Editor’s note: This Car Seat Check was written in October 2015 about the 2015 Jeep Renegade. Little of substance has changed with this year’s model. To see what’s new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
CARS.COM — It might be pint-sized, but the 2015 Jeep Renegade can handle some aspects of family duty and child-safety seats. It excels when it comes to fitting forward-facing car seats, but rear-facing seats proved to be a challenge for this subcompact SUV. We tested the Renegade Limited trim with leather seats; it seats five passengers.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The Renegade has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard seats; we found them easy to use. There are three tether anchors on the rear seatbacks near the cargo floor. They’re clearly marked and easy to connect to.
- The rear- and forward-facing convertible installed easily. To fit the rear convertible, we had to move the front passenger seat forward a small amount. Our 5-foot-8 tester had enough room to sit comfortably in the front seat.
- Thanks to minimal seat bolstering, our high-back booster seat fit well.
What We Don’t
- To fit the rear-facing infant seat, we had to move the front passenger seat forward several inches. This left our 5-foot-8 tester’s knees grazing the glove box.
- The backseat’s seat belt buckles are on stable bases, which we like for easy buckling, but they’re recessed into the seat bottom cushion. This makes it difficult for younger children in boosters to buckle up independently.