Jeep Renegade review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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RRP £23,405What Car? Target Price from£19,808
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Jeep Renegade holds its value better than many rivals but also costs more to buy in the first place and service intervals are quite short, at every 12 months or 9000 miles. Fuel economy and emissions are merely average compared with many small SUV rivals, and the Trailhawk version of the plug-in hybrid has a higher benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax rate than its less powerful versions due to worse emissions. Even in its best form, the 4xe is soundly beaten by the Renault Captur for electric-only range and CO2 output.

More positively, even the most basic model, Longitude, has cruise control, sat-nav and rear parking sensors. We would not select a higher trim level than that because it makes the Renegade too expensive, although adding either one of the Function Packs might be a good idea because it adds the adjustable boot floor we mentioned.

The Renegade has lots of safety aids as standard, including lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking (AEB), and was awarded NCAP’s maximum five-star rating, scoring particularly well for adult and child occupant protection.

Every Jeep Renegade comes with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty. That gets upgraded to five years for the plug-in hybrid model, along with an eight-year or 100,000-mile policy for the battery pack.

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Overview

The Jeep Renegade offers distinctive styling and decent practicality, but most rivals make it feel agricultural

  • Plenty of standard equipment
  • Good safety rating
  • Genuine off-road ability
  • Unsettled ride
  • Awful refinement
  • Comparatively expensive

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