Compare the 2021 Jeep Renegade vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox




If you’re searching for the perfect adventure vehicle to roam around this beautiful country and ferry you on your morning commute, there’s a good chance you’ve decided a mid-size SUV is the best choice. They provide plenty of space for passengers and cargo, strong performance in all weather and terrain, and peace of mind due to the safety and capability built into their designs.

It’s difficult to compare another vehicle to a Jeep because of its unique offerings and unmatched off-road abilities. I mean, they are the ultimate adventure vehicles after all. But for the sake of the curious shopper who can’t seem to decide between a normal SUV and joining the #JeepLife, we have put together this comparison of the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox to help them out.

Compare the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox at Carolina CDJR in Elizabeth City, NC | 2021 Jeep Renegade parked on trail


When you purchase a Jeep, you get versatility in every aspect of the vehicle, but most importantly in the performance. The 2021 Jeep Renegade comes standard with a 2.5L engine that gets 180-hp, or you can opt for a turbocharged 1.4L engine for an extra 25 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 2,000 lbs when equipped with all-wheel drive. Compare this to the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox’s standard 1.5L engine that is good for light driving but not much else.

As for performance features, the 2021 Jeep Renegade comes standard with Hillstart Assist, available tractions management systems, and 8-inches of ground clearance so you can get to that incredible camping spot without a problem. The 2021 Chevy Equinox only clears 6.9-inches off the ground, and you’ll be paying extra to add on those same performance features that allow the Renegade to explore where most vehicles wouldn’t dare.

If you’re a dirt road warrior, the 2021 Renegade Trailhawk is a great choice because that’s what it’s designed for: off-road. The high air intake, sealed electrical connections, and moisture-resistance body openings take the worry out of crossing waterways, and the precision steering and optimized wheelbases takes maneuverability of this mid-size SUV to the next level. Ask us about the 2021 Renegade Trailhawk at Carolina CDJR to take a test drive!

Compare the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox at Carolina CDJR in Elizabeth City, NC | 2021 Jeep Renegade driving on trail


The 2021 Jeep Renegade looks best with a little dirt on it, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t designed with refinement in mind. This Jeep infuses style and convenience into its interior so that even the most rugged adventures can feel like luxury. For example, Elizabeth City drivers will enjoy the available heated & ventilated seats, nine-speaker Kenwood® Premium Audio System with a 560-watt amplifier, and dual-zone automatic temperature control. Plus, the Renegade’s interior is unique, with special details like maps imprinted into the cupholders that make it feel like nothing you’ve ever driven before.

The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox also has comfort-enhancing features, but the whole design is average at best. Its lack of personality or thoughtful detail is perfectly fine for those drivers who want a basic mid-size SUV to get them from point A to B, but we think it’s way more fun to have a car that matches your character. And if it’s at the same price point as the adventurous Jeep Renegade, why not have it all?

To make your on-the-go lifestyle even easier, the 2021 Jeep Renegade has an adjustable cargo floor that can be moved up or down easily for your various cargo needs. Plus the rear seats fold completely flat for 50.8 cubic feet of space to stash gear, luggage, or whatever else your adventure entails. The 2021 Chevrolet Equinox has plenty of room for cargo too, but it doesn’t include the smart adjustable design as the Renegade that makes organization and Tetris-style packing as easy as ever.

Compare the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox at Carolina CDJR in Elizabeth City, NC | 2021 Jeep Renegade parked with bikes on the back


Both the 2021 Jeep Renegade and the 2021 Equinox were built with safety as a priority, so you can be confident that both vehicles will keep you and your family safe on or off the road. But the 2021 Jeep Renegade has an impressive set of standard and optional safety features that take it to the next level. For example, every 2021 Jeep Renegade is equipped with forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, side-impact beams, blind-spot warning, and so much more. It even has a semi-autonomous feature that helps you park perfectly into any spot. But where it shines is (you guessed it) the performance-enhancing features like the Selec-Terrain® Traction Management System that optimizes engine and drivetrain systems to adapt to whatever surface you’re rolling over, including a Rock Mode only available on the TrailHawk trim.

While the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox is a great standard family vehicle for everyday driving, it just doesn’t compare to the versatility that the 2021 Jeep Renegade offers on and off-road. If you need a reliable set of wheels with a comfortable cabin to handle any muddy, rough adventure, then you know which is the right choice.


Test drive an all-new 2021 Jeep Renegade today at Carolina CDJR to experience the Jeep difference for yourself!