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2021 Audi Q3 vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee Review

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2021 Audi
Q3

MSRP*: $34,000 to $36,000
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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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Invoice* $31,960 to $33,840 $27,056 to $35,407
MPG - City 20 - 22 MPG 18 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 30 MPG 24 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.0 ft3 54.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 184 - 228 hp 180 - 271 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 176.6 in 182.0 in
Exterior Width 72.8 in 73.2 - 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Cherokee than in the Audi Q3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Cherokee offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q3, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Audi Q3 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Cherokee, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q3 is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi Q3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Cherokee.

Dimensions
The Audi Q3 is about the same width as the Jeep Cherokee. The Audi Q3 is slightly shorter than the Jeep Cherokee, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Audi Q3 has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Cherokee, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q3 has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Cherokee.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Cherokee.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Audi Q3 and the Jeep Cherokee. The Audi Q3 has less cargo space than the Jeep Cherokee, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q3 than that of the Jeep Cherokee.