Jeep Cherokee vs. Honda CR-V

2016 Jeep Cherokee dark exterior

2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Honda CR-V dark exterior

2016 Honda CR-V

Indian Head and Melville drivers will love the 2016 Honda CR-V, until they need to head off-road, overtake on the highway, or impress their friends and family; for that they’ll need the 2016 Jeep Cherokee. If you’re looking for a crossover and need something with plenty of potential, the Cherokee really is your only option. Here’s how it compares to a middle-of-the-road rival like the 2016 CR-V.

Power Options

A crossover needs to boast plenty of power beneath the hood if it is to keep up with the demands of your active lifestyle, and it’s for just that reason that the Cherokee offers the following state-of-the-art engines:

  • 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir: Even the Cherokee’s standard engine is able to harness up to 184 horsepower and tow up to 907 kg.
  • 3.2L Pentastar V6: V6 capability takes you right up to 271 horsepower, enough to enable a Best-in-Class maximum towing capacity of 2,041 kg.

The 2016 Honda CR-V stays firmly in on-road territory, with only one engine option available. A 2.4L four-cylinder capable of 185 horsepower and able to tow only a modest 680 kg comes fitted as standard with even the most expensive trim level.


The 2016 Jeep Cherokee’s power advantage over the 2016 Honda CR-V is indicative of its general capability. This is a vehicle that has surpassed all others to become Four Wheeler magazine’s 2015 “Four Wheeler of the Year”, and it really backs that honor by offering Indian Head and Melville drivers the following off-road capability:

  • Three 4X4 Systems: With Jeep Active Drive I, Jeep Active Drive II, and Jeep Active Drive Lock, you’ll be able to choose a system perfectly suited to your needs. The CR-V offers only a single AWD system that won’t be able to handle the trail.
  • Best-in-Class Capability: The Trailhawk model offers unrivalled capability thanks to a 56:1 crawl ratio and an off-road suspension system with 220 mm (8.7 in) of ground clearance.
  • Class-Exclusive 9-Speed Automatic Transmission: Multiple gear maps provide anything efficient cruising to boulder-crawling low-gear settings.


Few Indian Head and Swift Current drivers would seriously have expected the 2016 Honda CR-V to stand in the way of the 2016 Jeep Cherokee in terms of power and capability, but that isn’t all the vehicle has to offer. In fact, the Cherokee was just been named to Ward’s prestigious ’10 Best Interiors’ list.

With an available Uconnect 8.4 multimedia centre – with a largest-in-class 8.4-inch touchscreen – and available Nappa leather-faced seats, Berber floor mats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel with Zebrano high gloss wood accents, the Cherokee is as visually impressive and luxuriously comfortable as it is untouchable when it comes to off-roading.

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee Simply Outclasses the 2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda CR-V, in terms of power, interior space, and capability, is really closer to a sedan than an SUV, while the 2016 Jeep Cherokee is ready for anything. To test-drive yours today, just come down to the showroom here at Knight Weyburn CDJR. We look forward to putting our Indian Head and Melville customers behind the wheel of the powerful 2016 Cherokee, so make sure to visit us soon to take it for a spin!