2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5

Finding an SUV that delivers bold performance and a hi-tech interior can leave Corpus Christi drivers stumped. At Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass we compare the 2019 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2019 Mazda CX-5, which both offer exciting interior features like infotainment systems, 7-inch touchscreens, and Bluetooth capability. Where they differ, though, is in how well they perform — and the options you’ll have.

Engine Options

Are you a driver who needs an SUV engineered for off-road? What about one built for the daily commute? When we look at the 2019 Jeep Cherokee engine options, it’s clear that there actually are options, three of them:

  • 3.2L Pentastar® V6 Engine
  • 2.0L Turbo Engine

The Mazda CX-5, on the other hand, only offers two powertrains, each paired to a 6-speed automatic (the Cherokee sports a more advanced 9-speed automatic transmission).

Red 2019 Jeep Cherokee in Snow


The additional engine options of the Jeep Cherokee deliver impressive towing capabilities compared to that of the Mazda CX-5:

  • Jeep Cherokee Towing: The Cherokee offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,500 lbs and a base towing capacity of 2,000 lbs.
  • Mazda CX-5 Towing: The CX-5 max towing capacity is 2,000 lbs.

Towing is made easier on the Cherokee with standard Trailer Sway Damping and available Flat Tow Wiring Kit.

Blue 2019 Jeep Cherokee on Sand

Off-Road Capability

When it comes to off-road capabilities, SUV shoppers in Port Lavaca know that it is impossible to top a Jeep. While the CX-5 does include i-ACTIV AWD, it simply can’t keep up with the off-road features of the Cherokee:

  • Trail Rated® Badge: This badge is a marker that the Cherokee has been put to the test in maneuverability, traction, articulation, water fording, and ground clearance.
  • Jeep 4×4 Systems: Choose between the Jeep® Active Drive I 4×4 System, Jeep® Active Drive II 4×4 System, and Jeep® Active Drive Lock 4×4 System for unmatched off-road performance.
  • Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System: Boost your Cherokee performance with five drive modes including Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock.

You won’t find any comparable features on the CX-5.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Downhill

Learn More About the Jeep Cherokee at Allen Samuels CDJR Aransas Pass

Visit our Aransas Pass dealership to explore the Jeep Cherokee trim levels or to find out how it compares to the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well as other competitors like the Ford Escape. Contact us today to schedule your test drive! And before you go, check out some of our other vehicle features, including this one where we take a deep dive into everything the Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Redeye has to offer!

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