The Versatile Do-Anything, Go-Anywhere SUV: New 2022 Honda CR-V

It seems like nearly every new car out today is a compact SUV or crossover, making it harder to choose the right new SUV for you. The Honda CR-V has long been a top player in the crossover SUV market thanks to its versatility, affordability and high resale value. But the new Jeep Cherokee also offers many of the same features, with an off-road focus. So how do you know which SUV is right for you? Hayward Honda is here to help with a breakdown of these popular SUVs’ performance capabilities, fuel economy, safety, resale value and comfort features.

Performance

The new 2022 Honda CR-V features a well-tested 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 190 horses and a CVT, or opt for the Honda CR-V hybrid powertrain with a combined 212 horsepower. The 2022 Jeep Cherokee runs on a base 2.4L engine with 180-hp but offers a 2.0L turbo with 270-hp or 3.2L V6 with 271-hp for a fee. There is no hybrid option for the Jeep Cherokee. 

Where the Jeep Cherokee is tuned for off-road driving, the new Honda CR-V boasts a fuss-free driving experience with responsive handling and efficient performance. The new CR-V Hybrid only smoothes and refines the drive.

Fuel Economy

As gas prices climb and climb, fuel efficiency is top of mind for many drivers. The new 2022 Honda CR-V FWD boasts up to 30 mpg* (29 mpg with AWD) or up to 40 mpg* in the 2022 CR-V Hybrid! The Jeep Cherokee only gets up to 25 combined mpg with FWD or up to 24 mpg with AWD* depending on trim.

Safety

Honda has a reputation for creating safe and reliable vehicles. The 2022 Honda CR-V is no exception. Featuring the Honda Sensing® suite of safety features, the new Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid offer advanced driver-assist features, including:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System

You will have to upgrade to the 2022 Honda CR-V EX and up to get:

  • Blind Spot Information System 
  • Cross Traffic Monitor

The new Jeep Cherokee offers similar standard safety and driver-assist features, though Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and automatic headlights will cost you extra. But Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Path Detection are standard.

However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Honda received five 2021 Top Safety Pick+ awards and three 2021 Top Safety Pick awards, including the Honda CR-V. Jeep received zero IIHS Top Safety Pick+ or Top Safety Pick ratings for 2021**.

Resale Value

According to Kelley Blue Book, the new Honda CR-V retains more of its resale value than the Jeep Cherokee. Meaning you will get more money back when you sell or trade in your vehicle. The Honda CR-V was named a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy: Compact SUV in 2020 and a 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Compact SUV for the Money.

Comfort Features

Both the new Honda CR-V and Jeep Cherokee offer plenty of convenience and comfort features, along with the latest infotainment and tech features. 

The base 2022 Honda CR-V LX includes just the basics but starts under $27k:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • 60/40 split rear seatback
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Front USB port
  • Honda Sensing® 
  • Available AWD

Upgrading to the 2022 CR-V SE costs just $1,200 more – and still comes in under $28k – but includes:

  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 7-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Smart Entry w/Walk Away Auto Lock® 
  • Push Button Start

Pricing for the 2022 Jeep Cherokee was not out at the time of publication, but the 2022 Cherokee features do not differ much from the 2021 model. The base Cherokee Latitude starts at just over $28k and features 17-inch wheels, Jeep’s standard safety features, a 7-inch touchscreen with Jeep infotainment. Essentially, the Cherokee Latitude is equal to the 2022 Honda CR-V SE.

With five gas-powered trims and three hybrid trims, the new 2022 Honda CR-V offers an SUV for every driver and every budget. Enjoy premium features on the CR-V Touring and CR-V Hybrid EX-L and Touring, including:

  • Standard AWD
  • Hands-free power ligate
  • Wireless charger
  • Parking sensors
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • Power moonroof (standard on CR-V EX and up)
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • And more!

Both the Jeep Cherokee and Honda CR-V are spacious, two-row SUVs with plenty of safety features, available premium features and an affordable price tag. The new Honda CR-V remains a best-seller thanks to its versatility, lower starting price point and the fact that it simply does everything more than well enough for the average driver. Plus, you can’t beat Honda’s track record for safety, reliability and above-average resale value.

Explore the new 2022 Honda CR-V at Hayward Honda in Hayward, California. Our team of Honda enthusiasts are here to help you learn more about every feature in each new CR-V trim to find the best new Honda SUV for your driving needs. Browse our new Honda inventory online or find a high-quality used car, then visit Hayward Honda in Hayward, CA, to test drive a new Honda today! And when it comes time for your next Honda service, trust the experienced Honda Service technicians at the Hayward Honda Service Center in Hayward, California.

*2022 Honda CR-V: 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WS trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

2022 Jeep Cherokee: 21 city/29 highway/24 combined mpg for Cherokee Latitude, Freedom, Latitude Plus, Altitude FWD; 22 city/31 highway/25 combined for Latitude, Freedom, Latitude Plus, Altitude 4×4; 20 city/29 highway/23 combined mpg for Cherokee Latitude LUX, 80th Anniversary FWD; 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg for Cherokee Latitude LUX, 80th Anniversary 4×4.