Let’s Compare The Jeep Cherokee To Its Competition

Jeep Cherokee in town blue


This is the pinnacle of capability in a right-sized SUV, the Jeep Cherokee. There is nothing quite like it in Western Washington.

The Cherokee offers a lot more than you think. You have a powerful V6, offering the best off-road capacity in its class, along with all of the capability that adds to the legacy as best SUV ever created in the U.S.A.

 Cherokee Latitude LUX 4x4

Ford Explorer XLT 4WDToyota 4Runner SR5 PremiumSubaru Forester Sport CVTChevrolet Equinox 1LT AWD
Number of Configurations
Engine Type
3.2 Liter V62.3 Liter Turbo Inline 44.0 Liter V62.5 Liter Inline 4 Boxer1.5 Liter Turbo Inline 4
295 HP300 HP270 HP182 HP203 HP
239 lb-ft310 lb-ft278 lb-ft176 lb-ft170 lb-ft
9 Speed Automatic
10 Speed Automatic5 Speed Automatic
CVT6 Speed Automatic
DriveTrainFWD Standard
4x4 Optional
RWD Standard
AWD Optional
RWD Standard
AWD Optional
AWD StandardRWD Standard
AWD Optional
Max Tow Capacity2,000 lbs.
5,300 lbs5,000 lbs
1,500 lbs3,500 lbs
Combined Fuel Economy
22 MPG
23 MPG
17 MPG
29 MPG
27 MPG
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Up
25.8 cubic feet47.9 cubic feet
47.2 cubic feet26.9 cubic feet29.9 cubic feet
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Down54.7 cubic feet87.8 cubic feet89.7 cubic feet69.1 cubic feet63.9 cubic feet
Number of Seats56 or 7555
Ground Clearance8.1 inches8.2 inches9.6 inches8.7 inches7.9 inches
Base Price$32,375$37,250$42,590$29,765$28,500

Let’s see how the Cherokee compares to the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Explorer, Subaru Forester, and Toyota 4Runner.

There are plenty of advantages the Jeep Cherokee has over the Chevrolet Equinox.

  • More capability with a choice of four-wheel drive systems
  • Trailhawk – the only Trail Rated vehicle for off-road use in its class
  • Better and quicker connectivity through the Uconnect infotainment system
  • Distinctive styling that has made this a popular choice for everyone.

There are plenty of advantages the Jeep Cherokee has over the Ford Explorer.

  • The Trailhawk offers a two-ratio four-wheel drive system for better traction in any condition
  • Uconnect gives you more choice to connect with the Cherokee that is faster and easier to set up
  • Size matters! The Cherokee’s smaller footprint handles more off road
  • The Uconnect infotainment system was rated the best for its speed in connectivity and overall reliability.

There are plenty of advantages the Jeep Cherokee has over the Subaru Forester.

  • Feel the quality! Everything you touch inside the Cherokee is made of premium materials.
  • The Cherokee Trailhawk offers more power to put down off-road than the Forester Wilderness.
  • Our Active Drive Lock 4WD drive system works much better than their X-Mode.
  • Not only does the Cherokee have the larger Uconnect 8.4-inch screen – it connects faster and is more reliable.

There are plenty of advantages the Jeep Cherokee has over the Toyota 4Runner.

  • More capability with a choice of four-wheel drive systems across the line.
  • Confident ride and handling – that is the driving experience in the Cherokee.
  • There is nothing quite like the Cherokee’s interior. Just feel the quality!
  • Blind Spot Warning is standard on all Cherokee models. Not so on the 4Runner.

When it comes to value, no one beats the Cherokee – period!

Contact us at Rairdon’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Kirkland to get your Cherokee today!

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