Chevy Trax Vs. Jeep Renegade

By Justin Cupler | April 2nd, 2019

Chevy Trax Vs. Jeep Renegade

Get your to-do list done without driving a massive SUV by opting for a subcompact crossover like the 2019 Chevy Trax 2019 Jeep Renegade. These crossovers boast lots of interior space and small footprints that allow them to get work done without being a bear to navigate through the Orange Park area traffic. Which of these small haulers is best for our Jacksonville area buyers? Find out below.

Exterior

The Chevy Trax is far from old as it debuted back in 2015. On the other hand, it is not new either. What the 2019 Chevy Trax offers is a good look that is more on the traditional side to avoid turning buyers off. It is a car built for the masses and is perfectly fine in that role.

The 2019 Jeep Renegade could be classified as the anti-Trax with its blocky, in-your-face design that grabs plenty of stares — both good and bad. It not only has a wild look, but it also features a rugged Trailhawk version with a 0.8-inch higher ride height, sharp accents, and a matte-black hood decal.

Measurement 2019 Chevy Trax 2019 Jeep Renegade Difference
Length 167.6 inches 166.6 inches +1 inches
Width 69.9 inches 74.2 inches -4.3 inches
Height 64.8 to 65.9 inches 66.5 inches -1.7 to -0.6 inches
Wheelbase 100.6 inches 101.2 inches -0.6 inches
Ground Clearance
6.7 to 8.7 inches
Curb weight 3,124 to 3,344 pounds 2,802 to 2,844 pounds +280 to +542 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Trax

  • More traditional styling

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Renegade

  • Wildly styled exterior
  • Rugged-looking Trailhawk model

Interior

The 2019 Chevy Trax’s cabin takes on a more dramatic look with its swoopy dash design that is sure to draw a little attention. It’s not over the top, but it is just stylish enough to offset its toned-down exterior.

Inside, the 2019 Jeep Renegade’s wild looks tone down with a more traditional-looking cabin. Its splash of colors and various accent stitching for each trim level keep it from getting boring, but it is a definite turn toward the traditional compared to its exterior. The Trailhawk model is especially unique with its eye-grabbing ruby-red accents on a black base interior.

In terms of standard features, the 2019 Chevy Trax’s standard 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay beat the Renegade. In higher trim levels, the Renegade catches up to the Trax and even passes it in its range-topping Limited trim, which includes McKinley leather seating, navigation, and more.

 

Measurement 2019 Chevy Trax 2019 Jeep Renegade Difference
Front headroom 39.6 inches 39.7 inches -0.1 inches
Front legroom 40.8 inches 41.2 inches -0.4 inches
Front shoulder room 54.1 inches 55.9 inches -1.8 inches
Front hip room 51.7 inches 53.1 inches -1.4 inches
Rear headroom 38.8 inches 40.5 inches -1.7 inches
Rear legroom 35.7 inches 35.1 inches +0.6 inches
Rear shoulder room 52.5 inches 55.1 inches -2.6 inches
Rear hip room 50.1 inches 51.9 inches -1.8 inches
Cargo room (behind second row) 18.7 cubic feet 18.5 cubic feet +0.2 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind first row) 48.4 cubic feet 50.8 cubic feet -2.4 cubic feet

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Trax

  • More front headroom
  • Swoopy and stylish dash

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Renegade

  • Roomier cabin
  • Sharp color accents

Performance

The 2019 Chevy Trax comes with just a single engine option: a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes strapped to a six-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive that combine for a 9.3-second 0-to-60 stroll. For buyers in slippery conditions, there is available all-wheel drive.

The 2019 Jeep Renegade has a pair of engine options. Its base engine is a 2.4-liter unit with 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Buyers looking for a little more bottom-end torque can opt for the 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 177 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Both engines pair with a nine-speed automatic transmission. They also have standard front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available.

 

2019 Chevy Trax 2019 Jeep Renegade Difference
Engine 1.4-liter turbo 4-cyl 2.4-liter 4-cyl
Horsepower 138 at 4,900 180 hp at 6,400 rpm -63 hp
Torque 148 at 1,850 175 lb-ft at 3,900 rpm -47 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd automatic 9-spd automatic
Driveline FWD (std.)/AWD (opt.) FWD (std.) / AWD (opt.)
0-60 time 9.3 seconds 10.3 seconds +3 sec
Towing Not recommended 2,000 pounds (AWD)
MPG City 24 to 26 mpg 21 to 22 mpg +2 to +5 mpg
MPG Highway 29 to 31 mpg 29 to 30 mpg 0 to +1 mpg
MPG Combined 26 to 28 mpg 24 to 25 mpg +1 to +4 mpg
Optional engine
1.3-liter 4-cyl turbo
Horsepower
177 hp at 5,750 rpm -39 hp
Torque
200 lb-ft at 1,750 rpm -52 lb-ft
Transmission
9-spd automatic
Driveline
FWD (std.)/ AWD (opt.)
0-60 time
9.0 sec est +0.3 seconds
Towing
Not recommended
MPG City
TBD mpg -5 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway
TBD mpg -6 to 0 mpg
MPG Combined
TBD mpg -5 to +1 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Chevy Trax

  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Capable soft-roader

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Renegade

  • Tows up to 2,000 pounds
  • Slightly quicker to 60 mph

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Chevy Trax is available in three trims — LS, LT, and Premier — and their starting prices range from $22,295 to $28,595.

 

The 2019 Jeep Renegade has four trim levels: Sport, Latitude, Trailhawk, and Limited. Their starting prices range from $17,490 to $27,490.

2019 Chevy Trax Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LS: $22,295

  • 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Halogen reflector headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Body-color, power mirrors
  • 16-inch painted aluminum wheels
  • Body-color door handles
  • Black beltline moldings
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Two USB ports
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Power windows
  • Single-zone manual climate control
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Four-way manual driver’s seat
  • Two-way manual passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Cloth seating
  • Satin-silver and chrome shifter knob
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Driver’s seat armrest
  • Digital compass
  • Power door locks
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • Cargo-area lighting
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • OnStar
  • Rearview camera

 

LT: $24,195

  • All LS features, plus
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Projector headlights with auto-on/off
  • Luggage rack side rails
  • Heated mirrors
  • Front and rear skid plates
  • LED-accented taillights
  • SiriusXM
  • Cruise control
  • 110-volt power outlet on center console
  • Remote vehicle ignition
  • Deluxe cloth seating
  • Storage drawer under passenger’s seat

 

Premier: $28,595

  • All LT features, plus
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Body-color door handles with chrome accents
  • Front fog lights
  • Chrome liftgate applique
  • Bright front will plates
  • Bose premium seven-speaker audio system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Keyless open
  • Keyless ignition
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leatherette seating
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Sunroof
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Lane-departure
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind-zone alert

2019 Jeep Renegade Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Sport: $18,750

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric power steering
  • Electronic parking brake
  • 16-inch black steel wheels
  • Black door handles
  • Black front fascia
  • Black grille surround with chrome rings
  • Black, manual-adjust mirrors
  • Daytime running lights
  • Halogen headlights
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down front windows
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Four cargo-area tie-down loops
  • Full-length front console with armrest
  • 3.5-inch driver-information center
  • Front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • Outside temperature display
  • 12-volt power outlet in center stack
  • Premium cloth seating with mesh insert
  • Accent stitching
  • Six-way manual driver’s seat
  • Four-way manual passenger’s seat
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Urethane steering wheel
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port
  • Six-speaker AM/FM audio system
  • Uconnect 3 infotainment system
  • 5-inch color touchscreen
  • Keyless ignition
  • Hill-start assist
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Trailer-sway control

 

Latitude: $22,095

  • All Sport features, plus
  • Body-color door handles
  • Tinted windows
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cornering lights
  • Body-color, power mirrors
  • Black roof rails
  • 16-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • LED ambient lighting
  • Cruise control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Uconnect 4 infotainment system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • USB port behind center console
  • SiriusXM

 

Limited: $26,390

  • All Latitude features, plus
  • 18-inch polished aluminum wheels
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Silver metallic grille surrounds with chrome rings
  • Silver metallic mirror accents
  • Bright roof rails
  • Vinyl-trimmed door panel
  • 7-inch full-color driver-information center
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Premium-leather seating
  • Premium-leather steering wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • 40/20/20 split-folding rear seat
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote ignition

 

Trailhawk: $26,390

  • All Latitude features, plus
  • 1.3-liter turbocharged engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock drive modes
  • Hill-descent control
  • 0.8-inch higher ride height
  • 21-to-1 crawl ratio
  • Unique front and rear fascias
  • 17-inch black-painted aluminum wheels
  • Skid plates
  • Front and rear tow hooks
  • Red body accents
  • Black grille surrounds with neutral gray rings
  • Low-gloss-black hood decal
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Neutral-gray-accented mirrors
  • Black roof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Ruby-red-and-black interior
  • Vinyl-trim door panel
  • 7-inch full-color driver-information display
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Premium cloth with topographic inserts
  • Ruby Red accent stitching
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Trax?

Prefer to blend in with the rest of traffic? The 2019 Chevy Trax gives you the space you need, a small footprint, and a look that draws little attention.  

Who Should Buy the 2019 Jeep Renegade?

Want more than a soft-roader? The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is the rig for you. Don’t need to head off-road? The Renegade offers more space than the Trax in nearly every interior measurable.

 

Come check out the 2019 Chevy Trax at Garber Automall serving the Orange Park and Jacksonville areas. Swing by today to test drive a 2019 Trax model or navigate to our online inventory page to see the in-stock models at our Fleming Island area showroom and schedule a future test drive.