Generally speaking, if a driver is wanting affordable off-road confidence, he or she would opt for a Jeep crossover, while those in the market for a luxury model would opt for the go-anyway sensibilities of a Land Rover. However, in recent years, the Jeep brand has been pushing the envelop on the standard and available luxuries they offer on their go-anywhere vehicles. In this 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque comparison, we are going to look at two compact crossovers so you can see the advantages and disadvantages of both.
2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
For this comparison we are pitting the elite Overland trim of the 2017 Jeep Cherokee against the base 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE (the five-door model, rather than the coupe) option. Both of these models come with standard all-wheel drive, leather upholstery, and safety technology like parking sensors and remote keyless entry. While bearing in mind that this is the most advanced Jeep Cherokee, and the least advanced Range Rover Evoque, the technology options are fairly close. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland even comes with 10 speakers, compared to the 2017 Evoque’s 8 standard speakers.
Base Powertrain Output
Surprisingly, the elite Jeep Cherokee in this comparison offers more power than the base Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque SE comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, while the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland has a 3.2-liter V-6 rated for 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The Land Rover offers slightly better gas mileage.
Pricing and Features
We like how the features stack up in this comparison, but there is no denying that the Jeep remains significantly cheaper. The elite 2017 Cherokee Overland model has a starting MSRP of $37,695, while the starting MSRP for the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE is $41,800. And, of course, the Land Rover crossover can increase significantly in price in upper trim levels.
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