2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 RAV4 Comparison

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is also a popular SUV for car buyers in West Islip, NY. You have come to get to know the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, but read on for more information about how the RAV4 compares.


The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine featured on the 2021 Toyota RAV4 works well in combination with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can opt for an all-wheel-drive configuration, while the standard configuration is a front-wheel drive. Even though the car performs well, it generates a lot of noise, which can be annoying, especially if you’re driving long distances at a time. Its performance is almost as good as the 2021 Cherokee but is also extremely noisy.

Cherokee RAV4
Zero to 60 MPH 6.6 sec 8.8 sec
Quarter mile 15.2 sec 16.8 sec
Speed in 1/4 mile 90.3 MPH 83.8 MPH


Fuel Economy

  • 2021 Jeep Cherokee: 23 MPG City, 31 MPG Highway
  • 2021 Toyota RAV3: 28 MPG City, 35 MPG Highway


The infotainment features on the 2021 RAV4 are similar to those offered by the Cherokee. However, there are certain limitations that buyers should be aware of. For example, the lower trims only offer a 7” touchscreen and for the bigger 8” touchscreen, you’ll have to upgrade to a higher trim, which is significantly more expensive. Standard infotainment features offered across all the trims of the 2021 RAV4 include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Optional features include a wireless smartphone charging pad, a JBL audio system, and built-in navigation. The Cherokee has a much larger passenger space than the RAV4 by 4.6 cubic feet, as well as more front and rear legroom.


Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Toyota Rav4 were given a 5-star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But as you dive into the stats, you’ll see that the Jeep Cherokee is safer than the Toyota Rav4.

(Passenger) Cherokee RAV4
NHTSA Safety Rating 5 Stars 5 Stars
HIC 166 284
Neck Stress 218 lbs. 258 lbs.
Neck Injury Risk 37% 37.4%
Neck Compression 26 lbs 96 lbs
Leg Forces (l/r) 241/259 lbs. 340/190 lbs.


(Driver) Cherokee RAV4
NHTSA Safety Rating 4 Stars 4 Stars
Neck Compression 41 lbs. 56 lbs.