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Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Honda HR-V vs Jeep Renegade

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

One of our more popular comparisons is the 2019 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

The HR-V and the Renegade fall into the same category of car. As subcompact SUVs, they 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 an inline 4-cylinder engine and Eco Assist™ System. Typically, it will maintain an EPA-estimated 34 MPG highway and 28 MPG city,1 which is a sharp contrast to the EPA-estimated 31 MPG highway and 24 MPG city maintained by the Renegade.

The difference may come in large part from the transmissions. The Jeep Renegade offers a 6-speed manual transmission as its standard option. This simply can’t compare to the smoother and shorter gear ratios of the continuously variable transmission standard in the HR-V.

Related Post: 2019 Honda HR-V Review

Infotainment Features

The Honda HR-V can boast of an impressive tech suite in 2019. The standard package includes a 160-watt stereo with four speakers, a 5-inch color touchscreen, USB ports, Bluetooth® streaming, and even more.

Upgrading to EX or higher will net you an 8-inch color touchscreen, extra USB ports, and full mobile phone integration with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

In contrast, the Renegade is lacking in infotainment and technology. It does not offer many of the standard features of the competitor until the highest trims.

The best you can hope for in the base Renegade is standard AUX input and a couple of USB ports. Features that have become basic for other cars, such as Bluetooth® capabilities and voice recognition, are available only as options on upper trim levels.

Smarter Safety Features

Safety needs to be a top priority, especially if you’re driving through a snow storm or heading off-road for an adventure.

Honda is well-known for its suite of collision-predicting safety features. Honda Sensing® employs sensors and small cameras to actually watch the road around your vehicle. If it senses danger is imminent, it can send warnings and even act autonomously on your behalf. In either case, you can avoid a damaging situation.

Features such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, and more, are available in the HR-V EX trim moving forward.

The smart safety options in the Jeep Renegade are far more limited, as it relies heavily on its handling systems to keep you safe. In order to get even a forward collision warning or lane departure warning, you’d have to upgrade to the highest (and most expensive) trim level.

Get in Touch with Us Today

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

1 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 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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