Jeep Renegade vs Honda CR-V

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There are a lot of versatile, practical crossovers traversing the streets of Worcester, Auburn, and Shrewsbury, MA. When you begin to explore this segment while looking for your next model, it’s important to understand how top competitors fare against one another.

Our Harr Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram team wants to help you do this, which is why we’ve created a Jeep Renegade vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

The Renegade and the CR-V have both been around for some time now. Each is practical and safe. However, the more you dive into the specifics, the more obvious it becomes that one crossover offers a better all-around package than the other.

Renegade vs CR-V: Performance

2021 Jeep Renegade PerformanceYou’re likely not looking for track-ready performance when shopping in this crossover segment. However, having enough pace to make passing maneuvers or easily get up to speed from a standstill is important during everyday driving. Both the Jeep Renegade and the Honda CR-V offer turbo engines for 2021—yet the Jeep makes more grunt.

The tiny 1.3L 4-cylinder engine of the Renegade is able to generate 210 lb-ft of torque. Torque is felt early in the RPM range—typically between 1,000 RPMs and 3,000 RPMs. So, if you’re cruising around town at modest speeds, the Renegade feels strong and eager.

The Honda CR-V doesn’t have quite the same push off the line. Its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces just 179 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the driving experience of the Renegade, the Honda SUV feels strained.

Renegade vs CR-V: Capability

Whether or not you go off-roading, capability is important during those long Massachusetts winters. The Renegade falls in line, with Jeep’s strong history of all-terrain capability. In the Honda, you can’t expect the same enduring traction.

The available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System is a perfect example of what the Renegade can do. More intuitive than any all-terrain feature found in the Honda CR-V, the Jeep lets you choose between five distinct drive modes:

  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Rock

So, whether off-roading or just trying to make it across a snowy, icy driveway, Jeep has your back.

Renegade vs CR-V: Interior Dimensions

2021 Jeep RenegadeIf you’ve planned a test drive of the Jeep Renegade and the Honda CR-V, one of the first things you’ll notice is how much lower the roof of the Honda is. Tall drivers or passengers will appreciate the boxy, airy design of the Jeep interior.

In the first row, the Renegade offers 41.1 inches of headroom. In the back, the Renegade still affords passengers 40.5 inches of headroom. The CR-V isn’t quite so generous, offering 40.1 inches of headroom up front and 39.2 inches in the rear.


Jeep Renegade Takes Home First Place

In a head-to-head competition with the 2021 Honda CR-V, the Jeep Renegade proves its mettle. This capable, charming Jeep SUV is great for daily transportation—even in the dead of winter—around Shrewsbury, Auburn, and Worcester, Massachusetts.

At Harr CDJR, you can explore or test drive the varied trim level lineup that the Renegade offers.

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