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2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Reliability, JD Power Report, Recalls and Warranty

Updated on: February 3, 2021

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The 2021 Jeep Renegade does not undergo any major changes from the preceding model year. Although, Jeep has gone ahead and made the Renegade safer than before as the 2021 model gets a number of safety and driver-assistance features such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and much more as standard. Moreover, Jeep has also introduced two new trims for the 2021 Renegade - Islander, and 80th-Anniversary Edition, which happens to be a limited run model and commemorates Jeep's 80 years of existence. 

2021 Jeep Renegade reliability

The 2021 Jeep Renegade has the best-in-class off-roading experience and performance which can be modified with additional features and accessories as well. The prices for the 2021 Jeep Renegade starts from $22,850 for the base Sport trim and ranges up to $28,925 for the range-topping Trailhawk variant. The Jeep Renegade's price makes it comparatively more expensive than popular contenders of this segment such as the Honda HR-VFord Escape & Mazda CX-3. But for the extra premium, how reliable is the 2021 Jeep Renegade? Scroll down to find out. 

"The Renegade sports a relatively spacious interior, a user-friendly touch screen, balanced handling, and impressive off-road ability, but it also has weak acceleration and a poor predicted reliability rating." - Cars.USnews

2021 Jeep Renegade J.D. Power Reliability Report

J.D. Power reports are trusted and are used for reliability analysis because they are based on thousands of unbiased and real customers’ reviews and feedback. These ratings are based on four different categories, first is Quality and Reliability, the second is the Driving experience, the third is Resale, and the fourth is the Dealership experience.

The 2021 Jeep Renegade scored an overall score of 78 out of 100 which is average considering what the rest of the competitors in the class have scored. For Quality and Reliability, it received a score of 80 out of 100 which is a decent score and tells us that customers are satisfied with the 2021 Jeep Renegade’s reliability.

Rating Category

Score(Out of Hundred)

Overall Score

78

Quality and Reliability

80

Driving Experience

77

Resale

88

Dealership Experience

67

The 2021 Jeep Renegade scored 88 out of 100 in resale which is quite impressive as this category basically forecast’s depreciation over three years and scoring 88 actually means that the 2021 Jeep Renegade can turn out to be a good investment as it does not look like it will be losing its market value anytime soon. 

The 2021 Jeep Renegade has done alright in the Quality and Reliability section. Other cars in the same class have scored higher than the Jeep Renegade. The 2021 Jeep Renegade focuses majorly on its performance, with different modes available to activate at different terrains from snow to sand including mud and rock. 

2021 Jeep Renegade Recalls (NHTSA)

NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rate and hold a recall and complaint history of vehicles. The ratings and recall, complaint histories can be used to identify and judge the reliability and reputation of the particular model. NHTSA is a government organization that conducts a series of tests and keeps a public record of every recall and complaint filed against any model of any vehicle.

NHTSA has given 4 out of 5 stars to the 2020 Jeep Renegade and ratings are not available yet for the 2021 Jeep Renegade so we can use the 2020 ratings for reference. The data for the recall is not available for the 2021 Jeep Renegade either but the 2020 Jeep Renegade had 2 recalls. Following are the details of both of them:

  • April 2, 2020- Rearview image can remain on display:- 2020 Jeep Renegade was recalled along with some of the other Chrysler vehicles because of a software error that caused the rearview image to be stuck on the monitor even after switching to drive from the reverse. Chrysler made sure that the dealers update the software absolutely free of cost.
  • December 19, 2019- fractured right brake caliper-  The right brake caliper could've been fractured during casting in the 2020 Jeep Renegade, and customers were informed to check and get it replaced free of cost.

2021 Jeep Renegade Customer Complaints

The 2021 Jeep Renegade is still new in the market so it has not received any complaints yet according to the NHTSA but in the previous year's model, the 2020 Jeep renegade received quite a few. 

Most of the complaints were regarding brake malfunction, one customer complained about the car accelerating when they tried hitting brakes and ended up totaling their Jeep into a tree. The complaints and recalls do create a cloud of doubt regarding the new 2021 Jeep Renegade but it honestly does look like it has developed and grown out of its own mistakes.


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2021 Jeep Renegade Warranty

Jeep offers a basic warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles on all its vehicles. The Jeep Renegade offers the same warranty package. You get an Anti-Corrosion Perforation warranty of 5 years which covers any body part that might get corroded. You also get a powertrain warranty which is covered for a period of 5 years or 60,000 miles. The warranty is certainly not the best in the segment as most of its rivals offer a battery warranty package.

Criteria

Period

Basic warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

4 years/ unlimited miles; 

Being part of the FCA group, Jeep manages to provide a widespread network of service and repair centers which means getting something fixed is an easy affair. You can also opt for Jeep’s extended warranty at an extra cost which shall cover the car for a maximum of 5 years or 100,000 miles.

2021 Jeep Renegade Reliability Verdict

Jeep did run onto some issues regarding the reliability of its vehicles but it should not stop you from considering the 2021 Jeep Renegade. The 2021 Jeep Renegade is designed to perform on-road as well as off-road. It offers a solid warranty package which might look just basic when compared to its rivals. It still is extremely fun to drive and has aggressive handling. If you are looking for a funky subcompact SUV to take your kids or friends out for some healthy off-roading then the Jeep Renegade is a great option.

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Richard C. Jackson

2021 Jeep Renegade

Upland 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 30, 2021

Love it

Pros - Smooth engine, design, cheap to maintain

Cons - Audio quality, infotainment

It doesn't get any better than this This is a perfect package and I can say that with full confidence. It has been great for me so far. The engine is refined, there is little noise but other than that no issues. The 4WD drive works great in the snow. As far as the design is concerned, this is something I didn't like from the very first day. The more I look at it the uglier it gets. But I thought that what is more important is design or the engine, safety, and fuel economy and decided to buy it. Now, that most of those things turned out to be bad, the already bad design is an eyesore.

10/10
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10/10
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10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
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10/10
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Sydney K. Marquez

2016 Jeep Renegade

Latitude 4dr SUV 4WD (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2021

Jeep Renegade!

Pros - Smooth ride. Premium interiors. Quirky design.

Cons - Low fuel economy. Too many repairs.

Good-looking waste of money! I always wanted a car that standed out from the crowd. Having driven the Kia Soul for quite some time, I got bored of it. With someone suggesting the Renegade, I was all up for it's old-school, quirky character. The manual gearbox little SUV is surely fun to drive on a daily basis with enough comfort suprisingly. However, during the past year, the little Jeep always needed quite a few repairs often. The fuel economy hasn't been that great as well despite having a smaller engine. Having driven for only two years, I think I'm quite done with the Rengade! The service team has never been even half good as the sales people were to me. I was always belittled whenever I took my Renegade for the fuel economy problem. I guess they entertain customers with how expensive their Jeep is! Pathetic!

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
7/10
Safety
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
4/10
Dealer Review

MM

Melissa M. Mohammad

2017 Jeep Renegade

Altitude 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 180 hp 4cyl 9A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2021

2017 Jeep Renegade

Pros - Classic styling. Agile handling. Easy-to-use tech.

Cons - Clunky nine-speed auto. Wind noise. Limited cargo space

Not suitable for long distances The Rengade has been my daily commuter for ,ore than three years now and I really love the little SUV. The small turning radius and a peppy engine makes it quite fun around city roads. The infotainment system is quite easy. Every control on the dash or door is just within reach comfortably. However, I did take the Renegade for a long trip a few times and it just doesn't make the cut for it. The auto gearbox isn't quite smooth as you would expect while cruising ona highway. Also, the boxy dimensions let in quite a lot of wind noise. And yes, the tiny cargo space! You'll regret it if you have lot of highway driving! I remember my buying experience so distinctively because of the honest and transparent sales staff. They literally pointed out the faults in the Renegade which anyway didn't seem like a dealbreaker. Kudos to the team!

6/10
Features
7/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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