2018 Mazda CX-5 vs 2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 mazda cx-5 and jeep cherokee side by side

The 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers New Jersey drivers a sophisticated and innovative crossover SUV that features the perfect blend of power and efficiency.

The athletic and sporty SUV is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Each model offers drivers the choice between FWD and the i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive® system, as well as a host of standard and available features and package options.

Also new for 2018 is the new Cylinder Deactivation technology that increases fuel efficiency without affecting performance.

Keep reading to see how the 2018 Mazda CX-5 stacks up against the 2018 Jeep Cherokee!

2018 Mazda CX-5


2018 Jeep Cherokee

$24,150 Starting MSRP $24,395
187-hp, 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G Base model engine 184-hp, 2.4-liter I-4
28 combined mpg Fuel efficiency 25 combined mpg
59.6 cubic feet Maximum Interior Cargo Volume 54.9 cubic feet

2018 Mazda CX-5 Safety Features and Fuel Economy

Shoppers with safety in mind will appreciate the Mazda CX-5 being named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), while the 2018 Cherokee was not.

The Mazda CX-5 offers drivers a number of advanced safety features that are standard on base level Mazda CX-5 (Sport) models but are not available on base Jeep Cherokee (Latitude) models, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Obstruction Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Additionally, the Mazda CX-5 also offers an optional Lane Departure Warning System on Sport models. Base model Latitude models of the Cherokee don't offer that feature, either.

In addition to safety and security, the 2018 Mazda CX-5 offers drivers impressive fuel economy. Despite having similar base model engines (187-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 vs. 184-hp, 2.4-liter I-4), the SKYACTIV-G engine of the Mazda CX-5 offers an EPA-estimated 25 city and 31 highway mpg - compare that to the Cherokee's 21 city and 30 highway mpg projections. 

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Mazda CX-5 at Mazda of Lodi in Bergen County, NJ!