2021 Jeep Cherokee
Features & Specs
2021 Honda CR-V
Parking assistance
Not available
Cooled/ventilated seats
Not available
Engine displacement
9-speed automatic

2021 Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V

The fact is, whenever you start looking for a new SUV, it seems like a million more options pop up into the market. While variety is always a good thing, it can also be overwhelming, especially if you don't know where to start. At Rochester Hills CDJR, we are going to help you out by pairing down the options to the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Honda CR-V. The Cherokee comes into the 2021 model year with a new Latitude Lux trim, an 80th Anniversary Edition option, and more standard driver aids than ever before. The Honda CR-V has received no significant changes, and doesn't even give you Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on the base model. You will find a spacious interior, and great reliability. Keep reading down below to find out which SUV we recommend you drive home in!

2021 Jeep Cherokee Power & Handling

Jeep has never once backed down, especially when it comes to power. That's why it should be no surprise that the 2021 Cherokee comes with three different powertrains. Throughout this lineup you'll be getting a nine-speed automatic transmission, and either front- or all-wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder, which can get you 180 horsepower and around 171 pound-feet of torque. Sitting in the middle of this engine lineup is a 3.2-liter V6, offering 239 pound-feet of torque and 271 horsepower. The final engine that you can get with the Cherokee is a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. This engine offers you 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

2021 Honda CR-V Power & Handling

By comparison, the Honda CR-V only comes with one gasoline engine option. This is immediately disappointing, especially with its lackluster continuously variable transmission that just doesn't do it for us. The engine itself is a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which can produce around 179 pound-feet of torque and 190 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive being made available if that you're preference here. Either way, we wouldn't recommend taking this SUV off-roading.

2021 Jeep Cherokee Features & Design

Power is only one aspect of this multi-dimensional machine. There is a lot to love here, including an impressive trim level lineup that offers you all of the features you could ever want to enjoy. Some of the standard features include rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels, and heated side mirrors. A few optional features include leather upholstery, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a powered tailgate, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a self-dimming rearview mirror, Selec-Terrain, and all-terrain tires.

2021 Honda CR-V Features & Design

The CR-V's last chane at impressing us is through its trim lineup. We're not happy with the lack of standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Instead, you'll find standard features like Honda Sensing, Bluetooth, automatic climate control, and easy fold 60/40-split rear seating. A few of the available features include LED headlights, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, and a power-adjustable passenger seat.


While you might have expected this competition to be closer, the truth is, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee has left the Honda CR-V in the dust. Not only does the Cherokee have expert handling in bad weather conditions, or in off-roading situations, but it gives you all of the comfort and technology that you're looking for in a modern vehicle. Stop by Rochester Hills CDJR today and check out our great inventory!

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