2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Chevy Trax

2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Chevy Trax
2020 Jeep Renegade 2020 Chevy Trax
  180 138
Cargo Space
  50.8 cu. ft. 48.4 cu. ft.
Front Head Room
  41.1 in. 39.6 in.
Rear Head Room
  40.5 in. 38.8 in.

2020 Jeep Renegade vs 2020 Chevy Trax

Serving Merrillville, IN

Compact SUVs are popular among drivers seeking affordability. While the segment is extremely competitive, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is hard to beat. Let’s find out how it stacks up against the 2020 Chevrolet Trax.


When checking out the 2020 Jeep Renegade, you’ll have two different engines to choose from. A strong 2.4-liter, Tigershark four-cylinder engine comes standard. Jeep rates it to crank out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Drivers seeking more performance can upgrade to a 1.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Output increases to a significant 210 lb-ft of torque. Chevy only offers the Trax with one engine, which produces 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. Don’t expect the Trax to feel nearly as strong. A higher tow capacity gives the Renegade yet another advantage over the Trax.

Off-Road Prowess

The Chevrolet Trax can be equipped with an AWD system, which aids traction in the snow. However, this SUV is not recommended for traveling off-road. For drivers who love to tackle the rough backcountry, Jeep offers the adventurous Renegade Trailhawk. An upgraded Active Drive Low 4X4 system ensures a superior grip on muddy trails. A raised suspension also helps you to clear challenging landscapes. Other rugged features include skid plates, all-terrain tires, and a Selec-Terrain Traction Management system.


As expected, both of these SUVs come standard with a backup camera. While the Chevrolet Trax can be equipped with forward collision warning, the Jeep Renegade further enhances safety by offering automatic emergency braking. Drivers who spend a lot of time in the city will especially appreciate Jeep’s available automated parking system. Lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control are also exclusively available on the Renegade.