The 2016 Honda CR-V vs. the 2016 Jeep Patriot

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Jeep Patriot

2016 Jeep Patriot

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Jeep Patriot might both be small crossover utility vehicles that provide families here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area with comfort and convenience. Of course, if you’re shopping for a vehicle that’s going to serve you and your family, then you want to get the best. See how these two models compare below before you make up your mind about your next new car.

Powertrains and Capability

These two models definitely emphasize fuel economy over performance or towing capacity. Both offer four-cylinder engines, but you’ll find that the 2016 Honda CR-V offers not only more miles per gallon, but more horsepower as well.

The Honda CR-V gets a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes more power at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and is more efficient with an EPA estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission.

The 2016 Jeep Patriot uses a 2.0L four-cylinder to generate 158 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque. The Patriot is capable of up to 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined as rated by the EPA with front-wheel drive and the 2.0L engine.

It’s easy to see that the CR-V is the better choice if either efficiency or muscle is a priority.


The 2016 Honda CR-V and 2016 Jeep Patriot both deliver solid safety ratings – the Honda is just, once again, better. The Honda CR-V earns the top five-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration**, while the Patriot only earns a four-star overall rating. In individual tests, the Honda CR-V also earns a five-star rating in the front driver, front passenger, overall front crash, and side crash safety tests. The Patriot actually scores a three-star rating in several tests, including the overall front crash, rollover, and front driver test. The Honda is clearly the better choice when it comes to safety.

Capacity and Space

The 2016 Honda CR-V also gives you more cabin space and more cargo capacity than the 2016 Jeep Patriot. With the Honda CR-V you get 37.2 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats and up to 70.9 cubic feet total with the seats folded. The Jeep Patriot only offers 23.0 cubic feet behind the rear seats and up to 53.5 cubic feet total.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today!

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is your leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, and we’ve got the current CR-V in stock now. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, and we’re happy to help you find out more about the CR-V or any other Honda model today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).