Comparing The 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

July 20th, 2019 by

Adventure is at your fingertips in the 2019 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. And even though you’ve been led to believe that the Jeep Cherokee is better for off-road excursions, you might want to reevaluate that after you read today’s topic… 


Over-The-Top Safety Features

We won’t deny that the Cherokee and CR-V both share essential safety features like height-adjustable seat belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems, blind-spot warning systems, and rear cross-path warning, but there are a few more advantages to choosing Honda over Jeep. The EX, EX-L, and Touring models host an additional safety feature to alert absentminded drivers. The driver alert monitor will sound a warning to suggest a break, which can help keep you from falling asleep at the wheel. The Cherokee doesn’t offer this safety feature, so you’ll have to be careful about drifting off. 

In a 35 MPH front crash test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Honda CR-V proved to be much safer than the Jeep Cherokee:

CR-V Cherokee
OVERALL STARS 5 Stars 4 Stars
STARS 5 Stars 4 Stars
Neck Injury Risk 23% 43%
Neck Stress 194 lbs. 430 lbs.
Leg Forces (l/r) 58/91 lbs. 822/607 lbs.
STARS 5 Stars 4 Stars
HIC 283 291
Chest Compression .6 inches .6 inches
Neck Injury Risk 29% 57%
Neck Stress 124 lbs. 344 lbs.
Neck Compression 111 lbs. 166 lbs.
Leg Forces (l/r) 183/200 lbs. 305/278 lbs.


Superb Handling and Stability

When people hear “Jeep,” they automatically think of off-road adventures and mountain-top excursions, but we are here to tell you that when it comes to suspension and handling, the CR-V takes the cake. The CR-V Touring AWD handles at .82 G’s of cornering force whereas the Cherokee Limited 4×4 handles only .79 G’s in a Car and Driver skidpad test. The CR-V’s turning circle is also .2 feet tighter than the Cherokee’s and .7 feet tighter than the Cherokee 4×4 Trailhawk’s. Going off-road, the CR-V has a higher minimum ground clearance allowing you to traverse rougher terrain without having to stop or deal with damage. 


Daily Convenience and Economic Advantages For The Long-Run

For easy entry and exit, the CR-V EX-L and Touring models offer a standard easy entry system that glides the driver’s seat back when the ignition is turned off, or doors are unlocked. You can also operate the windows of the CR-V via outside door handle or keyless remote, so if you forget to roll them up, or maybe want to roll them down before getting in, it’s quick and easy. The Cherokee doesn’t offer these convenient ergonomic features, nor is driving the Jeep an economic advantage in the long run. According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the CR-V costs much less to operate because its typical repairs cost a lot less, like $162 less for a water pump, $487 less for a muffler, $180 less for a fuel pump and $542 less for a timing belt/chain. Even IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs for the CR-V will be $3250 to $5978 less than for the Cherokee, so if saving money down the road interests you, then go Honda.


Still need more convincing? Feel free to check out or website for more specs and information, or drive on over to Rapids Honda for a test-drive! We promise it will be the most fun you’ll ever have at a dealership.



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