The small SUV segment gives you the best of both worlds – the agility of a sedan and the versatility of an SUV. But, in this inundated segment, which one do you choose? We’re looking at the Jeep® Cherokee and Mazda CX-5 at Bemidji Chrysler Center so you can see where the Jeep SUV shines.

Serious Power

You’ll find serious power in the Jeep Cherokee. There are three engine options. The available 3.2-liter Pentastar® V6 engine generates an impressive 271 horsepower. The maximum available power in the Mazda CX-5 is 250 horsepower. All that power also gives the Jeep Cherokee an available best-in-class towing capacity of 4,500 pounds. The Mazda CX-5 towing capacity tops out at 2,000 pounds.

Spacious Cabin

A little extra space goes a long way when it comes to the comfort of your SUV. There’s more than a little extra passenger space in the Jeep Cherokee. Its passenger volume is a notable 128 cubic feet, while the passenger volume in the Mazda CX-5 is merely 103.6 cubic feet. Talk about a difference!

Off-Road Capabilities

Let’s be honest, when it comes to venturing off-road, there are very few rivals out there that compare to a Jeep SUV. If adventures are on your mind, the Jeep Cherokee is certainly your best bet. The Trail Rated® Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has been put through gruesome tests to earn its badge. It has available all-weather 4×4 capabilities to help you tackle any terrain, in any season.

Bottom line: both SUVs are certainly stunning models, packed with safety and innovation, making them ideal for city streets. However, when you’re looking to add more power and the capabilities to take the road less traveled, you want the Jeep Cherokee. Visit our Jeep dealership in Bemidji, MN to take a test drive today!