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JEEP RENEGADE HATCHBACK

1.0 T3 GSE Limited 5dr

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Jeep's baby Renegade has been usefully improved. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Take a respected brand, a fresh and vibrant market segment and a willingness to do something different. Then create from that a product with uncompromising looks, real capability and clever design. The result you'd get certainly wouldn't be ordinary. It wouldn't please traditionalists. No, in automotive terms, what you'd get would be something like this, the Jeep Renegade. At its original launch here in 2015, news that this Renegade was almost entirely based on Fiat's 500X had Jeep die-hards choking on their beer. These people needed to allow for the fact that much had been done with these underpinnings in creation of a tougher, more rugged and very different product. It's certainly one that's attracted widespread interest and now accounts for over 70% of Jeep's UK sales. It's achillies heel was previously an ancient couple of petrol engines, which in 2018 were dumped as part of the changes made to this smarter, more sophisticated facelifted model. A 4xe PHEV variant was added to the range in 2020. And e-Hybrid mild hybrid models followed in early 2022.

Driving Experience

Beneath the bonnet everything's petrol-powered in the Renegade line-up these days. Things kick off with the three front driven conventional models. With these, you choose between an efficient 120hp 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol unit. Or a four cylinder 1.3-litre powerplant, available in 150 and 180bhp guises. Ideally, you want to try and stretch to the 1.3 because the base 1.0-litre unit doesn't really have enough pulling power to shove the Renegade along with much conviction. The automatic gearbox that goes with the lower-powered version of the 1.3-litre engine isn't especially slick-changing; the uprated 9-speed auto 'box that goes with the 180bhp 1.3 is better. Your dealer though, will also want you to consider one of the electrified models. The first option is is the mild hybrid front-driven 'e-Hybrid' variant, which is based around a four cylinder 1.5-litre unit which puts out 130hp and 240Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. The propulsion system includes a built-in 48 volt 15kW (20hp) electric motor delivering 55Nm of torque, which can propel the wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off. Your final Renegade option is the '4xe' Plug in Hybrid variant, which is a 4WD PHEV. To create the plug-in drivetrain, Jeep has taken the conventional version's 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine (which for 'Longitude' and 'Limited' models has 128bhp) and mated it to an 11.4kWh battery pack and a 59bhp electric motor. Total system output is 187bhp for these two mainstream variants, hence the rapid 7.1s rest to 62mph time. The electric motor drives the rear axle, delivering four-wheel drive. And the battery has a WLTP-rated driving range when fully charged of 26 miles. There's also a 'trail rated' 'Trailhawk' version at the top of the range that uses the same electrified layout but mates it to the 1.3-litre petrol engine in an up-rated 178bhp state of tune, taking total system output up to 237bhp. Either way, the power is marshalled by a 6-speed auto gearbox.

Design and Build

The Renegade has always sold on its styling - and it still will. There are some subtle aesthetic tweaks with this revised model but the main changes lie with the adoption of LED technology for the headlamps and tail lights. As before, the squarical profile features lovely tight overhangs and some very cool detailing. What is particularly interesting is the way the design includes some very traditional Jeep design cues but isn't afraid to twist them a bit into something resolutely modern-looking. That aspect you will either love or hate. Cover up the badges inside the car and, yes, you would probably think you were in a Fiat product, but if you've had a look at the latest Fiat range, that's no bad thing. Jeep says that the fascia's been updated but it's difficult to see many changes apart from the improved Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system, which on top variants features a big 8.4-inch monitor. This has clear menus, sharp graphics and useful shortcut buttons, plus it comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can use apps from your smartphone (such as Google Maps and Waze) while driving. As for practicality, well it's a bit pinched in the back, but then that comes with the territory when you've got this little length to play with. Out back, boot capacity ranges between 330 and 351-litres, depending on variant.

Market and Model

In the UK, the Renegade is available in a range comprising different trim levels. For the conventional models, the trim levels are 'Longitude', 'Night Eagle' and 'Limited', with prices starting from around £24,000. For the e-Hybrid mild hybrid models, choose from 'Upland' or 'S', with prices starting from around £31,000. For the PHEV Renegade 4xe, it's 'Longitude', 'Limited' and 'Trailhawk', with prices starting from just under £33,000. Standard equipment, even in base 'Longitude' models is relatively generous, including air conditioning, DAB radio with touchscreen and Bluetooth, electric parking brake, 17-inch alloy wheels, tyre pressure monitoring, and remote central locking. Plus a six-speaker audio system, roof rails, body coloured door mirrors and handles, cruise control, and front fog lamps. The Limited version further adds 18-inch aluminium wheels, chromed exhaust tip, Forward Collision Mitigation, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, privacy glass and rear parking sensors. In case you were wondering where the Renegade is screwed together, yes, it's from the Deep South. Of Italy though; coming off the same Melfi production line as the Fiat 500X SUV.

Cost of Ownership

The Renegade can't afford to be an expensive car to run, but it rather was in its original petrol forms. This updated version does much better thanks to its more modern engine rather. Which starts with the 1.0-litre three cylinder and 1.3-litre petrol units. The 1.0-litre variant manages 42.2mpg on the combined cycle and 152g/km of CO2. As for the 1.5-litre MHEV e-Hybrid model, well Jeep reckons that the mild hybrid system delivers up to 15% lower fuel consumption and emissions. Depending on spec, the Renegade e-Hybrid emits 130-139g/km CO2. That only leaves the 4xe PHEV model. When fully charged, that plug-in version offers an electrified driving range of up to 26 miles. Jeep claims that up to 134mpg is possible on the combined cycle when driving in 'Hybrid' mode; and the brand claims a CO2 reading of under 50g/km. With a typical 7.4kW garage wallbox, you'll be able to recharge in just 1hr and 40 minutes. Of course, the ultimate figures you achieve in any Renegade will depend very much on how you drive, something you can monitor and improve if you've downloaded the infotainment system's 'Uconnect LIVE' app onto your smartphone. This gives you an 'eco:Drive' section that enables you to develop your driving style, save fuel and check your car's CO2 emissions in real time. During each trip, 'eco:Drive monitors four driving parameters: acceleration, deceleration, changing gears and speed variation. There's also a 'my:car' feature that allows you to check your fuel level and tyre pressure, choose an assistance service if you have an emergency and be informed if there's anything wrong with your vehicle. What else might you need to know? There's an unremarkable three year / 60,000 mile warranty, though you do get three years of breakdown cover included in the deal. We'd want to opt for the 'Mopar Vehicle Protection' 'Freedom Pack' which extends the warranty to five years and provides competitively priced servicing and assistance plans.

Summary

This Renegade has brought a long overdue dose of credibility to the small SUV segment. Here, you get plenty of style, in a bluff, tough Jeep kind of way, but there's decent substance behind that too, with near-family-sized practicality and the potential for far more off road prowess than any other car in this segment can provide. So you get a little more than you might expect to from this class of car - which is just as well, given premium pricing that lifts this Jeep well clear of cheaper offerings in the Juke-genre. If you're OK with that and dig the distinctive look, then potentially, there's much to like here, especially in this improved model with its enhanced electrified engine tech. The efficient engineering, strong safety standards and hi-tech features you'd want a reasonably expensive family car to provide are here packaged with a depth of character you simply wouldn't think you'd find at this price point. The result is the kind of car people talk about - the sort almost everyone will have an opinion on, so shy and retiring types should shop elsewhere. In a sea of compact Crossovers, this one's very different from the norm. A renegade if you like - perhaps, just as every Jeep should be.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency46.30mpg
Emissions
Emissions153.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed115mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Electric servo assisted steering
  • Forward collision warning plus with mitigation
  • Instrument cluster with 7" colour TFT Display
  • Lane departure warning plus
  • Radio/Navigation system with 8.4" touchscreen
  • Rev counter
  • Speed limiter push button on steering wheel
  • Stop/start system
  • Uconnect live service

Entertainment

  • 2nd row fully functional USB port
  • DAB digital audio broadcast
  • Media hub with USB and aux input
  • Steering wheel control with bluetooth

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Aspheric door mirrors
  • Black lower side door cladding
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Bright exhaust tip finisher
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Front Towing eye
  • Integrated antenna
  • LED exterior lighting - DRL, fog lamps, tail lamps
  • Painted external rear view mirrors
  • Rear wiper
  • Side repeater lamp in exterior mirrors
  • Silver door mirrors
  • Silver front grille with chrome rings
  • Solar glass
  • Tailgate handle
  • Towing eye brackets
  • Trailer sway damping

Interior Features

  • 12v power point in centre console
  • 12V power point in luggage area
  • 3 point rear seatbelts with load limiter
  • 3 rear height adjustable headrests
  • Centre console storage
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Front centre console cup holders
  • Front floor mats
  • Front headrests
  • Front passenger fold forward seat
  • Front seat sliding armrest with interior storage
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior LED lighting
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater
  • Removable rear parcel shelf
  • Satin chrome plated gear knob
  • Seat back pockets
  • Storage nets
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Tonneau cover
  • Vinyl door trim

Safety

  • ABS
  • All speed traction control
  • Dual note electric horns
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability control with hill start assist
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Front airbags + front seat mounted with front and rear, side, curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Isofix universal fixture for child safety seat fastening
  • Passenger airbag disable feature
  • Tyre pressure monitoring display

Security

  • Deadlock
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote control central locking
  • Security alarm

Technical

  • Electronic roll mitigation

Wheels

  • Fix and go puncture repair kit

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    124
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    153
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    147

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    70
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    86.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    46.3
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    53.3
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    38.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    6.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    40.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    42.2

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    120
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    T3 GSE
  • Coin Series
    Limited
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    11E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    82
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    84
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    55
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    58
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.2
  • Engine Power - BHP
    120
  • Engine Power - KW
    88
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    140
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    19.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    190
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    115

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1667
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4236
  • Wheelbase
    2570
  • Width
    1805
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    48
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1860
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1297
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    351
  • Max. Loading Weight
    540
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1250
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    600
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1320
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.07
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Customer Reviews

   
Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson

"Highly recommended! Tom was extremely helpful through the entire process, giving clear guidance and taking me through all options and Michelle was on hand to answer any other queries I had. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Car was delivered on time despite my need for a very quick turnaround!"

"2 weeks ago"

Scott Wall

Scott Wall

"As a business associate of Silverstone Fleet Management my colleague Shaun and I enjoy working with all the team. We always find Tom, Scott and their colleagues very positive to work with, they are communicative, professional and always take pride in all they do. They actively value their customers and their personable approach is a huge enabler for this. I would highly recommend Silverstone Fleet Management as a business to work with for guaranteed great service all round."

"3 weeks ago"

Olivia Creemer

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"Brilliant! Superb service from both Tom and Michelle at Silverstone - both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Tom did an outstanding job sourcing a car for me within budget and within the timeframe that was needed, and was always on hand to answer my questions and queries. I would highly recommend Silverstone to anyone looking to lease a car, the service far exceeded the experience I had when shopping around with other suppliers. Big thumbs up and massive thank you! :)"

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Oliver Blayney

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"We were really impressed with the service provided from Silverstone Fleet Management. The team were responsive, committed and friendly and ultimately provided the best price for the deal we were enquiring about. I would recommend them to anyone looking to lease a new car, you'll be well looked after! :)"

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"Ryan was the most helpful person I’ve ever dealt with. He was very informative and gave me updates on my vehicle all throughout! If I’m going to anyone for cars, it’s Ryan! Great experience."

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