sales team a call at (306) 525-5411 or come down to our dealership at 601 Albert Street in Regina for a test drive today! We’re 245 km from Swift Current via SK-1 E and 255 km from Saskatoon by way of SK-11 S.