What used Jeep Renegade 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Prices for an earlier Renegade start at around £7000 for a 2015 example with above-average mileage. Up the ante to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll have your choice of good 2017 cars with average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from an independent or franchised dealership.
Expect to pay £14,500 or more for a facelifted Renegade from late 2018 or early 2019.
Prices for the plug-in hybrid start from £29,000, which saves you a couple of grand from the new list price.
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How much does it cost to run a Jeep Renegade 4x4?
Naturally, front-wheel-drive cars are more economical than their four-wheel-drive counterparts. On paper, the best performer is the 1.6 diesel, with a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 64.2mpg. The larger 2.0 diesel gets 48.7mpg in 148bhp form, or 47.9mpg in its more potent 168bhp guise.
Petrol versions started out with the 1.4 that got 47.1mpg in 138bhp form, or 40.9mpg when paired with four-wheel drive. A 1.6 petrol was briefly offered and mild-hybrid technology helped it to get a figure of 47.1mpg, while both the 1.0-litre and 148bhp 1.3 petrols that arrived in 2018 get 42.2mpg. The four-wheel drive equipped 1.3 petrol only gets 33.6mpg.
None can surpass the plug-in hybrid's 128.4mpg, but that would require regular charging and sparing use of the engine to achieve.
We're concentrating on the engines that you could get before April 2017 (see car tax section), and the lowest CO2 emissions came from the 1.6 diesel with 115g/km. There's only a slight CO2 penalty for going for the 168bhp 2.0 diesel that emits 155g/km over the 150g/km emitted by the 138bhp 2.0.
The front wheel drive 1.4 puts out 140g/km, while the four-wheel drive version puts out 160g/km.
Car tax (VED)
Tax will be based on CO2 emissions for cars registered before April 2017 and will be at the flat rate for those registered after that date. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Servicing will be more expensive than some rivals, but there are plenty of garages that will take work on since underneath the car are Fiat parts.
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