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2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review: Price, Features, Performance, Interior and Rivals

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February 11, 2021 at 12:53 PM

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude will come with no major and significant changes on both interior and exterior. The small SUV will feature Jeep’s iconic 7-slot front grille, sturdy body cladding, and round headlamps. On the interior, the design will remain the same as the outgoing model with loads of plastic surfaces and massive roof pillars. Despite all these, the interiors will retain its unique appeal with funky design elements.

The Jeep Renegade was introduced to the public at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and went on to production later that year. In its standard form, the SUV is offered in a front-wheel-drive layout. The Renegade is offered in 5 trims and adds some nifty features as you go up the trim levels.

FCA produces the Jeep Renegade outside the North American soil alongside the related Fiat 500X. For the 2021 model year, the SUV will be a carryover from the previous model year and will feature no noteworthy upgrades in terms of design, features, and interior equipment. 

What engine is offered in the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude?

Under the short hood of the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude lies a compact 2.4 liter four-pot motor that is good for 180 horsepower and 175lb-ft of torque. The motor delivers a raw performance since the I-4 motor is not exactly refined and polished. Due to this characteristic, many enthusiasts prefer the Renegade over its rivals.

The motor produces more than adequate power to carry this sub-compact SUV around the urban boundaries with ease. The motor might feel a bit more worked up under a full load but it doesn’t lose its steam easily.

Model

Jeep Renegade Latitude

Honda HR-V EX

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3 Sport

MSRP

$24,835

$24,220

$25,285

$22,040

Engine

2.4L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

1.8L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

1.5L Turbocharged Inline-3

2.0L Naturally Aspirated inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

9 Speed Automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

6-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

180@6,400

141@6,500

181hp@6,000rpm

148@6,000

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

175@3,900

127@4,300

190@3,000

146@2,800

The Ford Escape makes the maximum power in the list closely followed by the Jeep Renegade. The Mazda CX-3 sits at the middle position and the Ford Escape lags behind the competition with the least amount of power and torque numbers.

What kind of MPG figures will the Jeep Renegade Latitude offer?

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude will come with unaltered mpg figures since there will be no changes in the powertrain. It continues to be a decently fuel-efficient option in the competition list but it is not the best.

Model

Jeep Renegade Latitude

Honda HR-V EX

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3 Sport

MPG (City)

22

28

21

27

MPG (Highway)

30

34

29

32

MPG (Combined)

25

30

24

29

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.7 

13.2

14.2

11.9

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

266/368/317

330/435/369

396/441/350

368/432/393

Being the least powerful of the lot the Honda HR-V turns out to be the most fuel-efficient one. The Mazda CX-3 closely follows the Honda but the vehicle is let down by its small gas tank. The Jeep disappoints truly with its driving range as well as fuel economy figures. The Ford Escape comes out as the clear winner in the aspect of driving range owing to its biggest fuel tank among the competition.

What are the changes in the interiors of the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude?

Model

Jeep Renegade Latitude

Honda HR-V EX

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3 Sport

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

41.1/55.9/41.2

37.6/55.9/41.2

39.9/55.9/43.1

38.4/53.5/41.7

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

40.5/55.1/35.1

38.3/54.5/39.3

39.0/55.2/37.3

37.6/53.5/41.7

The Jeep Renegade is the most spacious among the competitors and can accommodate 5 passengers comfortably.

The Honda HR-V lacks headroom space in both the front and rear seats disappointingly. The Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-3 offers decent cabin space and adequate headroom and legroom.

How intuitive is the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude’s infotainment system?

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude will be carrying the same infotainment system from the previous model year. It is blessed with FCA’s own Uconnect infotainment software that offers an excellent and interactive user interface. The system will come with the standard 5-inch touchscreen display along with the options for a 7 or 8.4-inch display.

The infotainment integrates all the basic and necessary connectivity features to make the best out of it. Some of the highlighted features of the infotainment system include:

  • 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

How is the exterior styling of the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude?

The exterior styling of the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude will remain unchanged and will continue to appeal to the customers with its unique styling language. It retains the traditional boxy looks of Jeep but is quite compact and can be maneuvered easily within the city and tight spots.

The signature 7-slot front grille looks awesome and the rounded headlamps give the SUV a ‘cute’ face with round eyes.

Model

Jeep Renegade Latitude

Honda HR-V EX

Ford Escape

Mazda CX-3 Sport

Curb Weight (lbs)

3056

2959

3299

2994

Length (in)

166.6

170.4

178.1

168.3

Width (in)

74.2

69.8

72.4

69.6

Height (in)

66.5

63.2

66.3

60.9

Ground Clearance (in)

6.7

5.4

7.8

6.1

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

102.8

105.9

101.2

The Ford Escape is the heaviest and the longest among the list and also comes with the maximum ground clearance. The Jeep Renegade is the widest that makes the cabin roomier for 5 occupants. The Honda HR-V and the Mazda CX-3 offers decent dimensions that help them to cling on to the competition list.

What about the safety offered by the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude?

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude performed decently in the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. The NHTSA rated the SUV an overall 4-stars based on their several assessing parameters. The IIHS is yet to conduct its testing on the latest Renegade but it is expected to clear the same easily. The SUV comes with the basic safety features and driver assistance systems such as a forward-collision avoidance system. Some of the important and highlighted safety aids on the Jeep Renegade are:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection
  • Parksense with rear park assist
  • Parallel and perpendicular park and exit assist
  • Lanesense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep AssistFull-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Should you buy the 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude?

The 2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude will be essentially a carryover model from the 2020 model year. It will retain all the exciting features and practicality that the 2020 Renegade provided. With a spacious interior and funky-designed exterior, the 2021 Renegade will continue to attract even more buyers than before if not for its weaker fuel-efficiency.

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2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review cockpit area
2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review front seats
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2021 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review infotainment screen
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