The time has finally come, and you find yourself having to make the difficult decision of choosing your next vehicle. Fortunately, you clicked on this blog hoping to find some guidance, and that’s precisely what you’ll get! We took the time to compare two popular SUV’s, the 2019 Honda HR-V in Clear Lake and the 2019 Jeep Compass. So sit back, relax, and read on to learn why Honda is about to become your next partner in crime when cruising the streets.
Better Fuel Economy and More Efficient Transmission
Fuel efficiency is a strong selling point when choosing your next vehicle, so of course, that is something we’ve highlighted! When comparing the Honda and Jeep, the HR-V is the apparent winner in this category.
1.8 4 cyl./CVT
28 city/34 hwy*
22 city/31 hwy*
2.4 4 cyl./Auto
1.8 4 cyl./CVT
27 city/31 hwy*
22 city/30 hwy*
2.4 4 cyl./Auto
1.8 4 cyl./CVT*
26 city/31 hwy*
Moving on into the transmission, the Honda HR-V’s is automatic which is a standard feature, making it easier for the driver. If you want this simplicity on the Compass, it will cost you extra. The HR-V’s transmission is also a continuously variable one, which means that there are no “steps” between gears. This keeps the engine at its most efficient speed for improved fuel economy and performance. If you like the sound of that, then you’ll be out of luck with the Compass because it doesn’t even offer a CVT.
Secure Handling and Braking
While the fuel efficiency aspect is highly considered when deciding between two vehicles, another feature you should be aware of is handling and braking capabilities. Tires can only go so far in effecting your stopping abilities; the rest is up to the vehicle. In a test conducted by Motor Trend, they found that it only takes 125 feet for the Honda HR-V to go from 60 to 0 MPH. Compared to the Compass, that’s a whole 19 feet shorter. When you throw rain into the mix, Consumer Reports found that the HR-V is still superior in being able to stop at 139 feet versus the Compass’ 151 feet. Mere inches can make a huge difference in an accident, so considering that this Honda has more than just a few feet on the Jeep’s braking ability speaks volumes. When looking at handling capabilities, the HR-V is once again ahead of Compass due to the 55 series profile on the tires. This is the height to width ratio, and the lower the number is, the stiffer the sidewall is giving the driver better handling. The Compass comes standard with 65 series tires.
Interior Technology and Comforts
Versatile technology is within reach once you slide inside the HR-V thanks to the 7-inch Display Audio touch-screen which houses apps like the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and more! When you need a break from the technological world, or maybe your traffic jam, lift your gaze and enjoy the views from the one-touch power moon roof while the leather-trimmed seats throughout the cabin encase you in plush elegance. The HR-V even goes a step further to wrap the steering wheel and shift knob in leather as well.
*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.