Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade

2021 Jeep Renegade

Pros: Good passenger space (save for rear legroom) and cargo room in a tidy package; solid body structure contributes to good ride quality for the class; distinctive styling; broad range of available technology features and unique equipment

Cons: Road, wind, and engine noise intrude a bit in highway driving; thick roof pillars compromise visibility; automatic transmission is often slow to downshift for more power

CG Says: The 2021 Jeep Renegade adds standard safety features. Blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-keep assist are now standard on all models. There are also new 80th Anniversary, Islander Edition, and Jeepster models. Introduced for 2015, Renegade is a subcompact-sized crossover SUV that revived a model name from Jeep’s past. Two engines are offered. The base engine is a 180-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and the step-up engine is a 177-hp turbo 1.3-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines are mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and offer front- or 4-wheel drive. The Renegade is based on the same basic platform as the Fiat 500X from Jeep’s parent company, but it has more-rugged, “Jeep-esque” styling, higher ground clearance, and the availability of an off-road-capable 4-wheel-drive system. Like its Fiat 500X cousin, the Renegade is built in Italy. Among the available features are heated mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and unique “My Sky” dual removable sunroofs (the forward one being available with a power-sliding feature). Available safety features include forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear-obstacle detection, rear cross-path detection, and rearview camera with dynamic grid lines. The Renegade stands out in the fast-growing category of pint-sized SUVs by offering rugged-but-cute Jeep styling and legitimate off-road capabilities (when properly equipped).

The Facts
Class Subcompact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture Italy
Base Prices Sport: $24,325
AWD Sport: $25,895
Jeepster: $26,465
AWD Jeepster: $27,965
4WD Upland: $27,220
Latitude: $26,555
AWD Latitude: $28,055
80th Anniversary: $27,590
AWD 80th Anniversary: $29,090
Islander: $29,170
AWD Islander: $30,670
AWD Trailhawk: $30,420
AWD Limited: $30,420

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (Sport, Jeepster, Upland, Latitude, 80th Anniversary, Islander)
Horsepower
180
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.3-liter 4-cylinder (Trailhawk, Limited)
Horsepower
177
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-32

Jeep Renegade
2021 Jeep Renegade
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 4
80%
Rollover - 3
60%

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