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Vehicle Comparisons:
2021 Honda HR-V vs. Jeep Renegade

2021 Honda HR-V

Customers often want to know how certain cars stack up against each other. If you live in Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, CO, the Mile High Honda team can help.

One of our more popular comparisons is the 2021 Honda HR-V vs. the Jeep Renegade. While both vehicles have a lot to offer, only one can be the best for your individual driving needs. We hope a thorough comparison will help you choose the car that best fits your lifestyle.

HR-V vs. Renegade: Performance Specs

2021 Honda HR-V Engine SpecsThe HR-V and the Renegade fall into the same category of car: subcompact SUVs. These vehicles have more compact cabins but boast high ground clearance and excellent handling on rough or slippery terrain. They’re a safe bet in nasty weather conditions.

However, in terms of day-to-day driving, we don’t just need sharp handling. We need smart fuel economy, too.

The HR-V comes standard with the 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and Eco Assist™ System. Across all HR-V trims with 2WD, this combination produces up to an EPA-estimated 34 highway MPG and 28 city MPG.1

The Honda HR-V’s engine is a sharp contrast to the Jeep Renegade’s. The Renegade’s standard engine is a 2.4L I-4 4-cylinder with an EPA-estimated 30 highway MPG and 22 city MPG. It is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission as its standard option. This simply can’t compare to the smoother and shorter gear ratios of the standard Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) in the HR-V. The Renegade has another available engine option; however, the Honda HR-V still wins out in fuel efficiency.

Infotainment Features

Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V boasts an impressive tech suite in 2021. The standard package includes a 160-watt stereo with four speakers, a 5-inch color screen, a USB port, Bluetooth® streaming, and more.

Upgrading to Sport or higher trims will net you a 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen, extra USB ports, and full mobile phone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

In contrast, the Renegade does not have as much infotainment and technology. Its base trim’s standard entertainment features are an AUX input and steering wheel audio controls.

Smarter Safety Features

2021 Honda HR-V BlueSafety needs to be a top priority, especially if you’re driving through a snowstorm or heading off-road for an adventure.

Honda has a suite of available collision-predicting safety features called Honda Sensing®. This technology employs sensors and small cameras to watch the road around your vehicle. If it senses danger is imminent, it can send warnings and act autonomously on your behalf.

The Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and more are available in the HR-V EX and EX-L trims.

The smart safety options in the Jeep Renegade are far more limited until you get into the fourth trim level and higher. The first few trim levels’ standard safety options are Blind Spot Monitoring and Forward Collision Warning.

Get in Touch With Us Today

If you have questions regarding the 2021 Honda HR-V performance against the Renegade or if you would like to get behind the wheel, contact us at Mile High Honda. You can also drop by our dealership if you’re around Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, Colorado. Schedule a test drive today!


1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, & EX-L trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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