As two models near the top of nearly every list of best compact SUVs, the 2020 Jeep Renegade and 2020 Chevy Trax offer great versatility and fun rides around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, Maryland. However, you may be wondering which vehicle is best for your individual needs.

To help you find out which SUV is right for you, Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Harford County compared the 2020 Jeep Renegade vs. Chevy Trax below.

Jeep Renegade vs Chevy Trax: Off-Roading

When looking at performance, it's hard for other SUVs to compete with a Jeep. That's because these vehicles come with legendary capabilities that let you take on adventurous terrain where other models wouldn't dare go.

The 2020 Renegade is no exception. The various available 4x4 systems handle all road and trail conditions. While the Trax has an available all-wheel drive system, it's a little more basic and good just for adverse road conditions more so than off-roading.

The Jeep Renegade even has an available Selec-Terrain® Traction Management system, so whether you are driving through snow, sand, or mud, just select the appropriate mode, and the vehicle can adjust its performance to your exact driving conditions.

Jeep Renegade vs Chevy Trax: Engine Comparison

Jeep Renegade


Chevy Trax

1.3L Turbo

Best Available Engine

1.4L Turbo

177 HP


138 HP

210 lb-ft


148 lb-ft

32 MPG

EPA-Estimated Highway MPG

31 MPG

As much as you'd like to just be driving along the open trails, you will need a vehicle that can also handle the commute around town. Jeep knows this, too, which is why they designed the Renegade to also give you great performance along the paved streets.

Its standard 2.4L Tigershark® engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission that can fine-tune the delivery of engine power for smooth shifting, quick acceleration, and an overall efficient performance.

Speaking of efficiency, the 2020 Renegade has an available 1.3L Turbo engine that generates 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 32 highway MPG.

Unfortunately, the Chevy Trax can't match the power or efficiency of the Renegade. That's because it comes with just one engine, which is a 1.4L Turbo that produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque while getting only up to an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG.

Renegade vs Trax: Interior Space

Jeep Renegade


Chevy Trax

100 cubic feet

Passenger Space

92.8 cubic feet

50.8 cubic feet

Interior Cargo Volume

48.4 cubic feet

Although they are labeled as compact, each of these vehicles still supply you with room for five passengers and extra space for cargo in the back.

For instance, there is 92.8 cubic feet of passenger space inside the 2020 Chevy Trax. When you don't need all that space for passengers, you can fold down the rear seats and use up to 48.4 cubic feet of interior volume for cargo.

Looking at the Jeep Renegade, you'll find even more room inside its cabin.

First off, you and your passengers will have a comfortable ride with 100 cubic feet of passenger space inside this Jeep SUV. Then, when you need to fit larger gear into the back of your vehicle, the 2020 Renegade gives you up to 50.8 cubic feet of cargo volume when the rear seats are folded flat. 

Come Take a Ride in the Jeep Renegade

After examining the 2020 Jeep Renegade vs. Chevy Trax more closely, you'll see how this Jeep SUV is set up to give you an extremely versatile ride.

With the 2020 Renegade, you can take on all types of roads and terrain and use its spacious interior for any combination of friends, family, and supplies you need to take with you.

If you would like to check out the Jeep Renegade for yourself, come by Thompson CJDR of Harford County. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and see what it will be like riding around Edgewood, Bel Air, and Aberdeen, MD, in this adventurous SUV.

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