The Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade are leading the pack of new 2018 small SUVs. Both are stylish options inside and out, and both offer enjoyable experiences for the driver and all passengers. Either one of these vehicles is a fine choice for a high performer both on and off the road. There’s enough in common between these two that a closer look is required to see which one gets the edge. The Car Connection rates the Chevy Trax higher after thorough inspection.Download Brochure
WHAT’S NEW IN 2018?
The Trax received some serious attention from Chevrolet in the last year. Color options have been reconsidered, and three new exterior shades replace three from the 2017 model year. The Driver Confidence Package is now standard on premium models. Chevy even added a special Redline Edition Package to give drivers the choice of a bold and sporty style.
Less has changed for the Renegade, as Jeep seems content to rest on previous accomplishments. There is an option for a new sunroof with two panes, though. At least that’s something.Download Brochure
As exterior dimensions go, these two vehicles have much in common. They’re within inches of each other when it comes to height, length, ground clearance, and wheelbase. The finer details see a little bit more difference.
The Jeep Renegade might be attempting to ride the coattails of some of the more successful models from the Jeep brand. It certainly looks a lot like some other Jeeps.
The Chevy Trax is more of a true-to-form small SUV. The outside isn’t overly showy, because it’s more about practicality and setting the stage for a practical interior.Download Brochure
The similar exterior dimensions give Chevrolet and Jeep a nearly identical amount of room to work with on the inside of these two great vehicles. Smart design on Chevy’s part helps them to come away with more second row legroom than their competitor. While Jeep’s back seat is perfectly suitable for children, four adults will be much more comfortable in the Trax.
Chevy’s interior is also more versatile, which makes the space seem bigger than it actually is. Jeeps interior is definitely user friendly, but it feels just a little too cramped to be truly comfortable.Download Brochure
The Renegade had not been crash tested by the time The Car Connection published their report, but it’s hard to imagine any vehicle earning ratings as great as the Chevy Trax. Chevrolet’s small SUV is awarded five out of five stars in every single category except one, where it received four out of five stars. The crash test ratings and safety features reaffirm that there is no manufacturer that can match Chevy for safety and dependability.Download Brochure
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GAIN MORE INSIGHT WITH A TEST DRIVE
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax is the best option in its class on paper, but looking great on paper isn’t necessarily going to help you when you need a dependable vehicle in your day-to-day life. The best way to choose between the 2018 Jeep Renegade and 2018 Chevy Trax is to drive them both for yourself.
Checking these vehicles out in person will give you a better feel for how much you like the look of the exterior and how comfortable you are while driving them. Visit your nearest Valley Chevy dealership in Arizona to try these cars out today!Download Brochure
Chevy Trax or Jeep Renegade: Which is Better?
These two vehicles are both strong choices, and they’re so similar that a buyer must have a discerning eye for detail. The difference is in little things – like how the 2018 Trax has a larger fuel tank and gets slightly better mileage per gallon, so you’ll get more time on the road between fill-ups. It’s the little things that make the Chevrolet Trax the best buy for a 2018 small SUV.