Leasing the Right Compact SUV for You – Jeep Cherokee or Honda CR-V?

July 6th, 2020 by

Jeep Cherokee vs Honda CRV

Are you in the market to lease a compact SUV but not sure where to begin? Look no further. We’ve got you covered at Progressive CDJR. Start by comparing the Jeep Cherokee and the Honda CR-V. Both of these crossover SUVs are suitable options with lots of features to appreciate. Which compact SUV is the right choice for you? Keep reading to find out.


Whether you’re cruising through the city streets or exploring wooded trails, you want your SUV to harness enough power to conquer any adventure. Both the Jeep Cherokee and the Honda CR-V are smaller than a full-size SUV but still bring comparable power.

The Cherokee surpasses the CR-V in acceleration as it’s two full seconds faster on the 0-60mph test. All Cherokee engines come standard with Engine Stop/Start technology, cutting fuel flow to the engine when stopped to preserve fuel, making it a more fuel-efficient option.

The following three engine options available for the 2020 Jeep Cherokee:

  • 2.4-liter Inline 4: This engine is standard, low-impact with excellent fuel economy.
  • 3.2-liter V6 with Variable Valve Timing: This engine brings superior torque for towing and allows you to power through challenging terrain and snow.
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline 4 with Dual Overhead Cams: This engine is fuel-efficient and powerful offering high performance as well as driver comfort.

The Honda CR-V only offers two engine options: a 2.4-liter Dual Overhead Cam Inline 4 or a 1.5-liter Turbo. Both CR-V engine options are on the lower end as far as power goes, with a minimal throttle response.


Both of these compact SUVs offer advanced safety technology to keep you and your family safe such as standard airbags for the driver and passengers, antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability and front seatbelt pretensioners.

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee offers some new safety features like active head restraints to protect the driver and front seat passenger from whiplash caused by rear-end collisions, as well as an optional Parksense system with rear stop, which uses sensors to automatically apply brakes to prevent rear collisions.

The Cherokee also surpasses the CR-V in faster braking ability, stopping 10 feet earlier when going from 70mph to 0. This is due to the Jeep’s larger brake drums.

Tech Features

The 2020 Jeep Cherokee offers many tech features such as standard Bluetooth connectivity, the Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display and Integrated Voice Command.

The Honda CR-V offers a similar Bluetooth system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, but it can’t compare with the Cherokee with features like a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and SiriusXM Guardian.

While both the Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V offer notable attributes, the Cherokee is the clear winner as far as compact SUVs go.

Take a look at the Jeep Cherokee inventory at Progressive Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Massillon and contact us to schedule a test drive and learn about our leasing options.