The 2018 Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV and the smallest member of the Jeep family, slotting below the compact Jeep Compass. The Renegade lags behind competitors in terms of efficiency, however that’s a trade off some shoppers may be willing to make for the Jeep’s above-par styling and off-road capability. Prices start from an MSRP of $18,445 and front-wheel-drive is offered in addition to four-wheel-drive.
Pros: More Capable Than Competitors, Roomy Interior, Unique Styling, Comfortable Ride
Cons: Less Fuel-Efficient Than Competitors, Road Noise
Looks Best In: Solar Yellow exterior/Black interior
Competition: Hyundai Kona, Ford EcoSport, Honda H-RV, Toyota C-HR, Subaru CrossTrek, Mazda CX-3
Safety Score: The 2018 Jeep Renegade received an “Acceptable” rating for the small front overlap crash test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and was outperformed by some competitors.
Summary: The 2018 Jeep Renegade offers a more comfortable and compliant ride than many of its competitors, although excessive road noise makes it not ideally suited for long drives at highway speeds. With the off-roading hardware available the Renegade can handle terrain that would literally leave the competition stuck in the mud, however the heavy equipment comes at the price of efficiency so expect to pay a bit more at the pump.
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