A staple on Canada’s roads for over 20 years, the Honda CR-V continues to earn its position as a favourite among compact SUV buyers. With its outstanding AWD efficiency, utility, and technology, the CR-V strives to distance itself from the competition year with each model. Here, we place it in a head-to-head comparison with the 2020 Jeep Cherokee to help you decide. 

The 2020 Honda CR-V features efficient all-wheel drive

All CR-V models include a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 190 horsepower with 179 lb-ft of torque that gets to the ground at just 2,000 rpm.

The CR-V is better suited for Canadian roads for several reasons. First, it features all-wheel drive in several models, whereas the Cherokee’s best option is four-wheel drive. The CR-V’s all-wheel drive system continually adapts to changing road conditions and transfers power to wheels with the best grip in slippery situations.

Four-wheel drive isn’t recommended as the preferred option on snowy, rainy, and other slippery roads because it can deliver too much power to the wrong wheel(s). 

The CR-V is also better suited because of its efficiency. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models achieve a fuel consumption rating that is better than any Cherokee. A FWD CR-V earns a rating of 8.3/7.0 L/100 km (city/highway), and a FWD Cherokee earns a disappointing 10.4 / 7.6 L/100 km. The disparity stretches even further with the AWD CR-V reaching 8.7/7.4 L/100 km and the 4WD Cherokee skyrocketing to 12.9/9.9 L/100 km. 

The 2020 Honda CR-V dominates in capacity 

Beyond power, style and efficiency, one of the most important qualities of any SUV is its ability to be flexible in the amount of cargo and passengers it carries. That’s no problem with the CR-V. It features 2,146 litres of cargo volume behind the front seats, and that beats the Cherokee’s 1,549 litres by a wide margin. Behind the rear seats, the CR-V features 379 more litres of capacity. This offers you and your family more options and flexibility for many activities. 

There is much more to learn about the 2020 Honda CR-V, and it is without a doubt a better technical choice than the Cherokee, but it is also much more reliable. You can shop for your car online with us. Our representatives are waiting for your call and can answer all your questions about the 2020 Honda CR-V.

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