The 2015 Jeep Cherokee takes on the more spacious side of the compact crossover segment, including vehicles like the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, and Hyundai Santa Fe.
Among them, the Honda is the most comfort-oriented and utility-minded, and it’s a good pick for those who don’t quite want or need a minivan.
While we think the new RAV4 got a smarter layout and a fresher look, it doesn't drive better than the outgoing version, and its appeal seems more limited.
The Ford Escape goes sporty in many respects, with a cabin design that sacrifices some space, as well as zippy handling and an all-four-cylinder engine cast.
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.
And the Subaru Forester is a sort of counter to all that the Cherokee stands for; it's roomy and comfortable yet surprisingly able on the trail, eschewing all the optional off-road packages for a single X-mode button intended for the tough stuff; it's a good pick for those who have to trudge through the snow.
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|2015 Jeep CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford EscapeBrowse Used Listings||2015 Subaru ForesterBrowse Used Listings||2015 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings||2014 Honda CR-VBrowse Used Listings||2014 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door S||4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV||FWD 4-Door LE (GS)||2WD 5-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 2.4|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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