Compare 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
2021 Jeep Cherokee
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Badlands 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bronco Sport Badlands 4x4 21 26 $32,192 $33,360
Bronco Sport Base 4x4 25 28 $26,806 $27,215
Bronco Sport Big Bend 4x4 25 28 $28,002 $28,720
Bronco Sport First Edition 4x4 21 26 $36,824 $38,160
Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4x4 25 28 $31,710 $32,860
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 19 27 $32,864 $33,610
Cherokee 80th Anniversary FWD 20 29 $31,439 $32,110
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $31,050 $31,700
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $29,625 $30,200
Cherokee Freedom 4x4 21 29 $29,150 $29,390
Cherokee Freedom FWD 22 31 $27,710 $27,890
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 21 29 $36,741 $37,690
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 31 $35,316 $36,190
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $29,150 $29,390
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $27,710 $27,890
Cherokee Latitude Lux 4x4 19 27 $32,864 $33,610
Cherokee Latitude Lux FWD 20 29 $31,439 $32,110
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $31,050 $31,700
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $29,625 $30,200
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $36,741 $37,690
Cherokee Limited FWD 20 29 $35,316 $36,190
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $35,647 $36,540

2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee: Compare Crossover SUVs

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and 2021 Jeep Cherokee ride onto the trails in tracks laid by their legendary ancestors, with trail-ready hardware and road-friendly suspension setups that speak to our sensibilities. Reality is reality and most of life takes place on pavement.

We’re fans of both because of their impressive capabilities, but with a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10 the Bronco Sport wallops the 2021 Jeep Cherokee’s 5.7 rating that’s skewed more toward base models. Rated separately, the Cherokee Trailhawk would score higher.

 

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,192
$32,864

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,360
$33,610

Monthly Payment Estimate

$556 / month
$560 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
5.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 27 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

41.7 38.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 41.1

Front Hip Room (in)

55.2 53.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.9 40.3

Front Head Room (in)

41.5 37.9

Second Hip Room (in)

53.4 49.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 57.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 128

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

172.7 182

Height, Overall (in)

71.4 66.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 63.1

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 106.6

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.3 73.2

Track Width, Front (in)

63.4 62.7

Liftover Height (in)

- 30.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

29.4 25.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

60.6 54.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

29.4 25.8

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 30.7

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 36.1

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 41.4

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel -

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.6

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 13

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16 15.8

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 37.7

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P235/50TR19

Spare Tire Size

Full-Size Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA TLA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P235/50TR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA TLA

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2200 2000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

220 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

220 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2200 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2200 2000

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

6260 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3707 3960

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

4630 -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Full-Size Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 7.5

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5500 271 @ 6500

Engine Oil Cooler

None -

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

280 @ 3000 239 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

999 EHK

Displacement

2.0 L/122 3.2 L/198

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 19

Transmission

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 0.58

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.96 3.81

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.31 2.84

Trans Order Code

448 DFH

Transfer Case Model

Electronic -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.92 1.38

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.70

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.81

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.69 4.71

Trans PTO Access

No -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

3.01 1.91

Trans Type

8 9

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No -

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Bronco Sport Jeep Cherokee

Body Code

S -

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

3.80 -

Suspension Type - Rear

Short And Long Arm Multi-Link

Axle Type - Rear

Independent -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.80 -

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Axle Type - Front

Independent -

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

- Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

- Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.7 8.0

Vehicle

EPA Classification

- Small SUV 4WD

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 700

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 160

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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