2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Jeep Cherokee


2021 Toyota RAV4


Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

Jeep 4x4

Off-Road Systems

TRD Off-Road
128 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

98.9 cubic feet

Engine Options


Do you have your sights on a new SUV for your Grand Island drives? If so, you’ve probably been debating between the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Toyota RAV4. While both SUVs are popular amongst Kearney drivers for their roomy, tech-filled interior, and their AWD capability, only one of them has everything your driving lifestyle requires. Compare the new Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 with the team at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram as we discuss both SUVs’ performance capabilities, features, and more. 

Jeep vs. Toyota: Engine Options

What type of drive are you looking to have on Hastings roads? One of the first differences you’ll notice when comparing the Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 is that the Cherokee allows you to better customize your driving experience by offering three engines. However, the RAV4 only offers a single engine option, limiting one’s customization options–especially in terms of towing capacity and fuel economy. Check out the engine options and specs offered for both vehicles: 

2021 Jeep Cherokee Engines

  • 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 Engine: 180 hp & 170 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine: 271 hp & 239 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L Turbo Engine: 270 hp & 295 lb-ft of torque

2021 Toyota RAV4 Engine 

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder Engine: 203 hp & 184 lb-ft of torque

Jeep vs. Toyota: Off-Roading Capabilities 

If you’re someone who enjoys spending their weekend off-roading outside of Lexington, you’ll find that the Jeep Cherokee is much more capable and powerful than the Toyota RAV4. Equipped with the iconic Jeep 4×4 system, the Jeep Cherokee is notable for its expertly-engineered handling on rough terrains. Available off-road systems for the Jeep Cherokee include: 

  • Jeep® Active Drive I 4×4 System
  • Jeep® Active Drive II 4×4 System
  • Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4×4 System

The Toyota RAV4 does come with the TRD Off-Road system, which has features such as Multi-terrain Select. However, the RAV4 only offers drivers one system to choose from whereas the Cherokee has three drivetrain options.

Jeep vs. Toyota: Value & Interior Features 

When comparing the Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4, the RAV4 has a cheaper price that may seem appealing. However, for a few extra hundred dollars, you can access the Cherokee’s impressive off-road system, powerful engine options, and even more interior amenities to elevate your daily drives. Take a look at some of the top-tier features you can look forward to in the Jeep Cherokee:

  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • Uconnect® 
  • Available Heated Steering Wheel
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
  • Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
  • Premium Sound System
  • Much more

Explore the Jeep Cherokee at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

Deciding between the Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 can be difficult, but as you can see, the Jeep Cherokee is much more capable–both on- and off-road–and overall offers drivers more bang for their buck. Contact us if you’d like to arrange a test drive in the new Jeep Cherokee. Also, don’t forget to browse our rotating new vehicle specials to secure unbeatable savings on the new Cherokee!

*MSRP excludes destination charges, tax, title, and license fees. Destination charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.

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