Jeep Cherokee vs. Toyota RAV4

2016 Jeep Cherokee light grey exterior

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Toyota RAV4 blue exterior

2016 Toyota RAV4

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is an outstanding entry in the SUV segment, and it can be counted upon to overpower and outperform competitors like the 2016 Toyota RAV4 at every turn. Indian Head and Melville drivers looking for unbeatable capability and an upscale interior should look no further than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. Let’s take a closer look now at how these two SUVs stack up against each other.


The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is made to tackle the trail just as confidently as it overtakes on the highway; in order to accomplish both tasks with ease, it offers Indian Head and Melville drivers a choice of two cutting-edge engines:

  • Standard Power: It says a lot when even your standard engine is a 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir I-4 capable of delivering up to 184 horsepower.
  • Available Power: The Cherokee’s available 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6 is in a whole other league. It provides up to 271 horsepower, Stop/Start technology to improve efficiency, and a Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity of up to 2,041 kg (4,500 lb).

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 will appear markedly, unreasonably sluggish and uninspiring in comparison. It offers only one engine – a 176-horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder that doesn’t even come close to matching the Cherokee’s standard engine.


When it comes to off-road capability, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee doesn’t just leave the 2016 Toyota RAV4 gasping for breath – it outperforms every other vehicle in its class. Recently singled out as Four Wheeler magazine’s ‘Four Wheeler of the Year’, it offers Best-in-Class capability, Trail Rated dependability, and a Selec-Terrain Traction Management System with modes for Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud, and Rock.

It also dominates the industry in terms of 4X4 drive options. While vehicles like the RAV4 offer a single option, the Cherokee provides three in order to better suit your individual needs:

  • Jeep Active Drive I: Ideal for all-weather capability.
  • Jeep Active Drive II: Perfect for towing heavier items, such as RVs.
  • Jeep Active Drive Lock: Unrivalled for traversing treacherous terrain.

Standard and Available Technology

Unlike the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee comes with a CD player, radio data system, and LED daytime running lights as standard, but it doesn’t stop there. The Cherokee is also available with the celebrated Uconnect 8.4 NAV system.

Indian Head and Melville drivers will be able to take control of their driving environment using a stunning, Largest-in-Class 8.4-inch touchscreen, enter their destination on the GPS navigation system to receive 3D mapping and turn-by-turn directions, or use voice command technology to change infotainment systems without taking hands from the wheel or eyes from the road.

The Unparalleled 2016 Jeep Cherokee Exists in a League of its Own

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is far from a bad SUV – it just can’t come close to keeping pace with the phenomenal 2016 Jeep Cherokee. If you’d like to experience the power, capability, and technology of the Cherokee for yourself, just pay a visit to Knight Weyburn CDJR today. We hope to see our Indian Head and Melville customers soon!