2020 Jeep Renegade

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2020 Jeep Renegade Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: April 2, 2020
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Swapnil Kulshrestha

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Considering the ever-growing density of vehicles on the freeways, buying big SUVs don't make much sense now. Consumers need a better proposition than just extravagantly sized SUVs. Jeep - a brand that has gradually crawled up to become a synonym for hardcore off-roading capabilities, has found an interesting solution to this dilemma. As a result, in 2017, came the littlest Jeep ever - The Jeep Renegade. A toned-down version of the Jeep Compass, packed with utilitarian abilities, compact dimensions, and a juicy price tag which is hard to say no to. 

The 2020 Jeep Renegade is the most affordable off-roader currently on sale in the market. With just a handful of features and dated technology on the inside, the Renegade won't really pop your eyes out with gimmicks or gadgets. It is a purpose-built vehicle that means pure business. Take it to a rocky trail and you'll be surprised to see this bunny hop over the obstacles without breaking a sweat. This is what the Renegade is, just utility, no drama. And that means fewer tantrums for maintenance. To sum it all up - hard to say no to, indeed!

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Pros

Off-road capable Trailhawk

Nimble handling

Classic Jeep looks

User-friendly infotainment

Cons

Lethargic throttle response

Awful fuel economy

Low cargo space

What's New?

Mild power bump for the 1.3L engine

Remote smartphone app becomes standard

Introduction of the Upland trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22275

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

144 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

175 lbs.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

166.6 in.

height

66.5 in.

curb weight

3166 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

50.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/30 mpg

ev range

279.4 mi.

highway range

381 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
 2020 Jeep Renegade Exterior video
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Styles

 2020 Jeep Renegade in Alpine White color  2020 Jeep Renegade in Bikini pearl coat color  2020 Jeep Renegade in Black color  2020 Jeep Renegade in Colorado Red color  2020 Jeep Renegade in Slate Blue Metallic color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.1

Engine And Performance

6.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Jeep Renegade Sport

Sport

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$22,275 - $25,270


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $23,775 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $23,770 MSRP (24/27/32) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,270 MSRP (23/25/29) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $22,275 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade Latitude

Latitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$24,125 - $27,120


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $27,120 MSRP (23/25/29) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $24,125 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,620 MSRP (24/27/32) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5
Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,625 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade Upland

Upland

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$25,070


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,070 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade Altitude

Altitude

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$25,120 - $28,115


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Altitude 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,120 MSRP (22/25/30) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $26,620 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $28,115 MSRP (23/25/29) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 5
Altitude 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $26,615 MSRP (24/27/32) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-Speed Automatic front wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade Limited

Limited

power
177 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$26,645 - $28,145


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $26,645 MSRP (24/27/32) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $28,145 MSRP (23/26/29) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade North Edition

North Edition

power
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$26,670


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
North Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $26,670 MSRP (21/24/29) 180 hp @ 6400 rpm, 2.4 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

Trailhawk

power
177 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
24 combined

$27,795


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trailhawk 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $27,795 MSRP (22/24/27) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Jeep Renegade High Altitude

High Altitude

power
177 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
27 combined

$28,640 - $30,140


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
High Altitude 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $28,640 MSRP (24/27/32) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
High Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $30,140 MSRP (23/26/29) 177 hp @ 5750 rpm, 1.3 L, Inline 4, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic four wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


On the performance front, the Renegade doesn't really bring anything significant with its 2020 avatar. It still flaunts the same 2.4L motor under the hood that has been tried and tested for ages now. Along with this reliable powertrain, the Renegade doesn't fall much behind the segment standards in terms of gizmos either. Jeep has also introduced a new trim for the Renegade in the year 2020, which goes by the name “Upland”. With the introduction of this new member, the Renegade family has grown to 7 trims!

That's right! Starting from a scarcely equipped 2WD variant, all the way to the highly capable Wrangler-like Trailhawk edition, Jeep has ensured there's a Renegade for everyone. That said, this smallest-Jeep-ever locks horns with some major players in the market such as Honda HR-V and Ford Escape. So the question remains - is the Jeep Renegade worth picking over these established contenders? Let’s find out.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Front View
2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Rear View

7.1/10
Features

 

6.9/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.5/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

8.0/10
Safety

 

7.0/10
Competition

 

8.0/10
Final Verdict

 

2020 Jeep Renegade Features

7.1/10

The Jeep Renegade is segregated into 7 different avatars. Not just on the equipment front, but each trim comes with its own set of specialties. The Trailhawk and the newly introduced trim - Upland, feature a different powertrain than the rest of the lineup. While the lower trims of can be had as a 2WD variant, the Trailhawk and the Upland bring 4WD as standard. Apart from this, the latter two trims of the Renegade can also be mated to a 1.3L motor which is more frugal yet powerful than the standard offering. 

As you move up the trim ladder, the aesthetics of the car keep shifting from a true-blue utilitarian all the way to a fancy, fully-loaded sub-compact SUV. Jeep also offers a few optional features, the compatibility of which depends on the trim you pick. It may not necessarily be welcoming to the trim you choose. 

Model Sport Latitude Trailhawk Limited Upland Altitude High Altitude
MSRP (FWD) $22,275 $24,125 - $26,645 - $25,120 $28,640
MSRP (4WD) $23,775 $25,625 $27,795 $28,145 $25,070 $26,620 $30,140
Key Features 5” Touchscreen Display with U Connect 3 with FM, CD compatibility Adds/Upgrades to Sport Adds/Upgrades to Latitude Adds/upgrades to Trailhawk Adds/upgrades to Limited Adds/upgrades to Upland Adds/upgrades to Altitude
  16” Steel Wheels 17” Alloy Wheels 17” Alloy Wheels with All-Season Off-Road Tires 18” Painted Alloy Wheels 17” Aluminum Alloy Wheels AC Auto temperature control with Dual Zone Control 19” Aluminum Alloy Wheels
  Manual Control AC Dual Zone Auto AC Hill Descent Control Heated Front Seats All-season Floor Mats U Connect 4 with 7-inch display 5 Year SiriusXM Travel Link Service
  Driver, Passenger Side Sun Visor with mirrors Black Roof Rails Skid Plate for Front Suspension, Fuel Tank, Transfer Case, Transmission Auto-Dimming RVM Black Exterior Mirrors Exterior Rear View Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals Tire Service Kit
          U connect 3 with 5-inch display   U Connect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display

The undermentioned trims are the limited edition variants of the Jeep Renegade that are supposedly meant to be discontinued in the following production years.

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The Trailhawk variant ensures the availability of all the features along with the new 1.3L motor which feels more punchy than the standard engine. Hence, the Trailhawk is the perfect Renegade to showcase the abilities of a true Jeep.

2020 Jeep Renegade Engine and Performance

6.9/10

Do not take the Renegade to be less than any other typical Jeep. It has been blessed with a trustworthy 2.4L, naturally aspirated, inline-4 unit that pumps out 180 horses. Its 175 lb-ft of torque might sound impressive on paper, but in person, you would end up gasping for power while executing overtakes. Fortunately, for an additional premium of $1,500, you can get your Jeep spec'd to drive all four wheels instead of just two. This really helps in making the Renegade slightly more eager to get off the line. However, the base engine we’d say is more of a miss than a hit for the Jeep Renegade, owing to its laggy response and timid sprinting capabilities. 

Nevertheless, for the performance-hungry lot, Jeep has made provisions to quench your thirst as well. If you pick either of the Limited or Trailhawk editions, the 2.4L motor gets replaced by a 1.3L, turbocharged, inline-4 motor that brings the Renegade back into the game with its stupendous power delivery. The ones picking the Sport or Lattitude trims get the luxury of choosing either one of the aforementioned powertrains as well. We really liked the way this motor behaved under testing. It has ample power available right on tap and can push the Renegade into the triple-digit speeds with a big smile.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV has 180 Horsepower

The Jeep Renegade, for both the engines, employs a 9-speed automatic transmission, that transmits the power to the front wheels as standard. As mentioned already, you can get this gearbox to drive all four wheels too. However, the closely placed gear ratios and the sluggish response from the gearbox translate to a disappointing experience when driving spiritedly. We believe that the 1.3L motor on the top models could do with a better set of gears in order to unlock the full potential of the powertrain.

Models

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3

MSRP

$23,775

$21,565

$24,885

$21,435

Engine

2.4L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

2.5L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

9 Speed Automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

6-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

180@6,400

141@6,500

168@6,000

146@6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

175@3,900

127@4,300

170@3,000

146@2,800

The Honda HR-V seems like the greatest of underdogs in the on-paper power figure compared with just 141 hp of power. The Mazda CX-3 rakes in the third spot with 146 horses, leading them is the Ford Escape with 168 ponies and 170 lb.ft. of torque. The Jeep Renegade seems the heavyweight champion of this comparison, leading the way with 180 hp and 174 lb.-ft. Of torque; but is the Jeep Renegade really the fastest? Let’s find out...

How fast is the Jeep Renegade?

The Jeep Renegade’s stock 2.4L engine will take no offense if you call it the epitome of coarseness, cause it really is one! 

 The stock 2.4L engine offered in the Jeep Renegade generates reasonable power for a subcompact sedan but is just too unrefined. The engine is noisy and can take the Renegade from 0-60 in 9 seconds, which is pretty lousy.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV hits 0-60 in 9 sec.

The optional 1.3L turbo engine is not a big leap for the Renegade either. The engine generates 177 hp, which is less than the stock’s 180, but accrediting to its additional 25 lb.-ft. Of torque, which develops in a lower rev range, it can bring down the Jeep Renegade 0-60 time to 7.8 seconds. 

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3

0-60 MPH (sec)

9.0 

9.3 

7.1 

8.6 

Quarter Mile (sec)

17.2 

16.8 

16.7 

16.3 

Top Speed (MPH) 115 125 130 N/A

Engine

2.4L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

2.5L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A N/A N/A N/A

The Jeep Renegade seemed like an ultimate performing car with great power figures in the power comparison, but one check at the reality and the Renegade is weighing heavy on the disappointment scale. The ride is one of the most atrocious performers in the 0-60, taking a beating from rivals such as the Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-3.

What about the braking performance of the Jeep Renegade?

The Jeep Renegade does fine in terms of braking. The 2020 Renegade comes with Active Braking and automatic emergency braking that makes the ride a safe halter. The ride posts shorter-than-average distances in emergency braking tests and there is no sign of any fade to it.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV comes with Active Braking

The pedal feels firm and has a short-stroke that makes it easier to leash the Jeep Renegade in tight traffic situations, and works effectively in routine city driving.

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3

Brake Rotors Front

(in)

12.0

11.5

12.8

11.0

Brake Rotors Rear

(in)

11.0

11.1

12.0

11.1

Curb Weight

(lbs)

3210

2888

3299

2809

60-0 MPH (ft)

126

127

112

117

The Jeep Renegade is one of the heaviest vehicles of this segment, and yet it posts a 60-0 braking distance figure of 126 ft. which is a respectable number. The Ford Escape performs exceptionally well in the braking test, with the highest curb weight and the lowest 60-0 distance.

What about its driving dynamics?

The Jeep Renegade is not built to hustle on all and no roads, like other offerings from the company, yet the car does not disappoint you with its driving dynamics. You will be as glad to drive the Renegade on the city streets just as on the rough territories, thanks to its relaxed and composed handling. It doesn't incline toward sides while cornering and feels lithe. With regard to the trims, the Latitude offers a keener and more captivating drive than the Trailhawk.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Rear View

 The steering wheel on the Renegade feels just appropriately weighted and gives the driver an average measure of feedback. The steering wheel feels connected to the road most of the time and is rapid to respond to driver inputs. 

There is little or no body-roll while the Renegade attacks some corners, which comes as a jolt, considering the ride’s boxy shape and upright stature. The Trailhawk model further induces upgrades such as the turbocharged engine, an AWD configuration that splits the torque 50/50 front to rear, 20:1 crawl ratio, hill descent control, a taller ride height, and more ground clearance, that make the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk a competent off-roader. 

2020 Jeep Renegade Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The Jeep Renegade offers better than average execution for the sort of engine it accompanies. However, the MPG figures for the ride take a hit while accomplishing that level of performance. The Renegade with the stock 2.4L 4-cylinder inline has an EPA rating of 22 mpg in the city, 30 on the highways and 25 combined with both front and all-wheel drive. While the 1.3-liter turbo-4 offers 21/29/24 mpg with AWD and 22/30/25 mpg with front-wheel drive.

The MPG figures are not the only downside with the Jeep Renegade. The fuel tank capacity for the ride is also the smallest in this comparison. A poor fuel economy and a small fuel tank have a direct implication on the Jeep Renegade’s city and highway range. 

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda cx-3

MPG (City)

22

25

21

29

MPG (Highway)

30

33

29

34

MPG (Combined)

25

28

24

31

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.7 

13.2

14.2

12.7

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

266/368/317

330/435/369

299/412/340

368/432/393

If fuel efficiency is your thing, then the Mazda CX-3 is the tailor-made match for you. The Mazda CX-3 offers a combined MPG of 31, which is the greatest in this segment. The Honda HR-V makes the closest possible chase with a 28 combined MPG. 

2020 Jeep Renegade Interior

8.5/10

The Jeep Renegade, on the inside, fails to deliver it big. The cabin layout of the Renegade feels somewhat unappealing and impractical at the same time. Starting up front, the front row of seats is pretty comfortable, with decent bolstering and cushioning. The rear seats, however, disappoint you with a very squeezed up leg space, making it an uncomfortable spot to be in for long-hour journeys. 

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV's Front Seats

The quality of the materials used inside the Jeep Renegade is decent with lots of soft-touch plastic and high-quality upholstery. The seating position is more towards the upright side, but the availability of excellent headroom makes this seating position a rather commanding one, providing great visibility with a broad view ahead. 

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda cx-3

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.1/55.9/41.2

39.5/56.8/41.2

39.9/55.9/43.1

37.6/53.5/41.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.5/55.1/35.1

39.5/56.8/41.2

39.0/55.2/37.3

37.6/53.5/41.7

The one aspect of the Jeep Renegade’s interior, which needs to be corrected as soon as possible is the cabin noise. The stock 2.4L engine is so unrefined that even at a speed of 70 mph, it starts yelping, transmitting all that noise to the cabin. Moreover, the ride’s boxy shape also contributes to the cabin noise.

Does it come loaded with tech inside?

The Jeep Renegade employs the Fiat Chrysler’s Uconnect system as it’s focal infotainment panel. The Uconnect infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly infotainment arrangements available in the market. It responds quickly to commands and it is easy to navigate through the menu. While the base model of the Jeep Renegade has a standard 5-inch screen, a 7.0-inch and 8.4-inch screen are also on offer. 

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Has 7 Full-Color Digital Cluster Display

Some other features of the Jeep Renegade’s infotainment panel are: 

  • Siri, Apple Car Play, Android Auto Compatibility
  • SiriusXM Guardian with Voice Command
  • 7 Full-Color Digital Cluster Display
  • 9 Speaker Beats Audio System
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity

What about utility?

The Jeep Renegade offers just 18.5 cubic feet of storage space at it’s back. This figure can be matched even by some compact sedans and does not seem justified at all in a car as boxy as the Jeep Renegade. 

The 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space can mushroom to 50.8 cubic feet once the rear seats are folded. There is also an optional front passenger seat folding available which lets you carry long objects.

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford EcoSport

Mazda cx-3

Cargo Capacity (ft3)

18.5

24.3

34.0

12.4

The Ford Escape simply triumphs in the cargo capacity comparison with 34 cubic feet of space on offer. Honda manages the next closest chase with 24.3 cubic feet, followed up by the Jeep Renegade, and finally the Mazda CX-3 at just 12.4 cubic feet. 

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2020 Jeep Renegade Exterior

7.0/10

The 2019 Renegade is profoundly a Jeep with its round front light, seven-space grilles, and a rocky frame of mind. It is a genuine Jeep and from outside it gives you the vibe of the DNA that it conveys from the famous Wrangler and extravagant Grand Cherokee. The Renegade looks more urban as opposed to retro with a plenitude of dark trim and curved surfacing.

2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Side View

There is some cool stuff to discuss with regards to the outside that the Renegade brags. Like the X-highlighted in its taillight is gotten from World War-II-period armed force jerrycans. The wheels have been squared-off giving it a progressively tough look and the significant distinction between trims is that Sports models have flat black trim while the Limited model features a contrasting dark rooftop. 

Model

Jeep Renegade Sport

Honda HR-V

Ford Escape

Mazda cx-3

Curb Weight (lbs)

3210

2888

3552

2809

Length (in)

166.6

169.1

178.1

168.3

Width (in)

74.2

69.8

72.4

60

Height (in)

66.5

63.2

66.3

60.7

Ground Clearance (in)

7.9

7.1

7.8

6.2

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

102.8

105.9

101.2

The Jeep Renegade is one of the heaviest and the shortest ride of this segment, a fact which bolsters its boxy-shape ideology. Moreover, the Jeep Renegade has the best-in-class ground clearance that lends it a true-Blu SUV vibe.

What are those eye-catching features?

Some of the most prominent exterior features on the Jeep Renegade are: 

  • Fog lamps
  • Deep Tinted Rear Glass
  • Wrap around black roof
  • 18 Aluminum Polished Granite Crystal Wheels
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
  • Windshield Wiper De-icer
  • HID Projector LED Headlamps with optional LED Units
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2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Headlight

2020 Jeep Renegade Safety

8.0/10

The Jeep Renegade is yet to be fully tested for the year 2020, however, some scores have been updated for the ride. For 2020, the Renegade still can't seem to be completely crash tried. The main scores that exist so far are a four-star frontal crash and a three-star rollover rating, both shoddy from the federal government. The IIHS has likewise given the Renegade an "Acceptable" rating for the Small front-overlap test, yet its headlights get a "Poor" tag. 

  • 7 Airbags
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System
  • Rear Park Assist System
  • Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Rear Back up Camera
  • Auto High Beam Headlamps

2020 Jeep Renegade Competition

7.0/10

Jeep Renegade vs. Honda HR-V

The Honda HR-V is one of the cheapest set of wheels this segment has to offer. However, price is not the only thing the HR-V is less at. Fitted with a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC I4 engine, the HR-V produces just 141 hp, which is the lowest in the segment. However, with a decent fuel economy and great cargo space, the HR-V makes for an ideal family ferry. 

2020 Honda HR-V

Jeep Renegade vs. Ford Escape

From manufacturing great power to boasting the best-in-class fuel economy while at the same time providing generous passenger and cargo space, tell us a thing that the Ford Escape can’t do. Priced at $25,885 the Ford Escape is the best value for your buck in this compact SUV segment. 

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Jeep Renegade Final Verdict

8.0/10

Just as much as we hate to say this, but the Renegade is much of a disappointment in the disguise of a Jeep. The ride is unbelievably slow, much of a fuel-guzzler, and does not score any good on the utility aspect as well. The Trailhawk version though is a bit off-road capable, but other than that, the Jeep Renegade is not a very pleasing ride to be in. All in all, we’ll say that for this much money, you get the Jeep badge and the Jeep silhouette in the form of the Renegade but you are not getting a “Jeep”. 

2020 Jeep Renegade Overall Reviews


Derek A. Wyman

Derek A. Wyman 2020 Jeep Renegade High Altitude 4dr SUV (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

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User Overall Rating

Second to none!

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Overview Rating

Great little SUV

8/10

Features

10/10

Interior

10/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

5/10

Dealer Review


Douglas.Cline

Douglas.Cline 2020 Jeep Renegade Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

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User Overall Rating

I love the Jeep, but

Overall Review -

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Overview Rating

It could have been better if it had a more practical interior.

9/10

Features

6/10

Interior

8/10

Design

9/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

8/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


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"Second to none!"

The engine is plenty powerful for a car this small (compared to other Jeep’s). Throttle response is excellent and so is 9-speed automatic. Handling for me is the best part of driving dynamics. It is a Jeep but doesn’t like one. There is no roll in the corners no matter how tight a corner is (ok maybe a little after all its a Jeep) but still better than any other SUV I have driven. The ride qua...
by Derek A. Wyman

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User Overall Rating

"I love the Jeep, but"

With 177 hp under the hood, it is pretty quick on its tires (bad pun I know) but power is not bad. The transmission could have been better though. It is not bad but when you press the throttle hard it is a little slow to react. The fuel mileage, on the other hand, is amazing. The visibility is great and so is the ride quality. I wanted nothing more.
by Douglas.Cline