2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

Jeep Cherokee vs. 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


Shopping for a capable compact SUV? If you’re like many other car-buyers in Hood River, you’re torn between two longtime favorites: the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota RAV4. Both are classics for good reason, offering a vast array of interior comforts and finely-tuned performance on and off the road. Read on for a head-to-head Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 comparison from C. H. Urness Motors Co., and then take a look at the new Cherokee models on our lot here in The Dalles!



Jeep vs. Toyota SUVs: Engines

Performance is the name of the game for many Goldendale, WA-area SUV buyers, and no one can match Jeep and Toyota when it comes to reliable power on and off the trail. While both models offer a solid base engine, only the Cherokee is upgradable with high-powered V6 and turbo options. That means more ways to customize your SUV to meet specific needs when it comes to towing, fuel economy, and more. See the Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 engine specs here:

Jeep Cherokee Engine Options

  • 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 Engine Option

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

Jeep vs. Toyota SUVs: Off-Road Capability

Jeep is a pioneer in off-road capability, and the latest Jeep Cherokee model is no exception. The Cherokee is available with three legendary off-road systems for navigating the toughest terrain in Portland and beyond:

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

Equipped with the TRD Off-Road system, the Toyota RAV4 allows drivers to select Multi-Terrain driving modes for optimal control on the trail. But as with the Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 engine options, there are less options available for the RAV4: just one off-road system compared to the three for the Cherokee.

Jeep vs. Toyota SUVs: Price & Features

The RAV4 comes in at about $1,000 less than the Cherokee. However, that’s a surprisingly small price difference when you consider the far more versatile performance you can get from the Cherokee. Not only that, but Cherokee is also a better buy in terms of interior features. J=Here are just a few of the fantastic features you can enjoy inside the Cherokee cabin:

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

You can also save on the Jeep Cherokee price when you shop with C. H. Urness Motors Co.! We offer a rotating selection of new vehicle specials, so be sure to keep checking back for savings on your favorite new Cherokee models.

Test Drive a New Jeep Cherokee for Sale in The Dalles

Jeep Cherokee vs. RAV4 is definitely a debate for the ages — but as our Jeep vs. Toyota comparison bears out, the Cherokee is simply a better value for Portland drivers! Contact our team to explore the Cherokee engine options and off-road systems in detail, and then fill out a secure online financing application to get started today.


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*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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