Written by Marco Carvajal
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is a cool small sport-utility car, adventurous and practical. The 2020 Renegade, together with its brother the Jeep Compas, has the lowest price in the Jeep lineup with a base price of around $22K MSRP.
I am test driving the Jeep Renegade Limited 4×4 and it provides very good off-road capability and great convenience as a city Jeep. This compact Jeep can be a good entry level Jeep for those who want to enter the Jeep family and later upgrade into a bigger and more expensive model.
Because of its compact size, the Renegade is a cool jeep for those who live in a city center or areas with limited parking or driving space, but is not so tiny, so you still have enough space for family, friends and good cargo.
The Renegade lineup keeps growing and one of the best trim models is the Limited. The following trim models are available for 2020:
- High Altitude
It seems that there is a Renegade for every taste and for every road.
What is new on the 2020 Renegade?
The 2020 Renegade has not changed much from the previous 2019, but it keeps getting better slowly. The following are some of the new features added in 2020:
- New Global Telematics Box Module standard on all models
- Kenwood premium audio nine-speaker system
- Safety & Security Group (Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, rain-sensing windshield wipers, security alarm, tonneau cover) available on Sport/Upland models
- LED Lighting Group (LED headlamps, daytime running lamps, taillamps, fog lamps) available on Latitude models with a 2.4-liter engine
- Advanced Tech Group (Forward Collision Warning-Plus with Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning-Plus with Lane Keep Assist, adaptive cruise control, ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist with front and rear park sensors, automatic high-beam headlamps) available on Latitude models with 2.4-liter engine and Sport models
- 19-inch wheels are available optional on Latitude models with a 2.4-liter engine
The 2020 Renegade starts with an MSRP of $22,470 on the base Sport model and goes all the way to MSRP of $28,835 on the High Altitude FWD. The Limited 4×4 I am test driving costs $28,340 MSRP. Most trim models are available as FWD, or AWD for about $2,000 more.
- 2020 Renegade Limited 4×4 priced at $28,340 MSRP.
- Lease available for approximately $362 monthly during 48 months (4 years)
If you want to save around 2K, the 2019 Renegade is available with several bonuses and promotions available, including discount employee pricing for everyone for a limited time. The 2019 model is not too different from the 2020, making it a very attractive buy for a lower price.
The Limited 4×4 is one of the best choices in the Jeep Renegade family. Good price range around $28K and off-road capability for all-terrain. If you go out of the city into the woods or off-roads, the Renegade Limited 4×4 will respond well because of its engine and performance-ready for off-roads. The Renegade’s 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine together with a nine-speed automatic transmission can provide 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque. The 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine together with the nine-speed automatic provides great fuel efficiency and reduced emissions with an average MPG 23 city, 26 average and 29 on the highway, not bad for an SUV.
Renegade 4X4 System Jeep Selec-Terrain
Even if the 177 horsepower doesn’t sound so impressive, the Renegade Limited 4×4 comes with two innovative 4×4 systems featuring a rear axle disconnect system for an easy switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive mode. These advance Active Drive Systems can keep the Renegade moving even in very hard conditions when only one wheel has traction.
The Renegade Limited is powered with Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4×4 systems that include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing four modes for best four-wheel-drive performance on any weather and on any off-road condition
- Mud modes
A Renegade 4×4 is a winner vehicle when driving around unexpected obstacles. The Active Drive 4×4 System will automatically engage four-wheel-drive mode when necessary according to driving conditions. Difficult conditions like strong rain, slippery mud, snow or off-roads are not a problem as the sophisticated system actively monitors wheel slippage and automatically applies torque. The 2020 Jeep Renegade includes good modern technology with features like Uconnect 4 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, HD radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling, voice command, streaming audio and SiriusXM Satelite Radio. The Jeep Renegade includes more than a total of 70 safety and security features standard and optional, including advanced features like Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, making the Renegade a very safe car for everyone onboard.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade Limited 4×4 is a good compact sport-utility car, adventurous and practical, ready for off-road adventures priced around $28K. It includes good innovative safety and advanced technology and its compact size is perfect for the city. This is a good entry-level model for those wanting to join the Jeep family with more than 75 years of legendary heritage.