2021 Jeep Renegade

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2021 Jeep Renegade
2021 Jeep Renegade

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

166.6” x 66.5”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • On-road stability
  • Suspension refinement
  • Cabin quietness
  • Trailhawk’s off-road capability
  • Intuitive multimedia system

The bad:

  • Hard plastics in cabin
  • Automatic transmission slow to kick down
  • Aluminum wheels not standard
  • Trailhawk doesn’t get automatic emergency braking

8 trims

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Notable features

  • More standard safety features
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine standard
  • Turbo 1.3-liter four-cylinder available
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Off-road Trailhawk trim

2021 Jeep Renegade review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Jeep Renegade?

The Jeep Renegade is a subcompact SUV with seating for five people. It comes standard with a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 177-hp, turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder is also available. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered, and competitors include the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V and Hyundai Kona

What’s New on the 2021 Jeep Renegade?

New standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking (Trailhawk excluded), lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist and blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is also standard. New 80th Anniversary, Jeepster and Islander editions add features and unique trim.  

What Features in the 2021 Jeep Renegade Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cruise control 
  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning 
  • Push-button start

Available features include:

  • Panoramic moonroof 
  • Leather-trimmed seats 
  • Heated front seats
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights 
  • Adaptive cruise control

Should I Buy the 2021 Jeep Renegade?

The Renegade drives well and has a quiet cabin filled with clever design details. For anyone who’s serious about off-roading, the Trailhawk model is one of the most capable subcompact SUVs you can buy. We’ve found the nine-speed automatic transmission to be balky at times, so a test drive consisting of city, suburban and highway driving is recommended before purchasing.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews


Very reliable and comfortable!!

I’ve bought 3 renegades,2019,2020 and currently have 2021, 70k miles on all 3 before trading in for another and never had any problems. Didn’t need to do brakes or tires at 70k! Very reliable . Love it!


Worst Car I've Ever Owned

My wife and I bought a 2019 Jeep Renegade. It is the first vehicle either of us have ever purchased brand new and it is an absolute piece of trash. The thing is practically made from blind spots, the engine performance and gas mileage are pretty awful for a vehicle manufactured during the second decade of the 21st century, the 4-wheel drive is unreliable, and it is already starting to have serious mechanical issues (in spite of regular maintenance). If I were one of the engineers behind the Jeep Renegade, I would be embarrassed to put it on my resume.


good subcompact suv

I have had my Renegade for a year now and have had no problems, I knew when I bought it that it is no muscle car but I don't mind. I love the outward visibility and the ease of parking. I haven't taken it off road and don't for sure know if I will but it has handled snow fairly well.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep CPO Go
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6-10 MY and/or 75,001-120,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 Month 3,000 mile Max Care Warranty
Dealer certification required
125- Point Inspection
Roadside assistance
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