2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Honda CRV
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V are both compact SUVs that have several handy features that prospective SUV buyers would love. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at both cars and compare them based on aspects such as engine performance, fuel economy, interior, and tech features, and more. So if you’re someone who’s looking forward to adding a compact SUV to the garage, read on.
The 2021 Honda CR-V has a 1.5-liter engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. While the engine performs decently on the road, it’s definitely not as robust as the Cherokee when it comes to off-roading environments. Its towing capacity is also much lower, with the car only managing to tow up to 1500 pounds while the Cherokee can tow up to 4500 pounds. As tested by Motor Trend, the Jeep Cherokee turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Honda CR-V.
|Zero to 30 MPH||2.4 sec||3.1 sec|
|Zero to 60 MPH||6.6 sec||8.6 sec|
|Zero to 80 MPH||11.4 sec||14.7 sec|
|Passing 45 to 65 MPH||3.5 sec||4.4 sec|
|Quarter Mile||15.2 sec||16.7 sec|
|Speed in 1/4 Mile||90.3 MPH||84.9 MPH|
- 2021 Honda CR-V: 28 MPG City, 34 MPG Highway
- 2021 Jeep Cherokee: 23 MPG City, 31 MPG Highway
In terms of safety, the Jeep Cherokee was determined safer than the Honda CR-V by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
|NHTSA Safety Rating||5 Stars||4 Stars|
|Chest Compression||.5 inches||.6 inches|
|Neck Injury Risk||37%||37%|
|Neck Compression||26 lbs||96 lbs|
|Leg Forces (l/r)||241/259 lbs.||276/243 lbs.|
The Honda CRV’s infotainment system is a disappointment. On the base model, buyers will get an infotainment system featuring a 5” color radio screen. On the higher trims, a 7” touchscreen is offered along with features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration and SiriusXM satellite radio. Optional features include a nine-speaker sound system and navigation. Overall, the CR-V’s infotainment system leaves a lot to be desired due to the surprising absence of aux inputs, unresponsiveness, and an overall lack of controls. The Cherokee offers a touchscreen starting at 7″, and can be upgraded to up to 8.4″. Standard infotainment features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hotspot, and multiple USB ports.
The 2021 Jeep Cherokee performs well in both city and off-road environments. It also offers good towing capabilities and its infotainment system and safety features contribute towards making it a car that feels more complete than the CR-V. If you want to check out the 2021 Jeep Cherokee, feel free to visit us at Empire CDJR of West Islip.