2021 Jeep Renegade: A Review

With a slew of new standard safety and security features, the 2021 Jeep Renegade guarantees plenty of excitement for SUV fanatics. All new models come with lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and more. The jeep’s lineup features an Islander Edition and an 80th Anniversary Edition. The price starts at $24,985.

The anniversary edition impresses with Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels, unique interior appointments, and trim-specific badging. While, the Islander features a panoramic sunroof, silver 19-inch rims, passive hands-free entry, beautiful seatbacks, and an island-themed hood decal. You get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play instead of the outdated 5-inch display. The Trailhawk and Limited offer more standard features.

Jeep Renegade
Check out the beautiful 2021 Jeep Renegade

Price and Options to Buy

  • 80th Anniversary Edition: $29,305
  • Jeepster: $26,340
  • Islander: $30,305
  • Upland Edition: $27,955
  • Latitude: $27,710
  • Limited: $31,620
  • Trailhawk: $31,6200
  • Freedom Edtion: $28,055
  • Sport: $24,445

Drivers who would like to use Renegade for tackling rugged terrain will prefer the top-of-the-line Trailhawk. But that model begins from a bit over $30,000. Except for its improved off-road equipment, it doesn’t offer any premium features as other subcompact crossovers for similar price. Instead, you can go for the Latitude model which comes with plenty of standard features including upgraded interior materials, 17-inch wheels, as well as dual-zone climate control.

Performance, Transmission, Engine

The optional turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder needs 9 seconds to reach 60 mph, which isn’t much of improvement in terms of performance or refinement. However, the turbo engine’s best trait is the additional 25 lb-ft of torque it develops low in the rev range for accelerating the Renegade away from stops. Although, all-wheel-drive models have a towing capacity up to 2000 pounds, the manufacturer doesn’t recommend towing with front-drive versions.

This SUV is not designed to hustle hard and the Trailhawk can feel stiffly sprung at times. However, other versions guarantee a more comfortable and composed ride. The car’s steering responds quickly and that’s why driving the vehicle is convenient for long journeys. Some drivers may feel that rival models like the Mazda CX-3 and Kia Soul are better in terms of engagement and performance.

Real-World MPG and Fuel Economy

The front-wheel-drive Renegade is fuel-efficient and earns 32 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg in the city by the EPA’s methodology. The figures fall to 29 and 23 mpg, respectively, with all-wheel drive. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder rates at 30 highways and 22 mpg city and with front-wheel drive. The engine will earn 1 mpg less in both metrics with all-wheel drive.

Cargo, Interior, and Comfort

The Renegade’s exotic design is one of the most appealing aspects of the vehicle. The jeep boasts a contemporary exterior and a unique interior. Here are some attractive features of the vehicle’s interior.

Jeep Renegade
  • Heated steering wheel and front seats
  • Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay Integration
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Nine-speaker premium audio system from Kenwood
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Adjustable cargo floor
  • Uconnect® services

The dual-pane panoramic sunroof lets you enjoy amazing views and sunny skies. Hopping in the car and hitting the road is more convenient with the available Keyless Enter ’n Go™ passive entry system which automatically unlocks the door as soon as you grab the handle. The maximum interior cargo volume is 50.8 cubic feet.

Safety and Entertainment

The SUV offers the perfect balance of peace of mind and excitement with features like Rear Cross Path Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Monitoring. The advanced high-strength steel guarantees ultimate crash protection and an advanced airbag system protects the driver and the passengers.

The 2021 Jeep Renegade gives you complete control of your ride with the latest technological features.


  • Agile handling
  • Trailhawk boasts impressive off-road capabilities
  • Features hi-tech safety and entertainment features
  • Stunning design


  • Expensive
  • Tight backseat legroom
  • Small cargo area
  • The vehicle’s design can result in significant highway wind noise

Our Ratings

  • Overall Rating:7/10
  • Tech: 8/10
  • Interior: 8/10
  • Comfort: 7/10
  • Storage: 7/10
  • Fuel Economy: 6/10
  • Value for Money: 7/10


  • Gas Mileage: 29 mpg Hwy/ 21 mpg City
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • EPA Class: Small SUV 4WD
  • Engine: Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.4 L
  • Passenger Doors: 4
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Transmission: Transmission: 9-Speed 948TE Automatic

Bottom Line

Being a standard SUV, the 2021 Jeep Renegade, offers several likeable qualities and appeals to drivers of all ages. The SUV is small but efficient and features decent safety and entertainment features. The 12.7-gallon fuel tank capacity will not let you stop for gas too often so you can enjoy an exciting and peaceful ride.