2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep vehicles have long been known as some of the most popular on the market, but that doesn't mean they always come out on top. In fact, we were curious to see how the Jeep Renegade matched up with the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Let's compare them to see who wins in a head-to-head competition. 

Crosstrek and Renegade Feature Availability

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek comes with a whole slew of excellent standard features, from convenience to comfort and safety. The standard features with the Crosstrek include a rear vision camera, a three-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls, a tilt/telescoping steering column, a CFC-free air conditioning system, and the STARLINK multimedia system with a 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen HD radio audio system with STARLINK smartphone integration, CD player, USB port/iPod control, hands-free phone connectivity, and Bluetooth audio streaming all through an excellent four-speaker system. 

To compare, the Jeep Renegade, while much loved for its authentic Jeep styling, lacks in the technology department, especially when it comes to entertainment. The vehicle offers a four-speaker audio system standard radio 3.0 AM/FM with a USB and auxiliary audio input. But you'll have to upgrade to get the touchscreen display or the rearview camera that are both standard features in the Subaru XV Crosstrek. 

The standard Sport model of the Renegade also doesn't offer standard air conditioning, so summers in Montclair, Bloomfield, and Clifton might be a little stickier than usual. 

XV Crosstrek vs. Jeep Renegade Capability

The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek offers a 2.0-liter DOHC aluminum alloy engine with the Dual Active Valve Control System, which produces 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission but is also available with the Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which has six-speed manual mode and paddle shifters. 

The Crosstrek comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and a Traction Control system. The vehicle gets an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 23 city mpg with the manual transmission and 34 highway and 25 city mpg with the CVT. The vehicle is also available in a hybrid model, which will increase the city mileage to 30 mpg. 


To compare, the Jeep Renegade offers a standard 1.4-liter I4 MultiAir turbo engine that's paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission. The vehicle gets up to 31 mpg with the manual transmission, according to the Jeep website, a number which it claims its larger 2.4-liter Tigershark I4 engine can also accomplish. 

Overall, it looks like the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek has the advantage in several categories over the Jeep Renegade. All you need to do is take the Crosstrek for a test drive to experience it all for yourself. 

2015 XV Crosstrek

Why not head over to your local Bloomfield Subaru dealer, Lynnes Subaru, and take it for a test drive? Scheduling is as easy as calling us at 888-442-4985. We're here Monday through Friday from 9 am until 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am until 7 pm. Stop by today to experience all of the benefits of the 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek.


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