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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*
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$25,840 to $34,845
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$28,295 to $38,695
Invoice* $25,651 to $34,043 $27,796 to $36,902
MPG - City 18 - 22 17
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
The Jeep Cherokee offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
The Jeep Cherokee requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Wrangler. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Jeep Wrangler have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler. If you go with the Jeep Cherokee, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler.

Drivetrain
The Jeep Cherokee has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Cherokee will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Jeep Cherokee has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
The Jeep Cherokee offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Jeep Cherokee, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler.