2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Toyota RAV4
2016 Jeep Cherokee 2016 Toyota RAV4
$23,395 Starting MSRP $24,350
3.2-L V6 (271 hp) Top Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder (176 hp)
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
4,500 pounds Max. Trailer Weight 1,500 pounds

2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Toyota RAV4

Front driver's seat of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee

When drivers are in the market for a small crossover there are a lot of different ways to choose between them. In this 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Toyota RAV4 comparison we are going to look at some of the advantages of these models to try and determine which best fits driver needs near St. Paul, MN. Each of these vehicles seats five passengers, offers features like power adjusting seats, a 60/40 split bench seat, and space in the back for luggage. Both are also available with top features, like the Uconnect infotainment system on the Cherokee and the Entune interface on the RAV4.

One of the immediate differences that pops out when looking at these two vehicles is powertrain variety. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes standard with an elite eight-speed automatic transmission that offers extremely smooth shifting and driving. This vehicle also offers a choice of two engine options, which the 2016 RAV4 does not. Better yet, even the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder on the Cherokee, with 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, offers more power than the 176-horsepower four-cylinder engine which is the only choice on the Toyota. This means that the 2016 Jeep Cherokee can offer confident speed, power and passing performance no matter the driving conditions.

2016 Jeep Cherokee Towing and Off-Road Prowess

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 may do a decent job in day-to-day driving, but when it comes to taking advantage of the lakes and outdoors opportunities in Minnesota and Wisconsin the 2016 Jeep Cherokee absolutely shines. If individuals or families are interested in taking boats or horse trailers on great adventures, or even carrying more camping supplies than can fit in the Cherokee's 54.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, the Cherokee can handle serious towing as well. The base engine can tow 2,000 pounds when properly equipped, and the V6 can handle up to 4,500 pounds. In contrast, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 can only handle 1,500 pounds.

When comparing the 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 RAV4 it is also worth looking at their off-road potential. While the Cherokee is perfectly confident on the daily commute and in city maneuvering, it excels on the trail. Either of these SUVs is available with all-wheel drive, but the 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with two different Active Drive systems, and a drive mode selector. That means that Jeep drivers can confidently enjoy the best traction and driving experience no matter the terrain. Learn more about the 2016 Jeep Cherokee or schedule your test drive today at Fury Motors South St. Paul by calling 888-449-3307.

Pale 2016 Jeep Cherokee by a lake with the liftgate open
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