2023 Jeep Renegade review

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Jeep Renegade highlights

Customer rating


  • Nimble handling for an SUV
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Cool off-road Trailhawk version


  • Small size means less interior room
  • Shape creates wind noise on the highway
  • Some go-to comfort features are optional

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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All Jeep Renegade years

What is new for the 2023 Jeep Renegade?

  • The Renegade is available in a new trim called the Upland.
  • The Sport trim has been discontinued for 2023.
  • Renegade trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2023 Jeep Renegade

1. Standard all-wheel drive

New for the 2023 model year, all Jeep Renegade trims have standard all-wheel drive. The Jeep Active Drive system seamlessly changes from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, disconnecting the rear axle in scenarios when you don't need it, to improve fuel economy. The 2023 Renegade's Selec-Terrain® traction management system offers five additional driving modes to suit the prevailing surface conditions of the road surface, so whether you're taking the kids to school or venturing off-road, you'll have enough traction to keep you moving.

2. Specialized off-road trim

If you sometimes need to tackle slightly rougher terrains, you should choose the 2023 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. This trim has been fully tuned to venture off-road with raised suspension as well as Jeep's Active Drive Low system featuring hill descent control. This adds extra control over braking, speed, and throttle for smoother passage down steep terrain.

3. Easy-to-use technology

The 2023 Jeep Renegade has plenty of onboard technology that's easy to use. All trims have an 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV touchscreen display system with GPS navigation, HD radio, wireless connectivity, and Apple CarPlay® and AndroidAuto compatibility, as well as SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM Traffic Plus, and SiriusXM Travel Link functionality. You can also use the Jeep Skill for Amazon Alexa to control certain vehicle functions, plus two USB ports on Limited and Trailhawk trims will keep your passengers entertained.

4. Feature-packed style

The 2023 Jeep Renegade comes in six fully featured trims: Latitude, Upland, Altitude, Trailhawk, (RED) Edition, and Limited. All models have a decent level of standard equipment. Even the entry-level Latitude trim has cruise control, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, and a voice command system. If you want additional style, the Upland and Altitude special editions have distinctive looks thanks to their gloss black exterior details and unique interior features. The (RED) Edition turns even more heads with 19-inch alloy wheels, red badging, LED ambient interior lighting, and Ruby Red contrast stitching.

5. Quiet 177-hp engine

The 2023 Jeep Renegade is agile for a compact SUV and handles well. Even with its upright stance and boxy appearance, there is little body roll through corners. Quick and nicely weighted steering makes parking at the gym or at the grocery store easy. There is also very little noise from either the 177 hp 1.3L inline-four gasoline engine or the nine-speed automatic transmission, making for a peaceful drive.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Jeep Renegade an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Jeep Renegade 4th out of 8 among Subcompact SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Jeep Renegade is $471, compared to an average of $442 for Subcompact SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Jeep Renegade owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 0.7 times for Subcompact SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Jeep Renegade, compared to an average of 12% for Subcompact SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Jeep Renegade features and specs

Upland 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.1"

Head room

F 41.1"/R 40.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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