Time to put two of the most popular compact SUVs to the test. The Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V go head to head.
The Cherokee has been in production since 1974 and has seen several iterations since then. Originally sold as a reintroduction of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Jeep Cherokee appealed to a younger market and has become one of Jeep’s most well-known models. Jeep began production of the Cherokee’s second generation in 2014 and six years later, Jeep is continuing to innovate within the second-generation design.
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For more power and off-road capabilities, you can’t go wrong with the Jeep Cherokee. With more power and 4×4, the Cherokee can get you where you need to go. The ride and handling of the Cherokee is a little more fun than the CR-V, but that’s not truly news to anyone as it’s related to the Wrangler. The Cherokee does lack decent cargo space though, which can be a deal-breaker for those who want more room to carry gear when heading off on a road trip. Another point for the Cherokee goes to its towing capacity, sitting at 2,000 lbs., just 500 lbs. more than the CR-V.
😊 4WD is an option
😊 More horsepower
😊 Off-road capabilities & customization
😊 Fun to drive
🙁 Not great fuel efficiency
🙁 Lacks in cargo capacity
The Honda CR-V has been in the U.S. since 1997. Built on the Civic platform with an SUV body style, Honda considers it a “Compact Recreational Vehicle.” Today, the CR-V is one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the market. Let’s look inside and see why.
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The Honda CR-V is a car that everyone loves because it offers just enough for a great price. The inside is roomy and offers enough space for families to stretch out without bumping elbows. As Honda evolves the CR-V over time, they continue to make the interior look and feel more luxurious which is a plus for those who want comfort over off-road capabilities. With better gas mileage and a lower base price, the CR-V is a no-brainer for city slickers who spend most of their time on pavement.
😊 Better gas mileage
😊 Lots of room for groceries, gear, and family
😊 Higher quality comfort & luxury
🙁 Could use a little more power
🙁 Not an exciting drive
When comparing the Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V, look at your interests first. Do you prefer heading into the wilderness, or do you spend most of your days in town running errands or commuting to work? Answering that question will point you in the right direction. For more adventure and fun outside of the city, the Jeep Cherokee is your best option. If you’re a family of four and spend most of your days hopping from the office to school to soccer games, the CR-V has everything you need to pack up the family, gear, and snacks in one place.
Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below!