2020 Jeep Renegade vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR

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Safety

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The Renegade has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The C-HR doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Renegade offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The C-HR doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the Renegade and the C-HR have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Jeep Renegade is safer than the Toyota C-HR:

Renegade

C-HR

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

126 G’s

Hip Force

320 lbs.

419 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

13 inches

13 inches

HIC

222

243

Hip Force

593 lbs.

714 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Acceptable” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Renegade the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 139 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The C-HR was last qualified as a “Top Pick” in 2017.

Warranty

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There are almost 2 times as many Jeep dealers as there are Toyota dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Renegade’s warranty.

Engine

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The Renegade’s optional 1.3 turbo 4-cylinder produces 33 more horsepower (177 vs. 144) and 71 lbs.-ft. more torque (210 vs. 139) than the C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder. The Renegade’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4-cylinder produces 36 more horsepower (180 vs. 144) and 36 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 139) than the C-HR’s 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder.

As tested in Motor Trend the Jeep Renegade is faster than the Toyota C-HR:

Renegade turbo 4 cyl.

Renegade 4 cyl.

C-HR

Zero to 60 MPH

9.3 sec

9 sec

10.3 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

16.9 sec

17.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

78.1 MPH

80.8 MPH

77.4 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Renegade (except 2.4-liter)’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The C-HR doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Renegade has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The C-HR doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Renegade’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the C-HR:

Renegade

C-HR

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.7 inches

The Renegade’s brakes have 15% more swept area (the area covered by the brake pads) than the C-HR (480.94 vs. 420 square inches), so the Renegade has more braking power available.

The Renegade stops much shorter than the C-HR:

Renegade

C-HR

70 to 0 MPH

158 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

133 feet

147 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The Renegade Latitude/Limited’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the C-HR XLE/Limited’s 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Renegade Latitude/Limited offers optional 19-inch wheels. The C-HR’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Renegade offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the C-HR; it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Renegade has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The C-HR doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

The Renegade’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The C-HR doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

Chassis

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The Renegade is 4.6 inches shorter than the C-HR, making the Renegade easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the Renegade (except Trailhawk) uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The C-HR doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Renegade has 14.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the C-HR (100.1 vs. 86).

The Renegade has 3 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front hip room, 6.9 inches more front shoulder room, 2.2 inches more rear headroom, 3.4 inches more rear legroom, 3.9 inches more rear hip room and 2.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the C-HR.

Cargo Capacity

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The Renegade has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the C-HR with its rear seat folded (50.8 vs. 37 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Renegade. The C-HR doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Renegade 4x4 2.4 4 cyl. offers up to a 2000 lbs. towing capacity. The C-HR has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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A maintenance reminder system is standard on the Renegade to save the owner time and money by calculating maintenance intervals for oil changes based on odometer mileage. This takes the guesswork out of keeping your vehicle in top condition and helps it last longer. Toyota doesn’t offer a maintenance reminder on the C-HR.

Ergonomics

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The Renegade offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The C-HR doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Renegade’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The C-HR’s cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The Renegade’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The C-HR’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts detailed tests on headlights for their range both straight ahead and in curves and to be certain they don’t exceed acceptable amounts of glare to oncoming drivers. The Renegade’s available headlights were rated “Acceptable” by the IIHS, while the C-HR’s headlights are rated “Poor.”

On extremely cold winter days, the Renegade’s optional (except Sport) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The C-HR doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Renegade offers an optional center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable and it can provide a boundary between children. The C-HR doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

The Renegade (except Sport) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The C-HR doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The Renegade’s optional Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The C-HR doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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The Jeep Renegade outsold the Toyota C-HR by 57% during 2019.

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