2016 Honda HR-V vs. Jeep Renegade Canada
The small crossover segment is booming in recent years, with top automakers bringing new models into the fold year after year. Last year, the Jeep Renegade joined the mix and this year, Honda is adding the 2016 HR-V to the party. As more and more options arise, consumers in this segment face a greater number of choices, making the research process a little more daunting. To lend a hand in with that, we’re putting the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. Jeep Renegade in a side-by-side comparison. While we’ll be comparing the 2016 HR-V vs 2015 Jeep Renegade, there will likely be only small changes, if any, to the 2016 Renegade, so this comparison will maintain its validity throughout the 2016 model year.
Comparing the 2016 Honda HR-V vs Jeep Renegade is a rare case of two vehicles competing in the same category with very different approaches to their delivery of power. While both utilize a four-cylinder engine, the HR-V gets a naturally aspirated I-VTEC Earth Dreams unit capable of 138 horsepower. The Renegade, on the other hand, gets a turbocharged four-cylinder unit that generates 160 horsepower. While that 22 horsepower advantage may tilt the scales one way, there is a price to pay when it comes to fuel efficiency.
2016 Honda HR-V Provides Class-Leading Fuel Efficiency
The 2016 Honda HR-V is not only the more efficient of these two models, but the most efficient in its class. The 6.7 L/100 km on the highway will add up to major savings over the course of ownership when compared to the 7.6 L/100 km of the Jeep Renegade. Fuel-economy isn’t the only area the HR-V is more practical than the Renegade, however, as there is more trunk space and far more available max cargo space thanks to Honda’s Magic Seats.
One of the features that is attractive about both these models, especially for Edmonton drivers who face plenty of tough conditions in winter, is an available AWD system.
The 2016 Honda HR-V is certainly the more practical and well-rounded option between the two models, but of course, the best way to determine which is right for you is to get behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive in the 2016 Honda HR-V and learn more about the all-new model by filling out the form below.