Compare The Jeep Cherokee vs The Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, & Ford Escape Near Atlanta

Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

How the Ultra-Capable, Classy Jeep Cherokee Powers Past its Compact-Crossover Competitors

When it comes to compact crossovers, Jackson, Griffin, McDonough, Covington, Monticello, Macon and Atlanta area drivers have quite a few options. It's easy to understand why this segment is so popular -- and why so many automakers want an entry in the game. While there are plenty of players to choose from, very few are all-stars both on and off the pavement.

The Jeep Cherokee, however, is king of both on- and off-road travel, especially when equipped with its assertive V6 engine. Technology is capable and user-friendly, the suspension is absorbent, and the Trailhawk model goes unmatched in all-terrain tenacity in its class. Check out the comparison below to find out more about the Cherokee's superior design:

The Jeep Cherokee versus the Honda CR-V

Performance

  • The Cherokee boasts an available 3.2-liter V6 that makes 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque, while the CR-V's 1.5-liter turbo-four engine upgrade tops out at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Cherokee offers two available four-wheel drive (4WD) systems for tailored off-road capability. There's a light-duty Active Drive I 4WD system requires no input from the driver, but it does come with Selec-TerrainĀ® selectable drive modes. There's also a rugged Active Drive II system with low-range gearing, a locking rear differential along, and an additional Rock driving model. The CR-V only offers an optional all-wheel-drive system, which isn't as confident off-road as 4WD.
  • The Cherokee Trailhawk trim come with all sorts of off-road goodies, such as increased ground clearance, off-road suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, and hill ascent/descent control. There isn't a comparable CR-V trim.
  • The Cherokee's optional towing package V6-equipped models a substantial 4,500-pound towing capacity. The CR-V doesn't offer a tow package.

Technology and Safety

  • The rugged Cherokee comes with plenty of creature comforts, such as standard touchscreen infotainment -- unlike the CR-V.
  • Available parking sensors take the stress out of parking the Cherokee. The CR-V doesn't offer parking sensors.
  • An available automated parking system takes driver judgment out of the equation, effortlessly parking the Cherokee exactly right every time. Again, the CR-V doesn't offer self-parking.

Available Special Options and Trim Levels

  • When it comes down to it, it's the cost that really makes the decision for you. Luckily the Cherokee is available at a lower starting price than the CR-V.
  • The Cherokee lineup offers more trims than the CR-V -- the Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, Limited and Overland -- for more opportunities to tailor your Cherokee to suit.
  • The Cherokee can be easily customized with a wide variety of equipment bundles and appearance packages, not to mention a selection of powertrain configurations. While there's an optional navigation system, there are no factory options with the CR-V.

Schedule a Test Drive of the Jeep Cherokee in Jackson

Feel free to stop by the Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom for a test drive at your leisure, or reach out to our sales consultants for more information about the latest Jeep Cherokee lineup at 888-235-8085.

Cherokee vs Toyota RAV4

How the Value-Packed Jeep Cherokee Surmounts Compact-Crossover Competitors with Power, Premium Features, and Practicality

Looking for an SUV that lives up to the capability promised by its rugged styling? The Jeep Cherokee is one of very few compact crossovers that delivers on the sportiness implied by its aggressive exterior design. A compliant suspension, user-friendly technology, and plush interior materials make this an ideal daily driver. Assertive V6 power and an off-road-oriented Trailhawk model make the Cherokee an ideal adventure vehicle as well.

You can find out precisely how it stands out from the compact-crossover crowd in the Jackson, Griffin, McDonough, Covington, Monticello, Macon and Atlanta area by scrolling through the comprehensive comparison below:

The Jeep Cherokee versus the Toyota RAV4

Performance

  • The Cherokee comes powered by 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, earning 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque right out of the gate. Opt for the optional 3.2-liter V6 for a boost -- 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque, to be exact. The RAV4 can only come equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.
  • There are two available four-wheel-drive (4WD) systems on the Cherokee -- a light-duty Active Drive I 4WD system and a more rugged Active Drive II system with low-range gearing and a locking rear differential. The RAV4 only offers all-wheel drive, which falls short of 4WD when it comes to capability.
  • The Cherokee performs better for passengers thanks to a wider design than the RAV4, which makes for more passenger space.

Technology and Safety

  • An available automated parking system makes maneuvering the Cherokee a breeze -- because you're not the only performing the maneuvers. The RAV4 doesn't offer a self-parking feature.
  • The Cherokee stands out with its nine-speed transmission, versus the RAV4's six-speed.
  • A remote engine starter is standard on top Cherokee trims -- and it's not standard on any RAV4 model.

Available Special Options and Trim Levels

  • The Cherokee is available at a lower starting price than the RAV4.
  • An optional towing package equips Cherokee V6 models with a generous 4,500-pound towing capacity. The RAV4 gives up at 1,500 pounds.
  • The Cherokee Trailhawk trim is well-equipped for off-road travel, flaunting such performance-enhancing equipment as an off-road suspension tuning, a locking rear differential, hill ascent/descent control (not to mention increased ground clearance). There isn't a comparable RAV4 model.

Schedule a Test Drive of the Jeep Cherokee in Jackson

The Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram showroom is always well-stocked with Jeep Cherokee models, as it's one of our most popular vehicles. We invite you to drop by the dealership at your leisure to take your favorite models for a test drive, as well as reach out to our staff at 888-235-8085 for answers to all of your Jeep Cherokee questions.

Cherokee vs Ford Escape

How the Capability-Packed Jeep Cherokee Outperforms Less Rugged, Refined Compact SUVs

The Jeep Cherokee remains king of the off-road among compact crossover SUVs. Its ultra-rugged Trailhawk trim powers the Cherokee to the top of its segment for both its all-terrain capability and surprisingly luxurious design. Potent performance, refined ride, and seriously comfortable cabin make the Cherokee a popular choice among Jackson, Griffin, McDonough, Covington, Monticello, Macon and Atlanta area adventurers -- both as a daily driver and weekend voyager.

You can get more details about how the Cherokee is a cut above the rest by perusing the Ford Escape comparison below:

The Jeep Cherokee versus the Ford Escape

Performance

  • The Cherokee's standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine more powerful than the Escape base engine.
  • Even the Cherokee's 3.2-liter V6 upgrade makes for more horsepower than all Escape engine options.
  • A whopping 8.7 inches of ground clearance gives the Cherokee superior off-road capability to the lower-riding Escape.
  • The Cherokee offers two four-wheel-drive (4WD) systems -- the light-duty Active Drive I 4WD system the more rugged Active Drive II with low-range gearing and a locking rear differential. The Escape can only come equipped with one type of 4x4 system.
  • An optional towing package allows Cherokee V6 models to tow up to 4,500 pounds -- over twice the amount of the Escape.
  • Even with its superior capability, the Cherokee boasts better fuel efficiency than the Escape right out of the gate.

Technology and Safety

  • The Cherokee sports standard touchscreen infotainment, while the Escape base model comes equipped with a small dash screen that lacks touch sensitivity.
  • Full leather upholstery comes standard on the Cherokee Limited trim and above. You only get leather-trimmed seats with the Escape.
  • Any Cherokee model can come equipped with 4WD, while the Escape base trim only offers front-wheel drive.

Available Special Options and Trim Levels

  • The Cherokee is available at a lower starting price than the Escape.
  • Choose a Cherokee that suits your unique needs with five distinct trims -- versus the Escape's mere three.
  • The off-road-ready Cherokee Trailhawk trim comes with an advanced Active Drive II 4WD system, not to mention an off-road-tuned suspension, a locking rear differential, hill ascent and descent control, increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, skid plates, and much more performance-enhancing equipment. The Escape doesn't offer an off-road-oriented model.
  • The Cherokee is both longer and wider than the Escape, which makes for more passenger space.
  • An available dual-pane sunroof (power front, fixed rear) gives the Cherokee a refreshingly open-air feel. The Escape doesn't offer this exact feature.

Schedule a Test Drive of the Jeep Cherokee in Jackson

Feel free to reach out to the Countryside Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram staff at 888-235-8085 for more information about the latest Cherokee lineup. We also encourage you to try the newest models on for size to see which distinct trim suits your unique commuting and adventuring needs.

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