The 2017 Jeep Renegade standard features make it stand out a bit from the rest of the modern compact crossover class while also distancing itself from the rugged nature that attracts many drivers to the Jeep brand. You need only look at a vehicle like the Wrangler to see that the Renegade feels like it doesn’t quite belong with the Jeeps, but a comparison to a competitor like the 2017 Honda HR-V shows that Jeep’s sporty new crossover doesn’t quite fit in anywhere else, either.
We put the Renegade and the HR-V head to head to give you an idea of what separates them and makes the HR-V a prime example of an affordable, capable modern crossover.
Jeep Features Fall Flat
No matter which era you learned to drive and bought your first car, you have some expectations of what should be included as standard. If you’ve been behind the wheel for a while, the 2017 Jeep Renegade standard features might feel familiar, but its base trim level looks like it comes out of the past, lacking even cruise control or a stereo anti-theft system, let alone more advanced technologies.
These are just a few of the key features that show the advantage of driving an HR-V:
- Wheels: Durable, lightweight alloy wheels are standard on Honda’s crossover, while Jeep requires upgrades for alloy rims.
- Entertainment: A CD player stereo system comes standard on each 2017 HR-V, complete with USB input, auxiliary audio input, and Bluetooth streaming capabilities so you can easily set your driving soundtrack.
- Safety: Read our full 2017 Jeep Renegade vs. Honda HR-V comparison for a breakdown of the safety ratings, but you should know going in that the Renegade lacks modern safety technologies like a rearview camera system.
We’ve only scratched the surface of what the 2017 Honda HR-V has to offer over the Jeep Renegade, too.
Test Drive a Honda
We want to show you what the 2017 Honda HR-V brings to the table beyond besting the 2017 Jeep Renegade standard features. Visit a Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealer near you to discover the spacious cabin and Honda’s versatile Magic Seat firsthand with a test drive.