2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Honda CR-V in Festus, MO

2018 jeep cherokee vs honda cr-v

Are you on the lookout for an SUV that delivers reliable capability, practical design features, and advanced technology? With so many options available today, narrowing down your choices can seem daunting. That's why the product specialists at Lucas-Smith Jeep have taken two popular SUVs and put them head-to-head: the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Honda CR-V. Keep reading to see which one comes out the winner.

In this comparison we'll take a look at the 2018 Honda CR-V LX, starting at $24,150 MSRP, and the 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, starting at $24,395 MSRP.

If you already know the 2018 Jeep Cherokee is the SUV your daily drive needs, check out our new Jeep Cherokee inventory for available models at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO. Don't forget to head over to our incentives page to see if qualify for fantastic savings with our current finance and lease offers.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Performance & Capability

2018 jeep cherokee vs honda cr-v capability

Under the hood of the 2018 Jeep Cherokee and 2018 Honda CR-V, you'll find a 2.4L I4 engine that can produce 184 horsepower. If you're an avid adventurer, though, the new Cherokee easily beats the new CR-V when it comes to capability. The Cherokee offers substantially more towing power than the CR-V, and taking on the trails is easy when your Cherokee is equipped with the Jeep Active Drive I 4x4 system. Key performance and capability specs for these two SUVs are as follows:

2018 Jeep Cherokee


2018 Honda CR-V

2.4L I4 Tigershark® MultiAir®


2.4L I4

184 HP


184 HP

Nine-speed automatic


Continuously variable-speed automatic

FWD or

Jeep Active Drive I 4x4



21/30 MPG (FWD)

21/28 MPG (4x4)

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

26/32 MPG (FWD)

25/31 MPG (AWD)

2,000 lbs. (FWD)

4,500 lbs. (4x4)

Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Interior & Exterior

2018 jeep cherokee vs honda cr-v interior

For everyday driving, both of these SUVs will do the trick. The new Jeep Cherokee and new Honda CR-V both provide seating for five passengers and have 60/40 split-folding rear seats, but only in the Cherokee do the rear seats recline. If you spend your weekends out on family excursions, the new Cherokee is a far better choice because of its Jeep® Cargo Management System and roof rails, features the new CR-V doesn't offer. The automatic Bi-Xenon HID headlamps and fog lamps of the Cherokee also offer much better visibility than the halogen headlamps of the CR-V. View additional interior and exterior features of the Cherokee below.

Interior Features:

  • 54.9 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Cloth low-back bucket seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Jeep® Cargo Management System with utility hooks and bag kit
  • Illuminated front cup holders
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display

Exterior Features:

  • 17-in. painted aluminum wheels; optional 18-in. gloss black 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and tail lamps
  • Bright side roof rails
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Tire Service Kit
  • Underbody aerodynamic treatment
  • Optional dual bright exhaust tips

2018 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Safety & Technology

You'll enjoy a comfortable and safe drive in the 2018 Cherokee and 2018 CR-V, but our experts believe you'll appreciate the Jeep SUV more thanks to safety features such as Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Damping, both of which aren't offered on the CR-V. The new Jeep Cherokee also has six speakers, while the new Honda CR-V only has four; and both SUVs have 5-in. displays, but only the Cherokee's is touchscreen. Explore additional safety and technology features of the Cherokee below.

Safety Features:

  • All speed traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • ParkViewTM rear backup camera
  • Keyless Entry with Panic Alarm
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Trailer Sway Damping

Technology Features:

  • 5.0-in. touchscreen display
  • Uconnect® 3 infotainment system
  • Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®
  • Media hub
  • Optional SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with one-year subscription

Schedule a Test Drive in Festus, MO!

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Are you ready to experience the undeniable capability and comfort of the new 2018 Jeep Cherokee for yourself? Schedule a test drive at our Jeep dealership in Festus, MO to get behind the wheel today! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Lucas-Smith team through our contact form or by calling (636) 725-0810.

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