2021 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2021 Honda CR-V
Parking Assistance
Not Available
9-Speed Automatic
15.8 Gallons
Fuel Capacity
14.0 Gallons
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs 2021 Honda CR-V

Finding the right SUV when there are so many options on the market can be a really time consuming undertaking and most people just don't have the time to sit down and weigh all the pros and cons of all the models. That is why we had our team here at Marburger CDJR, create this comparison review. They chose two of the most popular SUVs on the market, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Honda CR-V, to see just how they stack up, doing all the work for you. Keep reading to find out which one comes out on top!

2021 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

The Cherokee is powered by one of three engines. The base engine is a 2.4L inline-4 that produces up to 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Up next is the available 3.2L Pentastar V6 that generates up to 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet of torque. The third and final engine offered is a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 that creates 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. All three engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and while front-wheel drive is standard, four-wheel drive is available. For all your towing needs, the Cherokee maxes out at 4,500 pounds.

2021 Honda CR-V Power & Handling

There is just one engine powering the Honda CR-V lineup. This 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 produces up to 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. In every trim, this engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Drivers have five Cherokee trim levels to choose from. The base Latitude trim comes outfitted with cruise control, Apple and Android smartphone integration, heated side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails, and the Selec-Terrain management system. The upper trims add remote engine start, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, cloth upholstery, and an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a power tailgate, and a self-dimming rearview mirror. The Trailhawk trim is outfitted with features that are geared towards off-roading like Active Driver Lock with a locking rear axle, an additional Rock mode for the Selec-Terrain management system, and all-terrain tires.

2021 Honda CR-V Features & Design

There are only four CR-V trim levels to choose from in the 2021 model year. The base model, called the LX, is outfitted with features like Bluetooth, an easy-fold rear seats, automatic climate control, and Honda's suite of safety features. Noticeably not offered, smartphone integration. The upper three trims add a power sunroof, Apple and Android smartphone integration, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen, a power tailgate, leather-trimmed interior, an 8-speaker sound system, a hands-free power tailgate, and navigation.


After seeing both the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Honda CR-V side-by-side, it is easy to see that the Cherokee is the SUV to choose! The CR-V just cannot keep up with the Cherokee's engine options and power or the features found in the five trim levels. Come on down to Marburger Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and find the Cherokee trim level that best suits your needs!

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