Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V
A dependable SUV like the Jeep Cherokee or Honda CR-V should deliver the kind of power and capability to get you and your payload safely over any terrain. So, which one is right for you?
Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram put together this Jeep Cherokee vs. Honda CR-V comparison to help drivers in Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River decide.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Power
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee has three versatile engines to choose from. The most powerful is a 3.2L Penstastar® V6 engine that gets up to 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque.
This powertrain and all the new Cherokee’s other available options work with a 9-speed automatic transmission that provides you with dynamic shifting and a wide range of gears.
The Honda CR-V only offers two engines and neither of them comes to close to offering the same kind of power. The strongest one is a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that only gets up to 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
This gets paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode. While the CVT design is efficient, it doesn’t give you the same capability as the lower gears on the 9-speed automatic transmission.
New Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Towing
With that much power under the hood, the new Jeep Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds. This gives you the ability to bring a couple dirt bikes to the track, help you move a trailer, or take your boat with you on vacation.
The Honda CR-V isn’t able to haul nearly as much. With it’s smaller powertrain it’s only capable of towing 1,500 pounds.
On top of being able to tow up to 3,000 pounds more, the Jeep is also set up to make towing easy. It features Trailer Sway Control to help you keep whatever you’re towing safe and in line with your new SUV.
You can also check on your tow hitch during your drive. Trailer Hitch View works with any speed and shows a live video on your dashboard just like your Rear Back-Up Camera.
The Honda CR-V doesn’t offer any features to keep your trailer in line and the only way to check your hitch is to put it in reverse and look through the Rearview Camera.
Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V Capability
The Jeep Cherokee has three available 4×4 systems: Active Drive I, Active Drive II, and Active Lock. They help you tackle tough terrain and maintain traction with features like a rear axle disconnect, lower ranges, and a rear axle lock.
You can also manually adjust the drivetrain to match whatever you’re driving on. The Jeep® Selec-Terrain Management System features a dial on your console that lets you switch between five modes:
While all-wheel drive is available for the Honda CR-V, it doesn’t offer any 4×4 systems and doesn’t have selectable drive modes.
The Jeep Cherokee is also made to help you get up and over whatever lies in your path. It has an approach angle of 29.9 degrees and can drive through up to 19 inches of water.
The Honda CR-V wasn’t made to drive through deep water and can’t manage steep hills as well with its 20.8-inch approach angle.
Test Drive Your Next SUV
Visit Stateline Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram to test drive the Jeep Cherokee. It provides drives in Somerset, New Bedford, and Fall River with the power and versatility to get lots of cargo through any conditions. To learn more about this Jeep Cherokee vs. Honda CR-V comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.