2021 Jeep Renegade vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Renegade
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Jeep Renegade is best considered as a mini ‘ute with off-road talent, which also describes the Subaru Crosstrek.

The Subaru is more comfortable and versatile but lacks the butch look of the Jeep.

The Chevy Trax is treading water and knows it; the Ford Ecosport is in the same boat but doesn’t know it.

The Honda HR-V is due for a rethink, but it steers more toward hatchback versatility.

The Nissan Rogue Sport is a good pick for its low base price but lacks the interior refinement of its rivals.

2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade
#10 in Small SUVs
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2021 Chevrolet Trax2021 Chevrolet Trax
#16 in Small SUVs
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2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Ford Ecosport
#17 in Small SUVs
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2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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2020 Nissan Rogue Sport2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
Quick Specs
5.8
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
4.2
If you need a spacious new vehicle for the tiniest of parking spaces (and budgets), the Trax is an acceptable but mediocre contender.
3.5
The 2021 Ford Ecosport small crossover forsakes its name and doesn’t offer much by way of driving excitement or efficiency.
5.0
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
6.0
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
5.2
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport is a good value, but it’s light on performance.
MSRP From     
$22,850$21,400$20,395$21,220$22,245$23,430
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-3Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 4WDSmall Station Wagons
Style Name     
Jeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*FWD 4-Door LSS FWDLX 2WD CVTManualFWD S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Chevrolet Trax2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Ford Ecosport2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Honda HR-V2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport