Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Renegade

When you're actively looking for a midsize SUV to take out on the roads throughout the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa areas, you have much to consider. Two fantastic options in the class are the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2017 Jeep Renegade. Both vehicles offer a great deal of abilities and features, but which one would you prefer?

To help you decide on your next midsize SUV, we're going to explore the differences and similarities between the Subaru Crosstrek vs. Jeep Renegade. We'll be looking at engine efficiency, interior amenities, and safety ratings. By reading this article, you'll learn a great deal about both vehicles. You may even decide which one is right for you.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Jeep Renegade: Engine Efficiency

The Subaru Crosstrek is outfitted with the 2.0L Subaru BOXER® engine. This flat-laying engine offers a low center of gravity and superior handling with its horizontally opposed valves feeding power into the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. The 2017 Jeep Renegade features a 1.4L MultiAir® engine, which varies the amount of air consumed to increase performance and efficiency.

Both vehicles are outfitted with a manual transmission to help you control the vehicle. Each vehicle offers a transmission upgrade, with the Subaru Crosstrek offering a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Jeep Renegade offers a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Crosstrek achieves an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 26 city/33 highway MPG, compared to the Jeep Renegade's 24 city/31 highway MPG. The Subaru Crosstrek comes with standard all-wheel drive, while the Jeep Renegade comes with standard front-wheel drive, and can be upgraded to 4-wheel drive.

Interior Amenities

Both vehicles feature a 4-speaker sound system. The Subaru Crosstrek features the Subaru STARLINK™ 6.2-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen display where you can access the CD player, HD Radio™, or SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which is offered as a 4-month trial subscription. The Jeep Renegade only features a Radio 3.0, which is a small display screen that doesn't allow for touchscreen capabilities. The Renegade's base model doesn't offer standard air conditioning or cruise control, which is rare for the class.

Safety Ratings

One of the most important factors to consider when selecting your next car is the vehicle's safety. You want to be sure your next vehicle is going to offer you and your passengers protection in the event of a collision, and enough active safety features to help you prevent one. By looking at the safety ratings of each vehicle, your decision should be easy to make.

Per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek performed well enough in its crash tests to earn the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK. The Crosstrek achieved the highest rating of Good in all crash tests. The 2017 Crosstrek also received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2017 Jeep Renegade, on the other hand, didn't earn either of these accolades.

Schedule Your Test Drive

Now that you're well-versed in learning the differences between the Subaru Crosstrek vs. Jeep Renegade, picking the right one should be easy. You're armed with all the information you need to make a decision, and our team at Winner Subaru thinks you'll appreciate the Subaru Crosstrek's high safety scores, well-equipped interior, and fuel efficiency. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel yourself!

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