New Jeep Compare 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 for Sale in City of Industry, CA
Compare 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Toyota RAV4
Area drivers often ask Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to compare the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Toyota RAV4, and our team definitely gets why there is a certain amount of cross appeal. Both of these vehicles are small crossovers. They both have distinctive aesthetics in a sea of sameness and provide true off-road performance depending on which trim level you choose. For the Cherokee, this is a big model year. Jeep has added more standard and optional equipment across the board, and the base model now gets a broad collection of driver-assistance technologies at no additional cost. In addition, Jeep has introduced a new core trim level in the Latitude Lux and a new special edition in the 80th Anniversary. Toyota, on the other hand, has opted to carry the RAV4 forward essentially unchanged.
Exterior – Jeep Dealer serving City of Industry CA
With the 2021 Toyota RAV4, Toyota opts for a more station-wagon-like style akin to the Subaru Outback. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee is more truck-like in appearance and, of course, features the iconic seven-bar grille. The better appearance is just a matter of perspective, but a characteristic of the Jeep design that we think many drivers prefer is the higher riding positioning. In terms of ground clearance, both are similar with the Jeep ahead a tad: 8.7 vs 8.6 inches. There is an almost negligible difference in height and width, and even the overall length is practically the same at about 182 inches. You have the choice between 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels with both models. But we like the fact that Jeep includes 17-inch alloy wheels with the base model whereas Toyota opts for steel wheels with wheel covers.
Both the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee are small crossovers that can seat up to five. But Jeep and Toyota have taking different approaches to the interior design. Jeep has opted to maximize legroom without sacrificing dedicated cargo space too much. Toyota has opted to maximize dedicated cargo space even if that comes at the cost of legroom. Both are similar when it comes to front-row legroom at approximately 41 inches. But Jeep offers 40 inches of rear legroom—as opposed to 38 inches—and that makes a big difference with adult passengers especially on long trips. Is the trade-off worth it? Well, Toyota provides 38 cubic feet of cargo space, but Jeep still manages 26 cubes.
Jeep Cherokee Mechanical specs
Powertrains are an area where the 2021 Jeep Cherokee stands apart and not just in this 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Toyota RAV4 comparison but throughout the segment. In both cases, you have the choice of front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and certain trims come with all-wheel drive standard. Toyota opts for an eight-speed automatic transmission and Jeep a nine-speed automatic. The RAV4 is available with just one engine: a 2.5L four-cylinder rated for up to 203 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Jeep offers options. You can opt for a fuel-focused 2.4L four-cylinder rated for up to 180 hp and 171 lb.-ft. If you want performance, then you can choose a 3.2L V6 rated for up to 271 hp and 239 lb.-ft. or a 2.0L turbo four rated for up to 270 hp and 295 lb.-ft.
Tech – Jeep Dealership in City of Industry CA
This is an exciting model year for our team serving City of Industry West Covina Anaheim Cerritos to be comparing the Cherokee against the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and other Asian CUVs. You have to tip your cap to the Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and so forth in terms of being ahead of the curve when it came to driver-assistance technologies. But this model year, Jeep catches up in a big way, and this is no longer a situation where you say that the Asian crossovers are better on the driver assist front than Jeep. Another advantage Jeep has going for it is the spectacular Uconnect infotainment system. Most automotive critics agree that it is vastly superior to Entune in its current configuration.
If you have any questions not covered by this comparison, ask Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. You can call us or contact us via text or email. If you would like to test-drive the Cherokee, no appointment is needed. Just visit our location serving City of Industry West Covina Anaheim Cerritos, and we will assist you with test-driving whichever trims and option configurations interest you.