2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Toyota RAV4
Posted on July 30, 2020
We often have shoppers visit us at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram with questions about how the 2019 Jeep Cherokee stacks up against the 2019 Toyota RAV4. That's understandable, because as the Jeep dealer for Bolton, ON, we have specialized knowledge in this area. These two small SUVs share some similar features, but it's important to know what differences exist.
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Whether you choose the Jeep Cherokee or Toyota RAV4, you get a utilitarian SUV which is also at home in the city. Both provide excellent comfort when driving on paved roads, can fit in compact parking spots, and handle inclement conditions with ease. However, there are some key differences when it comes to performance.
First off, while the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Jeep Compass is smaller than the 2.5-litre engine in the Toyota RAV4, it's more powerful by a wide margin. Both horsepower and torque figures are far greater with the Jeep Cherokee, making it the SUV you want when the going gets particularly rough. This is all thanks to some of the latest technological developments.
Having an SUV is great, especially because of the increased capabilities you enjoy. Unlike with a car, you can hit trails, travel down snow-packed roads, and take on all kinds of terrain that would otherwise be unpassable. Both of these SUVs open up more possibilities, but they're not equal in this area.
With the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, you enjoy more ground clearance, plus far better approach and departure angles than the Toyota RAV4 provides. That means as you head out on adventures, or even when you encounter difficulties on the road, the Jeep Cherokee is more likely to transport everyone home without incident.
You also get your choice of three different four-wheel-drive systems for the Jeep Cherokee. Each one outclasses the capabilities provided by the available all-wheel drive for the Toyota RAV4. This is especially true of Jeep Active Drive II, which has a 4-Low mode and 2-speed PTU for unrivaled torque management. Jeep Active Drive Lock is a Trail Rated four-wheel-drive system with a mechanical locking rear differential, providing superior off-roading performance.
When you outfit the Jeep Cherokee with the available 3.2-litre Pentastar V-6 engine, plus the SUV is properly equipped, it can tow up to 2,041 kg* (4,500 lb.). That far outclasses the maximum 680.3 kg (1,500 lb.) towing capacity for the Toyota RAV4. If you want to bring a camper, snowmobiles, or anything else along for adventure, the Jeep Cherokee is the vehicle to use.
Of course, these two SUVs are modern machines with all kinds of onboard technologies. Exactly what you can get in them isn't equal, further differentiating them from each other.
For example, with the Jeep Cherokee you can get up to 6 months of Apple Music for free, so you can stream your favorite music through the Uconnect multimedia centre. You don't get this kind of a free service with the Toyota RAV4.
Now that you know how the 2019 Jeep Cherokee outperforms the 2019 Toyota RAV4, it's the perfect time to take one out for a test drive. Contact Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to schedule an appointment.
*Based on WardsAuto Middle Cross Utility segmentation. Excludes 7 and 8 passenger vehicles. When equipped with 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6 engine with Trailer Tow Group.