2020 Jeep Renegade review

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Jeep Renegade highlights

Customer rating


  • Attractive Jeep looks in a compact shape
  • Agile handling on the road
  • Available off-road capability


  • Compact size reduces interior room
  • Boxy design creates wind noise
  • Base engine is uninspiring

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 27 highway, 24 combined

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A versatile compact SUV with lots of personality

If you're looking for a vehicle that can keep up with your active lifestyle and hold its own on your daily commute, the Jeep Renegade is a versatile compact SUV that's worthy of a spot on your shopping list. The 2020 model combines an attractive design with lots of character, a comfortable ride, and a practical powertrain, adding up to a vehicle that's not only fun-to-drive but easy to maneuver through urban locales. If you like exploring the road-less-traveled, the 2020 Renegade offers an off-road-capable Trailhawk version that's designed to handle rugged terrain so you can enjoy more of the great outdoors.

All Jeep Renegade years

What is new for the 2020 Jeep Renegade?

  • The Renegade is available in a variety of new trims, including the High Altitude, Jeepster, North Edition, and Orange Edition.
  • The High Altitude S trim has been discontinued for 2020.
  • Renegade trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Kenwood Audio, and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Navigation System as standard equipment.
  • The Upland trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.

2020 Jeep Renegade trims

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  •  Includes 16-inch black-styled steel wheels, manual air conditioning, cloth upholstery, Uconnect 3 infotainment system with five-inch display, rearview monitor, and more.

  • View all Jeep Renegade Sports in stock


  • Adds 17-inch tech silver aluminum wheels, power-adjustable heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic temperature control, Uconnect 4 infotainment system with seven-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, and more.

  • View all Jeep Renegade Latitudes in stock


  • Adds 17-inch off-road aluminum wheels, front and rear tow hooks, skid plates, premium cloth upholstery with red accent stitching and embroidered Trailhawk logo, leather-wrapped shift knob, and more.

  • View all Jeep Renegade Trailhawks in stock


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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Jeep Renegade

1. Capable trailhawk

If you like to let-lose after hours, the 2020 Jeep Renegade allows you to embrace the great outdoors with its off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim. Riding on 17-inch wheels, this is the only Renegade model that's outfitted with four-wheel drive that also includes low-range gearing. You also get a raised suspension with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, so you are better equipped to climb over rugged terrain, plus there is an underbody skid plate to protect the Renegade's underside during even the roughest drives. If you like to explore mountainous trails, the 2020 Renegade Trailhawk comes standard with hill-descent control, which uses anti-lock brakes and other systems to maintain speed as you crawl down steep grades.

2. Playful personality

Jeep Renegade: Front Seats | CarMax

One look at the 2020 Jeep Renegade and it's clear that this compact SUV has no shortage of character. Sporting a boxy design with a classic Jeep look, the Renegade is sure to get you noticed. The front-end is accented with a sporty vertical-duct, Wrangler-style grille, and circular headlights that give the SUV lots of personality. The Trailhawk trim adds some other cool design elements as well, like bright-red signature front tow hooks and 17-inch gloss-black polished-aluminum wheels. Inside the cabin, bold red accent stitching also adds to the Trailhawk's ready-to-play attitude.

3. Functional cabin

Jeep Renegade: Backseats | CarMax

The 2020 Renegade's boxy design makes way for a spacious cabin that can comfortably fit five passengers with room to spare. With 40.5 inches of headroom in the back row and 35.1 inches of legroom, taller passengers won't have to fight for a coveted front seat. There's also 18.5 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk to carry a full load of groceries or you can expand the flat-folding rear seatbacks to open up 50.8 cubic feet of volume. Whether running errands or packing up for a longer trip, the Renegade is a versatile compact SUV offering you and your passengers a flexible yet functional cabin to get comfortable in.

4. Open-air experience

Jeep Renegade: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

If you're craving an open-air driving experience that's reminiscent of riding in a Jeep Wrangler, you'll be happy to know that all trims of the 2020 Renegade can be outfitted with an optional My Sky Open-Air Roof System. With two manually-removable panels, you can easily enjoy full panoramic views of the sky above. The panels conveniently store in the height-adjustable rear cargo area, allowing you to remove them when you want to experience some open-air fun.

5. Useful technology

Jeep Renegade: Tech Dash | CarMax

Latitude and higher trims of the 2020 Jeep Renegade come standard with a Uconnect 4 infotainment system, which uses a seven-inch touchscreen display to seamlessly integrate into the vehicle's tech features. This includes accessing certain smartphone apps through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, making hands-free calls via Bluetooth® connectivity, or queuing up for favorite tunes using streaming audio. Uconnect 4C NAV is also optional on Latitude and higher trims if you are craving a richer, high-tech experience. This system includes GPS navigation and a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen display.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Jeep Renegade, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Jeep Compass

With the five-seat Jeep Compass, you get a lifestyle-led SUV that can take you from weekday errands around town to adventurous trips on weekends. The 2016 Compass is available with either a 2.0L or 2.4L four-cylinder engine and plenty of standard and optional features to enhance your ride experience, such as the available Freedom Drive II off-road package. The second-generation Jeep Compass was introduced in 2017, dropping the 2.0L engine and adding more passenger-friendly technology, including the Uconnect® infotainment system.

The 2016-2019 Jeep Compass Sport base trim includes these standard features:

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • 16-inch alloy wheels

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility (from 2017)

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews

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.

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Jeep Renegade features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Kenwood Audio
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 41.2"/R 35.1"

Head room

F 41.1"/R 40.5"

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2020 Jeep Renegade FAQ

More about the 2020 Jeep Renegade

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Alpine White Clear Coat

  • Bikini Clear Coat

  • Black Clear Coat

  • Colorado Red Clear Coat

  • Glacier Metallic Clear Coat

  • Granite Crystal Clear Coat

  • Jetset Blue Metallic Clear Coat

  • Omaha Orange Clear Coat

  • Slate Blue Pearl Coat

  • Sting Gray Clear Coat

Interior details

  • All 2020 Jeep Renegade models offer two rows of seating for five passengers.

  • Maximum cargo capacity is 50.8 cubic feet of volume inside the 2020 Renegade.

  • All trim levels feature cloth upholstery, except Limited, which includes leather upholstery.

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control comes standard on Latitude and higher trims.

  • All 2020 Renegade models offer an optional My Sky Open-Air Roof System to enjoy more of the great outdoors.

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