Compare 2015 Jeep Cherokee vs 2015 Mazda CX-5

2015 Jeep Cherokee
2015 Mazda CX-5
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FWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 22 31 $22,970 $23,095
4WD 4-Door Sport 21 28 $24,925 $25,095
FWD 4-Door Latitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
FWD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 22 31 $24,620 $25,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
4WD 4-Door Latitude Altitude 21 28 $26,555 $27,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 22 31 $28,192 $28,895
4WD 4-Door Trailhawk 19 25 $29,657 $30,395
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $30,127 $30,895
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FWD 4-Door Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,939 $21,545
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $22,298 $22,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $23,706 $24,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 32 $24,258 $24,965
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 24 30 $25,472 $26,215
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 32 $27,176 $27,970
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 24 30 $28,387 $29,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,970
$20,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,095
$21,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$359 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Although the styling might have some disconnects -- from the past, and within itself -- the 2015 Jeep Cherokee delivers all the Jeep essentials, with impressive features and safety. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is an athletic, fuel-efficient, well-designed small crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 103.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 41
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
182 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.4 57.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.9 64.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.6 34.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.1 41.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
24.6 34.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 14.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60TR17 P225/65HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3655 3223
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 100
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4600 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED6-A NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6400 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.71
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.30
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.95
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Mazda CX-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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