Drivers looking for a compact crossover SUV have plenty of options to choose from on the road, but finding the right model can take some digging. In this 2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison, each of these vehicles offers five-passenger seating and attractive fuel efficiency and interior space. However, only the Jeep is primed for adventure, and delivers premium driving capability.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade has a lower starting MSRP in this comparison, but right out of the gate it offers more engine output and a few attractive standard features. Its base 1.4-liter engine offers 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while the 1.8-liter four-cylinder standard on the 2018 Honda HR-V offers just 141 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. Drivers with a craving for even more power (and up to 2,000 pounds of available towing potential) can even upgrade to a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine on the 2018 Jeep Renegade, while the Honda crossover has no other engine options.
There are other advantages that the Renegade brings to this 2018 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Honda HR-V comparison for the discerning adventurer. Six speakers are standard on the Jeep, while the 2018 HR-V comes standard with just four. The 2018 Jeep Renegade also is available on all trim levels with the MySky sunroof with removable panels. Upper trims are also available with a powered sunroof that can put the open air at a driver's fingertips. A powered moonroof is available only on upper trims of the Honda HR-V.
When off-roading is a key pasttime, the 2018 Jeep Renegade once again pulls to the front in this comparison. While the 2018 Honda HR-V may do just fine on the road and the daily commute, it is not designed for true off-roading, and may struggle even on challenging dirt roads. In contrast, the 2018 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model can tackle downed trees, rocks, and even water fording with aplomb. While a driver with a casual commute may be satisfied with either of these options, a person who enjoys hitting the woods on a weekend for fishing or camping will be able to do that much better with the Jeep Renegade.
If you would like to learn more about this comparison, or the 2018 Jeep Renegade in the Twin Cities area, contact a member of othe Fury Motors Stillwater sales team today.