2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Honda CR-V
Two vehicles continue to come up on your wish list—the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Honda CR-V—but have you delved beyond their exteriors?
If you haven’t, Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, drivers may find it helpful to read about the differences in this friendly comparison, created by LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) of Saline.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Interior
Our first matchup begins as you enter the cabins of both SUVs. The Jeep Cherokee provides you with 128 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Honda CR-V gives you much less, at 105.9 cubic feet.
If you look at the list of creature comforts, you’ll see that you can add ventilated front seats and rear heated seats to your Cherokee. Plus, an available CommandView® dual-pane Panoramic Sunroof spans over both rows for as much sunlight as you can handle on a bright southeastern Michigan day.
Unfortunately, the CR-V does not feature options for ventilated or rear heated seating. You do get a 1-touch power moonroof, but it’s standard size—not large enough to benefit every rider.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Technology
Not only can you connect your smartphone with Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ to the available 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen in the Jeep, but you can use the optional Off-Road Pages if you like to take the rural route home.
With the Honda, the entry-level trim does not include Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™, and the largest screen offered is an optional 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. Also, no dedicated program focuses on your off-roading projects and prowess.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Safety
While the Cherokee and CR-V share many comparable safety systems, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection comes standard in the Jeep and is extra in the Honda. You also get advanced parking guidance from the Cherokee with the available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist with Stop and the Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist with Full Stop.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Performance
Hands down, the Jeep Cherokee wins the performance matchup with its extra horsepower, towing mastery, and wealth of 4×4 driving systems. At its best, the Jeep produces 271 horsepower in the optional 3.2L V6 engine paired with 239 lb-ft of torque. It also can tow up to a best-in-class 4,500 pounds. Choose from three diverse Jeep Active Drive 4×4 systems to adjust to any type of terrain.
The Honda CR-V produces 190 horsepower from its 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, partnered with 179 lb-ft of torque. It’s not really made to do off-roading, although you can get the tried-and-true available Real Time AWD™. With the CR-V, it will tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds.
Ready to Choose? 2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Honda CR-V
Once you’ve read the comparison of the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Honda CR-V, do you feel like you have a better grasp on each vehicle?
Learning what each brings to enhance your driving style around Saline, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor should make your decision easier.
If you need more first-hand experience, schedule a test drive at LaFontaine CDJR of Saline.