2016 Honda HR-VThe 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2015 Jeep Renegade are both entrants into the subcompact crossover arena. Which one will win out in the end for drivers here in Frankfort and Orland Park, IL? You can find out by reading on below!

Powertrains and Efficiency

The 2015 Jeep Renegade makes a little bit more power than the 2016 Honda HR-V. The HR-V uses a 1.8L four-cylinder engine and makes 141 hp, while the Renegade uses a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and makes 160 hp. The Jeep Renegade weighs more than the Honda, though, so that horsepower difference should balance out. The Honda does, however, get significantly better fuel economy ratings. The Honda HR-V is rated at up to 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined*, based on EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission. The Jeep Renegade is rated at only 24 mpg city/31 mpg highway/27 mpg combined in similar trim. Wouldn’t you rather save more money on gas?

Interior Versatility

One of the main reasons that people are turning to small SUVs right now is because these little vehicles can pack in big cargo and still get good gas mileage. The 2016 Honda HR-V has 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume available when you fold down the rear seats, and 24.3 cubic feet with the rear seats up. The 2015 Jeep Renegade only has room for 50.8 cubic feet of cargo with the seats down or 18.5 cubic feet with the seats up. While they both offer nearly identical cabin space, the Honda offers more rear leg room as well.

Smart Features and Options

When it comes to standard features, the 2016 Honda HR-V offers more. The HR-V comes standard with features such as:

  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • A rearview camera
  • Floor mats
  • A CD player
  • An MP3 player
  • A stereo anti-theft system
  • Automatic headlights

The 2015 Jeep Renegade doesn’t come standard with any of those features.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Drive the current 2016 Honda HR-V or any other Honda model here at Community Honda of Orland Park at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. We’re easy to reach from anywhere in the Frankfort and Chicagoland, and we hope to see you soon!

*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.