Five Minute Comparison Video
Both are built on car platforms (rather than truck frames) so both offer compliant handling with light off-road capability. Jeep feels roomier for people, Forester better swallows cargo. Forester is more car-like; Jeep offers more rugged off-road and towing performance, and offers a hard-core Trailhawk edition for more serious rock hopping. Either way, since Planet has Jeep and Subaru franchises, you can actually enjoy the process of buying at your undealership.
Let’s start with what they have in common:
Cherokee is over two inches wider.
Cherokee is one inch longer.
Forester is over two inches taller.