2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2019 Jeep Cherokee

If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle, it is important to do some research first. Every year, automakers make changes and updates to their vehicles, and you will want to keep up-to-date on your knowledge, so you know what you are getting when you upgrade.

Below, we are going to compare the 2018 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee. We are going to look at the a comparison of the size, interior features, performance, and price. This can help you determine which SUV is the better option for you.

Size Comparison

First, let’s take a look at the exterior dimensions of these vehicles to compare the size of them. The 2018 Mazda CX-5 is 179.1 inches long, 72.5 inches wide, and 65.3 inches tall. On the other hand, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee has an overall length of 182 inches, a width of 73.2 inches, and a height of 66.2 inches. As you can see from the dimensions, the Jeep Cherokee is slightly bigger.

The Mazda CX-5 seats five people, and it has a total passenger volume of 103.6 cubic feet. The Jeep Cherokee also seats five people, and it gives you a total passenger of 128 cubic feet.

Next, let’s take a look at the cargo space for these two vehicles. The Mazda CX-5 gives you 30.9 cubic feet behind the second row of seats, and it gives you 59.6 cubic feet behind the first row of seats. The Jeep Cherokee gives you just 25.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 54.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row.

When you look at a size comparison, the Jeep Cherokee is slightly bigger, and it gives you a larger passenger volume. However, the Mazda CX-5 gives you a larger cargo volume.

Interior Differences

As we discussed above, both of these vehicles seat up to five passengers, and both vehicles come standard with premium cloth seats. Let’s take a closer look at some of the interior features to see the similarities and differences between these two SUV options.

The Mazda CX-5 has some great standard features for you including Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD Radio, and more. You can also get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and a four-speaker sound system standard.

For the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, you can get standard features like Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. Both of these vehicles have some good standard technology features to keep you connected when you are on the go.

Performance

You want to know that your vehicle has the power and performance you are looking for, so we are going to compare the performance of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers you just one engine. The engine you get is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and it gives you 187-horsepower. You also get good fuel efficiency when it comes to the 2018 Mazda CX-5. You can get 25 city miles per gallon and 31 highway miles per gallon with the 2.5-liter engine.

The base engine for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will be a 2.4-liter inline-four engine that gives you 180-horsepower. You also have two other engine options on the Jeep Cherokee. The first is a 3.2-liter V6 engine that gives you 271-horsepower. Your final engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder that produces 270-horsepower. When it comes to gas mileage, the Jeep Cherokee has an estimated 21 city miles per gallon and 29 highway miles per gallon.

After taking a look at the performance of these vehicles, you can see that the Jeep Cherokee has the more powerful engine options. The base engine of the Mazda CX-5 outdoes the base engine of the Cherokee, but the Cherokee has two more powerful options. However, when it comes to fuel efficiency, the Mazda CX-5 has the upper hand. The Mazda gets better gas mileage than the Jeep.

Pricing

Like it or not, price is a big factor in buying a vehicle. You have to determine whether a vehicle purchase is a good deal for the money you will spend. Let’s take a look at the pricing of these two vehicles.

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 has a starting price that is around $24,000. The top-level trim for the CX-5 is the Grand Touring, and this vehicle has a price of around $30,000. The base price for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee will also come in at around $24,000. The highest trim option for the Jeep Cherokee will have a price of around $34,500

These vehicles start off at a similar price, but the Jeep Cherokee becomes more expensive than the Mazda CX-5 as you check out the higher trim level options.

Which is Right for You?

This was a close comparison. Both of these vehicles have some great features to offer you. Which vehicle is right for you? That is a tough decision to make.

When we looked at a size comparison of these vehicles, we could see that they were similar in size, but the Jeep Cherokee was just slightly bigger. The 2019 Jeep Cherokee also offered you more passenger volume. However, this vehicle offered you significantly less cargo space than that of the 2018 Mazda CX-5.

After looking at size, we took a closer look at interior features. Both of these vehicles offered you some good interior features like a touchscreen and infotainment display.

Next, we took a look at the engine options and the performance for each of these vehicles. The Jeep Cherokee offered you an engine option with more horsepower than the base engine of the Mazda CX-5, but the Mazda CX-5 gives you better fuel efficiency than the Jeep Cherokee.

Finally, we discussed price. These vehicles start out at a very similar price point, but the Jeep Cherokee ends up getting more expensive than the Mazda CX-5, so we think the Mazda CX-5 is a better bet for your money.

 

 

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