2017 Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

The compact SUV class offers vehicles that are perfect for drivers who need lots of versatile passenger and cargo space, but don’t want to sacrifice the ease and maneuverability of driving a smaller car. The 2017 Jeep Cherokee and 2017 Honda CR-V are two great options in the segment. Want to know which one is the better option for your needs?

This comparison from the team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is designed to help you discover which of these two vehicles is right for your drives around Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport.

Overview: 2017 Jeep Cherokee vs 2017 Honda CR-V

Both SUVs can seat five on standard cloth upholstery, and both offer available heated seats, leather upholstery, and power-adjustable front seats. The 2017 Cherokee can reach a maximum of 271 horsepower, compared to the CR-V’s 190 horsepower. In terms of comfort for taller passengers, the Jeep offers 39.4 inches of front headroom, while the CR-V offers 38 inches.Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

When properly equipped, the 2017 Cherokee can tow up to 4,500 pounds of cargo, while the CR-V can only tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds. If you plan to do a lot of trailering, the strength of your SUV may be a serious consideration.

Tech Features

Both the Cherokee and the CR-V come with a standard five-inch display screen, but only the Jeep’s offers touchscreen capability for ease of use. The Jeep Cherokee also comes with a standard six-speaker audio system, compared to the Honda’s four speakers. Both will give you standard Bluetooth® connectivity and USB ports for charging.

Both SUVs offer a long list of available features to make your ride more luxurious, such as a panoramic sunroof, navigation system, and a suite of driver-assisting technology.

Drivability on All Terrain: Jeep vs Honda

The Jeep brand’s reputation for creating vehicles that drive smoothly on all terrain is certainly upheld by the 2017 Cherokee. Optional four-wheel drive is available in both the Cherokee and the CR-V, but the Jeep offers three different four-wheel drive systems to choose from based on your needs.Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

Active Drive I gives you all-weather capability in four different driving modes: AUTO, SNOW, SPORT, and SAND/MUD, so no matter what mother nature throws at you, you’ll be equipped to handle it safely without sliding around the road. Active Drive II adds a low range and neutral mode for further capability. The Active Drive Lock system further adds a mechanical rear axle lock as well as a ROCK mode for serious off-road capability. The CR-V is made to provide a comfortable ride on pavement, but with its low ground clearance and limited driving modes, you likely won’t be able to drive it off road.

Test Drive Your SUV

Now that you’ve learned about everything these great compact SUVs have to offer, it’s time to take the next step. Our team at Friendly Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram thinks that our customers will love the Jeep’s powerful engine, unique driving versatility, and modern technology. If you’d like to try one out for yourself, contact us to schedule a test drive. Soon, you’ll be zipping all around Penn Yan, Geneva, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport in your brand new 2017 Jeep Cherokee.