Although the former Cherokee, and the Liberty, competed against more traditional SUVs, the new 2014 Cherokee takes on the roomier compact crossovers, like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Subaru Forester.
The CR-V is one of the most comfort-oriented, utility-minded offerings, and it’s a good pick for those who don’t quite want or need a minivan.
The latest RAV4 gets a more modern look, as well as a somewhat smarter layout, but it doesn’t necessarily drive better than the previous version.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is economical and has seating for five, and has an available economical yet strong turbocharged engine, although there’s a three-row Santa Fe available.
Subaru’s Forester is roomy and comfortable yet surprisingly able on the trail; that and good ground clearance make it a strong pick for those in very snowy climates.
The Ford Escape takes a different approach altogether, with sportier styling and an interior that sacrifices some space, as well as zippy handling and an all-four-cylinder engine lineup.
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|2014 Jeep CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2014 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2014 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2014 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2014 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2014 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door S||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 2.4||4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV||FWD 4-Door LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2014 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2014 Ford Escape||2014 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2014 Honda CR-V||2014 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe||2014 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2014 Subaru Forester||2014 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2014 Toyota RAV4|