2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Jeep Cherokee are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Cherokee has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Cherokee Limited/Trailhawk/Overland offers optional Parksense with Rear Stop that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Cherokee and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front and rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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Jeep’s powertrain warranty covers the Cherokee 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 14 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Cherokee’s warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Cherokee’s reliability 60 points higher than the Range Rover Evoque.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 17th in initial quality. With 30 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Jeep vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Jeep 24th in reliability. With 54 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the Jeep Cherokee turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl.:

Cherokee

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 60 MPH

7.5 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

16.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

91 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Cherokee 4x4 turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl. (21 city/29 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Jeep Cherokee uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. engine for maximum performance). The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Cherokee has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Cherokee stops much shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

Cherokee

Range Rover Evoque

70 to 0 MPH

166 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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The Cherokee has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Cherokee offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Range Rover Evoque, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Cherokee’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Cherokee’s wheelbase is .9 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (106.5 inches vs. 105.6 inches). The Cherokee Trailhawk’s wheelbase is 1.5 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (107.1 feet vs. 105.6 inches).

For greater off-road capability the Cherokee Trailhawk has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Range Rover Evoque (8.7 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the Cherokee to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Jeep Cherokee may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 350 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

The front grille of the Cherokee (except Overland/Trailhawk) uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Cherokee Overland offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The Cherokee has .5 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front legroom, 1 inch more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom and 6.5 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Evoque.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Cherokee’s rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Cherokee has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat up (27.6 vs. 21.5 cubic feet). The Cherokee has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat folded (54.7 vs. 50.5 cubic feet).

The Cherokee’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in almost every dimension:

Cherokee

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

33.9”/67.6”

31.6”/63.3”

Max Width

49.2”

51.2”

Min Width

39.4”

41.4”

Height

28.8”

27.6”

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Cherokee. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is limited to 3968 pounds. The Cherokee offers up to a 4500 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The Cherokee’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Range Rover Evoque’s power mirror switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Cherokee Overland has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer cornering lights. The Cherokee Limited also offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Cherokee has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Cherokee offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

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The Cherokee is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Cherokee is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Evoque because it costs $428 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Cherokee than the Range Rover Evoque, including $59 less for front brake pads, $65 less for a starter, $337 less for fuel injection, $24 less for a fuel pump and $300 less for front struts.

Recommendations

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The Jeep Cherokee outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by over 24 to one during 2018.

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