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2006 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2009 Nissan Qashqai

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Jeep Cherokee. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Jeep Cherokee would be higher. At 3,699 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Jeep Cherokee (201 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. (148 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Jeep Cherokee should accelerate faster than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Jeep Cherokee weights approximately 511 kg more than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Jeep Cherokee is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Nissan Qashqai. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Jeep Cherokee will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 13 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Jeep Cherokee. (307 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Jeep Cherokee. 2006 Jeep Cherokee has automatic transmission and 2009 Nissan Qashqai has manual transmission. 2009 Nissan Qashqai will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Jeep Cherokee will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Jeep Cherokee 2009 Nissan Qashqai
Make Jeep Nissan
Model Cherokee Qashqai
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type SUV Crossover
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3699 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 201 HP 148 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 307 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 93 mm 84 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90.8 mm 90 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.6:1 15.6:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2031 kg 1520 kg
Vehicle Length 4510 mm 4320 mm
Vehicle Width 1830 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1620 mm
Wheelbase Size 2650 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 78 L 65 L


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