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2020 Sport 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $22,375
2020 Sport 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $23,875
2020 Latitude 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,395
2020 Latitude 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $25,895
2020 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $27,000
2020 Trailhawk 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $27,970
2020 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $28,500
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

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: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The 2020 Jeep Renegade, the brand's take on the crossover, is back with only minor changes. The tweaks are mostly to do with feature availability, but they’re welcome – safety tech is now more widely available through the range. The Renegade continues to bear down on Jeep’s distinctive blend of attributes: unique styling and impressive off-road capability.

Choosing Your Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is available in four trims: Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The Sport is available in an Upland special edition, the Latitude in an Altitude, and the Limited in a High Altitude.

Pricing starts at $23,770 including destination for the Sport and rises to $29,290 for the Trailhawk.

Engine Choices

The Renegade is available with two engines. The Sport and Latitude start with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is a $1,495 option. The Limited and Trailhawk get the turbo engine standard.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.4L 4-Cylinder180 hp175 lb-ft25 mpg
1.3L Turbo 4-Cylinder177 hp210 lb-ft27 mpg

The number to pay attention to here is torque. The turbo engine has slightly less horsepower, but the torque boost suits the Renegade’s personality, especially off-road. The extra fuel efficiency doesn’t hurt, either.

Both engines use a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is a $1,500 option regardless of trim.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Jeep Renegade looks the part of the boxy mini-SUV, but the capacities don’t always back that up. The Renegade seats five passengers, but with 35.1 inches of rear legroom, it’s not exactly spacious. The Kia Soul has nearly 4 inches more.

Cargo capacity is mediocre for the class as well. The back fits 18.5 cubic feet of cargo with the seats up, or 50.8 with them folded. With seats folded, a Volkswagen Golf can do better.

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Safety Features

Any Renegade can have a near-full suite of active safety tech, but the features are reserved for optional packages. The Advanced Technology Group ($1,295) brings adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, and automatic high beams, while the Safety and Security Group ($695) includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a security alarm.

Connectivity

The base Renegade is lackluster in the tech department, using a 5-inch touchscreen running an older version of Jeep’s UConnect software. The rest of the range is better, with a 7-inch display compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This upgraded infotainment system is available on the Sport for $775.

The top three trims are available with an even larger 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation. The $Uconnect 8.4 NAV Group ($1,345) also adds a 7-inch driver information display, HD radio, and connected services.

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Sport - From $23,770

Even for a base trim, the Renegade Sport is sparse in the features department. It gets a rearview camera and push button start, but those are the only gestures toward comfort. Cruise control isn't included, seats are manually adjustable only, and the wheels are simple 16-inch steel.

The Upland special edition remains available for now. It’s a version of the Sport with larger wheels, black and orange accents, and a more aggressive look. It comes only in all-wheel drive and costs $1,295.

Latitude - From $25,620

Likely the level at which most shoppers will begin looking, the Latitude adds some expected features. This means the upgraded 7-inch infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

A power-adjustable driver’s seat still isn’t included. It’s tucked into the Popular Equipment Group ($595), which also includes a few other seating upgrades. Heated front seats come in the Cold Weather Group ($745), and LED lighting is its own group for $695.

The Altitude special edition is primarily a stylistic upgrade. For the extra grand, buyers get gloss black accents inside and out, deluxe black cloth seats, and body-color exterior mirrors with mirror-mounted turn signals.

Limited - From $28,140

The Limited trim gets remote start, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, heated and power-adjustable front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The High Altitude special edition includes nearly everything standard. The infotainment screen is the large 8.4-inch version, the steering wheel is heated and wrapped in leather, and the front seats have power lumbar adjustment.

Trailhawk - From $29,290

The Trailhawk is the Renegade you’re most likely to find wandering away from the pavement. It comes with the turbo engine, all-wheel drive, knobby tires, Jeep’s low-traction system, and a variety of extra plates and hooks for adventuring. It has a taller ride height and extra clearance, too.

The Premium Leather Group ($1,695) provides leather-covered buckets and heats up the front row.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Trailhawk is a capable enough off-roader, but it won’t keep up with more serious models like the Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee. Instead, stay in the middle trims in the 2020 Jeep Renegade lineup for the best value.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Off-road ready
  • Looks like the Wrangler
  • More safety tech available
Cons
  • Unrefined base engine
  • Tight in back
  • Bare-bones base trim
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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A baby Jeep Wrangler, at least in looks. The 2020 Jeep Renegade looks a lot like the Jeep Wrangler – even more so than most of the other Jeep crossover models. Its upright grille, squared shoulders, tall roof pillars, and boxy edges contribute to that vibe.

Inside, the cabin attempts to point to this model’s off-road antics, with its air vents that look like motocross goggles and the dashboard grab bar on the passenger side. These are features you won’t find on other diminutive models, including the competing Nissan Kicks and Hyundai Venue, which are front-wheel-drive-only vehicles, by the way.

There's also a lot of practicality evident, including knobs and buttons for various cabin controls. One knob controls the various traction modes.

Removable roof panels. With the Wrangler, you can remove the roof, doors, and drop down the windshield. The Renegade doesn’t go nearly as far as that, but you can remove the roof panels. This feature allows owners to enjoy a connection to their surroundings no other small crossover provides.

If removing the roof panels isn’t your thing, then opt for the panoramic roof. Like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the roof allows light to flood into the cabin and may prove the better connection to the outdoors for people who have little interest in trailblazing.


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Take it off-road. Although not every model in this segment offers all-wheel drive, the Jeep Renegade does. In fact, its system mimics a four-wheel-drive arrangement with its 50/50 front-to-rear power distribution and robust crawl ratio. The latter simulates a low transmission gear, which is useful for freeing the vehicle from mud. Not one competitor can make that claim.

We wouldn’t recommend taking the Renegade places where a Wrangler would go even in Trailhawk guise with its higher suspension, hill descent control, and even front to back torque split. Yet, there are enough light-duty trails around where the Renegade is “game ready.”

Improved safety tech. The Jeep Renegade carries a Top Safety Pick designation from the IIHS and a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. This year, Jeep makes more of its safety tech available on more trims.

Indeed, all versions except the Trailhawk (which can’t use sensors due to incompatibility) offer automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic high beam headlights. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are also available. As equipped, the Renegade offers a similar level of equipment as the Toyota C-HR.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Jeep Renegade is an outlier in a segment geared toward on-road mobility and storage versatility. It does both and then adds a layer of off-road fun when equipped with all-wheel drive.

Top trims with various package upgrades can push the final price to about $33,000, which is high for this segment and about where a base Wrangler begins. The Renegade Latitude offers the best bang for the buck and costs thousands of dollars less.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.3L I-4 / 177 HP / 210 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 2.4L I-4 / 180 HP / 175 ft.lbs.
Available: 1.3L I-4 / 177 HP / 210 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 30 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
12.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$48
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
50.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
166.6 "
Exterior Width
74.2 "
Exterior Height
66.5 "
Front Headroom
41.1 " / 39.7 "
Rear Headroom
40.5 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,056 Lbs.
Wheel Base
101 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Black Styled Steel / 17.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Styled Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Black
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Power
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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