How Does the Jeep Cherokee Compare to the Honda CR-V?



Peak performance, all-terrain capabilities, and on-road confidence are offered in a range of packages in the automotive industry. As a premier Jeep dealer serving the Princeton, NJ area, one of our favorite models is the groundbreaking new Jeep Cherokee. It boasts all the features you could ever need and desire from a well-rounded daily-driver, but how does it stack up against one of its chief competitors, the Honda CR-V?

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Performance and Capabilities

The Jeep Cherokee offers a varied lineup of three powertrain options to select from. Entry-level models boast the 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine which is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. With a driving range of over 474 highway miles on one tank of fuel, it'll carry you to Flemington, NJ and well beyond the borders of the state without issue. The Cherokee also offers a 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine which boasts Best-in-Class towing rated at 4,500 pounds as well as a 2.0-liter Turbo engine that generates 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The Cherokee also comes armed with a 15.8-gallon fuel tank. The Honda CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds and offers two powertrains including a hybrid variant for improved commuting capabilities. While both models offer all weather capabilities through either an optional Four-Wheel-Drive system (Cherokee) or an All-Wheel-Drive system (Honda CR-V), the fact that the Cherokee touts a third available powertrain, a higher-output engine, and a larger fuel tank give it the slight edge in the field of performance and capabilities.

Interior and Connectivity Features

Both the Cherokee and Honda CR-V offer seating for five. Passenger volume however greatly differs between the two models as the Cherokee offers 128 cubic feet of room while the Honda CR-V only sports 102.9 cubic feet of passenger space. Comfort features are very similar in the two models. This is especially evident in higher trim models that offer leather seating, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. It's in the arena of infotainment features that the Cherokee once again reigns supreme as it includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard on its base model. If you end up opting for the Honda CR-V, you'll have to bump up to the Honda CR-V EX trim for these convenient tech features. While both models use touchscreen systems to access media, the optional 8.4-inch infotainment screen for the Cherokee's Uconnect system is a touch larger than the largest available screen for the Honda SUV's system. We'd suggest opting for the Cherokee for the most tech-friendly experience when trekking around Flemington, NJ and Somerville, NJ.

Safety Features

The Honda CR-V has slightly more superiority in the field of standard safety features as it includes the Honda Sensing system at no additional cost. The Jeep Cherokee includes a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-path detection system as well as a cruise control system on its base model while also offering a range of other driver-assistive features like ParkSense Rear Park Assist with stop on upper trim models.

Off-Road Models: The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The Honda CR-V doesn't offer a model that's geared directly for all-terrain capabilities. The Jeep Cherokee however boasts the Cherokee Trailhawk model, an SUV that's armed with a range of premium trail-ready features to allow you to embark on impromptu trips and adventures off the asphalt.

These features include a 3.2-liter V6 engine capable of towing up to 4,500 pounds, a 17-inch all-terrain tires, an off-road suspension and skidplate protection, Selec-Terrain AWD with crawl control and rock mode, and Active Drive II with a locking rear axle. It's a perfect choice for those Hightstown and Pennington area drivers that enjoy outdoor recreation.

What's the bottom line? The Jeep Cherokee simply offers more bang for your buck with its rugged capabilities, generous cutting-edge tech, and advanced safety systems. Pay us a visit at our Jeep dealership near Manville to take a test drive when you find the time in your schedule. We look forward to serving you!