2017 Honda HR-V vs Jeep Renegade
One of the most popular class of car around Denver, Aurora, and Centennial is the crossover. These increasingly popular vehicles have a lot to offer — like more storage space than a sedan but more maneuverability than an SUV. Because of their increase in demand, the crossover market has become a lot more complicated than it used to be, which can make finding the best one for you quite challenging.
To make things easier for you, our team at Mile High Honda have put together this handy comparison of two of the best crossovers available. The 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Jeep Renegade both have a lot to offer, but only one can be right for you. Learn about the differences between the 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Jeep Renegade, and discover which crossover is best suited for your needs.
Before you can concern yourself with interior space, you need to be sure that your crossover has a reliable engine under the hood. Both of the Honda HR-V and the Jeep Renegade will get you where you need to go, but the 2017 Honda HR-V has a bit of an advantage. Comparing base models, the Renegade has more raw power, but it comes at a great cost.
In terms of fuel efficiency, the 2017 Jeep Renegade doesn’t really come close. For just a bit more horsepower, the Renegade can only offer an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined. Alternatively, the 2017 Honda HR-V offers an EPA-estimated 25 city MPG and an EPA-estimated 33 highway MPG¹ which is impressive compared to most crossovers, not just the Renegade. The HR-V has a larger fuel tank as well, so you’re sure to spend less time at the gas station.
Honda vs Jeep: Interior
Crossovers shine with their interiors. Both of these vehicles have incredible inside arrangements with all the luxuries you can expect. When you get down to the numbers though, the 2017 Honda HR-V comes out on top. One of the benefits of a crossover is being able to take your family and friends on trips with you, but Jeep Renegade rear passengers won’t exactly be comfortable. If you plan on having adults sit in the back, the 35.1 inches of legroom might make things a little tight. Alternatively, the HR-V offers a generous 39.3 inches of legroom to its rear passengers.
If you plan to carry cargo rather than passengers, the Honda HR-V still has more space. With a maximum cargo volume of 58.8 cubic feet, the HR-V can carry a full 8 cubic feet more cargo than the 2017 Jeep Renegade. This is surprising considering the HR-V isn’t as high or wide as the Renegade is.
HR-V vs Renegade: Safety
If you’re going to bring your family with you on trips, you need to make sure you crossover is safe. While both of these vehicles are generally safe, the 2017 Honda HR-V performed better in crash tests. The HR-V received a full 5-Star Overall Safety Rating² while the 2017 Jeep Renegade only received four stars.
Safety isn’t just about protecting yourself during crashes, however. Advanced driver assistance features work to prevent collisions from happening altogether. Crossovers are known to have higher rollover rates, so Honda included vehicle stability assist with the HR-V. This system actively counters oversteer and understeer keeping you firmly on the road. The Jeep Renegade offers no similar system.
Our Verdict: Test Drive the 2017 Honda HR-V
Overall, the 2017 Honda HR-V offers more than the 2017 Jeep Renegade. You can fully understand all it can offer by experiencing it for yourself. If you live in the Centennial, Aurora, or Denver area, you’re invited to test drive the HR-V at Mile High Honda. Our expert staff will work with you to find out if the HR-V is the right pick suited for your needs. If it’s not, feel free to peruse our expansive inventory where we’ll surely have something you’ll love. Visit us or contact us online to schedule your test drive today!
¹25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed manual trnsmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison repurposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
²Crossover to adventure and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the 2017 HR-V. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model Tested with standard side airbags (SAB).