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Jeep Cherokee vs Jeep Wrangler

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Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Cherokee

$42,990 - $42,990

2020 price

Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler

$83,950 - $83,950

2023 price


2020 Jeep Cherokee
2023 Jeep Wrangler
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V6, 3.2L

V6, 3.6L
Fuel Type
Unleaded Petrol

Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency
10.2L/100km (combined)

9.7L/100km (combined)

  • Thirsty V6
  • Boot could be bigger
  • Pricey servicing

  • Price-tag
  • Needs all-terrain tyres
  • Lacks driver-assist tech
2020 Jeep Cherokee Summary

So, you’ve seen the mainstream mid-size SUV players, and you’re looking for something… a little different.

Maybe you’re even looking for something with some off-road ability, and that’s maybe caused you to steer away from segment heavyweights like the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, or Mazda CX-5.

Am I right so far? Maybe you’re just curious to find out what one of Jeep’s main models offers in 2020. Either way, I spent a week in this top-spec Trailhawk to find out if it’s the semi-off-roader it looks to be, or if it stands a chance against the mainstream players.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler Summary

The Jeep Wrangler is a very capable 4WD with real bush cred, but the all-out glory is usually reserved for the hard-core Wrangler variant, the Rubicon.

The Overland is often disparagingly referred to as the city Wrangler. But is that really the case? After all, it’s 'Trail Rated', as well.

We tested the four-door Overland over a seven-day period to see how it’d perform on-road, but most of our focus was on its comfort and capability in an off-road environment.

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