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
5.8
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
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.
7.0
The 2020 Ford Escape takes a more refined tack, and brings its hybrid edition back into vogue.
MSRP From     
$26,290N/AN/A$24,795$26,050$24,885
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
Latitude FWDN/AN/ACVTLE FWD (Natl)S FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveN/AN/AAll WheelFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/AN/A555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityN/AN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODN/AN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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