2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2016 Jeep Compass

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Jeep Compass

Jeep Compass

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Jeep Compass are both small crossover utility vehicles, but beyond that they have little in common. If you’re shopping for a new subcompact crossover utility vehicle here in Elgin or Crystal Lake, IL, then you need to see how these two really compare. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you; just take a look below!

Efficiency and Performance

The 2016 Honda HR-V is one of the most efficient SUVs on the market today. In fact, with front-wheel drive and the continuously variable transmission, you can expect to achieve 28 mpg city/35 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates. The 2016 Jeep Compass, on the other hand, doesn’t even come close, with its EPA estimate of 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. You’ll be paying far less for gas with the Honda HR-V, and isn’t that a priority since you’re looking at subcompact crossover utility vehicles?

Cabin and Cargo

Your second priority with a crossover is probably cargo space and versatility. The 2016 Honda HR-V packs an amazing 58.8 cubic feet of cargo volume total and up to 24.3 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats up. In the 2016 Jeep Compass you’ll find only 53.6 cubic feet of total cargo space with up to 22.7 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats in place. If you’re buying a crossover for the cargo volume, make sure you go with the HR-V.


The 2016 Honda HR-V and 2016 Jeep Compass start at almost identical price points, but the HR-V is simply better equipped. It comes standard with such features as:

  • Disc brakes front and rear
  • Power windows and locks
  • A rearview camera for parking and reversing
  • An adjustable steering wheel
  • A multi-function remote
  • A stereo anti-theft system
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power mirrors
  • Automatic headlights

The base Compass is lacking every single one of those features.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

We think that you’ll love the Honda HR-V when you come take it for a test drive here at your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014, and we’ll show you why the Honda HR-V is the clear choice in this comparison when you come visit us!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.