Jeep Renegade Sport Specs
MSRP: (FWD) $17,995, (AWD) $19,995
Engine: 1.4L MultiAir Turbo I-4
Torque: 184 lb-ft
MPG: 22 combined (Car and Driver observed)
Transmission: 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic
Tow Capacity: 2,000 lbs
Cargo Capacity: 50.8 cu ft
Honda HR-V Specs
Engine: In-Line 4-Cylinder
Torque: 127 lb-ft
MPG: 28 combined (manual), 31 combined (CVT)
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission or CVT with Sport Mode
Tow Capacity: Not Listed (Let me know if you guys can fill in this info)
Cargo Capacity: 58.8 cu ft
To give some analysis on this, it seems like the two vehicles are quite competitive with one another. The HR-V has a bit of a better price (assuming you get a AWD and not FWD Renegade). It also comes out on top by quite a bit when it comes to MPG. 6 or 9 MPG more than the Renegade depending on whether you have a manual or CVT in the HR-V is quite a bit. Cargo Capacity is another area where the HR-V beats out the Renegade.
On the other side, the Jeep Renegade has more horsepower and more torque. It also lists a tow capacity of 2,000 lb-ft, which is great when you consider that I couldn't find any tow capacity at all for the Renegade.
Seems to me that the Renegade would be the more fun vehicle to drive, but the HR-V may be more practical with its better fuel economy and cargo space.
What do you guys think?
*Specs are for the base model of each vehicle*