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2019 Jeep Renegade

Starting Price: $23,520 | Price Yours

Above Average: Affordable, upscale features, off-road ability

Below Average: Lower resale value, low fuel economy, small cargo space

Consensus: The 2019 Jeep Renegade offers a great combination of off-road features and comfort without breaking the bank.
 

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2019 Chevrolet Trax

Starting Price: $22,195 | Price Yours

Above Average: Advanced driver safety and assistance, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come at the entry level, peppy and fun to drive, optional all-wheel drive.

Below Average: Low resale value, higher ownership costs, pretty good fuel economy

Consensus: The 2019 Chevrolet Trax takes the efficiency and affordability of a sub-compact car and puts it in a subcompact SUV format.
 

The 2019 Jeep Renegade is a standout in the crowded subcompact SUV market. With two engine choices and advanced 4-wheel-drive (4WD), it's an excellent pick for someone who wants a comfortable crossover with the ability to actually do some real off-roading. It's got rugged good looks on the outside and inside you can fit four full-size adults comfortably. If you're looking for something that will be adequate at commuting, the Jeep Renegade ticks that box. Competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and the Honda HR-V offers more athletic performance, however. It comes in the Latitude trim with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and in true Jeep fashion, there are plenty of fun Easter eggs around the interior. With the rear seats up you get 18.5 cubic feet of storage. That balloons to 50 cubic feet of space with the seats down. In everything except the base model, the front seat folds to make space for longer cargo items. The Renegade comes standard with a 1.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 177 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Step up to the 2.4-liter inline-4 for 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. 

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The 2019 Chevrolet Trax is a fun to drive compact-crossover SUV packed with good technology and driver safety and assistance packages. On the road, it feels nimble, and it gets better fuel economy than some of the other competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and the Jeep Renegade. The Trax gets a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower and 148 lb. ft. of torque which is less than the base engine in the Jeep Renegade.  Inside the front seats are comfortable for long weekend jaunts and, while it's not super quiet at highway speeds, it’s still quiet enough to have conversations on the Bluetooth system. The Trax also comes with built-in 4G LTE Wifi in case your passengers want to surf the web while you drive. Inside the Trax is modern and attractive with ample room for passengers and their cargo.

Similarities

Small SUVs that offer function and styling at a very good price.

2019 Jeep Renegade Advantages

Off-road capable and really fun, iconic styling.

2019 Chevrolet Trax Advantages

In-car WiFi, fun to drive, comes at the entry level with safety and driver assistance features and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Final Recommendation

The 2019 Jeep Renegade wins in this comparison for its fun styling and resale value. While the Trax offers a wealth of tech that you don’t have to upgrade to get, its long-term ownership costs are a negative. We recommend the Jeep Renegade over the Chevrolet Trax.

Ready to buy a compact crossover SUV? Find a Chevy Trax or a Jeep Renegade near you!

  2019 Jeep Renegade 2019 Chevrolet Trax
Popular Powertrains    
Engine 1.3-liter turbo I4 1.4-liter I4
Horsepower 177 hp @ 5750 rpm 138 hp @ 4,900 rpm
Torque 200 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm 148 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm
Transmission Automatic 9-speed 6-spd automatic
Fuel Economy 25 mpg (22 city/30 hwy) 28 mpg (25 city/33 hwy)
Also Available 2.4-liter I4 n/a
Specs    
Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
NHTSA Overall Safety Rating 4 Stars 5 Stars
Max Seating Capacity 5 5
Wheelbase 101.2 inches 100.6 inches
Overall Length 166.6 inches 167.6 inches
Width 79.6 inches 69.9 inches
Height 66.5 inches 64.9 inches
Turning Diameter 36.3 feet 35.4 feet
Headroom, Front 41.1 inches 39.6 inches
Headroom, Rear 40.5 inches 38.8 inches
Legroom, Front 41.2 inches 40.8 inches
Legroom, Rear 35.1 inches 35.7 inches
Shoulder Room, Front 55.9 inches 54.1 inches
Shoulder Room, Rear 55.1 inches 52.8 inches
EPA Passenger Volume 118.6 cu. ft. 92.8 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume (2nd row  down) 50.8 cu. ft. 48.4 cu. ft.
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