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2019 Mazda CX-5


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Features & Specs

2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Mazda CX-5

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Fuel Capacity

15.8 Gallons

14.8 Gallons

Rear Leg Room

40.3 inches

39.6 inches

Seating Capacity

5 Passengers

5 Passengers

2019 Jeep Cherokee vs 2019 Mazda CX-5 near Philadelphia, PA

If you searching for a compact-crossover SUV and feeling stressed because there are so many great options out there, you have come to the right place! We are bringing two of the segments -- the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 2019 Mazda CX-5 -- to the mat, comparing all they have to offer so you can make the most informed decision. The Cherokee is coming into the 2019 model year with a complete exterior and interior refresh that is incredibly pleasing to the eye. Plus it gains a new standard infotainment system and engine option! The CX-5 adds an entire new trim level and engine option for 2019 and smartphone integration is more widely available. Interested in seeing which of these SUVs comes out at the victor? Keeping reading!

2019 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

There are a total of three engine options available to power the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. The lineup begins with the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder that pumps out up to 180 horsepower. Looking for more power? Check out the available 3.2L V6 engine that creates up to 271 horsepower. The new addition to the lineup is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 270 horsepower. All engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Cherokee also offers three impressive 4x4 systems to choose from, depending on the trim level, so you can take on the outdoors without worry. In addition to the 4x4 systems, the Cherokee also comes equipped with a Selec-Terrain Traction Management that even comes with a Snow mode!

2019 Mazda CX-5 Power & Handling

The Mazda CX-5 can be powered by one of two engines in the 2019 model year. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and can be outfitted with FWD or AWD. The new engine option available for the 2019 model year is the 2.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder that creates up to 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This engine is also mated to a six-speed automatic transmission but AWD is the standard drivetrain configuration.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

There are a total of five Cherokee trim levels for the 2019 model year. The entry-level Latitude model kicks off the lineup with standard features like Bluetooth, folding passenger seats, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, height-adjustable front seats, heated side mirrors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a USB port, and automatic xenon headlights. The higher trim levels build upon the entry-level trim with features like extra USB ports, keyless entry and ignition, power liftgate, dual-zone climate control, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, heated front seats, cornering lights, sound-deadening glass, premium sound system, and navigation. The Trailhawk model separates itself from the lineup by adding on tons of off-roading geared features for a spectacular time after the pavement runs out!

2019 Mazda CX-5 Features & Design

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 is also offered in a total of five trim levels. Starting lineup off is the entry-level Sport trim. This model comes outfitted with standard features like Bluetooth, a four-speaker sound system, LED headlights, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, two USB ports, manually adjustable front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Upper trim levels add on features like automatic wipers, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, additional speakers, leather upholstery, LED fog lights, ambient cabin lights, wood trim accents, and front and rear parking sensors. 


Conclusions

Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Mazda CX-5 are great options but we think the Cherokee takes the crown this time around! The 2019 Jeep Cherokee offers an incredibly well-equipped trim level lineup and an additional engine option. Plus, the Cherokee has a Selec-Terrain Management Dial and three 4x4 systems to choose from! Are you interested in learning more about the Cherokee? Check out the pages we've linked below!

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