When you are ready for a major upgrade to a compact crossover or small SUV, you had better have the Honda CR-V on your test drive list. Honda's popular compact crossover is one of the most versatile vehicles in its class, featuring impressive power, fuel efficiency, and space for passengers and cargo. As a Honda dealership, Vatland Honda proudly serves residents near Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Palm Bay & Fellsmere as one of the area's go-to Honda dealerships. We would like to invite nearby drivers to visit our Vero Beach, FL showroom to test drive the stunning new Honda CR-V. You can start shopping our inventory of CR-Vs and other Honda vehicles here on our website; then, stop into our dealership location to get behind the wheel of your new Honda!
To see how the 2016 Honda CR-V stacks up against the Jeep Cherokee, continue reading below!
If you are shopping for a new compact crossover, then chances are that fuel efficiency is important in your car buying decision. Well, crossover shoppers will be happy to learn that the 2016 Honda CR-V compact crossover is extremely fuel-efficient, thanks to its standard 2.4-liter engine, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Honda's efficient powertrain combination helps the CR-V achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating -- which puts the CR-V miles ahead of Jeep's Cherokee when it comes to fuel economy! While the Jeep Cherokee is also equipped with a 2.4-liter engine, it isn't nearly as efficient, returning an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 22 city/31 highway/25 combined mpg. A quick review of those figures and you will see that the CR-V bests the Cherokee in fuel economy by a whopping four mpg! The most affordable models of both the Honda CR-V and the Jeep Cherokee are equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD), or more specifically, front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) systems are available on both crossovers, with the CR-V providing the better fuel economy in AWD trim, too. These similarly-sized crossovers both feature engines with a displacement of 2.4-liters, yet the CR-V is significantly more efficient than its rival from Jeep. Although, I guess this should come as no surprise, since Honda offers one of the most fuel-efficient lineups of vehicles in America!
The 2.4-liter engines that are found beneath the hoods of the 2016 Honda CR-V and Jeep Cherokee both provide capable power, but the Honda just edges out the Jeep in both horsepower and torque. The greatest difference can be seen in torque, where the CR-V's 181 lb.-ft. of torque represents a 10-lb.-ft. torque advantage over the Cherokee. The 2016 CR-V also tips the scales at about 300 pounds lighter than the Cherokee, meaning that the CR-V will certainly feel quicker, more powerful, and more capable out on the roads. If you want to maximize both power and fuel efficiency in your new compact crossover, then choose the 2016 Honda CR-V!
With spacious seating for five and a large cargo area behind the second row of seats, it is no wonder that compact crossovers have become so popular in recent years. Honda's CR-V is one of the original compact crossovers, so it should come as no shock that it is one of the leaders in the segment. The 2016 CR-V provides a more comfortable cabin than the Jeep Cherokee by offering more spacious seating for all five passengers. You will find more front and second-row headroom, hip room, and shoulder room in the Honda, as well as more second-row legroom. If you plan to utilize the back seat for transporting friends or family around town or on a road trip, then why not choose the crossover with the more spacious seating for all passengers?
When it comes to cargo-hauling capabilities, the Honda CR-V pulls even further ahead of the Jeep Cherokee. The new CR-V's 37.2 cubic feet of standard cargo volume is over 12 cubic feet more than what you will find in the Cherokee. The cargo space comparison becomes even more lopsided when you fold down the second row of seats in each crossover, as the Honda's whopping 70.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume is 16 cubic feet greater than the Jeep's! If you are shopping for a new crossover that provides an incredibly spacious cabin for both cargo and passengers, then the choice is clear: the 2016 Honda CR-V.
From their versatility and fuel efficiency to their interior features, compact crossovers offer great value. Of course, some crossovers are better equipped then others. Honda's 2016 CR-V comes with an excellent list of standard features, many of which are not available on the Jeep Cherokee base model. For instance, Jeep does not provide a standard rearview camera on its 2016 Cherokee, but Honda's innovative Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines is standard equipment on the 2016 CR-V. The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines gives drivers a better view of what is behind, thanks to its three different angles: normal, top-down, and wide. You also won't find the CR-V's standard convenience features like automatic headlights with auto-off function and anti-theft stereo with CD/MP3 player on the 2016 Cherokee base model. Here's a recap of some of the standard features on the Honda CR-V compact crossover:
If the safety of your passengers matters to you, then the 2016 Honda CR-V is a better choice than Jeep's Cherokee. The CR-V achieved a 5-Star Overall Rating from the NHTSA, while the Cherokee managed just four stars.
Are you ready to experience the versatile 2016 Honda CR-V SUV for yourself? If you live near the cities of Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Palm Bay & Fellsmere, then visit Vatland Honda of Vero Beach, FL. Once you explore Honda's latest version of its popular compact crossover, you will be ready to drive one home! Our dealership is located at Vero Beach.
*26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.View Inventory