Compare 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 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 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee 80th Anniversary FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Freedom 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Freedom FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 29 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee Latitude Lux 4x4 19 27 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee Latitude Lux FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee Limited FWD 20 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $35,217 $36,085

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
$31,692
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,360
$32,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$556 / month
$540 / 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 Hip Room (in)
53.4 49.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.5 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 128
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.7
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
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.4 25.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
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)
- 37.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P235/50TR19
Trailering
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)
2205 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2205 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2205 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3707 3960
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5500 271 @ 6500
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27 (Est)
Transmission
Trans Order Code
448 DFH
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.70
Transfer Case Model
Electronic -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.58
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.25
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Bronco Sport Jeep Cherokee
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.80 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.1 (Est)
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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  • Lease: From $414/mo
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