Are you looking for a compact SUV that is rugged enough to handle your off-road adventures, but is also fun to drive when you’re cruising around the city? Do you want a vehicle with classic looks but modern comfort and dependability? Then check out the 2020 Jeep Renegade, an SUV built to handle even the toughest weather, with plenty of standard safety features, interior comfort, and solid fuel economy. Jeep has yet to release this model, so all information is based on speculation from third party sites with some details from FCA.
5 Models to Choose to From
The 2020 Jeep Renegade comes in seven models, which are basically different trim packages of features, with interior and exterior upgrades, all built on the same vehicle platform. The base model is the Sport. It has 16-inch wheels and features the 2.4L Tigershark I-4 engine.
The Upland model is built on the Sport trim package, but with added features like front fog lights, 17-inch wheels, cornering lights, and keyless ignition.
The next model is the Latitude and features dual zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, and an upgraded infotainment system, which includes SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Jeep Renegade Limited has the most luxurious trim, including heated leather seats, and the upgraded 1.3-liter MultiAir I-4 direct-injection turbo engine with Stop-Start technology.
Finally, the Trail Hawk is the 2020 Jeep Renegade model that is built for the ultimate off-road enthusiast. It features a 1.3-liter turbo I-4 engine, 19-inch wheels, Jeep Active Drive Low with 21:1 crawl ratio, and skid plates, making it the best-in-class for 4×4 off-road capability. Jeep offers each of the seven Renegade models with different option packages, as well.
The 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine comes standard on most models of the 2020 Jeep Renegade. It produces up to 180 horsepower and will give you 175 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy on this engine is solid, with an estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city, and 30 miles per gallon on the highway when in front-wheel drive mode. Shifting to four-wheel drive won’t hurt you with the mileage, giving you an estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon while out on the highway.
Want a more powerful engine with even better efficiency? You can upgrade to the 1.3-liter MultiAir I-4 DI turbo engine with Stop-Start, which improves fuel efficiency by automatically stopping and restarting the engine while in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The 1.3-liter engine is standard on the Trail Hawk, Limited, and High Altitude models but is available as an upgrade on the other four Renegade models. This powerful little engine uses its four cylinders to produce 177 horsepower and an astounding 210 lb-ft of torque. While in front-wheel drive mode, you can expect fuel economy of an estimated at 24 miles per gallon in city driving, and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The mileage slips slightly in four wheel drive mode, with an estimated 23 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. All Jeep Renegades feature 9 speed automatic transmission, and have been rated to be capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds.
A compact SUV that won’t cramp your style, or your passengers
The 2020 Jeep Renegade seats up to five passengers, with two in the front and three in the back. It has a wheelbase of 101.2 inches, with a width of 79.6 inches and a length of 166.6 inches. The turning diameter is 36.3 inches, making the Renegade easy to handle, especially if you need to get into and out of tight spots.
The engineers at Jeep have made efficient use of the Renegade’s dimensions, making the interior extremely roomy, so your passengers won’t feel cramped inside. Front seat passengers can enjoy 41.1 inches of headroom, 41.2 inches of legroom, 53.1 inches of hip room, and 55.9 inches of shoulder room. Your rear-seat passengers won’t be jealous of you in the front, as each passenger will appreciate 40.5 inches of headroom, 35.1 inches of legroom, 51.9 inches of hip room, and 55.1 inches of shoulder room. There is 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, which expands to 50.8 cubic feet with the rear seat down, providing you with plenty of room for all of your stuff.
Safety Features Standard with Special Upgrades
The Sport model of the 2020 Jeep Renegade comes with plenty of standard safety features. This includes seven airbags, a Parkview rear backup camera, advanced high strength steel frame, 4-wheel anti-lock disc braking system, daytime running lights, stability, and traction control, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a post-collision safety system. It is clear that Jeep has made safety a priority for all of its Renegade drivers.
Jeep offers a number of optional safety features as upgrades on the Renegade Sport, some of which come as standard on other model trim levels. Adaptive cruise control automatically adjusts the speed of your Renegade to maintain a stopping distance from the vehicle in front of you. Blind spot monitoring alerts you to the presence of anyone in your blind spot before you make a lane change. This will reduce the probability of a collision.
The LaneSense lane departure warning system helps you avoid drifting into the other lane if you get distracted while driving your Renegade. The full-speed forward collision warning with active braking will alert you when the vehicle senses a potential frontal impact. If you don’t respond, the Renegade will automatically engage the brakes to avoid a collision. ParkSense rear parking system, automated high beam lamps, and roadside assistance are also available.
Entertainment for All Ages
Each 2020 Jeep Renegade comes with the standard Jeep Uconnect infotainment system. The Sport and Upland models have the Uconnect 3 system featuring a five-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth streaming audio, and AM/FM radio. The Latitude, Altitude, Trail Hawk, and Limited feature the Uconnect 4 system.
This includes a seven-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth streaming audio, AM/FM radio, SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year subscription, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can integrate your smartphone apps into the onboard entertainment system. The top of the line High Altitude comes with the Uconnect 4C NAV multimedia center, which integrates all of the features of the Uconnect 4 system with a state-of-the-art navigation system, on an 8.4-inch touchscreen. All Jeep Renegades come with plenty of USB ports, so you and your passengers can charge your mobile devices while out on the road.
Choosing a Color
There are plenty of color choices to choose from with the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The base model Sport has ten different colors alone, including black, granite crystal metallic, jetset blue, glacier metallic, Colorado red, bikini, alpine white, sting grey, Omaha orange, and the all-new slate blue. Whichever one you choose, you can color yourself happy in your new Jeep Renegade.
Stop by your local Jeep dealer, and test drive a 2020 Jeep Renegade today. See why this is your best option for a sporty and tough compact SUV with that classic Jeep look we all know and love, at an affordable price that will surprise you!