Making a subcompact crossover SUV your daily driver for cruising through Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg is great for mixing the efficiency of a smaller car with the practicality of a larger utility vehicle.

If you're in the market for one of these cars, our team at Ray Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) wants to give you some options.

Our 2020 Jeep Renegade vs. Chevy Trax vs. Ford EcoSport comparison is a great way to learn about some of them and narrow down your choices to find the perfect ride!

Jeep Renegade vs Chevy Trax vs Ford EcoSport: Engine Performance

These stylish SUVs can each get you where you need to go, but some will do it with a bit more power than others. 

The Trax has a single engine option that delivers up to 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, while the EcoSport has two engines. The first Ford motor is a 1.0L creation, offering just 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque. If you step up to the more powerful motor, your EcoSport will tout a 2.0L, which peaks at 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque.

While the figures for the Chevy and Ford SUVs are steady, they dwindle in comparison to the more energetic motors of Jeep. If you want, your Jeep Renegade can boast a 2.4L engine offering 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

Alternatively, a 1.3L 4-cylinder can be had for your 2020 Renegade, an option which delivers 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Being the only SUV of this trio to top 200 lb-ft of torque helps the Renegade feel far more powerful on the open road.

When you look to the transmission offerings, Chevy and Ford are again pretty equal, by each offering a 6-speed automatic. Jeep goes in a different direction with the Renegade, though, offering a standard 9-speed automatic, which crisply shifts from gear to gear.

Fuel Economy: Renegade vs Trax vs EcoSport

With the 2020 Jeep Renegade offering more power than either the Chevrolet Trax or Ford EcoSport, you might think Ford and Chevy make up ground  when it comes to fuel economy. That isn't the case, though.

With the Jeep Renegade, you can select the 1.3L engine and receive a favorable EPA-estimated return on fuel economy, measuring 32 highway MPG. For the EcoSport with either the 1.0L or 2.0L engine, you're looking at an EPA-estimated 29 highway MPG.

The Chevy Trax is closest to the Jeep yet can't quite match the efficiency. At best, your Chevy is going to receive an EPA-estimated 31 highway MPG!

Renegade vs Trax vs EcoSport: Interior Specifications

That's a lot to be considered when you start peering into the cabins of the Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax, and Ford EcoSport. Two aspects of the interior typically draw the most attention from shoppers-the passenger and cargo room, plus the quality of the interior material!

 Interior Space

  • If you're looking for plenty of storage space in your next car, you'll get it with any of these three vehicles. 
  • Max cargo volume does favor the Jeep Renegade, however, as this SUV touts 50.8 cubic feet of total cargo capacity. In the Chevy, you can expect as much as 48.8 cubic feet, while Ford offers 50 cubic feet exactly.  
  • The models all have ample legroom, though taller drivers who want to avoid hunching may prefer the Renegade. The Jeep SUV offers 41.1 inches of front headroom, while the Trax and EcoSport have just 39.6 inches each. 
  • Rear riders will also benefit, due to the Renegade's 40.5-inch headroom, which exceeds the 38.8-inch headroom in the Trax and 37.5-inch headroom in the EcoSport.  

Interior Style

  • While the quality of the materials in each SUV is good, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is the only model which offers genuine leather. If you opt for the proper trim, your Jeep will be swaddled in soft, upscale leather.
  • All three have available heated front seats to make those harsh Keystone State winters a bit more bearable. The Renegade is the only one that gives you access to ventilated seats, though.

Choosing the Right Trim Level

Having the exact SUV you want comes from choosing the packages, accessories, and especially trim level. The more trims you can pick from, the better your chances your SUV is going to reflect your unique needs and wants. When comparing the Jeep Renegade to the Chevy Trax and Ford EcoSport, the gulf between available trims is noticeable.

For example, the Chevy Trax merely offers three trim levels to pick from. The base option is called the LS, the trim above that is called the LT, and from there you can choose the fully loaded Premier trim. Ford isn't much better, offering a quartet of trims: S, SE, Titanium, and SES.

With Jeep, though, the options are seemingly endless. The base Sport trim is a head-turner, while the Latitude and Upland trims add to the adventurousness of the SUV in typical jeep fashion.

From there, you can pick the acclaimed Altitude trim, the Limited trim-which is a truly luxurious offering-or the rugged Trailhawk! Finally, the 2020 Jeep Renegade trim-level list ends with the fully loaded and always upscale High Altitude trim.

2020 Jeep Renegade vs Trax vs EcoSport Debate: Weighing In

While reading our Jeep Renegade vs. Chevy Trax vs. Ford EcoSport comparison, did you learn more about your subcompact crossover SUV options? There's a lot of great choices in this segment!

However, we think shoppers near Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Stroudsburg, and East Stroudsburg will prefer the power, space, and style of the Renegade. 

Schedule a test drive of the Renegade at Ray Price CDJR today and experience it for yourself! 

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