Jeep Cherokee vs Toyota RAV4

Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota RAV4: Who Comes Out On Top?

When we compare two vehicles with one another, we have to examine a variety of features. Here at our dealership, we're well used to Princeton, NJ drivers asking us for our opinion on one vehicle over another. After all, many dealerships make the same claims about their products, so it can be difficult to gauge a vehicle's quality without experiencing it for themselves - and it's impossible to do that for every model that comes out.

That's where we come in - we're comparing two models similar on paper: the Toyota RAV4 and the Jeep Cherokee. These two SUVs are often compared with one another, but they have some clear differences. In the areas of performance, safety, and interior features, one of these vehicles definitely does a lot better. Read on to learn why more Flemington, NJ drivers continue to choose the Jeep Cherokee over the Toyota RAV4.

Comparing Performance

The Jeep Cherokee is a powerful SUV that offers a lot of performance features and raw power. It has a variety of engine options in its arsenal, each one equipped with high horsepower and excellent acceleration. The standard 2.4-liter engine offers 180 horsepower, which is plenty of power for a compact SUV to maneuver both on and off-road situations. And that is one area where the Cherokee especially excels - it's off-roading capabilities definitely outperform the RAV4. Other Cherokee engine options include a 3.2-liter Pentastar engine with a max output of 271 horsepower. Just more proof that big things come in small packages.

The RAV4 comes with one engine option. It's an Inline engine capable of putting out 203 horsepower. This isn't bad, but when you compare it to the Cherokee's options, the RAV4 is clearly outclassed. This is also the case in terms of drivability and handling - the Cherokee is easier to handle, accelerates more smoothly, and was an all-around better driving experience as an SUV on the roads of Somerville, NJ. The Jeep is capable of handling different terrains more easily, with a suspension that absorbs all impacts with ease. The RAV4 is made for highways and quick errands around regular roadways. While good for that, the Cherokee clearly offers more options with its drivability.

Comparing Interiors & Features

The designs of both interiors are very different from one another. The Toyota RAV4 has an interior of some quality - with standard cloth upholstery, the seats are comfortable and easy to sit in for some time. There are numerous optional amenities, of course, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an electric driver's seat, and more. While many of these features aren't necessarily new or innovative, they are highly enjoyed by many Hightstown drivers.

The Jeep Cherokee has a quality interior as well, with many optional amenities and technology features. Overall, the Cherokee's interior feels slightly bigger than the RAV4s, and there is definitely more headroom available. The seats are made of soft leather - a step up from cloth - and they're very easy to sit in for long periods when driving to and from Pennington. The Jeep Cherokee also features an easy to use infotainment system is standard with the vehicle. However, its optional features, like the premium audio system, the sunroof, etc. - they're fun luxuries worth thinking about at least.

Test Drive the Jeep Cherokee Today

The Cherokee is as distinctive as it is bold, and built to intimidate. If you'd like to see it for yourself, we invite you to make the short drive from Manville and one of our sales associates can help you today.

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