Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

Now, we’ll take a side-by-side look at the Jeep Cherokee versus the Honda CR-V. It’s a battle between two solid SUV models that would make a good match for families, but with enough ruggedness for off-road purposes. Here are the most important highlights for the Cherokee and CR-V.

Design
  • Both SUV options have plenty of exterior style. Like other Jeep models, the Cherokee has the exceptional multi-slot grille that gives the brand its unforgettable signature appearance. You earn automatic cool points driving one of these around town or pulling up into a campsite. The Honda CR-V has an outstanding H-shaped grille with plenty of class and majesty.
  • We think the Cherokee separates itself from the pack, owing to its numerous trim options. Jeep fans always love the TrailHawk version because of its appropriate off-roading look. You can get this model with at least eight exterior paint choices.

Performance
  • Both models have enough power to get the job done. However, we see some measurable divergence between the two brands. First, let’s talk about engines and horsepower. The Honda CR-V comes with a respectable 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, whereas the Jeep Cherokee surpasses that with a 3.2L Pentastar V6 engine. The CR-V has 190 horsepower and 179-lb-ft of torque, while the Cherokee tops that significantly with 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.
  • The Cherokee also does much better with its 4X4 Powertrain compared to only two-wheel-drive on the CR-V.

More on Towing Capacity
  • You might prefer a truck for towing, but a sizable SUV can handle minor to modest carrying efforts. However, this is another metric that clearly favors the Cherokee. Jeep’s excellent SUV beats the Honda model three-to-one with 4,500 pounds of maximum towing next to only 1,500 pounds. Those are maximum numbers, but even with standard equipment, you could handle 2,000 pounds.

As usual, the Jeep brand outperforms almost any in-class competitor. While the Honda CR-V is a decent choice, you wouldn’t want to pass up the perennially awesome Jeep Cherokee.

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