Leasing a Jeep Renegade
Well-equipped SUV impresses
Good off-road performer
It may be the cheapest and smallest Jeep, but the Renegade is a popular choice for those wanting a well-equipped SUV that also manages to be a good off-road performer.
Engines and performance for the Jeep Renegade
The Jeep Renegade uses three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines, including an impressive 1.0 litre unit producing 120 HP and torque of 190 Nm. There are more powerful petrol versions, including a 1.3 litre option producing 150 HP or 180 HP. Diesel choices include a new 1.6 litre unit and a 2.0 litre MultiJet II engine. The engines are mated to either a nine-speed automatic transmission, a six speed manual box or a dual dry clutch transmission (DDCT) to deliver comfortable and smooth driving experiences.
Equipment and handling
The Jeep Renegade has proved to be a popular model since its relaunch in 2018 and it's a great way to enjoy Jeep's renowned off-roading abilities. There are various terrain driving modes to help drivers enjoy slippery surfaces with lots of grip using locking differentials to help the driving experience. There's also a decent list of standard equipment with the better spec models offering better value for money with leather seats and a larger touchscreen for the infotainment system with a separate hi-res touchscreen for the digital instrument binnacle. The Renegade has a distinctive Jeep design and a variety of colour combinations for the paint schemes. It's available as either a two- or four-wheel drive vehicle with the firm's active drive system delivering peace of mind in a variety settings. Safety equipment includes electronic rollover mitigation, electronic stability control and there's also traffic sign recognition, intelligent speed assist and lane departure warning. There is a lot of space onboard for passengers and it's a nice performing car around town and on motorways. For those who would like a rugged compact SUV that stands out from the crowded marketplace, then the Jeep Renegade offers a stylish alternative and unlike many of its rivals will deliver genuine off-roading skills and thrills.