Are you eager to get out and explore the Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, areas? Then, you're going to need an SUV that's just as ready to hit the road as you are.

The 2020 Jeep Renegade and 2020 Honda HR-V have what it takes to keep up with adventurous types like yourself. The only question is, which one is the most ideal fit for your lifestyle?

To help you figure that out, the team at Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County compared the Renegade and HR-V on their engine specs and technology features.

Check it out, and then contact us when you're ready to take a test drive.

Jeep Renegade vs Honda HR-V Powertrain and Handling

As local drivers, we know you need your SUV to be prepared for any kind of weather. That's why we love that both the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade have a smart handling system that can adapt to your current terrain.

The all-wheel drive (AWD) system in the HR-V and 4-wheel drive (4WD) system in the Renegade automatically adjust torque distribution between all four wheels to improve traction control based on your conditions.

Only the Jeep, however, comes with the available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management system. This lets you choose between five different settings to further maximize handling.

These settings are:

  • Auto
  • Snow
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Rock (Trailhawk trims only)

Without a similar traction select system, handling in the Honda HR-V may not be as optimized as it is in the Jeep Renegade.

Interior Technology Features

When you take the wheel for your next group getaway, you'll have all the technology you need in either SUV for a connected and entertaining drive.

For example, both the Jeep and Honda come standard with a 5-inch infotainment display screen. This also includes standard Bluetooth® wireless smartphone connectivity.

Additionally, both vehicles allow you to upgrade your infotainment system to an available 7-inch touchscreen display. With this upgrade, you'll also get Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connection capabilities.

The HR-V and Renegade have an available integrated navigation system, too. This comes with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display in the Jeep, while the Honda doesn't provide any larger screen sizes.

Driver-Assisting Features for the HR-V and Renegade

While we agree that the journey is just as important as the destination, reaching your destination safely is definitely a top priority.

So, we appreciate that both the Renegade and HR-V have available driver-assisting features that can add an extra level of confidence and awareness to every drive.

Both SUVs have available systems like:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Smart cruise control
  • Rearview camera

Only the Jeep Renegade, however, also helps you park once you get where you're going. It does this with several available features, including Parallel and Perpendicular Park and Exit Assist. It works by helping you locate an available parking space and then automatically steering you into it. Simply follow the prompts to shift, accelerate, and brake, and let your Jeep do the rest!

Without a similar feature, drivers in the Honda HR-V may find parking along busy streets a bit more challenging.

Will You Drive the Jeep Renegade or Honda HR-V?

So, will you drive the Jeep Renegade or Honda HR-V? We hope that our comparison was able to help you see more clearly how each vehicle can fit into your Bel Air, Aberdeen, or Edgewood, Maryland, lifestyle. If you like the Jeep, contact the team at Thompson CJDR of Harford County, and we'll get you behind the wheel.

Contact us to test drive the Renegade today!

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