Compare 2017 Jeep Renegade vs 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2017 Jeep Renegade
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
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Altitude 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Renegade Altitude 4x4 24 31 $23,066 $23,495
Renegade Altitude FWD 24 31 $21,116 $21,495
Renegade Deserthawk 4x4 21 29 $26,262 $26,895
Renegade Latitude 4x4 21 29 $23,066 $23,495
Renegade Latitude FWD 22 30 $21,116 $21,495
Renegade Limited 4x4 21 29 $26,544 $27,195
Renegade Limited FWD 22 30 $24,594 $25,195
Renegade Sport 4x4 24 31 $19,825 $19,995
Renegade Sport FWD 22 30 $17,870 $17,995
Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 21 29 $26,262 $26,895
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2.0i CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek 2.0i CVT 27 33 $21,609 $22,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited CVT 27 33 $24,840 $26,295
Crosstrek 2.0i Manual 23 29 $20,692 $21,795
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium CVT 27 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek 2.0i Premium Manual 23 29 $21,431 $22,595

2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2017 Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Jeep Renegade are two popular compact crossovers with the same mission: fun in the sun. Both crossovers aim for younger buyers who could pitch a tent blindfolded. With one hand. In a rainstorm. In less than 5 minutes.

What we mean is, both the Crosstrek and Renegade are the types of cars you'd expect to find in the parking lot at REI. They're both as useful as a well-made backpack, but only one gets our nod as the pick to hit the trails this year.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,066
$21,609
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$22,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the smallest Jeep you can buy, appealing both to commuters and off-roaders, but its design can outshine its performance. The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek smooths over the edges that we didn’t like with the last version. It’s smooth, quiet, and capable—all good things because it won’t be rushed.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.1 100.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 71
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 30.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
166.6 175.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.6 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.8 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.5 20.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
40.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.5 20.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWL NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3210 3157
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 -
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
DE1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.60 - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Renegade Subaru Crosstrek
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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