Redesigned Jeep Renegade will definitely achieve over 100,000 sales during this year. Its versatility is something that makes it different. However, the FCA is not stopping there. After the redesign, they moved to the engine room. The next 2020 Jeep Renegade will use hybrid energy. Besides the subcompact crossover, the company will also launch a similar configuration for Compass compact crossover SUV.
So, there won’t be big visual changes compared to the current edition. Well, the redesign took place this year and shortly after the FCA prepares next updates to keep 2020 Jeep Renegade compatible with rivals. The subcompact segment is not so popular. Compact crossovers are the best-selling vehicles in the market. Still, these practical units are great for everyday commuting across large cities. They offer an exceptional combination of comfort, handling, safety, and fuel economy. Everything you need for a city drive is there.
2020 Jeep Renegade Styling
The 2020 Jeep Renegade will carry over the complete look of its predecessor. Well, the current version went through a facelift to attain a new look. With numerous changes, the results are already visible – Jeep will sell more crossovers than in 2018. So, an updated grille and fog lights that took new positions are back. The most notable change on the grille is less space between bars. Also, there are surroundings of these slots to make the Renegade more aggressive. Tow hooks are available with the Trailhawk model. Turn signals are now on a front bumper. The new shape is cool and designers won’t change it for 2020 Renegade. LED lights could be borrowed from the new Wrangler. The back came very similar as before, and if the company is planning to change something, that will be on the rear end.
The new Renegade is more off-road capable. So, designers had to make sure the passengers are having enough comfort. Well, they made it. Well, the second row is tight, but remember, this is a subcompact model. Also, you will find less cargo space than in its rivals. On the other hand, the front row is very comfortable. Cargo space offers 18.5 cubic feet, and with the rear row folded down, up to 51 cubic-inch.
Do not count on many safety features. Well, its size is limiting the 2020 Jeep Renegade to be safer. However, the company is doing its best to improve this segment. Whatsoever, we are disappointed with the number of features on the base trim, and with the cost of additional equipment.
The 2019 Jeep Renegade is light on safety gear and hasn’t performed well in crash tests. Adaptive cruise control and automatic braking are optional, and the second one is available only with high-end trim levels.
2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid
The new 2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid is confirmed. However, we still miss many details about this drivetrain. European buyers will see it next year, that is official. Meanwhile, the drivetrain will appear in the US probably in 2022. However, we could see it earlier as a prototype. According to rumors, this system will get a plug-in configuration. That means the vehicle will be able to go by using electric power only.
The same sources say the new Renegade will get the power from a 1.3-liter engine. This is a unit available in Europe. It creates 150 or 180 hp. However, mated to a PHEV system, the outputs will jump to 240 horsepower. The transmission is sending power to front wheels. But, electric motors are mounted on the rear axle, making the Renegade and all-wheel drive vehicle. By using the electric system, the crossover will go 35 miles. Top speed should be around 80 mph, and the new Renegade Hybrid will need 7 seconds to sprint 0-60 mph. Of course, emission also drops.
Engines and Specs
The new 2020 Jeep Renegade will continue to use the same engine lineup. Besides the hybrid, European customers will have a wide offer of other units, both petrol, and diesel. A 1.0-liter three-cylinder is the smallest one and it creates 120 hp. We already mentioned a 4-pot 1.3-liter mill. Furthermore, Jeep is installing two different diesel engines for the subcompact crossover. A 1.6-liter drivetrain creates 135 hp, while the 2.0-l one adds around 30 ponies. This one, in combination with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, and Trailhawk package, makes the Renegade a great off-road vehicle for its class.
US buyers will have two options. A 1.3-liter turbo model bursts 180 hp and 200 pound-feet of torque. A 2.4-liter inline-four mill produces the same amount of power, but it is short at the twist end for about 25 lb-ft.
2020 Jeep Renegade Price
The base models of the 2020 Jeep Renegade will cost between $23,000 and $25,000. Again, the wide choice of trim levels is making the 2020 Jeep Renegade so attractive. Unfortunately, heavy-loaded Limited and Trailhawk versions will cost above $30,000. When hybrid appears, it will probably add about $5,000 to existing trim levels and packages you pick.