2018 Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CR-V
Specs at a Glance
2018 Jeep Cherokee vs 2018 Honda CR-V
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Shoppers love the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V for their versatility and rugged capabilities. Both of these small crossover SUVs get it right with roomy, comfortable cabins and a smooth ride on the pavement. Which model is right for you? Read our comparison guide to learn more.
If you’re looking for a smooth commuter vehicle that also delivers some off-road adventure when the weekend hits, the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the right choice for you. This small crossover SUV supplies best-in-class off-road capabilities with its strong V6 power and impressive trail capabilities. That’s especially true when you choose the Cherokee Trailhawk trim, which comes with everything you need for a day of adventure, including all-terrain tires, skid plates, tow hooks, and off-road-oriented suspension. However, you can add all-wheel drive to any Cherokee, maximizing traction on soft surfaces like sand, snow, and mud. Meanwhile, back on the pavement, the Cherokee has a base four-cylinder and optional V6 engines to supply a smooth, capable performance. And, if you want to tow a big boat or a small camper, the Cherokee has your back. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 4,500 pounds.
Unfortunately, the 2018 Honda CR-V is not rated for towing. However, it does supply a smooth, fuel-efficient ride. Its turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission to help the CR-V earn up to 28 city/34 highway mpg. You can also add all-wheel drive to this crossover, increasing traction on wet or icy pavement. But, unlike the Cherokee, the CR-V isn’t rated for the trail. It will definitely supply a smooth, comfortable ride around town, though.
When it comes to interior comfort, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Jeep Cherokee. This compact crossover SUV is home to roomy, supportive seats that keep you cozy for hours on end. From the driver seat, you’ll find all important controls – including audio and climate controls – within easy reach. You’ll also find high-quality materials throughout the cabin, making you feel like you’re getting the most bang for your buck. You can even add luxury features, like the leather-wrapped shift knob and full leather upholstery, for the full star treatment.
Like the Cherokee, the 2018 Honda CR-V provides a smooth, comfortable trip up the highway. However, you may hear some engine noise as you merge into traffic, courtesy of the continuously variable transmission. The CR-V is also roomy and inviting, like the Cherokee, but the quality of the materials are a bit better. However, the CR-V does offer a wide range of modern comfort features. As with the Cherokee, you can add heated front seats for a cozy winter ride.
The 2018 Jeep Cherokee also stands out with its Uconnect infotainment system. It includes an 8.4-inch touchscreen and innovative voice controls, so you can find the features you seek, even when you’re stuck in traffic. It also features class-exclusive Amazon Alexa integration, so you can ask the system to switch music playlists or find the nearest rest stop without distraction from the road ahead.
In the Honda CR-V, you can add the optional HondaLink infotainment system. Its menus and touchscreen aren’t quite as easy to use as those of Uconnect, but the 7-inch touchscreen features sharp, clear graphics. HondaLink also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, letting you use your phone’s voice controls and displaying smartphone apps on your central touchscreen. Now you can interact with Maps and Messages from your central touchscreen, instead of looking down at your phone. While you have to upgrade to the midgrade EX model to enjoy these features, the Jeep Cherokee makes the Uconnect infotainment system available for all models.
We think that the 2018 Jeep Cherokee has the overall edge. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Stop by today and give the Cherokee a test-drive. Our friendly staff is available to take any questions you may have. Just tell us what you’re looking for in a crossover SUV, and we’ll steer you towards the right trim model.