2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Jeep Cherokee

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Is the 2018 Jeep Cherokee or the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport the Better Crossover?

When compared to the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee offers the following advantages:

  • Lower starting price by over $3,600
  • More horsepower thanks to an upgraded V6 engine
  • Exclusive off-road features

Choose the Crossover That Offers More For Less

Many Medicine Hat drivers will choose the base trim for their next crossover, so it’s important that if delivers strong performance at an affordable price. Let’s first see how the Cherokee and the Santa Fe Sport compare in starting price:

  • 2018 Jeep Cherokee Sport – $24,945 MSRP
  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base – $28,599 MSRP

With that kind of price difference, you might expect the Cherokee to be lacking in standard features, but all models include a 5-inch touchscreen and the versatility of the Jeep Cargo Management System. In addition, all Jeep models can be outfitted with a V6 engine. Let’s see how it compares to the Santa Fe Sport’s upgraded 4-cylinder.

  • Jeep Cherokee
    • Engine: 3.2L Pentastar VVT V6
    • Horsepower: 271 hp
    • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive or Jeep Active Drive I 4×4 System
    • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • Santa Fe Sport
    • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder
    • Horsepower: 240 hp
    • Drivetrain: All-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

Sadly, the Santa Fe Sport can’t be equipped with a V6, and even with a less powerful engine, it’s still much more expensive than Cherokee:

  • 2018 Jeep Cherokee Sport with 3.2L V6 Engine – $28,435 MSRP
  • 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SE with 2.0T 4-Cylinder Engine – $37,299 MSRP

On top of that, the Jeep Cherokee includes the following off-road specific features with the Trailhawk trim:

  • Multiple Skid Plates
  • Active Drive Lock 4×4 System
  • Selec-Terrain Traction Management with Rock Mode

If you’re planning to take on off-road parks in Alberta, the Jeep Cherokee is the better choice.

Where Can You Find the 2018 Jeep Cherokee For Sale?

At Knight Jackson Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, we offer a wide range of high-capacity Jeep Cherokee models. Take these steps before you visit us at 1500 Strachan Rd. SE in Medicine Hat, AB:

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