The comparison of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Jeep Cherokee is a battle of the titans. The RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle is one of the bestselling vehicles in the market, topped in sales only by the American full-size pickup trucks. At the same time, the Jeep Cherokee has been a trailblazer in the SUV segment since it popularized the 4-door SUV way back in the 1980s.
These days, the RAV4 practically defines the compact SUV segment, while the Jeep Cherokee dips its toe into the mid-size SUV class, though its dimensions land it squarely among compacts. Of course, Jeep has always gone its own way, so why should things be different now? What is clear is that there is plenty to like about both vehicles. The RAV4 is primarily an on-road SUV, but it offers off-road-capable trims. The Cherokee has made its stamp as an off-roader, but it has several on-road-oriented variants.