Do you stare out the window at work imagining you’re out on the trails? If so, then you’ll need a vehicle that’s just as at home cruising on city streets as bounding across miles unknown. A compact SUV will fit that bill, and two titans in this arena are the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Cherokee.
Our expert team at Friendly Ford has thrown these two beasts into the ring to help you decide which one is better for you. If you’re in the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, New York, areas, come visit us for a test drive.
When you head out to the Whispering Winds Campground for a weekend of catch-and-release fishing, you’ll need plenty of room to stretch out and pack all your gear. While the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Cherokee have comparable interiors, the Bronco Sport outperforms in headroom and front legroom by several inches.
The biggest disparity between the two models, though, is in their cargo space. The Jeep Cherokee has almost 26 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and almost 55 cubic feet with the back seats folded down. However, the Bronco Sport boasts nearly 33 cubic feet behind the second row and over 65 cubic feet with the seat folded down.
The nearly 10-cubic-foot difference between these compact SUVs could be the deciding factor between bringing your tent and all your favorite games in the Bronco Sport and having to pick and choose in the Jeep Cherokee.
Whether it’s stop-and-go traffic on your morning commute or the extended trek of a weekend-long business trip, you’ll need some entertainment to stay focused on your drive. Both the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Cherokee offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration with Wi-Fi hotspot capability.
You can connect up to eight devices with the Cherokee, but up to 10 in the Bronco Sport—enough for two devices for everyone in the car. This is perfect when you’re roughing it with the family but still need to make those Monday deadlines for work and the kids want to stream their favorite videos at the same time.
The wilderness can be a rough place, so you’ll need a vehicle prepared to help protect you from whatever you encounter on or off the road. Both the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and the Jeep Cherokee have comprehensive safety suites. Both models include brand-specific variants of the following features as standard:
With the available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ on the Bronco Sport’s higher trim levels, if the system senses a potential collision cannot be avoided by braking alone, then it will deploy evasive steering assist. This system will help you steer around a slow or stopped vehicle in front of you.
The Jeep Cherokee doesn’t offer this feature, so it will be up to you to employ evasive steering maneuvers to avoid a collision if needed.
Either of these vehicles would be great for both your on-road and off-road adventures. However, with its larger interior and extra features, the Ford Bronco Sport has a few perks over the Jeep Cherokee. If you’ve decided to give the 2021 Bronco Sport a test drive, visit us at Friendly Ford if you’re in the Geneva, Canandaigua, or Rochester, NY, area.
Don’t just drive down the trails—take a ride in the Bronco Sport.