As a brand, Jeep has become synonymous with off-road capability and performance over the past 75 years. The manufacturer made the first-ever SUVs back in the 1940s causing an entire industry segment to be born. In 2015, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler were already well-recognised, but Jeep decided to make room for a new addition to the Jeep family.
Enter the Jeep Renegade - a sub-compact SUV crossover that was (and still is) aimed at bringing the Jeep brand to an entirely new fanbase of car enthusiasts and savvy car buyers.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is one of 3 small SUVs that the company offers and it has the most youthful vibe of them all thanks to its funky styling and Wrangler-derived clues. Priced slightly higher than the Compass and quite a few grand lower than the Cherokee, the 2020 Renegade comes with a choice between 2 powertrains and front-wheel or 4-wheel drive.
The Renegade shares its platform with the Fiat 500X and goes in search of buyers thus far looking at small SUVs such as the Mini Countryman, Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka. But what Jeep has as a superpower is that it’s very generously proportioned compared with those rivals, putting it into competition with full-size crossovers too.
Few SUVs will be able to keep up with the Jeep off-road, but most rivals have better driving experience and a better infotainment system. Still, if you’re often off-road and want a distinctive, rugged small SUV that stands out from the small SUV crowd, the Jeep Renegade is well worth a look.
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