2020 Toyota C-HR vs. 2020 Jeep Renegade

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Toyota C-HR have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Jeep Renegade doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Pre-Collision System in the C-HR as “Superior.” The Renegade scores only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The C-HR’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Renegade doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the C-HR and the Renegade have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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 blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Toyota C-HR is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

C-HR

Renegade

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

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

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 Toyota C-HR is safer than the Jeep Renegade:

C-HR

Renegade

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

80

140

Chest Movement

.7 inches

.8 inches

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

Spine Acceleration

58 G’s

74 G’s

Hip Force

508 lbs.

1087 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

40 G’s

41 G’s

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

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and its standard front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the C-HR the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Renegade has not been fully tested, yet.

Warranty

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Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the C-HR for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Jeep doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Renegade.

Reliability

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To reliably start during all conditions and help handle large electrical loads, the C-HR has a standard 520-amp battery. The Renegade’s 500-amp battery isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are better in initial quality than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota 8th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 10 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 17th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 59 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 24th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota third in reliability. Jeep is ranked 26th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the C-HR gets better fuel mileage than the Renegade:

MPG

C-HR

FWD

2.0 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/31 hwy

Renegade

FWD

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

22 city/30 hwy

1.3 turbo 4-cyl.

24 city/32 hwy

AWD

2.4 DOHC 4-cyl.

21 city/29 hwy

1.3 turbo 4-cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

Trailhawk 1.3 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/27 hwy

Transmission

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The C-HR has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Renegade doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The C-HR stops shorter than the Renegade:

C-HR

Renegade

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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The C-HR LE’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Renegade’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the C-HR LE has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Renegade.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the C-HR’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Renegade (103.9 inches vs. 101.2 inches).

The C-HR Limited handles at .81 G’s, while the Renegade Latitude 4x4 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The C-HR XLE executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 (28.3 seconds @ .59 average G’s vs. 29 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the C-HR’s turning circle is 1.1 feet tighter than the Renegade Trailhawk 4x4’s (34.2 feet vs. 35.3 feet). The C-HR’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the Renegade’s (34.2 feet vs. 36.3 feet).

Chassis

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For excellent aerodynamics, the C-HR has standard flush composite headlights. The Renegade has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Passenger Space

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The front step up height for the C-HR is 3.4 inches lower than the Renegade (16” vs. 19.4”). The C-HR’s rear step up height is 3.1 inches lower than the Renegade’s (16.5” vs. 19.6”).

Cargo Capacity

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The C-HR has a larger cargo volume than the Renegade with its rear seat up (19.1 vs. 18.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The C-HR’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Renegade’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the C-HR the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. (Your Toyota service department must activate this window function.) The driver of the Renegade can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The C-HR has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Renegade doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

Consumer Reports rated the C-HR’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Renegade’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

The C-HR has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Renegade only offers an automatic headlight on/off feature as an extra cost option.

The Renegade’s optional cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The C-HR Limited’s standard adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

The C-HR has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning costs extra on the Renegade.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the C-HR owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the C-HR will cost $320 less than the Renegade over a five-year period.

The C-HR will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the C-HR will retain 57.63% to 57.78% of its original price after five years, while the Renegade only retains 45.96% to 48.34%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Toyota C-HR will be $5901 to $9465 less than for the Jeep Renegade.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the C-HR second among small SUVs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Renegade isn’t in the top three.

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