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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Equipment

4 out of 5 4.0

From the outset there are four main trim levels on the Renegade - Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. There's also a large number of customisation options to make your Jeep your own.

Standard Jeep Renegade equipment

At the bottom end of the range you find Sport, which is available with front-wheel drive only. It's not bereft of kit though. You get 16-inch alloy wheels finished in black paint, halogen headlights, daytime running lamps, a body coloured roof, keyless entry and start, an electric parking brake, a tyre pressure monitor, Bluetooth connectivity, AUX-in and USB jacks, a five-inch touchscreen stereo with controls on the steering wheel, a 3.5-inch trip computer and air conditioning.

Further up the range you'll find Longitude specification. This takes Sport and adds 16-inch alloys finished in silver, cruise control, a speed limiter, six speakers, heated wing mirrors, halogen fog lamps, an adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated sun visors and a colour display for the stereo.

Nearing the summit of the trim levels is Limited - a well-known Jeep specification - which sees a jump to 17-inch alloy wheels along with a roof rack rail, a leather shift knob, a collision warning system, an active lane-departure warning system (which will steer you back into your lane if you don't indicate), dual-zone air-conditioning, a seven-inch touchscreen stereo and premium cloth seats.

Finally, at the top of the tree you'll find Trailhawk. This trim has all the toys including a host of off-roading aids such as the Jeep Active Drive Low system, which acts as a low-ratio gearbox for crawling over extremely tough terrain. The Selec-Terrain system allows you to switch between various 'modes' depending on the surface you're driving on; snow, sand, mud and even rock can be pre-selected, or you can keep it in Auto and let the car decide for itself.

The wheels measure 17 inches in diameter once again, but this time are wrapped in mud and snow tyres. Black roof rails also feature, while there are several badges around the car letting you know that it is 'Trail Rated'. There's also a removable torch, rear parking sensors, front and rear tow hooks and tinted windows.

Optional Jeep Renegade accessories

This is one of the Renegade's party pieces. There's a huge range of optional extras on offer here. They carry the MOPAR name, which is an American brand famous for tuning parts. In the UK, however, it's more about style.

You can add features such as leather seats, decals and a My Sky double sunroof. There are a number of stickers and styling options, while you can even get a tent to tie onto the back of your Jeep. If needs be.

There are also a number of packs including Infotainment, Winter, Visibility, function and Trailer packages. More details on these will be released with pricing towards the beginning of 2015.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Jeep Renegade.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

75th Anniversary equipment

75th Anniversary standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
75th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Roof rails

Dawn Of Justice equipment

Dawn Of Justice standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Dawn Of Justice optional equipment
None available

Desert hawk equipment

Desert hawk standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Desert hawk optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Limited optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Roof rails

Longitude equipment

Longitude standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Longitude optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Lumbar support

Night Eagle equipment

Night Eagle standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Night Eagle optional equipment
  • Air conditioning

Night Eagle II equipment

Night Eagle II standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Night Eagle II optional equipment
None available

Opening Edition equipment

Opening Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Opening Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

Tough Mudder equipment

Tough Mudder standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
Tough Mudder optional equipment
None available

TrailHawk equipment

TrailHawk standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
TrailHawk optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Safety

4 out of 5 4.0

While Jeep Renegade safety hasn't been evaluated by the experts at crash-testing organisation Euro NCAP, we're expecting an excellent score when it finally goes through the tests.

There is a vast array of safety kit installed, and judging by other cars recently evaluated, the Renegade should score extremely well indeed. It's even got systems which usually get 'brownie points' in the tests on top of the official rating.

As standard you get six airbags and ABS, traction control, an automatic de-fogging system for the front windscreen, stability control, hill-start assist, keyless entry and start, a windscreen wiper de-icing function, a tracking system, voice control for the stereo and tyre-pressure monitors.

On top of all that, the car is made from extremely strong yet lightweight metals, which means it's highly rigid and thus less likely to buckle in the event of an accident.

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Jeep Renegade was tested by Euro NCAP in 2014 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2014
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 87%
Child Occupant: 85%
Pedestrian: 65%
Safety Assist: 74%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The 351-litre square boot is large and accessible enough to warrant a decent review of Jeep Renegade practicality, but it's the cabin where this car really shines.

There's a huge amount of room inside thanks to the car's square dimensions, meaning even those over six feet won't be left wanting for headroom in the back. Only when the front seats are jammed back against the stops does knee room become a slight problem, but the space this opens up in front means you'd need a car full of huge folk to really suffer in this respect.

You have a number of cup/bottle holders dotted around the cabin and a large glovebox that'll store belongings out of sight.

Further to this is the adaptable boot floor, which features a moveable shelf which can be placed in a number of positions depending on what you need to carry in the rear. Another nice touch is how wide the doors open. It makes access nice and simple, which is bound to appeal to families.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Jeep Renegade compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (11-19) 575 litres
Skoda Yeti (09-17) 416 litres
Jeep Renegade 351 litres
MINI Countryman (10-17) 350 litres

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