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BMW M5 vs. Jeep Cherokee

In comparing the BMW M5 to the Jeep Cherokee, the BMW M5 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Jeep Cherokee has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the BMW M5 versus the Jeep Cherokee, the Jeep Cherokee is a better car than the BMW M5.

BMW M5 versus Jeep Cherokee Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW M5 ranges from $70,997 to $94,735 while a used Jeep Cherokee from the same model year range is priced between $19,993 to $31,610. For a new model, the BMW M5's price is between $114,449 and $137,560, with the Jeep Cherokee priced between $34,791 and $44,524.

BMW M5 versus Jeep Cherokee Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW M5 is 7.9 out of 10 while the Jeep Cherokee's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW M5 being ranked 5 out of 8 Best Luxury Midsize Cars for the Money and the Jeep Cherokee being ranked 14 out of 24 Best Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW M5’s base engine makes 600 horsepower, and the Jeep Cherokee base engine makes 180 horsepower. The M5 is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 422 miles. The Cherokee is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. The M5 uses premium unleaded, and the Cherokee uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Cherokee, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more rear leg room and trunk space. The BMW M5, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room. The BMW M5 and Jeep Cherokee are comparable in regards to rear head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Jeep Cherokee has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$114,449 - $137,560

Used Asking Price:

$70,997 - $94,735

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,791 - $44,524

Used Asking Price:

$19,993 - $31,610

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
11 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 24
14 / 24
16 / 24
19 / 61
27 / 61
32 / 61
46 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Jeep Cherokee has come a long way since its introduction in 1974. The current generation, introduced in 2014, was given an exterior update in 2019, along with some added engine options. The Cherokee is best known for its fuel economy, off-road capability, and family friendly design. New models cost an average of $32,172 and 3-year-old models average $22,989.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Suspension capable for both on-road and off-road use
  • Excellent infotainment touchscreen and user interface
  • Smart interior design and comfort

  • Base engines feel underpowered
  • Wind and road noise at highway speeds
  • Cargo capacity is limited compared to rivals

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base

Trim Levels

Altitude, Latitude Lux, Trailhawk, X, Limited

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

600 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

553 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.138 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

171 foot-lbs @ 4600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 21 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

302 / 422 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

350 / 493 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

103.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

25.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

54.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

128.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4345 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58 inches

Length:

196.4 inches

Wheelbase:

117.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3590 lbs

Width:

73.2 inches

Height:

65.7 inches

Length:

183.1 inches

Wheelbase:

106.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

275/40R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P225/60R17