2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee
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$24,150 Starting MSRP $24,395
25/31/28 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 21/30/25 mpg
187 hp, 186 lb-ft Power Ratings 184 hp, 171 lb-ft
30.9 cu. ft. Cargo Space  24.6 cu. ft.

Back in the day, when people heard “Jeep,” they would often think “affordable,” “powerful,” “efficient,” and “capable.” Now, however, those same qualities are better found in competitors, such as the 2018 Mazda CX-5. As our 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee comparison chart above reveals, the Mazda CX-5 delivers on all of these fronts better than the Jeep Cherokee.

First, the starting MSRP of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 is nearly $250 more affordable than that of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. While this difference may be minor in the eyes of some customers, it is only the beginning of what sets these two SUVs apart. Their respective fuel economy ratings, for example, create some drastic divides, according to the estimates of the EPA.

Main Differences – Mazda CX-5 vs Jeep Cherokee

As estimated by the EPA, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 achieves up to 25 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg on combined roads. The 2018 Jeep Cherokee, meanwhile, falls behind in all of its EPA estimates, as outlined in our chart above. Simply put, the Mazda CX-5 doesn’t just save its owners money on its starting MSRP, it also saves them a good amount of cash at the gas pump.

The superior fuel economy ratings of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 may lead some consumers to the conclusion that its engine is less powerful than that of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. In actuality, however, the Mazda CX-5 generates more horsepower and pound-feet of torque than its Jeep adversary. Therefore, the Mazda CX-5 delivers a more dynamic driving experience as well as better fuel economy ratings than the Jeep Cherokee.

Just in case that wasn’t enough, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 also provides prospective customers with more than six additional cubic feet of cargo space. As one would imagine, all of that extra room is sure to come in handy down the road. After all, when you factor in all the gas money you’ll be saving, you’ll have a much bigger budget for buying new stuff; and now you’ll have more room for all of it, too! 

2018 Mazda CX-5 Side View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Side View of Front Cabin
2018 Mazda CX-5 Front View of Red Exterior
2018 Mazda CX-5 Driver-Seat View of Front Cabin


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