|2016 Honda CR-V||2016 Jeep Cherokee|
|9.0 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||10.7 l/100km|
|185 HP||Horsepower||184 HP|
|3,358 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,655 lbs.|
|37.2 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||24.8 cu. ft.|
2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Cherokee
Any time we speak about Honda’s popular compact crossover, we have to talk about its recent major accomplishment. After getting a bit of a makeover, the Honda CR-V went onto be named the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year, one of the most prestigious titles a crossover vehicle can receive. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other great options in the segment. We thought we’d take a look at it side by side with another one of the most popular options in its class, by comparing the 2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Jeep Cherokee.
While the newest Cherokee hasn’t won any awards, it was completely remodeled for the 2014 model year, so in a sense it is a bit more fresh than the CR-V, even though the Honda was refreshed in 2015. Basically, in terms of new content, the two vehicles are pretty even. So, as per usual, this comparison comes down to looking at different specifications to see where each vehicle has its advantages!
Advantages of the 2016 Honda CR-V
Let’s dive right into the table above, which takes a look at a few of the most important specifications in a vehicle like the Honda CR-V. Starting from the top, it’s pretty obvious that that CR-V utilizes quite a bit less fuel than the Jeep Cherokee when driving through the city. While the Cherokee does have slightly better highway efficiency, it isn’t a huge advantage, so if you’re going to be doing more city driving than highway driving the 2016 CR-V will save you quite a bit of cash at the pump.
Moving onto power, the two vehicles are almost identical. The CR-V does have one extra horsepower, but that would literally be unnoticeable between the two vehicles. What does make the CR-V a bit more powerful is the fact that it weighs nearly 300 lbs. less than the Cherokee, evidenced by the curb weight specification. The lighter a vehicle is, the less power it needs to get up and go. Thus, the Honda crossover has a slight advantage in terms of power, though it’s not going to be huge.
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Where the CR-V really has a sizeable advantage is in terms of cargo capacity, in which it offers an extra 12.4 cubic feet of space. Considering carting around a bunch of stuff is one of the main reasons to get a crossover like this, that’s a pretty big win. If you think the 2016 Honda CR-V is the right crossover for you then don’t hesitate to schedule a test drive here on our website. You can always give us a call if you have more questions, as well.