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2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Tulsa, OK

Breaking Down the Better Compact SUV

Looking for a compact SUV but feel lost in choosing between brands and trim options? Look no further than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Tulsa, OK, to help you sort out the details and make an informed decision.

The Jeep Cherokee provides sublime performance under the hood and is able to outclass the RAV4 in a number of categories. With its 3.2L Pentastar® V6 engine, the 2016 Cherokee comes to life by producing 271 horsepower and 249 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Pentastar® is so powerful, it allows you to tow up to 4,500-lbs.1, which is the size of a medium boat that you can take out to go fishing on the Arkansas River. Those numbers tower over those of the Toyota RAV4, which only produces 176 horsepower and 172 lbs.-ft. of torque. If you’re looking to tow in the RAV4, your options are limited: its towing capacity peaks at 1,500-lbs1.

If you’re looking to stray off the beaten path and go off-road, the 2016 Cherokee is more than capable as well. The Cherokee has the Trail Rated® badge, which validates its ability to thrive in off-road conditions2 – a claim that the RAV4 can’t make. The Jeep Cherokee’s Active Drive I 4x4 system with brake traction control is perfect for all-year-round capability as the rear axle disconnect feature is only engaged when you need it for more efficient driving. With the Cherokee’s Selec-Terrain® Tractioin Control, you can customize your Jeep’s performance to match the conditions outside. With five settings, Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock, there’s never a situation that the 2016 Jeep Cherokee isn’t prepared for.  

The final component of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Tulsa, OK, is interior amenities, and the Cherokee continues to shine. The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has more standard luxury features than any other vehicle in its class3. The Cherokee’s interior is wrapped in graceful leather for the ultimate comfort when you’re in the car, while the RAV4’s cloth interior doesn’t provide the same experience. For some of your taller friends and passengers, the Cherokee offers more than 3-inches more legroom for rear passengers than the RAV4 – no more knees digging into the seats in front of you. Finally, as a part of the Uconnect® 8.4 NAV system on the Cherokee’s 8.4-inch touchscreen in the center stack, your Jeep can become a moving hotspot with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot4. If you’re driving in the RAV4, then you might miss some breaking news on all of your social media platforms without the available internet connectivity.

That concludes the 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2016 Toyota RAV4 near Tulsa, OK, with the Cherokee getting the better of its counterpart from Toyota. The 2016 Cherokee is available for a test drive today at David Stanley Dodge; stop by 7609 SE 29th St. in Midwest City, OK, to get behind the wheel of the brand-new Jeep Cherokee.


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1. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

2. Always drive within your ability and experience level and consistent with conditions.

3. Based on the 2015 Jeep® brand Mid-Size SUV segment.

4. WiFi subscription required. Vehicle must be registered with Uconnect®. Access and fulfill minimum subscription requirements. Vehicle must be properly equipped and in active and usable cellular range for WiFi usage. WiFi Hotspot does not enable direct communication between multiple in-vehicle devices. Factors affecting the performance of WiFi Hotspot include: cellular network, signal strength and quality, time of day, number of channels used by the service provider, type of connection, number of clients using WiFi Hotspot and client device. This feature is not intended for use by the driver while the vehicle is in motion. Always drive safely.