If you are looking for the perfect compact SUV, then look no further than the 2020 Jeep Renegade. This petite vehicle is ideal for people who live in urban areas and also love to head off on weekend adventures. You can use this SUV to get to work in the morning, drop the kids off at school, take your dog to the park, run errands around town, and drive into the sunset. It’s versatile, reliable, and great on gas. Plus, starting at only $23,775, it is also very affordable.
This sporty model can seat up to five people comfortably. That means that this vehicle is ideal for just about anyone from singles to couples to small families. There is room to grow with this beauty, and you will be cruising the streets of Ohio for years to come.
At this point, you may be wondering about storage space. Since this is a compact SUV, it does not have the expansive cabin room like mid and full-size models do. However, that does not mean that it is tiny. The 2020 Jeep renegade offers 18.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seating. That’s ample space for groceries, sports equipment, or luggage. If you need more room, you can easily fold down the back row of seating to expand the cargo area up to 50.8 cubes. The seats lay perfectly flat so that you can fill up the back with whatever you need to transport. This can be very handy when you’re moving to a new apartment across the city or taking your large breed dog to the vet.
Want to learn more about the new Jeep Renegade? Let’s explore the performance, interior, and exterior of this petite ride.
When it comes to high-quality engines and fantastic performance, Jeep is well-known for its efforts. Typically, compact crossovers don’t have much in the area of engine options. However, the new 2020 Jeep renegade allows you to choose between two engines. The powertrain options are based on the trim level that you choose. Let’s take a closer look.
The lower trims come standard with a 2.4-L four-cylinder engine coupled with a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission. Together, they generate 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, and you can choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The options are seemingly endless, but what makes this Renegade extra special is its fuel efficiency. It gets 28 MPG combined (24 city/32 highway), which is quite good for an SUV.
The second powertrain is equipped on the Limited and Trailhawk trims and optional on most others. This is the turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine paired with the same 9-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces 177 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, and the Limited can be fitted with either the FWD or AWD system. Keep in mind that the Trailhawk is enhanced for better off-roading capabilities. Due to this fact, the Trailhawk is only available with a 4WD system. This drivetrain drops the over fuel economy down to 24 MPG combined (22 city/27 highway). However, the upside is that it also increases the maximum towing capacity from 1,500 lbs up to 2,000 lbs.
Varying based on trim, convenience, comfort, and entertainment are all features that Jeep takes very seriously. Aside from the special editions (Upland, Altitude, Limited, and High Altitude), the new 2020 Renegade is available in four trim levels. These trims are known as the Sport, Latitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. Each one is designed for a specific set of needs. It is up to you to decide which one best suits your driving habits.
The first, base-level trim, is known as the Renegade Sport. This model is anything but basic. It is loaded with nifty features to make your experience behind the wheel an enjoyable one. Once you slip into the driver’s seat, you can adjust it to suit your height. The tilt-and-telescoping steering column is also height-adjustable so that you can be as comfortable as possible. If you notice that your smartphone battery is running low, you can hook it up to charge by using the USB port. Now that you’re ready to roll, you can set your attention to the innovative infotainment interface. On a 5-inch touchscreen, this system works with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and text messaging. This monitor also shows the video feed from the rearview camera. You won’t have to worry about causing a fender bender or destroying a kid’s bike ever again.
The second trim level is called the Latitude. This one builds off of the base Sport model and adds a few more luxurious features to the cabin. For instance, LED ambient lighting throughout the interior allows you to set a relaxing mood for the duration of your drive. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather for a touch of elegance, and dual-zone climate control enables you and the front passenger to adjust temperatures according to your preference. The infotainment interface has the same functions at this level, but the touchscreen has been enlarged to 7-inches. You also now have the added luxury of satellite radio. This gives you more music options no matter where you go. You won’t have to deal with static the next time you go camping.
The mid-level Limited trim adds even more luxurious features. The sophisticated cabin is draped in leather upholstery for a stately appearance. Plus, additional safety features have also been included at this level. These are adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, and even a state-of-the-art automated parking system.
Lastly, the top-tier Trailhawk model is specially designed for optimized off-roading. This vehicle gets advanced features such as hill-descent control and a revised suspension system for better handling over rocks and rough terrain. The interior is equipped like the Limited model with leather seating and advanced safety systems.
The exterior styling elements on the 2020 Jeep Renegade are vast. Let’s start with the wheel options. The Sport model comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels. You can also opt for larger 17-inch aluminum wheels at this level. Other options across the trims include 17, 18, and 19-inch wheels with varying designs and colors.
For optimized visibility at any time, the Renegade comes with the LED lighting group. This adds LED bulbs to the headlights, taillamps, and daytime running lights. You will be able to see clearly during the day, at night, and even during inclement weather.
You can also get a 2020 Renegade with a sunroof. There are two to choose from. First is the dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Enjoy a refreshing breeze from outside by simply pushing a button to open it. The second option is the MySky power-removable sunroof. It consists of two panels that can be easily removed and stored flat in the cargo area. This gives you more of a traditional Jeep Wrangler feeling. If you are familiar with the Jeep brand, then you know all about how the Wrangler can be deconstructed to put the driver and passengers much closer to nature. If this is a Jeep trait that you want on your new Renegade, then you can get it with the MySky power-removable sunroof.
One of the most fun parts about picking a vehicle for some, is choosing the paint color. This vehicle is available in Sting-Gray, Black, Glacier Metallic, Alpine White, Jetset Blue, Granite Crystal Metallic, Slate Blue Pearl, Omaha Orange, Colorado Red, and Bikini (turquoise).
Now let’s round this out with the available packages. If there is one more thing that Jeep is really known for, it is customization. The Renegade can be equipped with the Sport Appearance package that adds roof rails and rear privacy glass. The Limited trim gets rain-sensing wipers, and the Trailhawk gets tow hooks for hauling, skid plates to protect the underbelly of the vehicle, and all-terrain tires to handle rocks with ease. No matter what you are looking for from your Renegade, there is a trim and a package for you.