2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Honda CR-V

Drivers in the market for a confident compact SUV have many options. One of our favorites is the attractive and well-equipped Jeep Cherokee, which is available in models ranging from the basic Sport trim up through the elite Limited, with an off-road optimized Trailhawk option as well. But how does this vehicle stack up against chief rivals? In this 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Honda CR-V comparison, we are going to take a closer look at these two compact SUVs.

Either of these vehicles can seat up to five passengers, and both have a comfortably spacious back seat. The 2016 Honda CR-V offers significantly more space for luggage behind the rear seat than the Cherokee. However when it comes to advanced hauling options, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee excels. While the 2016 Honda CR-V can tow just 1,500 pounds, the 2016 Cherokee equipped with its V6 engine can tow campers and horsetrailers that weigh up to 4,500 pounds. The Honda CR-V may have an advantage in daily transportation, but for families that want to be able to take advantage of camping and adventuring opportunities, the 2016 Jeep Cherokee would be the only logical choice.

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2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Honda CR-V
$23,495 Starting MSRP $23,845
271 hp (3.2-L V6)  Top Horsepower 185 hp (2.4-L 4-cylinder) 
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 2-Speed Continuously Variable Transmission
4,500 pounds Max. Towing 1,500 pounds

2016 Jeep Cherokee Engine Choices

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee is available with a choice of engine options. Its base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine offers 184 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque, while its advanced 3.2-liter V6 (available on all but the base model) offers 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 Honda CR-V comes with only a single engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. The Honda comes with a two-speed continuously variable transmission, while the Jeep comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. In this 2016 Jeep Cherokee vs 2016 Honda CR-V comparison, the Cherokee offers the top engine option and similar base engine power to its rival.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee also has some subtler advantages. It comes standard with a six-speaker sound system (compared to the 4-speaker sound system standard on the 2016 Honda CR-V). The Cherokee is also the only vehicle in this comparison to offer a unique model designed specifically for off-road adventures. The 2016 Honda CR-V will be restricted to the roads, while the 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk can tackle some of the toughest territory anywhere in the world.

For more information on the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, or to schedule a test drive today at Fury Motors South St. Paul, contact a member of our team today at (888) 449-3307.

rear view of a red 2016 Jeep Cherokee on the road
Uconnect system in the 2016 Jeep Cherokee
Drive mode selector 2016 Jeep Cherokee
steering wheel and dashboard view 2016 Jeep Cherokee
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