2017 Honda HR-V vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Subcompact crossovers represent one of the fastest-growing segments—and it's easy to see why.

Sized about like the boxy Jeep Cherokee that ushered in the SUV wave three decades ago—yes, it has really been that long—this segment offers more room and punch than you might expect.

The Chevrolet Trax was an early arrival that has just been refreshed for 2017.

If it's sporty driving you're after, the Mazda CX-3 delivers, but it's not very roomy.

The Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade are essentially the same underneath, but the Italian is more style-oriented and the Jeep delivers more off-road ability than anyone else in the class.

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Quick Specs
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense.
The 2017 Chevrolet Trax may lack power and style, but it's a smart package for city dwellers thanks to a useful hatchback shape, thrifty fuel economy, and a low price.
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 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.
With more personality than most small crossovers, the Fiat 500X is definitely worth a look.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small Station WagonsSpecial PurposeSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
LX 2WD ManualFWD 4-Door LSSport FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWDPop FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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