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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2001. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2001. - 2005.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4429 mm
1828 mm
1762 mm
461 liters
1446 liters
62 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4437 mm
1819 mm
1866 mm
419 liters
1404 liters
70 liters

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1988 cc
130 hp
178 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Chrysler
2.4 EDZ
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2429 cc
147 hp
226 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1425 kg
13.0 s
169 km/h
12.9 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1730 kg
13.9 s
174 km/h
14.0 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
10.6 l/100km
253 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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l/100km
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Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

2500 EUR
Price from
3300 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 5-door suv body style within the same 'SUV' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (front for the Mazda and 4 x 4 in the case of the Jeep). The first one has a Ford-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 130hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 147hp engine designed by Chrysler.

Safety

The fact that the Jeep got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, isn't really an advantage, taken the poor 3-star rating it received. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the American car offers a considerable difference of 21% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Mazda as a brand displays somewhat better results, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Mazda with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Jeep badge with 3.9 out of 5. The same official information place Tribute as average reliability-wise, and Cherokee 25% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Japanese car rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 3.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mazda is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.9 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 169 kilometers per hour, 5km/h less than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Japanese car, averaging around 9.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (30 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 13% difference compared to the American car.

Verdict

Mazda is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the American car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Mazda offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! I believe that, when we take all into account, we have only one winner here - the Mazda. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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