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Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota RAV4

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 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


Looking for a rugged and capable new compact crossover near Stanley that will stand the test of time, not to mention any obstacles that get in its way? Then you’re going to want to compare the 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota RAV4. These are consistently two of Williston’s premier small SUV choices. But how do they stack up when pitted head-to-head, or fascia-to-fascia, if you will? Find out now with Ryan Chrysler Jeep Dodge! Then contact us with additional questions.

Jeep vs. Toyota: Powertrain

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota RAV4 offer vastly different engine options. The first thing you’re likely to notice is that the base RAV4 engine offers slightly more horsepower output than the base Jeep Cherokee option — a different of 23 hp, to be exact. But that’s far outweighed by the other Jeep Cherokee engines, which offer 271 hp and 270 hp, respectively. If you choose the Toyota RAV4 over the Cherokee, though, you’ll have to be okay with the one 2.5L standard engine or a hybrid powertrain.

Jeep Cherokee Powertrains

  • 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

Toyota RAV4 Powertrains

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

Jeep vs. Toyota: Off-Road Capability

The Jeep Cherokee comes from a long line of off-road vehicles, starting way back with the original Jeep and Jeep Willys models used in WWII. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee offers tons of modern off-road features, though, including:

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

The Toyota RAV4 comes with the TRD Off-Road system, which offers tools like Multi-terrain Select for improved off-road performance. However, this is the only system available. Thus, choosing the Cherokee over the RAV4 provides you increased flexibility if you’re looking to do serious off-roading in Watford City or Dickinson.

Jeep vs. Toyota: Price & Features

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 starts at slightly less than the Jeep Cherokee. But for the price difference — only a few hundred dollars — you get a dedicated off-road system, plenty of engine options, and more interior features. What exactly are some of the most noteworthy Cherokee interior features? Here’s an overview of highlights:

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

Looking to save more? You could snag a Jeep Cherokee for less than a Toyota RAV4 by taking advantage of our current offers and incentives. While you’re at it, why not apply for financing online?

Test Drive the Jeep Cherokee in Williston!

Now that you’ve had a chance to compare two popular Jeep vs. Toyota models on paper, if you’re looking to get behind the wheel and see once and for all if the Cherokee is right for you, we invite you to call us at ​701-577-1111 to schedule a test-drive! We can’t wait for you to experience the difference driving a Jeep makes on your Williston lifestyle!

*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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