Whether you’re a new parent or a jet-setting commuter, both the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V have a lot to offer. But which SUV should you choose? Our comparison guide delves into the details to help you make the best purchase.
Comfiest People Hauler: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
Want the most all-day comfort? Choose the Jeep Cherokee. This SUV is all about long-term support, with two rows of roomy, comfortable seating. The Cherokee is also big on utility, stowing your family’s road-trip luggage and carry-on items with room to spare.
In the Honda CR-V, you’ll also find an inviting, spacious cabin. When you’re pushing the engine, however, the cabin can get a little noisy. That’s why the Cherokee makes a better road-trip option.
Savviest Tech Gear: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
When it comes to infotainment gear, the Cherokee leaves the competition firmly in its dust. Jeep’s Uconnect system is easy to use, thanks to its no-brainer menu layout, crisp graphics, and responsive touchscreen controls. Uconnect also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto—modern smartphone integration gear that displays apps on the central touchscreen.
Honda’s infotainment system is known more for its finicky touchscreen and complicated menus, though you can always plug your smartphone in and just use the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto controls instead.
Thriftiest Performance: 2019 Honda CR-V
Best Off-Roader: 2019 Jeep Cherokee
With its specialty Trailhawk trim and optional all-wheel drive with low-range gearing, there’s no SUV in this segment that can outdo the Cherokee in the wild. The Cherokee Trailhawk comes standard with rugged gear—off-road-oriented suspension, all-terrain tires, and skid plates—so it’s basically up for anything.
While the Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, this performance technology was meant more for safety on wet pavement than for rugged adventures. If all you need is a little extra precision on winter roads, however, the all-wheel-drive CR-V does the trick.
If you’re looking for both a comfortable ride and endless adventure, you can’t go wrong with the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. We think you’ll agree that it’s the right crossover for your driveway.