2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Cherokee
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V are league-leaders in comfort, efficiency, and restraint among compact crossovers.

They’re the standard-bearers for good reasons.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is spacious and value packed.

The Forester approaches Jeep-like capability off-road, but we like its interior better.

The Ford Escape angles into on-road comfort hard this year; the Sport Hybrid is our pick for drivability and efficiency.

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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.
6.5
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet.
6.8
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes premium gains with hybrid and turbo-4 power and a Palisade-like interior.
6.8
A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.
6.4
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
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The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
MSRP From     
$26,510$25,350$26,850$24,795$26,150$24,885
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Freedom FWDLX 2WDSE FWDCVTLE FWD (SE)S FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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