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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Mazda CX-5 Review

New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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MSRP*
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$25,840 to $34,845
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$25,190 to $37,155
Invoice* $25,651 to $34,043 $24,719 to $35,708
MPG - City 18 - 22 22 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 27 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Jeep Cherokee offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-5, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Cherokee and the Mazda CX-5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Cherokee as you will with the Mazda CX-5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Jeep Cherokee is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Mazda CX-5.

Dimensions
The Jeep Cherokee is about the same width as the Mazda CX-5. When looking at overall length, the Jeep Cherokee takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Cherokee doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-5.

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Jeep Cherokee will do just as well as the Mazda CX-5, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Cherokee greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-5.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Mazda CX-5. The Jeep Cherokee has less cargo space than the Mazda CX-5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Jeep Cherokee comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-5.