2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. Its Competition

2018 Jeep Cherokee
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Jeep Cherokee lands right in the heart of the compact crossover segment, occupied by strong-sellers like the Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

The Subaru Forester is 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.

The Toyota RAV4 has a smarter layout and a fresher look than before, and has a new hybrid version with excellent fuel economy.

The Ford Escape goes sporty in many respects, with a cabin design that sacrifices some space, as well as zippy handling and an all-4-cylinder engine cast.

The Honda CR-V is the one that's the best pick for pragmatists; it has great utility and space, and fits the bill for those who don't want a minivan.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is refined and economical and has seating for five.

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Quick Specs
5.8
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee performs its crossover chores as asked, but loves the off-road tasks more.
6.7
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
7.0
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
6.7
The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
7.0
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
MSRP From    
$24,395$23,940$24,250$22,795$24,660
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name    
Latitude FWDS FWDLX 2WD2.5i ManualLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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