Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2018 Honda HR-V VS 2018 Jeep Compass Near Houston, TX

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2018 Honda HR-V

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2018 Jeep Compass

Safety Comparison

Both the HR-V and the Compass have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

Reliability Comparison

The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the Compass has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the HR-V’s reliability 45 points higher than the Compass.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 20th in initial quality. With 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 23rd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 55 more problems per 100 vehicles, Jeep is ranked 28th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Jeep vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 13 places higher in reliability than Jeep.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the HR-V gets better fuel mileage than the Compass:

 

 

HR-V

Compass

 

2WD

4 cyl./Manual

25 city/33 hwy

23 city/32 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

 

4 cyl./Auto

28 city/34 hwy

22 city/31 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

4WD

 

n/a

22 city/31 hwy

4 cyl./Manual

 

4 cyl./Auto

27 city/31 hwy

22 city/30 hwy

4 cyl./Auto

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The HR-V stops shorter than the Compass:

 

HR-V

Compass

 

60 to 0 MPH

132 feet

137 feet

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60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

139 feet

151 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The HR-V’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Compass Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the HR-V has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Compass Sport.

Chassis Comparison

The Honda HR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 500 pounds less than the Jeep Compass.

The HR-V is 3.9 inches shorter than the Compass, making the HR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The HR-V has .3 inches more front headroom, .1 inches more front shoulder room and 1 inch more rear legroom than the Compass.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the HR-V’s rear seats recline. The Compass’ rear seats don’t recline.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Compass’ standard power locks don’t automatically lock the doors. The HR-V’s standard doors lock when a certain speed is reached. This is an important feature for occupant safety. Locked doors are proven to open less often in collisions, and they are also effective in preventing crime at traffic lights. (The power lock’s automatic feature may have to be activated by your dealer.)

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

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Jeep Compass isn't recommended.

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