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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2021 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $26,250 to $36,180
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Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.0 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Jeep Cherokee offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota RAV4. The Jeep Cherokee will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
The Toyota RAV4 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 Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Jeep Cherokee transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota RAV4. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.