The Renegade is Jeep’s smallest SUV. Based on the underpinnings of the Fiat 500X, it’s a chunky, funky alternative to the compact SUV establishment. Not only do all-wheel-drive examples have genuine off-road credentials, but there’s a plug-in hybrid that offers low company car tax bills. The looks might not be for everyone, but the Renegade has plenty of appeal in other areas.
4xe plug-in hybrid has proper off-road capability.
Benefits Of Leasing A Car
There are many benefits to leasing a car. First of all, the process is incredibly simple, and Vanarama will assist you all the way from picking out the perfect car for you, all the way through to when you hand it back in at the end of your contract. Also, you don’t have to worry about depreciation. When your contract is over, simply return the vehicle to Vanarama and either walk away or we’ll help you find your next dream car. Contracts are flexible too, and you can tailor the terms of your lease to a budget and timeline that suits you, with low monthly rates and the option to lease between 2 to 5 years.
If you want a compact SUV with real off-road capability, the Renegade is one of very few choices. But that isn’t all the Jeep has in its favour. Even entry-level front-wheel-drive models boast a chunky, rugged look and a well-appointed cabin. Standard equipment is particularly generous, making the lowlier models some of the most appealing in the range. The Renegade also has good cabin space and a plug-in hybrid option means company-car drivers can enjoy lower running costs.
What’s The Jeep Renegade's Interior Like?
How Does The Jeep Renegade Drive?
Leasing a Renegade gets you a 351-litre luggage bay. That’s slightly smaller than a Volkswagen Golf’s boot and the VW T-Roc is noticeably more spacious. But like everything else in the Renegade, it’s a really useful, square shape and folding the rear seats down gives you much more space. There’s lots of storage in the cabin, with cubby holes and storage bins everywhere.
Speaking of the cabin, the Renegade feels incredibly light and spacious for those up front. The driver and front-seat passenger get acres of head and shoulder-room, thanks to the car’s boxy shape. Rear-seat passengers will be slightly more cramped, but 4 adults can travel comfortably in the Renegade. Kids will have more than enough space to stretch out.
The Renegade is surprisingly economical. The squared-off body doesn’t scream eco-friendliness, but the tiny petrol engines keep fuel bills low. Both the 1.0 and 1.3-litre engines will do more than 40mpg on the official test.
But the 4xe is the powertrain of choice. That vehicle will manage around 26 miles on electricity alone. Only once the battery is drained will the car need its 1.3-litre petrol engine. If you keep your journeys short and charge the car regularly, you might find yourself getting close to the claimed 141.2mpg economy. Whether you achieve that or not, the company car tax bill will be low. The Renegade falls into the 13% bracket for 2021/22, and that’s only set to rise slightly over the coming years.
Jeep Renegade Models Available
The Renegade is only available as a chunky 5-door, 5-seat SUV. A boxy, rugged design and Jeep’s fabled 7-bar grille are standard across the range.
Jeep Renegade Trim Levels
The Renegade is well equipped as standard, with even the basic Longitude getting plenty of kit. An 8.4-inch touchscreen is standard, along with satellite navigation, cruise control and 17-inch aluminium wheels. You also get 2-zone air conditioning, rear parking sensors, and the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration technology.
Sharing its engines and drivetrains with several other models built by Stellantis, the Jeep Compass uses tried and tested parts, so it should be dependable. It also comes with a competitive 5-year warranty for even more peace of mind.
The Renegade’s boot measures 351 litres, which is slightly more than you get in a Volkswagen Polo, but slightly less than you get in a Golf. It’s roomier than the Fiat 500X and only marginally smaller than a Toyota C-HR. In short, it’s par for the course.
The Jeep Renegade range comprises 5 different models. The basic Longitude is joined by the Night Eagle and Limited models, as well as the Trailhawk off-road-oriented model. And there’s an 80th Anniversary model to cap off the line-up.
Rear parking sensors are included with every version of the Renegade. Even basic Longitude models have sensors in the rear bumpers. But higher-specification cars also get parking sensors at the front.
The Renegade’s boxy shape makes it roomy inside. Despite its compact dimensions, there’s plenty of space for 4 adults to travel in comfort. Add in the 351-litre boot and you’re left with a very useful, very usable family car.
Impressive levels of equipment and a genuine off-road image give the Jeep instant appeal among customers. Leasing a Renegade also gives you plenty of space and, if you choose the 4xe hybrid, low running costs.
You’ll find the best Jeep Renegade lease deals with Vanarama. We guarantee a fantastic price with no hidden fees. We also have a free 30-day returns policy if you’re not completely satisfied with your new vehicle.
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The Renegade’s interior is more luxurious than most cars in this class. With the exception of premium brands such as Audi and MINI, you won’t find many better materials in this class. Some of the components feel a little cheap, but every so-so piece of plastic is complemented by a more luxurious, higher-quality piece of trim. The whole dash is dominated by the 8.4-inch touchscreen that comes as standard. It isn’t the best infotainment system on the market, with blocky graphics and sluggish responses, but it does the job. The menus are at least intuitive and the large display is easy to read from the driving seat. And the ergonomics are pretty sound, too. All the buttons are where you expect and they work in a reassuringly solid way.
The Renegade comes from off-road stock – and that’s apparent in the way it drives. Unlike the Ford Puma and Mazda CX-30, both of which drive like well-sorted hatchbacks, the Jeep definitely feels like a 4x4. It has plenty of grip, but you may find it leans a bit through corners and the steering is slightly too light.
This at least means the car is manoeuvrable in town, while the high driving position, reasonable visibility and compact dimensions make it a better city car than you might expect. But the Renegade is most at home off-road, where the all-wheel-drive models feel competent and capable.
Power options include 1.0- and 1.3-litre petrol engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain called the 4xe – that’s pronounced ‘Four-By-E’, in case you were wondering. The petrol engines offer 120hp and 150hp respectively, while the latter comes with an automatic transmission in place of the former’s manual gearbox. Both are front-wheel drive only.
The 1.0-litre engine is a bit sluggish, but the 1.3-litre engine provides much more punch. But the 4xe is the performance option, as well as the sole off-road model. With 4-wheel drive and 190hp, it’s the powertrain of choice for the Longitude and Limited models. In the off-road-centric Trailhawk, it produces 240hp. That power is joined by the refinement usually associated with hybrids and the 4xe is capable of about 26 miles on electric power alone.