The world of compact SUVs is growing each and every day because more and more drivers are starting to acknowledge the benefits of a vehicle that is fuel efficient like a sedan yet spacious like a full-size SUV. These vehicles are capable of handling all types of terrains, so they’re ready for an adventure, but they’re also easy to maneuver through busy streets and are good at fitting in tight, inner city parking spaces as well. Our team here at Serra Toyota often highlights the RAV4 for these qualities, but we’re going to take it a step further and show drivers how it stands up to the competition.
We’re going to compare the base models, so the 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE to and the 2016 Jeep Cherokee SE, to show drivers what each of these compact SUVs have to offer. Although the Cherokee has a slightly higher starting price point, there’s not much of a difference. Drivers will also notice the fuel economies are quite comparable between the two, and they’re both efficient vehicles. Both of them are set with front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmissions.
|2016 Toyota RAV4 LE||VS||2016 Jeep Cherokee SE|
|2.5-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||1.6-liter I-4|
|24 city/31 hwy||MPG||23 city/32 hwy|
|38.4 cu. ft.||Cargo volume||34.3 cu. ft.|
|Standard||Parking Distance Sensors||Optional|
When it comes to space in the cabin, these two compact SUVs have pretty similar measurements. However, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 still comes out on top with slightly more interior volume and cargo space than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee offers a little more legroom for front seat passengers, but it turns back over to the RAV4 that offers more legroom for rear seat passengers.
Safety is a major aspect of all new vehicles nowadays, and these subcompact SUVs offer a lot of the same standard features including anti-theft protection, automatic headlights and brake assist systems. As far as convenience features go, both are set with standard cruise control, outside temperature gauges, keyless entry, backup cameras and voice activated controls. The RAV4 does off a few more standard features than the Cherokee including parking distance sensors and a remote fuel filler door release.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for information regarding the features and performance capabilities. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this exciting compact SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online.