Exploring the 2023 MAZDA CX-50 vs. the Jeep Cherokee 

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Motorists who want an SUV but don’t want a supersized vehicle may want to consider a compact SUV like the 2023 Mazda CX-50, or its rival, the 2023 Jeep® Cherokee. While those two vehicles are direct competitors, there are differences between the two that make the Mazda model a wiser pick for a lot of drivers. Those differences include the cargo room that each SUV has as well as their respective technology features.

Join the experts at Med Center Mazda to see why the Mazda CX-50 is the premier compact SUV.

Passenger Space and Cargo Room

Both the Mazda CX-50 and the Jeep Cherokee have seats for five passengers. The Mazda SUV has sufficient leg-and headroom in both rows, but the Jeep Cherokee comes up short in second-row headroom.

Drivers who are interested in compact SUVs are often skeptical about the cargo room the vehicles have when they contact our Pelham, AL Mazda dealership. The Mazda CX-50 proves there’s no reason to question its roominess with a spacious cabin. Behind the second row, you’ll find 31.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the back seats increases the SUV’s maximum cargo capacity to a near-cavernous 56.3 cubic feet.

The Jeep Cherokee isn’t as generous when it comes to cargo space. This vehicle only has 25.8 cubic feet of cargo room behind its second row. Even with its back seats folded, the SUV’s max cargo capacity is 54.7 cubic feet, which falls noticeably short of the Mazda SUV’s maximum cargo capacity.

Technology Features

All the new Mazda models you’ll see at our location feature the latest technology. While the Jeep Cherokee also has sought-after technology features, tech enthusiasts will prefer what the Mazda CX-50 has to offer.

Whereas the Jeep Cherokee has an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, the Mazda CX-50 has a display that measures 8.8 inches. The Jeep Cherokee comes with wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity, but similar connectivity is wireless in the Mazda CX-50. The stereo in the Jeep Cherokee has just six speakers while the Mazda SUV’s sound system has two more. A Wi-Fi hotspot is standard for the Mazda CX-50 and optional for the Jeep Cherokee.

Buy or Lease the Superior SUV at Med Center Mazda

While the Jeep Cherokee has its loyal fans, the aging SUV is quickly losing ground to the all-new 2023 Mazda CX-50. Visit our Mazda finance center to purchase or lease a Mazda CX-50 today!