Sporty and stylish, the 2019 Jeep Renegade and Honda CR-V have major appeal for everyone from newbie drivers to families on the run. That’s why choosing between the two isn’t always easy. Luckily, our comparison guide has the goods. Check it out before you start test-driving your next crossover.
Most in Everyday Comfort: 2019 Jeep Renegade
Rugged on the outside and stylish on the inside, the Renegade is also our pick for long-term comfort. Besides an abundance of headroom, this crossover also delivers plush, widely adjustable seats. Getting comfy and staying that way is never an issue.
In the Honda CR-V, you’ll also like the spacious seating accommodations. The cabin is versatile and thoughtfully designed, making for high-quality travels. There’s just one catch: the cabin can be on the noisy side, especially when you’re pushing the engine.
Best Infotainment Setup: 2019 Jeep Renegade
Jeep’s Uconnect infotainment technology is one of the best in the business. You’ll love the system’s crisp, 7-inch touchscreen and impressive smartphone integration options. Uconnect is known for its quick responses to user input and intuitive menus. In other words, it’s easy to figure out and won’t annoy you in traffic. The system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, projecting smartphone apps onto the touchscreen for quick access.
Unlike Jeep’s Uconnect, Honda’s infotainment system is not known for ease of use. The touchscreen can be especially frustrating, picking and choosing when it responds to your touch. Luckily, you can bypass Honda’s software altogether—just plug in your smartphone to use the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto controls.
Sportiest Performance: It’s a Tie!
On the pavement, anyway, the 2019 Jeep Renegade and Honda CR-V stay neck-in-neck for best performance. The Renegade impresses with its agile handling, swinging you around curves with care. The CR-V sucks you in with its smooth, supple performance. These crossovers’ powertrains deliver similar outputs, so you can expect plenty of get-up-and-go, whichever you choose.
Best-in-Class Off-Roading Skills: 2019 Jeep Renegade
The Renegade doesn’t just leave the CR-V in its off-road dust—it leads the segment with its off-road prowess. You can choose from two all-wheel drive systems, one of which includes low-range gearing for crossing extra-rugged terrain. There’s even an off-road-specific Renegade trim model—the Trailhawk. This comes standard with a laundry list of performance gear, including underbody skid plates, all-terrain tires, and a raised suspension.
The Honda CR-V does offer all-wheel drive, but this performance gear was meant more to keep your footing on wet or icy pavement. That is, it’s more about safety than rugged travels. And there’s no CR-V trim loaded with rugged gear either.
For the most in comfort, performance, and adventure, we highly recommend the 2019 Renegade. We think you’ll definitely agree that this Jeep is perfect for your daily drive, whether you’re moving up the highway or into the wilderness.