2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
The popularity of compact crossovers and SUVs is higher than its ever been, which means your options are more extensive than ever too. Though we are passionate about the Jeep models we offer at Parks Motors, we don't want you to just take our word for it. That's why we frequently put our vehicles to the test, in this case matching up the 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4.
One of the things that has always separated the Jeep Cherokee from other vehicles in its class is its off-road capability. This shows in the Cherokee's three available 4x4 systems. Whereas the RAV4 offers just a couple AWD options, the Cherokee is available with a Jeep Active Drive I system that only engages when necessary in order to maximize fuel efficiency, Jeep Active Drive II for a better low range and Jeep Active Drive Lock that adds a mechanical rear axle lock.
|2017 Jeep Cherokee||VS||2017 Toyota RAV4|
|Starting at $23,595||MSRP||Starting at $24,910|
|Up to 4,500 pounds||Towing Capacity||Up to 1,750 pounds|
|184 hp, 171 lb.-ft. of torque||Standard Engine Specs||176 hp, 172 lb.-ft. of torque|
|Jeep Active Drive I, II, or Lock||4x4/AWD||Dynamic Torque-Control or Electronic On-Demand with Intelligence|
More Variety and Capability from the 2017 Cherokee
That isn't the only area in which the Jeep Cherokee offers more variety, though. In addition to delivering more horsepower than the RAV4 when comparing standard configurations, the Cherokee is also available with a 3.2-liter PENTASTAR V6 putting out 271 horsepower and 239 lb.-ft. of torque. Now, the RAV4 is available with a hybrid powertrain, but it fails to deliver significantly more power than the RAV4's standard power plant, with only 194 horsepower.
When equipped with that V6 engine, as well as the Trailer Tow Group, the 2017 Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds. Towing capacity is another area where the Cherokee stands high above others in the segment, such as the RAV4, which can only tow up to 1,750 pounds. Those who stick with the Cherokee's standard 2.4-liter Tigershark engine can still beat that with a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.
Although we can't compare every detail between the 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs the 2017 Toyota RAV4, we'd be happy to teach you more about the Cherokee here at Parks Motors. Contact us today with your questions or to schedule a test drive.