Let’s not beat around the bush. You’re here because you want to know whether you should get a 2021 Mazda CX-5 or a 2021 Jeep Cherokee. That’s exactly what we’re here to help you with.
Take a look at this comparison of the 2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4WD. We’ll be showing you the MSRPs, powertrain specs, and fuel economy of each vehicle, as well as a couple of reasons you may want to buy one model instead of the other.
2021 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Reserve AWD
2021 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4WD
|2.5L turbo 4-cyl||
|250 hp / 320 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
271 hp /239 lb-ft
The 2021 CX-5 comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. Some models, like the Grand Touring Reserve listed above, have a turbo-charged version of the engine that significantly pumps up those numbers. Both engines are standout options in their segment at their respective price points. The Cherokee can’t say the same. The base engine is a 2.4L turbo-four, producing 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The engine is good but doesn’t quite match the base 2.5L four-cylinder for the 2021 CX-5. The “upgraded” engine for a 2021 Cherokee is a 3.2L V6. Notably, review outlets all over the internet say this engine is outperformed by the base 2.4L turbo-four. Needless to say, if drivability matters to you, then the 2021 CX-5 is the way to go.
The base model 2021 Cherokee comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a single USB port. While that’s certainly not the worst infotainment suite in the segment, it doesn’t match what the CX-5 has. The base model 2021 CX-5 comes with everything the 2021 Cherokee has, plus a bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, an additional USB port, HD Radio, and Mazda Connected Services.
For more details on the 2021 CX-5, give Capistrano Mazda a call.